Most persons do not have knowledge on how to choose a dress according to their body shape. If we know and choose the clothes in a proper way, we will be happy that we are in the right place with the right outfits. This article gives you an understanding of different body types and how to dress up accordingly. I have experience that sometimes when we are out there shopping, we pick the perfect dress and go to the trial room to see if the dress fits us. But in many times, we get disappointed. The reason behind the disappointment is the lack of knowledge of our body types. Therefore, it is important to know about the different types of body and identify which body type you belong to.
Your body type means your silhouette. Using a cloth tape, you can measure your bust, hips, waist and height etc. Understanding your body type helps with mapping clothes and matches your style too. The idea is to make sure the dress we choose to fit beautifully and according to the body proportions. And enhance your looks for an even better-looking silhouette.
What is apple body shape? If you have a heavier upper body in comparison to your lower part of the body, it can be identified as an apple shaped body. With this shape you may have broad shoulders and bigger bust line. How to dress for Apple body? You must take the attention away from above the hips since most of the weight, the mid-riff appears heavier than the remaining body with a minimal waistline. So, highlight your strengths. Flaunt your legs or wear the dress with V or deep V necklines. Also, you must be careful about your bra since your shoulders are broad and have a bigger bust line. A line or empire cuts are ideal for this body shape, Printed dresses, Pattern jackets, Monochrome looks, dark colors, Full or 3/4th sleeves dresses, Flowy tops, and Flared bottoms/palazzos.
Hours glass body shape
This is the most balanced body type of all with a proportionate top and bottom part of the body with a well-defined waistline. So, when you look for dresses, choose the ones that do just that for you. Since you have a well-balanced figure, dresses also should be balanced. Dress should sit well at the right curves and follow the outline of these curves. V or plunge V and sweetheart neckline, Go with a belt at natural waistline/ below the belly button, A line dresses, Body hugging dresses.
Pear body shape
Pear body shape is all in the lower part of the body. Butt and thighs are visually bigger than the upper body. shoulders and bust are smaller than the hips and a defined, often high, waist. This shape has slim shoulders and arms and a long neck. Always wear at least one size bigger on the bottom than do on top. The advantage of this body type is that you can create an illusion of an hourglass if styled correctly. Try to enhance your lower body. Wide- legged pants, A-line skirts, Dresses with patterned, Ruffled top, skinny jeans with loose tops, Crop tops.
Written by Uzoamaka Ugiri