BLUES AND SHOES NEWS:Dressing Your Body Type


Feel beautiful in the body you have, instead of looking to change your body to feel beautiful! For the most part, women may gain or lose weight, but your general proportions and body shape stay the same. Even if you’re not your body’s biggest fan, you can learn how to create a look that fits you AND your body. When you dress to match your body type, you can learn to love your body plus you’ll feel confident and comfortable in your own skin!

Step 1: Know Your Shape!

Are you Top-Heavy? If your bust is the heaviest and most dominant feature on your body, you’re top heavy. This means you have large breasts with small hips or a small bottom in comparison.

Are you Hourglass Shaped? Do you have a large bust and hips/bottom with a small waist? Then you have an hourglass figure.

Are you Apple-Shaped? If you have a large bust and tummy with proportionately slender legs, than you are apple-shaped.

Are you Pear-Shaped?  This is when you have a slender bust with large hips or a large bottom.

Are you Petite? This is when you have a slim body with small breasts, hips, and/or bottom.

Step 2: Love Your Shape!

Even famous supermodels and actresses come in all shapes and sizes!

Top Heavy Hollywood Stars

                Queen Latifah


Without a doubt this bodacious beauty is a top heavy actress along with Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie!

                Hourglass Hollywood Stars

                Jessica Beil

Undoubtedly this bombshell babe is an hourglass type, along with Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, and Kirsten Dunst.

                Apple-Shaped Hollywood Stars

                Jennifer Hudson

This buxom beauty is an apple shaped star, along with Rosie O’Donnell, Oprah, Lorraine Kelly, and Drew Barrymore.

                Pear –Shaped Hollywood Stars

                Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet along with Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Beyonce are all pear-shaped body types!

                Slender Hollywood Stars

                Cameron Diaz

This blonde babe is a slender frame along with Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Step 3: What Works Best and Worst for Your Body?

The Apple body shape

What to Wear:

Empire line and longer length tops will flatter your figure. Go for low-ish necklines to draw the eye upwards.

What You Should Avoid:

Short, boxy jackets and pleated or tiered skirts are not your friends. Cast them out now and feel forever better.

The Pear body shape

What to Wear:

Balance out your curvy bottom half with bold bright tops or tops with large collars, lapels or sleeves.

What You Should Avoid:

Tube, pencil and fishtail skirts, especially tight-fitting ones will only emphasize your hips and behind.

The Top-Heavy body shape

What to Wear:

Fuller skirts and wide leg trousers will balance out your bodyshape beautifully. Don’t be afraid of bright color on your bottom half.

What You Should Avoid:

Shoulder pads and tapering trousers are an absolute no-no! Also steer clear of puffy sleeves, epaulettes and halter tops.

The Hourglass body shape

What to Wear:

Wrap dresses, waist-cinching belts and flared or wide leg jeans will work wonders. Not necessarily all at once though.

What You Should Avoid:

Shapeless baggy sweaters will hide your wonderful waist. Unless you add that magic belt of course!

The Slender body shape

What to Wear:

A structured coat that cinches in with a belt will make you look curvier. If you have a small bust you can get away with tricky to wear high-necked tops.

What You Should Avoid:

Low rise jeans and trousers can make your torso look too long. Stay away from sheath dresses and stick to styles with more shape instead.

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