Sunday, December 29, 2013

Body Type and Dress Style: Dressing for your body type

Your body type not only decides the dress style you should have and the type of dress you should buy, but also how you should dress up.  Even though you have determined your dress style you may forget some important points to look good for an occasion.

The Inverted Triangle Body Dressing


  • Avoid broad necklines
  • Wear straight cuts
  • Avoid wearing anything that accentuates your shoulders

The Lean Column Body Dressing


  • Wear dresses to enhance curves around your busts and hips
  • Avoid square necklines
  • Avoid tight dresses

The Rectangle Body Dressing


  • Wear dresses that enhance your hips
  • Avoid baggy and ill-fitting clothes
  • Avoid heavy belts or anything heavy at the waist

The Apple Body Dressing


  • Wear straight-cuts and slightly fitted dresses
  • Wear anything that makes the shoulders heavy
  • Avoid wearing dresses above knee length

The Pear Body Dressing


  • Wear anything that makes your shoulders look broad
  • Avoid revealing too much of your thighs
  • Avoid fitted trousers

The Perfect Hour Glass Body Dressing


  • Wear body hugging clothes
  • Avoid ill-fitting dresses

The Full Hour Glass Body Dressing


  • Avoid straight-cut dresses
  • Wear clothes that reveal your cleavage

Friday, December 27, 2013

Body Type and Dress Style: Type of dress style

The type of dress style you choose for yourself should eventually make you look good and also fit well so that you are comfortable wearing it.  Your body type is what determines your dress style and your dress size, not forgetting the occasion for which you are buying the dress.  Thus, it is essential to keep the following dressing style in mind when you are getting a new dress for your wardrobe.

The Inverted Triangle Body Dress Style


Never go for a straight cut dress style.  Rather, go for a dress type that hugs the lower part of your body and lets your busts retain its natural shape.

The Lean Column Body Dress Style


Do not wear tight fitting dresses because this will make you look slimmer than you are.  Go for solid colors or two tones.  These will enhance your body type and make you look fuller.

The Rectangle Body Dress Style


Almost all kinds of dress styles will suit you.  Remember not to buy dresses that are tight fitting. Instead, go for long flowing dresses that will naturally give shape to your body type.

The Apple Body Dress Style


Your dress style should consist of a mix of long dresses that do not reveal too much and straight cut dresses that will accentuate your figure.

The Pear Body Dress Style


Wear fitting dresses that hug you at your busts because the dress will naturally be fitting at the hips.  Your dress style can safe consist of half-tones or two-piece stitched dresses.

The Perfect Hour Glass Body Dress Style


The dress style completely depends upon your choice of color and material but try going for dresses that are fitting and will accentuate your near-perfect figure.

The Full Hour Glass Body Dress Style


Since you have a fuller and curvaceous figure, go for a dress style which will hug your body at the busts.  Such a dress style will help you accentuate your hips less and busts more.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Body Type and Dress Style: Knowing your body type


The easiest way to find out your body type is to stand in front of a mirror in your bare essentials and view your body as a whole.  Stand with your feet together and chalk out your body structure in your mind.  You should be able to visualize your body down from below your neck, taking the shape of your chest, hips and thighs into consideration.  Your body shape will consist of the outline of your upper torso and almost half of your lower torso till your thighs.  Compare this with the common body types we present here as a reference and find the closest match to your own body type.

All Body Shapes Chart
Body Shapes


The following are some of the most common body types and their notable features:

The Inverted Triangle Body Shape

  • Wide shoulders
  • Medium to heavy bust size
  • Narrow hips
Double Inverted Triangle Black T-shirt

The Lean Column Body Shape

  • Narrow shoulders
  • Slim waist or slightly heavy hips
  • An overall slim figure with less curves

The Rectangle Body Shape

  • Medium width shoulders
  • Equally wide hips on the heavier side
  • Normal to heavy thighs

The Apple Body Shape

  • Distinctly heavy shoulders
  • Hips that become heavier waist down
  • Narrow thighs


The Pear Body Shape

  • Narrow shoulders
  • Medium to wide hips
  • Heavy thighs

The Perfect Hour Glass Body Shape

  • Medium width shoulders
  • Slim waist
  • Wide hips
  • Medium thighs

The Full Hour Glass Body Shape

  • Wide shoulders
  • Heavy bust size
  • Medium waist but wide hips
  • Medium to heavy thighs