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Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to: Dress for your Body Type

One of the best things about being a woman is that we come in all shapes and sizes so there are no two alike except for the obvious.  What many women are unsure of is how to style looks specifically for their body types.  For example, the main body types are petite, hourglass, pear, or rectangular shaped.  Therefore, it's best to accentuate the "better" part of your body.  I've put together some looks that flatter each body type accordingly.

PETITE
A petite body frame would look great with a peplum top because it cinches at the waist and flairs out to create a curvaceous appearance.  Pairing it with some nude heels helps elongate your legs to make them appear longer as well.

FULL
On the other hand, full-figured women look great in wrapped pieces like this blue dress.  A simple cinching at the waist with a slim belt makes the waistline look smaller and focuses on your gorgeous curves.  I paired this look with some short heels for comfort along with a simple black clutch.  

HOUR GLASS
For those of you who have an hour glass shape, wearing a brightly colored form-fitting top with a floral skirt will help balance out your proportioned body type to showcase your best features.  I've paired it with some chic sandal heels to stray away from too much going on with this outfit.

PEAR
A pear-shaped woman is typically smaller on top and wider around the hip region, so what works really well is wearing a flowing dress that has detailing at the top to bring out the upper area more prominently.  The bottom portion of this dress lays freely, which slims out the wider area of the body.

Which body type are you or what kind of pieces do you wear to accentuate your body shape?