Finding the right fit for your body shape can be tricky. We all have parts of us that we’re proud of and sometimes it might be a struggle to find the right outfits to show them off. We’ve all had dressing room disasters and last-minute outfit hunt despair. So next time you’re out shopping for an emergency outfit, save yourself precious beautification time with these top tips on how to find figure flattering threads.
If you’re blessed with big breasts and wide set hips, you’re likely to be an hourglass shape. Peplum shapes, wrap shirts and fitted blouses will accent your curves. Remember to think outside the box! Boxy shapes and shift dresses will cover up your lovely midriff. Practically, the big breasted of us must consider the need for sleeves to cover up bra straps for support – though that doesn’t mean we ought to cover up our arms for eternity. A sleeveless high neck shirt provides plenty of coverage for pesky bra straps, and if the top nips in to a racerback there are plenty of bra accessories which can customise your bra to fit. Big breasts can be a blessing and a curse, as any of us who’ve tried to maintain a tiny waist while carrying a heavy top load will know. Where sports bras fail to keep the girls in check, try the www.theboobuddy.com. It’ll stop your assets bouncing about when you’re trying to fit some vital cardio in.
Sometimes known as the apple shape, or the inverted triangle – your shoulders are generally wider than your hips. A-line styles and V-necks are your best friend. Like the hourglass girls, you’re burdened with the bust. Your bittersweet relationship with your cleavage can also be resolved with some strategic clips and fastenings, so there’s no need to write off halternecks and racerbacks. For help drawing attention to your assets, try statement necklaces and detailed necklines. For help balancing out your figure, try bootcut jeans and wide leg trousers.
If your big booty is the power player in your figure, you might be a pear shape figure. To balance your silhouette out you might want to consider waterfall sleeves and structured shirts but remember to accentuate your best asset. Skinny jeans will always work, as will pencil skirts and pretty much anything that clings to your bottom half. High-waisted anything will be a winner, best paired with a tucked-in oversized top. Cropped jackets are your calling and will broaden your shoulders without cutting out your curves. When it comes to dressing up, a fit and flare dress will work wonders.
The athletic shape is usually straight down, with little difference between the width of your shoulders, waist and hips. If you’re looking to create more curves, using illusion pieces like colour block dresses will do the trick. Being well-proportioned, there isn’t a great deal of garments to avoid. Go fit and flare, go fitted, go wild! Perhaps skip the shift dresses and boxy coats. Utilising ruffled statement sleeves or paper bag style skirts can create a bit of texture in your shape.
Now you have a little insight into the secrets behind dressing well. Good luck and Godspeed, I hope we’ve changed the changing room game for you.