Fashion Tips: You And Your Body
Being fashionable isn’t always just about following trends—it’s about expressing yourself and looking great in your own style; in doing so you have to know how to direct attention to your best assets and away from your flaws.
The following fashion tips will help in choosing ladies dresses for your body type:
The first step in finding suitable ladies dresses is to know your body type. You determine this by the ratio of the measurements of the breast, waist, and hips. There are four types of body figures: If your bust and hipline are almost the same measurement and your waistline no more than nine inches wider than your bust line then you have a Banana or Rectangular body figure. If you have a larger upper body (broad shoulders, full chest and abdomen, narrow hips) then you have an Apple or Inverted triangle figure. If you have a narrow waist and you hips and bust line measure almost the same then you have an Hourglass figure. If your hips are more than two inches wider than your bust then you have a Pear or Triangle figure.
If you have a Rectangular body shape, you can manipulate your straight figure with a belt on the waist to make it look narrower, or choose clothes that add volume. With your long legs, you can wear any kind of skirt.
If you have an Apple-shaped body, it is best to avoid clothes that hug too tightly in the area of the torso, draw attention to the face with neckline details.
If you have an Hourglass figure, you can wear any kind of dress. Be careful not to overdo emphasizing your natural curves by wearing clothes with too many details on the bust or hips. A wrap dress is good for showing off your slim waist.
If you have a Pear-shaped body, you can wear empire cut dresses to play up the bust line. The key is balancing your upper body with your lower body.
Here is a few more fashion tips remember: Bold prints draw attention to the eyes so they give the illusion of things looking bigger than they are, while fine, small prints do the opposite. When dealing with stripes, vertical lines make things seem longer and horizontal ones make things wider.
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