Women come in all sizes and shapes. It’s very important to learn to love and accept yourself for who you are. Finding clothes that flatter your body can be quite stressful and may lead to hating one’s body. The first thing you need to do is identifying your body type. Pay attention go all your curves and how they connect to the rest of your body parts. Measure the size of your bust, hips, and waist.

Depending on the size of each body part {in inches} you can determine the shape of your body and which clothes will fit perfectly. All body types have pros and cons. there’s no need to look at yourself in the mirror and hate how you look. There are no best and worst body types. A certain body type may be fashionable but it doesn’t mean that the rest of the types are bad.

There are 4 major body types.

  • Apple body type-your bust is 3 inches bigger than the hips. Your legs are slimmer while your shoulders are wide.
  • Pear body type-hips, thighs, and the behind are more noticeable. Shoulders are narrower /sloping and not broad. This can also be defined as a curvaceous body.
  • Straight/rectangular body type-the size of the waist is the same as hips and bust. The waist is one to eight inches smaller than the bust. The rib cage will define most of your shape since there is no waist definition to add up to your curves.
  • Hourglass body type-this is body type is very rare. Hips and bust measurements are usually equal. This body type has a narrow waist.

Body shapes are highly pre-determined by diet and exercise. You can do core exercises to help flatten abdominal muscles.

Doing chest exercises will also make your bust larger. If this doesn’t work for you, you can cosmetically change how you look.

Certain body types have a predisposition to gain or lose weight in certain areas. For example, a woman with an hourglass figure will tend to gain or lose weight in the bust and hips, and not the waist. But a woman with an apple shape will tend to gain in the hips, and not so much in the bust–even if it is the same amount of body weight.

Let’s discuss how to dress up each body type.

  1. Apple body type -this body type can easily look good in shirts, blouses, and dresses with a V neck.
  2. draw attention away from your waist and shoulders
  3. Wearing long-sleeve clothes will draw attention to your bust and neck. Which is a good thing
  4. Invest in flared pants.
  5. Avoid dresses and belts that pinch your waist.
  • Straight/rectangular body type-this body type can use shapewear.
  • Add a belt to your dresses
  • Go for ruffles and frills to add texture, volume, and feminity to your body.
  • Wearing skinny jeans that are meant for your body type.
  • Buy miniskirts and bright tights. They flatter your legs more.
  • Hourglass body type – people with this body type should focus on their waist and add accessories. This will direct all the attention to their waist. They should also dress to flatter their curves.
  • Wearing a supportive fitting bra will make your chest look perkier and not saggy.
  • Wearing more V neck attires which can be flattering to this body type.

In conclusion, no matter your body type making your legs longer is flattering. You can choose to do this by wearing heels. It’s also advisable to get a professional fitting for your bras this will help you to choose the correct fit for you. Choose colours and patterns wisely if there are any curves you would prefer to hide, try wearing dark colours e.g. black or brown. Off-shoulder tops look best on hourglass and rectangular girls, while turtlenecks look good on pear and apple-shaped girls. If you have a flat stomach and you are not afraid to show it, you should invest in crop tops.

Published by officialharriet

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