Oh hello you!
I need to give a shout out for the babes that can dress for their body type. Like, mad respect girl, you did your homework, you actually pay attention when you’re shopping to silhouettes and styles and you stick with what works.
And it pays off because you look amazing.
I’ve been thinking really that mumu’s are my favorite style, but that also could just be cop-out to finding an actual body type of styles to fit me, HA.
What made me really think about this was this Free People Dress, which really surprised me because I felt like the cut and style, which probably would be flattering on anyone to be honest, felt really made for me. I love the low in the front and back, to show off the shoulders and clavicle, and then not fitted through the body, and short, made it super comfortable and in my eyes flattering.
When in doubt show off your clavicle am I right?
Plus, I could eat and drink all night, and was FINE.
I wanted to do a little bit of research and find the best dresses or styles for everybody type and share it with you. Helpful for me, helpful for you, it’s an updated guide to finding the styles that give you that extra edge to look and feel your best.
Determining your body type
I love to use this Who What Wear Guide below which is a few simple questions to determine your body type. I mean, I think we all can fit into a few different categories at some stages in our life (I think I've been a banana before and also a rectangle (LOL).
I think really it's not about putting yourself into a category at all, but more about finding clothes, cuts and brands that really work for you. Those that accentuate you and work to make you feel fucking good when you are wearing it.
When I do stick to a loose guideline of certain styles. I notice I feel slimmer, I feel happier and I wear those clothes more.
That's what wearing clothes for your body type is about. Finding what works for you, and working it.
Tips for styling for your body type:
Cinching the waist is key! Belted jackets, or clothes that are fitted to show the curves work too. For curvy, I think it's good to show off the clavicle, and chest area. For the bottom, wearing flares or high waisted pants to show off that a$$ is also a good move. Also, the crop top and pencil skirt is a classic - Kim K all the way.
Show off the shouilders and legs baby. This is my LIFE. The key here if this is you is hiding or sliming the midsection. Short dresses work, long sleeves work and anything that can help accenutate the best parts of ya bod.
Low Waisted Straight Leg Pants
Highlight the thinnest part of your body, your waist to make it more proportional to the rest of ya. Athletic is generally all the same size at hips, bust and waist.
Side Cut Out Dresses and Tops
High Waisted Dress Pants
Triange (Pear Shape):
You're basically J.Lo and have hips that don't lie, and that are the widest part of your body. Often times pear shape have a butt, smaller shoulders and broader hips. It's key to show off your ASSets, and accentuate your smaller upper body.
Off The Shoulder Tops
Fit and Flare
Boot Cut Pants
This is you if your shoulders and bust are larger than your hips. I am sometimes a triangle, and it's key to show off the shoulders rather than cover and hide them, because they can often look bigger. Often triangles love their legs, and waist because they are the smaller parts of their body.
Skirts that skim your bottom half
V-neck sweaters and shirts
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Here I am wearing this Free People dress that I feel like truly fits my body type.
I'm comfortable in it, it's soft and flowy and it shows off the body parts I like (my legs and chest) and then hides what I don't like as much (stomach and upper bat wing area). The beading is so detailed and feminine, with the blush it's basically flattering on anyone. Plus it's really unique and expensive looking. Highly recommend this in any of the colors.
The sandals, are worth it. You need a good nude heel for all formal actiivites (or 100 weddings) and these are a classic.
Anything I missed? What do you normally wear for your body type?
For me, I feel like my body type changes, HA, but sticking to the ones closest too it definitely helps me look and feel my best.
Let me know what yours is and what you wear for it!
Have the best week loves!