YOU CAN certainly change your body shape visually by the way you dress.
You can also lose weight and build muscle to change your body shape but you can never change your body structure i.e. body frame.
That is why your Body Type always remains the same whatever your size.
However, with clever use of COLOR, DESIGN and STYLE you can create an optical illusion so that your body shape does in fact look different!
Dark colors RECEDE and will make you look smaller while light colors come FORWARD and make you look larger.
Enhance your best features with light or bright colors and hide a problem area with darker shades.
Large bust and slim hips? Light bright colors and shiny fabrics will draw the eye - so keep your darker colors to the top and allow the eye to be drawn to slim hips.
Small bust and larger hips? Keep darker colors to the bottom half of your body and bring the eye upwards with a brighter or lighter shade.
The images to the left do, in fact, change your body shape.
Wide leg pants and top from Chico's
Below I show you how you can use colors, patterns, shapes and even the fluidity of the fabric to change your body shape. Be critical of your silhouette because you can influence the look!
There's no such thing as the perfect figure but there are easy ways to balance every Body Type.
Check out the styling tips for each:
And if you have a particular 'figure challenge' - wide hips, worried about your arms etc. - there are lots of ways you can dress to disguise or camouflage your concern here.
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