Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dressing for Your Shape: Look fabulous whatever your size!

Hey lovely readers!
First of all wishing you all a veryyy Happy Diwali ( for all my international readers - Diwali is famously called the Festival of Lights, celebrated all over India with much enthusiasm and joy ). I hope you all are celebrating it with your friends and family, like I am at my home.
Also, I missed to post but it was my birthday yesterday, ie. 1st November - I had a casual family dinner and ofcourse - loads of shopping, which I will share in a post soon.

Coming back to the post, This topic has always affected me, dressing up for your body shape.
We’re all unique, in shape size and fashion taste, but in a world of ever-changing trends, knowing what to wear to make the most of what womanhood gave you can make all the difference.

Just like make-up and good hair products, fashion is a tool at your disposal to make you feel fabulous, therefore, knowing what suits you and what doesn’t, is key to your fashion confidence. There seems to be four main recognised shapes, and while I know not every woman can be easily pigeonholed into one, here are my top tips on how to dress if you’re an hourglass, apple, pear or slim.

Hourglass

Salma Hayek
An hourglass shape is defined by curvy hips, an in-proportion bust and small waist. Good celebrity examples of an hourglass honey are Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson and Nicki Minaj. These ladies know how to dress their shape, as they make the most of their sexy curves and enviable figures. If you’re blessed with curves, use them. Wear hip-hugging skirts and belt in what you’re wearing to really draw attention to your teeny-tiny waist. This stripe knit dress by Marc Jacobs available at Jules B would be perfect as the vertical stripes slim hips and busts but pull all the attention to your tiny waist – creating the perfect silhouette. Stick on a pair of heels for instant leg lengthening and your good to go.

Apple

Kate Winslet
Apple-shaped ladies are usually characterized by long, slim legs, full bust but a little extra weight in their mid-section. Celebrity examples of proud apples are screen goddesses Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Winslet. To dress to impress, try to avoid stretchy, thin jersey tops around your stomach and opt for romantic loose tops and structured blouses that compliment an apple’s broader shoulders. Something like this Mango shirt would be lovely with leg-lengthening black leggings and chunky boots.

Pear

Jennifer Lopez
A pear-shaped lady usually has very slim shoulders, flat stomach and smaller busts with bigger thighs, hips and bottom. It’s the most common shape for us girls, so don’t feel dismayed if your hips are wider that your shoulders. It hasn’t upset famous pears Jennifer Lopez, BeyoncĂ© or Christina Hendricks or deterred them from making the most of their proportions. The best way to dress for this figure is by drawing attention upward, think printed, slim-fitting tops with a statement necklace worn with a more basic bottom to draw the eye to your upper half. Something like a polka dotted boat neck or this pretty lace H&M top would be great. Wide-legged trousers also do great things for slimming hips and bums.

Slim

Cameron Diaz
If you’re slim, your shape is often characterized by boyish up and down proportions with no, or little curves. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t look womanly; as Keira Knightley and Cameron Diaz have proved. The trick is to add shape with clothing, use a high-neck to give the appearance of a fuller bust or opt for clothing that flares out from the waist to create hips. A great example of a curve creating jacket is this belted Barbour jacket, the shoulder and neck detailed coupled with the ability to pull the waist in will create daytime curves in no time.  

Hope you liked the tips, and this would help you out choosing clothes for your body shape. 
Loads of love
Nitika

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