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Ways to develop personal style

Updated on September 24, 2015
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Fashion tips for all sizes and shapes

Fashion is not only for people who get focused in limelight but also for every one, regardless of the size.It is a proven fact that any body regardless of the size can develop a personal style that makes the most of their positive features and minimizes the negative ones.Let us understand some of the important things to be followed to develop unique personal style.

Alexander McQueen quotes that "It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together".

Fashion tips for Average figure

Always match or tone shoe and hose colours to your hemline colour to lengthen your legs. Selecting neutral and basic colours for business wear will be an added advantage.

A short or long coat can add a contrasting colour effect.It is advisable to wear colours which are close in colour value that is wearing a single colour from head to foot.Match shoe and hose colours to outside and inside garment colours.

A contrasting jacket should finish in the area between your natural waist and above your hip.It is better to avoid hemline patterns and frills or any straight horizontal lines from the hipline downwards.

Avoid overwhelming details such as extra large collars and belts, over sized sleeves, big bolf prints, bulky fabric, too many collar breaks, and garments that are long.

Fashion tips for short broad figure

Wear a single colour from head to toe or add a contrasting colour at the neckline for more glamour and stunning appearance.It is a good practice to use the same colour for hose, shoes and a different colour for jacket, cardigan, or coat.Along with the above unique combination ,it is nice to wear a light weight fabric in a best suited neutral colour

.If you want to look taller and narrower,avoid fitted curvy lines,too much fullness,too many details,large fussy sleeves,horizontal stripes,heavy looking fabrics and over use of colour breaks creating single and horizontal lines.

If you prefer a suit design that taper towards the bottom with a lot of pleats and flounce, then you get a smarter, fatter and wider look.

For smart appearance, it is good to select fabrics with tiny prints, flowers or designs. Avoid gatherings and tight fitting suits. You get a catchy look wearing high heels.

Fashionable tips for tall and thin figure

Usage of shoulder pads can help to improve waist length.Though heavy fabric for skirts can add width to your body but there is also another concern as this can overwhelm the bony structure thus making the legs and arms look thinner.

Avoid wearing straight vertical lines, a mono look, clingly designs and fabric.It is better to wear horizontal stripes and brightly patterned dresses to have a neat appearance.

Straight hemlines add width to the body.For a tall thin figure ,the ideal dress will be a shirt type kurta with a wide belt with lot of gathers.

Fashion tips for tall and broad figure

It is important to select designs with vertical lines or lines that close asymmetrically.These have a slimming effect and create interest. You have to choose loose fitting, semi-fitted or flared garments.

Opt to wear darker or more subdued colours for your tops and use it as a block colour for your bottom half.It is ideal to choose a one piece dress with a big collar in contrasting colour which extends down the middle.

Wearing elasticised waistbands provides more comfort and gives a presentable style.It is important to balance the head size with a soft medium –volume hairstyle.

Vertical line dresses are more preferred as they create illusion of thinness.Horizontal stripes on the other hand makes you to look more rounded and heavier.


Let us make ourselves more fashionable and attractive by following the above tips ideally suiting our figure.

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      Padmajah Badri 3 years ago from India

      Thank you Deborah ..Please read my hubs and share your views .

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      Deborah Demander 3 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Thanks for writing.

      Namaste

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