Dressing For Your Body Shape

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  • Body shape is really all about proportion. Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape. Most women fall into one of four categories: Pear body shape, Hourglass body shape, Wedge body shape, Rectangle and Apple or Circle body shape.
  • Once you can determine your body shape, it would help you decide which fashion trends to embrace and which to avoid. Here’s a guide to help you out:
  • 1. Pear Body Shape
  • Pear-shaped celebrity: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  • Pear body traits: Your lower body is much larger than your upper body
  • Your best assets: Shoulders, torso and flat stomach
  • Your fashion goals: Emphasize your waist and arms, add volume to your shoulders and upper body and minimize your hips.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  Nigerian singer Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: Nigerian singer Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images)
  • Dos And Don’ts
  • DON’T wear shapeless, oversize sweaters
  • DON’T wear skinny jeans and pants; and skirts in a flimsy, curve-hugging fabric, like silk.
  • DO wear wide legged pants for a longer and slimmer silhouette
  • DO experiment with light-colored tops and dark-colored bottoms for contrast.
  • DO look for boat neck tops, square and cowl necklines.
  • DO wear A line skirts
  1. Hourglass Body Type
  • Hourglass-shaped celebrity: Toolz
  • Hourglass body traits: You have an ample chest, a narrow waist, and full hips
  • Your best assets: Your curves
  • Your fashion goals: Show off your curves… without going overboard.

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  • Dos And Don’ts
  • DON’T wear shapeless or boxy styles, like baby-doll dresses, tunics, and oversize cardigans.
  • This pair hits at the natural waistline, so it draws the eye to a thin middle.
  • DO wear fitted dresses.
  • DO wear a belt at the waist to enhance your hourglass shape.
  • DO try wrap dresses.
  • DO go for high-waisted pencil skirts to show off your hips.
  • A close-fitting blouse with an open neckline flatters curves without exaggerating them.
  1. Wedge Body Type 
  • Wedge-shaped celebrities: Eku Edewor
  • Wedge body traits: Also known as the inverted triangle, this body shape features a broad chest and wide shoulders which are large in proportion to a narrow waist and hips.
  • Your best asset: Your legs
  • Your fashion goals: Accentuate your lower body while softening your shoulders and upper body.

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  • Dos And Don’ts
  • DO wear bright colors on bottom.
  • DO wear wide-leg pants.
  • DO wear full skirts.
  • DON’T wear spaghetti-strap tops.
  • DON’T wear boat neckline tops.
  • DO wear tops that call attention to your waistline.
  • DO experiment with high-waisted styles.
  • DO look for clothes that create the illusion of a waist.
  1. Rectangle body shape 
  • Rectangle-shaped celebs: Seyi Shay
  • Rectangle body traits: The waist, hip and shoulder widths are similar and are usually on the slim side.
  • Your best assets: Your arms and legs — and you don’t have to minimize any body features.
  • Your fashion goals: Create curves and show off slender legs and arms.

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  • Dos And Don’ts
  • DO wear scoop neck and sweetheart tops to create curves.
  • DO wear long jackets to create a lean look.
  • DO wear tops with collars, ruffles and details to flatter your chest.
  • DO wear a good bra that will make the most of what you have.
  • DON’T wear overwhelming styles.
  • DO layer to add more dimensions.
  • DO wear dresses with ruching. Cinches on sides are ideal.
  • DO have fun with colorful bottoms… feel free to experiment.
  1. Circle Body Shape
  • Apple-shaped celebs: Omawunmi
  • Apple body traits: Most of your weight accumulates above the hips, you are thick around the middle.
  • Your best asset: Those legs!
  • Your fashion goals: Clothes should fit loosely around the midsection (to conceal a full stomach) and more snugly elsewhere (to play up thin limbs).
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  • Dos And Don’ts
  • DON’T wear anything that draws attention to the middle―like high-rise pants, belts, and waist-cinching tops.
  • 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 conceal tummy bulge by shift dresses
  • DO wear boot cut and flared jeans to create an even line from the shoulders down.– By Shade A’ Onakoya
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