No, but really.. Once you have finished reading through this blog and identified what body type you are, and start to dress accordingly, you will look like a thousand bucks! The truth lies on knowing how to accentuate the right parts of your body and distract from the areas you wish you could just disappear!
Before we start, let me just get this off my chest: There is no “best” or “worst” body type, there is no perfect little body, there is no body too big or too unproportional! Each one of us is blessed in our own little way, believe me!
I mean, just think for a second, a specific body type may be fashionable in some clothes, but looks undone or even indecent in other styles of clothing. You MUST understand that all body types have their pros and cons. No ifs, ands, or buts about that last statement.
Okay, now that I got that off my chest, I feel ready to continue with my schpeel.
1. Apple Body Type: aka “top heavy”
– The bust is bigger or wider than your hips. Your limbs, such as arms or legs may be slim, but your shoulders are wide and the weight is concentrated around your midsection and chest, giving the appearance of a bigger bust and protruding stomach, for some. Not pointing any fingers, you know who you are. Just kidding!
– How to dress: Keep the details on the top and lower third of your body while directing attention away from your midriff to accentuate other parts of your body. Wear blouses or dresses with slight V-necks to draw attention to your bust and neck area. Avoid dresses and belts that pinch at your waist, to avoid unnecessary attention drawn to those curves you don’t want to show off.
2. Pear Body Type: aka “bottom heavy” or “triangle body”
– These are the ones whose hips, thighs, and bum are more noticeable. Shoulders are narrower, not as broad as the Apple Body Type person. Your legs tend to look wider, more muscular and fuller when compared to the rest of your body. Usually described as the most “curvaceous” body type. Don’t blame me, the internet stated that last sentence.
– How to dress: The main goal of dressing a pear figure is to draw attention to the torso and away from the hips and thighs. Choose bold colors and big prints for your blouses; these catch the eye at the top, making your shoulders and chest seem a bit broader than they actually are. Also, look for the right neckline. Wide necklines like boat-necks draw attention to the bust, making it look fuller. Strapless tops and dresses can also make the shoulders and bust look fuller.
3. Straight or Rectangular Body Type: aka the “athletic one”
– This basically means, your waist is about the same as hips and bust. You don’t have much curve going on, but you do look fairly straight up with flat shoulders, whatever that means. However, remember, despite being rectangular, you may still notice you have a curvy bum, or a wide chest with some weight around the midriff.
– How to dress: Use strong blocks of color to define your body. Be sure to wear a good bra to define what bust you do have. Wear tops and jackets that emphasize the waist. Accessorize with belts around the waist; heavy belts can be really good if you have a longer waist.
4. Hourglass Body Type: aka the “proportional, narrow waist girl”
– The defining characteristic of this body type is a defined waist with a proportional top and bottom sections. You are curvy on your top and bottom, and you are basically little Miss Perfect.. Kidding! I said I wasn’t going to single anyone out.
– How to dress: Look for snug, tailored pieces. Everything you own should be fitted, nipping in slightly at the waist. You can opt for stretchy materials that hug the curves and flaunt your flat tummy. Wrap tops and dresses are your best friend; they pull the fabric in at the skinniest part of your waist, drawing the focus to your waist without adding any extra volume to your bust. A good tip is to avoid stiff fabrics, since these may end up making you look boxy.
There you have it folks! Don’t blame me when everyone starts complementing you left and right because of how adorable and GOOD you look! That is the gift of knowing what body type you are and how to dress to accentuate the good and distract from the not so good, if you know what I mean.
There are so many good websites out there that tell you exactly what can be worn for those specific body types and what to completely stay away from. Do your research! You deserve to look like a hundred bucks.
Thanks again for tuning in to my gibberish. Much love for all of you reading this.