Style your shape

Style Your Body Shape

Hourglass body shape!

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The hourglass shape is know for its smaller defined waist and balanced shoulder to hip width. Since hourglasses are usually the same width around their upper and lower body this can make for easier styling.

1.  Go for pieces that ‘Skim’ your body not ‘Cling’ to your body

2. wear baggy clothes around your upper body, you can look bulky – the more fitted, the better

3.  V-Neck and scoop neck tops are your best friends

4. Don’t over do the fabric – If you are shorter don’t cover too much of the upper body

5.  Pencil skirts are your best friends for ultimate curves show off and they go with everything

6.  A-line everything for you – This cut is so gorgeous for curves

Deep V- Neck elongates the neckline photo credit: Denise Bidot Pinterest Pencil skirt showing off the curves - photo credit: curvyisthenewblack tumblrImage result for kim kardashian

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Style your shape Bridal edition

Style Your Body Shape

Inverted Triangle Body Shape

This particular body shape is where the shoulders and upper body are proportionally larger than the lower body. Your shoulders tend to be broad and your hips and waist have a slim, column shape.

Avoid: Try to steer clear of halter neck and off-the-shoulder dresses as they will draw attention to your wider shoulders and lots of detail around the neckline won’t help either.

Look For: V-neck wedding dresses are perfect for inverted triangle body shapes. Opt for thick straps or sleeves to make the shoulders more subtle. To balance out the shape, look for a wedding dress with lots of detail and or an all over lace pattern as it will veer the eye downwards instead of concentrating on your broader upper half.

Best Styles: V-neck wedding dresses, sheath wedding dresses, embellished dresses.

Justin Alexander – Style 9839 – V-Neck Metallic Silk Fit and Flare Bridal Gown

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Inverted triangle shape

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Inverted triangle shape  Image result for triangle shape body

  • Shoulders are noticeably wider than your hip-line
  • You may have strong-looking shoulders
  • Your body figure may project a sporty and athletic physique
  • Great legs often come with this body shape
  • Your hips look straight given your shoulders being broad
  • You have little to no waist definition

What to wear with this kind of shape?

Do’s

  • wear tops or jackets with detail or heavier fabrics
  • wear dark colors on bottom & light colors on top
  • wear bootcut or flare leg bottoms to balance hips
  • Use boat necks to extend shoulder line

Don’ts

  • wear tops and shirts that hit directly at the waistband
  • wear pleating or gathering at waistband
  • avoid side pockets

Wardrobe must have:

  • Turtlenecks
  • Bateau neck
  • Scoop neck
  • Strapless tops or dresses
  • Square neckline
  • Tops with pockets on bust
  • Cap Sleeves
  • A-line skirt
  • Panel style skirt
  • Straight leg pant
  • Flat front pant
  • Bootcut or flare pant

Capsule wardrobe for inverted triangle body shape | 40plusstyle.com

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Find out which body shape type you are

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Find your type!

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1. Rectangle:

  • your shoulders, hips and bust are around the same size
  • You have little or no waist definition
  • Your waist measures from 1″ to 8″ smaller than the bust
  • If you gain weight, typically, the pounds would distribute evenly throughout your body frame

2. Triangle

  • Shoulders are noticeably wider than your hip-line
  • You may have strong-looking shoulders
  • Your body figure may project a sporty and athletic physique
  • Great legs often come with this body shape
  • Your hips look straight given your shoulders being broad
  • You have little to no waist definition

3. Hourglas

  • Your hips and shoulders have about the same width.
  • You have round and sloping shoulders.
  • You have a well-defined waistline.
  • Did we mention cleavage?
  • You buttocks are rather round.
  • Your lower hips are wider than your high hips.
  • Your thighs are full but narrower than the lower hips.
  • Hourglass body shapes gain weight through the hips and above the waist.

4. Pear

  • Your hips are wider than your shoulders.
  • You have round, sloping shoulders.
  • You have a well-defined waistline (and might even have killer abs).
  • Your buttocks and thighs are full and round.
  • Pear body shapes gain weight on their thighs.

5. Apple 

  • Hips and shoulders have the same width; waistline has the same width or is wider.
  • You gain weight mainly around the waist, at least in proportion to the other parts of your body.
  • You probably have slender lower legs and arms.
  • Your high hip is wider than your lower hip.
  • Your bust and/or midriff are larger than your hips.
  • You might be short-waisted.
  • Your thighs or hips are probably the narrowest part of your body.

 

http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/1109215/body-shape-chart

How to style your diamond body shape?

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Celebrities like Adele, Beth Ditto and others have the diamond body shape.

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You have a diamond body shape when you have…

… a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back, hips and buttocks
… a wide waist
… weight in your upper legs
… well shaped lower legs

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How to dress a diamond body type:

Tops: 

  • Tops with belted waist
  • Wide V or U necks, or off the shoulder tops
  • Flutter sleeves or structured shoulders
  • Embellishments around the shoulders and bust
  • Tops flowing around the bust

Bottoms:
Look for bottoms that lean and lengthen your lower half:

  • Choose dark colored bottoms
  • Choose pants with simple back and hip pockets
  • Lightly gathered or A-line skirts that skim your figure
  • Straight skirts that fall from the widest part of your hip
  • Pants with legs that fall straight from the widest part of your hip

 

https://shopyourshape.com/body-shapes/diamond-body-shape/

 

Pear shape- Style your shape

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Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian and a lot of others are classic pear shaped women. If you want to find out if you’re also a pear shaped women,  than check out if you have:

  • large hips/ well-defined waste
  • tiny bust
  • rounded bottom
  • lower body wider than your upper body

The styling- key: add volume to upper body for creating the balance between upper and lower body.

Do’s:

  • wear a pushup bra
  • high-waisted skirts and pants
  • A-line dresses and skirts
  • scarf and neckless (or something like Kim in the picture)
  • earings
  • tops which make your shoulder look wider
  • peep-toes (lengthen your figure)

Dont’s:

  • skinny Jeans/ Low- waisted Jeans and skirts
  • baggy tops and tunics
  • shapeless tops
  • low- cut boots

 

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/different-body-shapes-of-women/

 

STYLE YOUR SHAPE – RECTANGLE BODY SHAPE

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Celebrities like Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow have the same body shape – the rectangle body shape.

Typical characteristics are:

  • Small to average bust
  • Undefined waist
  • Straight hips and bottoms
  • Not many curves
  • Well aligned shoulder and hips
  • The ratio of bust:waist:hips is 3:3:3

DO’s:

  • Lower, wider necklines such as jewels
  • skinny jeans
  • Scoop boat necklines
  • Dresses with simple and clean style lines
  • Off shoulder, scoop, and open necklines
  • Add roundness to your necklines or sleeves
  • Kaftans with splits at waist, simple straight lines, empire line
  • Crossover, flip, panelled; A-line skirts
  • Trousers are easy: you can wear most pants styles and don’t have to worry about them being too tight. In fact, clothes that hug your body will create the illusion of curves
  • Details on your bum e.g. back pockets, embellishments work well

DON’Ts:

  • Details at the waist such as noticeable waistband
  • Crop tops
  • High-waisted trousers
  • Belted jackets
  • Straight lines from top to toe e.g. straight jacket worn with straight trousers/with pin stripes/with a pencil skirt
  • Fussy, busy or droopy style in your clothing

 

Credit: http://www.joyofclothes.com/style-advice/shape-guides/the-rectangle.php  http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/1012259/how-to-dress-a-rectangle-shaped-body https://www.pinterest.co.uk/kana_gg17/natalie-portman/  https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chrissyhall1/cameron-diaz-style/ https://laurenmessiah.com/2014/02/style-profile-gwyneth-paltrow/