Trying to dress for your shape can be frustrating. Though millions of women will wear the same size garment, your actual body measurements are unique to YOU!
What fits one woman will be wrong for another. Some parts of your body may conform to a regular fit while others are completely different.
The 5 basic body types are purely generic and based on the relationship between shoulders and hips. This decides whether your body is Straight or Curved and it's a great starting point!
Dressing for YOUR OWN shape, however, means that you can address individual parts of your body to either disguise or improve the way YOU like to look.
One woman may enjoy having a large bust while another will want to minimize her assets.
but there are very few women who can buy off-the-peg clothes that actually fit perfectly.
Because we're not cut to a pattern like a store-bought garment - we don't come in a mold to fit size 8, 10 or 12
Up until the middle of the last century clothes were often made at home or for the lucky few made to measure.
It's only with the advent of cheap clothing that sizes have become an issue and given so many women a complex!
So don't blame your figure just dress for your shape, be prepared to make a few adjustments if necessary and you'll achieve the best possible result.
There are just 5 generic BODY TYPES - find the one you are closest to and take note of the Styling Tips for each specific figure type. This will give you the basic shapes and styles to flatter your bone structure.
Measurements and sizes mean nothing... it's how you FEEL that counts.
You can visually change your body shape, that is you can influence the way you look with the use of Color, Shape and Style. You can choose the parts of your body you want to accentuate and those you would rather camouflage. No matter your size if you want to look taller, slimmer etc. there are ways to do a bit of visual cheating...
There is no such thing as a 'problem' only if it's something that
bothers YOU. If you want to 'influence the eye' check out the relevant Style Tips to achieve the look you want.
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