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How to Dress According to Your Body Type

Updated on December 14, 2017

It's hard to find a lady who would be completely satisfied with her body. Most of us envy the celebrities and sigh when look in the mirror. In fact, in order to look good, one doesn't have to have a perfect body. The trick is to hide the body parts you don't like, and emphasize your advantages. None of us is perfect (even the celebrities), so in order to look great we need to distract attention from our obvious shortcomings.

If your shirt or jacket ends in the widest part of your hips, they will look huge. And if the shirt or jacket ends a little higher, the eye will focus on a slimmer part of the body
If your shirt or jacket ends in the widest part of your hips, they will look huge. And if the shirt or jacket ends a little higher, the eye will focus on a slimmer part of the body

It is also important to dress in a way so that your look is complete from head to toe, not as a collection of different parts. First of all, the eye is directed to a place where there is a break in lines of the body, the difference in proportion or color. So, if your shirt or jacket ends in the widest part of your hips... guess?... Your hips will look huge. And if the shirt or jacket ends a little higher, say at the level of the thigh-bone, the eye will focus on this slimmer part of the body.

When the fabric wrinkles on fuller body parts, it attracts attention to them. So if you are curvy and  don't want to direct attention to your belly or hips, don't wear too tight clothing
When the fabric wrinkles on fuller body parts, it attracts attention to them. So if you are curvy and don't want to direct attention to your belly or hips, don't wear too tight clothing
Lower or wider neckline will make your neck look longer and face slimmer. If your neck is longer, the whole body will look thinner.
Lower or wider neckline will make your neck look longer and face slimmer. If your neck is longer, the whole body will look thinner.

Disproportionate clothing also attracts attention and does not flatter you. It both looks strange - a tiny lady wearing a huge sweater with too long sleeves, and a curvy one in a too tight outfit. Besides, we should not forget about the integrity of the image. Anything that does not go well with the rest, will strike the eye and ruin the overall impression of the outfit. Many things can be very good by themselves, but you should not combine the fabrics of different quality and incompatible colors in one outfit.

To dress properly means not only hiding things you don't like, but also emphasizing the advantages of your body. The smallest detail can change everything. For example, the neckline. Lower or wider neckline will make your neck look longer and face slimmer. If your neck is longer, the whole body will look thinner.

Another little trick - slightly unbuttoned shirt. Most women button shirts and blouses from top to bottom, the fabric wrinkles on the fullest parts of the body and attracts unwanted attention. Unbutton a couple of buttons, and the whole upper body will look a lot thinner.

Here are 5 enemies that will spoil even the perfect body

1. Wrong bra. Your shirt will never fit perfect if you're wearing too tight or too loose bra. The bra should support your breast and be exactly your size.

2. Wrong neckline. When the neckline is too small, the whole upper body seems chunky. V-necks suit most people. Don't be afraid to experiment and find the neckline that suits you best.

3. Wrong belt. The belt of a wrong width will make your waist and hips visually bigger than they are. Too look slimmer, better choose a wider belt. However wide belts don't suit people with short upper body.

4. Wrong shoes. Shoes should be in harmony with the rest of your outfit. Avoid too massive or too open shoes. Be also careful with sandals that have strings crossed at the ankles. Such sandals make calves look bigger in most of women.

5. Short pants. The surest way to visually shorten the legs. Ideally pants should slightly cover the heels.

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    • Shushanik profile imageAUTHOR

      Shushanik 

      5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Wow. An interesting question. Probably I should think about it and write another hub. Thanks for the idea :)

    • Blacksheep557 profile image

      Blacksheep557 

      7 years ago from NewZealand

      Well written and some great,advice ty,. Even most men could benefit from such advice as many dress down and seem to care little.

    • Cresentmoon2007 profile image

      Cresentmoon2007 

      7 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Great hub. I found it to be interesting and very useful. Voted up.

    • Daniella Lopez profile image

      Danielle Lopez 

      7 years ago from Spain

      Useful hub! I often times have the "bra" issue in that I can't find one that fits properly, therefore causing my shirts to appear "off". Thanks for the information and voted up!

    • Peanutritious profile image

      Tara Carbery 

      7 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Good hub! I agreed with yout advice. It's true that your outfit should all work together not be a mish mash of different clothes. Voted up.

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