Jackets Required TV Presents: Episode 59 Women – how to dress for your body type
This week I’m going to provide some basic tips for women to dress for their body type. Let’s get started!
Are you curvy with a small waist? We refer to this as an hourglass figure. If this is your body type then you should be accentuating your waist. Wear a belted jacket to draw attention to your waist.
Or try a wrap dress, or darts in your tops and jackets as these will minimize the appearance of your bust and hips.
Do you have slender legs and upper body but carry weight around your middle? This body type is called an Apple shape. With this body type you want to highlight your legs and shoulders to draw attention away from the mid-section. Flowy shirts, A-line high waisted skirts and straight leg pants are your friends.
If you aren’t curvy and instead have a figure where your hips and your waist are the same width, you’re a banana shape. You want to highlight the thinnest part of your waist to accentuate your bust and hips, creating the look of more curves. Tapered pants and shorter skirts and dresses are going to flatter you.
If the widest part of your body is around your hips your body shape is a pear. You want to create balance, elongate your body and draw the eyes up with clothes such as a structured jacket, an off the shoulder top, an asymmetrical hemline.
Boot cut jeans are going to even out your body proportions for a nice casual look.
We all work with what nature has given us and these tips should help you feel more confident in your appearance – no matter what your body type
or the occasion you are dressing for.
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