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Deciding on what to wear?

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, so how do you find clothes that are flattering to your specific body type? The key is to know your proportions, and use fashion to accentuate your best features and hide everything else!
A fashionista should be in a position to understand her body type and also dress in order to accentuate or hide some proportions that she does not want to flatter.
Identifying one’s body type will definitely help in choosing clothes that accentuate ones strong points.
Below is a little description of four general body types we have.
One way to define a woman’s body type is by how her curves connect her bust, waist, and hips.
There are four general body types and how to dress them
Apple – top-heavy; bust three or more inches bigger than hips; if you have this body type, you probably want to emphasize your tight legs and butt, draw attention away from your waist and shoulders/arms (wear long sleeves), and draw attention to your bust and neck (for example; v-necks).
Buy blouses that fit you at your bust. Make sure they don’t cling to your body. Wrap-around tops work well for your shape. Choose jackets that have long lapels.
Avoid empire-waist tops and turtlenecks. V-neck, boat and collared tops usually work best. Experiment with light and bright colours for you shirts, tops and blouses.
Wear darker coloured trousers and skirts. To hide excessive weight in your middle, wear higher waistlines. Purchase trousers that are wide-legged.
Straight/rectangular – waist is about the same as hips and waist, more like a cylinder; if you have this body type, you can “pinch” your waist and exaggerate curves to avoid looking lanky or boyish. Go for ruffles and frills to add texture and volume (and femininity) to your figure. Steer clear of baggy jeans and track clothes if you don’t want to look boyish. Buy baby doll blouses and dresses with ruffles and details around your bust. Bring attention to your shoulders, neck and face by wearing spaghetti straps and tank tops.
Shop for clothing that will define your waist. Experiment with different types of belts that will bring attention to your curves. Lots of colour, textures and patterns look great on you.
Look for clothing that will make you look taller; avoid cropped tops and t-shirts. Skirts look great on women with boyish figures. Avoid boot cut pants and jeans; wear straight leg pants instead.
Pear – bottom-heavy; of women; hips significantly larger than bust; if this is your body type, there are things you can do to make your hips and butt look slimmer, but some women might want to make their buttons bigger.
Wear black tops and blouses that will make you look slimmer. Try sleeveless t-shirts and tops. Experiment with different looks that brings the eye upward.
Draw the eyes up by wearing tops with patterns and color. Wide necklines will have the same effect. Dresses and skirts should fall at your knee. Avoid anything that is clingy.
Low-rise trousers are a great choice for the woman who is pear shaped. Avoid trousers or skirts with side pockets; they will only emphasis your hips. Wide or boot cut trousers will draw the eye away from your hips.
Hourglass – of women; equal hip and bust measurements with a narrow waist; if you’re one of the lucky few with this body type, dress to flatter – not flatten – your beautiful curves.
Draw attention to your waist with belts and dresses that pinch at the mid-section. If you have a straight shape, this is a must because it’ll create the illusion of curves. If you have a pear or hourglass shape, this will accentuate your existing curves.

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