Dressing for Your Body Type

Dressing for Your Body Type

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All of us are beautiful and we all can find something that will work for us. It’s just a matter of being able to recognize it. I’m going to explain those essentials and how to make them work for you!

Body types are all different. We all have our areas that we’d like to change. Clothes give you the opportunity to play up what you love and hide what you don’t. They are the gift that keeps on giving all year long. With the change of every season (at least here in Cincinnati) comes new opportunity to give your look a twist.

In my personal opinion, jeans are the absolute wardrobe staple. Dressed up or down, a good pair of jeans is the one thing that you should not be afraid to spend the money on. I know, I know, they’re only jeans, right? But think about how often we wear them. Invest in the best and you won’t be disappointed.

The key to a great pair of jeans is in the fit and length. The placement of a rear pocket is key. The lower the pocket and wider out the pocket goes, your posterior will look petite and perky. If you have ever noticed on what some call “Mom Jeans” the pocket is small and placed near the center stitch. This does the exact opposite to your body.

The longer the length, the longer the leg. So without letting your hem drag on the floor, let the denim graze your shoe. You will add an instant two inches on your height. The wide leg cut is great for those of us (I’m one of them) whose problem area is in our hips. It gives the illusion that they are smaller but still curvy and beautiful. This goes for any pant as well. Trust me, just go to a nice department store or boutique that sells a higher-end jean and at least try them on. Try a pair that has some stretch in them. These are hands-down the most figure flattering. I could go on and on about style and wash. Give them a test fit. You will feel a difference immediately. I promise!

One of the season’s most fabulous trends is the little Trapeze Dress. You see this all over fashion right now. It’s a dress that has an empire bust line and gives the illusion of just skimming the body but not clinging to it. The Trapeze Dress is perfect for any body type. It’s very sweet, yet can be absolutely sexy. That, paired with a flawless flat or pumped up peep toe and you are ready for anything.

In the top cut department, if you have a wider shoulder, stay away from the tube top. The horizontal line only accentuates your broad bod. The halter top is your friend. The vertical lines break your natural shape. Darts in a blouse are the perfect way of feminizing a blouse with out having less material. You want your top to fit, and fit well. You don’t want to swim in your clothes, or God forbid, be showing off the farm. Remember, trust your instincts! If you think it’s not right, it probably isn’t. However, if you are thinking about changing up your style and stepping out of your box, don’t be afraid to try something new. Change is good for the soul. Like the sun rises and falls… a new day is another day to dress your best.

I’m a big believer in less is more. If I’m showing my arms, then I’ll cover my leg and visa versa. Remember that confidence is the key to appeal. Whether it’s a night out, or going for that new job, your appearance is the first thing people see and the last thing they remember. Let it reflect the way you feel inside. No matter your age or body type, every single woman out there is beautiful, smart and sexy. You just have to know what works for you… and then put it on!