Dress for your Shape - it's unique!
Figure Problems? No, just the odd challenge!
Dress for your shape! Sounds easy doesn't it but it can be complicated and frustrating!
Though millions of women wear the same size garment, your actual body measurements are unique to YOU! What fits one woman is wrong for another. Some parts of your body may conform to 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.
We're not cut to a pattern
There are very
few women who can buy clothes that actually fit perfectly. 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 usually 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!
Don't blame your figure blame the garment!
So don't blame your figure - it's not necessary to change your body to fit the clothes, just change the clothes to fit the body!
Be prepared to make a few adjustments to get a perfect fit. Not only will your clothes look better and more expensive but you will look your best, feel more comfortable and much more like YOU! I've found a lovely dressmaker who can take a very ordinary pair of pants and make them fit me, she's worth her weight in gold. Yes it costs a little but far better to have fewer clothes that fit than a load that I cannot wear.
And don't forget that tastes vary as to how we like to wear our clothes. One woman may enjoy having a large bust while another will want to minimize her assets - each necessitates a different fit!
So how to dress for YOUR shape
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.
will give you the basic shapes and styles to flatter your bone
structure so you can dress for your shape.
2 Then address any area that bothers you...
- Measurements and size mean nothing. It's how you FEEL that counts
- You can influence the eye away from any figure challenge with different shapes and colors.
- Choose the parts of your body you want to accentuate or camouflage
- You can look taller, shorter, slimmer etc. with a bit of visual cheating!
- There's no such thing as a 'problem' area only if it matters to YOU.
So.. is your 'challenge' Horizontal or Vertical?
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Click HERE to find...
- 10 ways to look slimmer
- Body shapewear
- Body type and weight gain
- Disguise upper arm fat
- Dress broad shoulders
- Dress a large bust
- Flatter a small bust
- Flatter wide hips
- Hide tummy fat
- Narrow or sloping shoulders
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- An elegant long neck
- Balance your vertical body
- Change your body shape
- Dress to look taller
- Flatter a short neck
- Petite problems?
- Want to cover your legs?
- Tall lady styling tips
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