Every woman I know has a part of her body that she would like to switch with Halle Barry or Cindy Crawford. But since those two arent going to give up any part of their flawless figures, we need to work with what weve got.
Knowing your body type can be the first step to filling your closet with clothes that flatter your figure. Women with a small, narrow upper body and larger hips and thighs would be considered pear or diamond shaped. If you have a generous bust, round back and narrow hips, your body type is round. If you have a pronounced bust, small waist and curved hips you have an hourglass figure and may be related to Marilyn Monroe. For help identifying your body type and tips on how to dress to flatter your figure, visit Melange.
Clothing can be your best ally when it comes to disguising figure flaws. Feeling a little flabby in the gut? Address the problem with Tummy Tuck Jeans. Theres clothing designed with control panels and compression fabric to make you feel comfortable and look slimmer in pants, a camisole or a dress. Tummy Tuck Jeans, a Hide n Sleek Camisole and a Hidden Slimmer dress are featured on About.Com Womens Fashion here. Dressing down for summer and keeping your figure flaws under cover can be a challenge, but it can be done. You just need to know what works for you. Check out eHOW for tips on choosing the right shorts or sundress.
Remember, its not always about emphasizing or covering it up. Its also about understanding what pieces work well together. We all have those days when we leave the house thinking, Im lookin oh so fine today! Then you come home, look in the mirror and think, I was out all day looking like this? Well, take comfort in the fact that it happens to all of us. Even celebrities have problems pulling an outfit together. Click here to check out Mr. Blackwells Big Fashion Misses.
Styles change. But youll be a classic once you understand your body type and know what looks good on you. Now that summer is half over, it's time to consider what youll be wearing this fall. View the new fall 07 fashion forecast, click here.
My take away tip from all this…my pants will have back pockets to give my rump a little more bump.