Fat, Thin, Tall or Short - Clothes for Your Figure
Fat, thin, tall, short - the trick is not to be ashamed of your body shape but to show it off. We can of course wear what makes us feel good as fashion should be free. However, there are also proven clothing cuts and styles that make certain body shapes look better and fabulous.
You may look curvy, slim, defined, muscular, tall, short or straight, when you know which basic lines are helpful to enhance your figure, you can work out on different variations and enjoy fashion to the max. Let's talk contrast.
The Wide Hips
Wide hips are balanced by bodice and skirts, or a jacket, which is either straight or slightly flared. Anything that plays well somewhere at the middle hip and not overly above the hip are the style for this body shape.
Belted dresses are perfect along with high-waist or A-line skirts as they lead the eyes away from the mid-section and make your hips look smaller. Large collars, lapels and sleeves also draw attention to your top half.
Tunic-length tops and button-down shirts seem the most favorite when it comes to comfort. Whatever trend you have in mind, always choose a design that distracts the attention from your hips.
Jennifer Lopez looked super-sexy in a flared skirt. See how it added focus to the top half and take emphasis away from the lower half.
Those thighs are flattered by flair or pleated skirts and fuller leg trousers. The trick is to hide the bulges. To slim the appearance, wear any vertical pattern on the bottom half even if it is in the seaming.
Go dark on the bottom half of the body and pair it with lighter colors on top. Wearing big lapels, color and embellishment on the neckline helps broaden the shoulders giving out a proportioned look. Small shoulder pads can bring balance to a wider bottom, as well.
The Boyish Muscular Figure
Small chest, broad shoulders and muscular arms - these are the common gauges for a boyish body type. Anything that adds feminine lines like laced tops, dense patterns, puffy sleeves, as well as wraps, halter tops or anything that fits the tops are perfect.
The secret is to shift the attention to your slender waist. Soft and floaty fabrics can add a refine and classy line that creates a womanly flair to your look; the bias-cut is perfect as it will give the illusion of curves.
Loose-fitted or wide leg pants are poppy stylish and extremely flatters a boyish shape. I think a flare-skirt contour is perfect for you!
A flattering neckline is for you if you have full breast. Wearing downward lines across the bodice can make the bust smaller. Tunics are versatile; the loose, breezy and longer length design balances out your whole figure.
A sweetheart neckline, V-necks, scoop-neck tops, long revers, cross-over fronts are styles with a really desirable effect. The best choice is a deep V-neck and that includes necklaces and chains, tiny bead lines, small medallions and amulets that creates a V shape on your décolleté area.
Try a wrap-style blouse or dress. You will love how it establishes a natural waistline.
A Thick Waist
A thick waist is a sort of figure that is straight rather than curved. This is camouflaged by loose tops which by-pass the waistline and fall straight to the hips. Since this figure tends to carry weight around the mid-section, deep v-necks, scoop necks or cuts with pleats that gathers under the bust can draw the eye vertically down the tummy.
A generous empire-waist dress cut will draw attention to your upper torso and not your waist. Best ideas are dresses with a color block center and black edges -- they are style wonders skimming inches off your middle. Tunic dresses also cover up undefined middle waists.
The Too Tall or Too Thin
Since no one likes to look like a basketball hunk or footballer, thinking of seams rather than colors is the finest approach, though, multicolored clothes along with larger prints and wide pant-legs and skirts should be part of your wardrobe.
Ruffled blouses or dresses with details around the waist can flatter your straight frame. Old favorite wide horizontal stripes, colored belts and larger accessories also create warm layers along with bias, princess and double-breasted cuts.
You are lucky that almost every style of jean from slightly-flared to high-waist cuts and skinny looks great on you. Cropped leather jackets are all the time perfect!
The Plump or Short Figure
Similarly, the plump or short figure can be made to look taller and slimmer by vertical stripes, or by a dress with vertical seaming, or princess lines without belts. No to horizontal stripes, if possible.
Monotone outfits and darker colors are a plus, but stay away from what would chop up your figure or the length of your body like wearing big belts. If you wish to wear a belt, use a very thin one that is the same color as your outfit. Halter necklines are some of the most flattering choices as it add some length to the torso flashing a curvy silhouette.
If you are the petite-shaped who enjoys sophisticated simplicity, try going monochromatic and elongate your frame!
We have learned the famous dress cut styles of time, and we just talked about which cut is best for one's figure. If you're still with me, the next question is do we have flair in fashion?
It is smartness of style or manner, a good sense, simplicity and an honest-to-goodness self-discipline, like do you dress in great flair? Stay with me and let's complete the fun of fashion! :=)
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