How to: Dress for your Body Shape!
Today is our first instalment of ‘Dressing for your Shape’. Every week we’ll choose a different body type and give you some outfit inspiration on how to dress to best suit you!
Body shape is all about proportion, and fashion is all about dressing those proportions to look their very best.
When you think about body types, don’t focus on height and weight… focus on shape. A slender woman can have the same body shape as a curvy woman, just as a short woman can have the same body shape as her taller friend.
Each of us is unique — and our bodies are, too! Nevertheless, our body shapes are generally narrowed down to five general categories: pear, wedge, rectangle, apple and hourglass. You might fall into one category, or you might be a blend of two or more categories.
Once you’ve determined your body shape, you can begin to consider which trends to embrace and which to avoid. Spend some time in front of the mirror and do a fair and honest assessment of your body.
This week we’re focusing on the Apple body shape.
We’ve put together 2 different outfits for you, casual and dressy!
Are you an apple shape? Please let me know if you like these new posts and what shape you are 😉
Apple body traits: Most of your weight accumulates above the hips, which are narrow. Your back, ribs and shoulders are broad, and you may feel wider than other body types.
Your best asset: Those legs!
Your fashion goals: Elongate the torso, show off your legs and use fashion to create the illusion of a waist.
Dos and Don’ts
If you have an apple-shaped body like Jennifer Hudson’s, then you want to elongate your midsection and create the illusion of a smaller waist.
DO go for monochromatic looks.
DO go for v-neck tops to create the illusion of a longer torso.
DO wear a bra that offers good lift and support.
DO wear belts at the smallest part of your waist.
DO conceal any tummy by wearing empire tops and dresses.
DO wear shorter skirts to show off your legs.
DON’T wear tight tops
DON’T wear shoulder pads
DON’T wear heavily patterned tops, which draws more attention to your biggest part
DON’T wear horizontal stripes on your upper body
LOOK #1: Casual
Check collarless throw on coat – Topshop (Buy here)
Black peplum long sleeve tee – River Island (Buy here)
Mid-wash slim jeans – River Island (Buy here)
Black pointed ballet flats – ASOS (Buy here)
Jewels necklace – ZARA (Buy here)
LOOK #2: Night out
Black dress – New Look (Buy here)
Leather jacket – Topshop (Buy here)
Blue oversized clutch – ASOS (Buy here)
Metal skinny belt – ASOS (Buy here)
Blue snakeskin heels – River Island (Buy here)