STYLE YOUR SHAPE: PEAR BODY SHAPE

Celebrities with pear body shapes

If you have a pear shaped body your hips are larger than your bust, you have a nicely defined waist and you first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body.

Your waist is your best asset so don’t be afraid to show it off!

DO’S:

  • Dresses with nipped or fitted waists.
  • Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, wide V or U necks.
  • Embellishments around the bust and shoulders.
  • Bright colors.
  • Wear wrap shirts that emphasize your small waist with full or structured shoulders.
  • Lightly gathered skirts that skim your body without adding volume.

DON’TS:

  • Narrowing leg, pleats or creases in your leg line, wide or flared leg lines.
  • Details, patterns, pockets on your thigh and hip area and belts on your hips.
  • Flared or ruffled sleeve lines.
  • Straight skirts and mini skirts.
  • Bags that sit on your hips.
  • Dropped waistlines.
  • Sloping or narrow shoulder lines.

Credit: http://www.joyofclothes.com/style-advice/shape-guides/the-pear.php – https://shopyourshape.com/body-shapes/pear-shaped-body/

STYLE YOUR SHAPE: OVAL BODY SHAPE

 

If you have a diamond shaped body like Gabourey Sidibe, Queen Latifah, Rosie O’donnell your bust will be larger than the rest of your body. The hips will be narrow and the midsection shall look full. Women with these body shapes tend to gain weight in their stomach before anywhere else. The waist is not very well-defined and ends up being the widest section of the body. The buttocks are flat and legs are slender. Since your legs are the best asset, you should flaunt this the most.

DO’S:

  • square neck, V-neck, and U-neck tops or shirts
  • wrap style tops
  • tops that flare at the hip
  • empire waisted dresses or tops
  • dresses or skirts just above your knee

DON’TS:

  • tapered jeans or trousers
  • ruffles and pleated skirts and dresses
  • baggy jackets
  • tight dresses
  • high necks

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

STYLE YOUR SHAPE: DIAMOND BODY SHAPE

Image (1).pngIf you have a diamond shaped body like Queen Latifah, Kate Winslet and Beth Ditto, your midsection looks full like the oval shaped body. You tend to gain weight around the stomach and your waist is undefined. You have a little more weight in the upper legs and in the torso area. Your arms are also slender and well shaped. The lower legs are shaped well and they happen to be your body’s most beautiful feature.

DO’S:

  • Create a wonderful balance with your bust and look for those clothes that have curves
  • Tops and blouses worn out
  • T-shirts that are rushed in the middle
  • A wide V-neck breaks up the size of your chest
  • A-line and straight skirts
  • Dresses that flow through the waistline

DON’TS:

  • Pencil skirts
  • Belts
  • High waisted pants
  • Tapered trousers and jeans
  • Big prints
  • Tight t-shirts

Credit: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/different-body-shapes-of-women/#gref – http://styleangel.com/uncategorized/oval-and-diamond-body-shape-fashion-dos-and-donts/

SHAPE YOUR STYLE – APPLE BODY SHAPE



The apple or round is characterized by a fuller waist. A apple will tend to gain weight around the middle. 

DO’S

  • Wear shirts or dresses that flow from under your bust, expanding at the waist.
  • Remember that drawing attention to your bust is different from looking top-heavy! You don’t need to wear elaborate necklaces or tops with ornate patterns near the neck. You already have a great bust, so it needs no adornments.

DON’T

  • You should also avoid wearing an outfit with a different pattern in the belly area. This will draw more attention to your belly.
  • Avoid wearing thick belts, which will draw more attention to your middle.
  • Avoid clingy shirts or dresses, which will also draw attention to your middle.

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STYLE YOUR SHAPE: LEAN COLUMN

 

You have a Lean Column if you have:

  • narrow shoulders
  • flat chest or small bust
  • small and non-defined waist
  • narrow hips
  • flay bottom

DO’S:

  • to add the illusion of curves, choose cigarette or tapered jeans
  • go for a lean shape, cut and style with a dark colour because darker colours will lengthen your legs
  • if your a petite height, high-waisted jeans will elongate your leg line
  • accent your waist with belts, ties, scarves
  • stay away from shirts and tops that finish at your hips

DON’TS:

  • avoid straight pockets and yokes
  • low rise is a no if you’re shorter
  • top, shift dresses with square necklines
  • no turn ups in straight legs

Credit: http://www.joyofclothes.com/style-advice/shape-guides/the-lean-column.php

 

 

Style your shape – pear shaped body

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You have a Pear Shaped Body if you have:

  • larger hips than your bust
  • a nicely defined waist
  • an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders

DO’S:

  • Wear A-line skirts, because they skim over hips
  • Wear heels, they lengthen and slim legs
  • Invest in waisted belts, because they draw attention to your already slim waist

DON’TS:

  • Avoid wide-leg jeans, because these make your legs appear wider
  • Mini skirts or any other hemline that finishes on your hips, thighs or any other full point of your leg
  • Avoid smock dresses

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Style Your Shape – Inverted Triangle Shape

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Do you have an inverted triangle shaped body?

The main traits of an inverted triangle shaped body are :

  • 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

The main aim to style your shape:

  • Create Curves Around Your Bottom
  • Soften Your Shoulders

Dos

  • It is very important to wear clothes that created volume to you lower half (like Fuller skirts: full circle, ruffles, tiers, etc.; Boot-cut, flare and wide leg jeans and pants etc.)
  • You should wear nipped jackets, tops and sweaters to fake curved hips and make your waist look smaller and defined
  • Wear waist defining tops, shirts, dresses, sweaters and jackets, they will create a waist line and add curves to your silhouette
  • You should wear top relatively simple and smooth to avoid drawing to much attention to your wide shoulders.

Dont’s

  • You shouldn’t wear bright or light colours and graphics or pattern on your top half as it has a widening effect
  • Avoid vertical details which will only make your lower half look slimmer
  • Don’t wear necklines that make you broader on top, boat or bardot, big straps, halter neck tops, big shawl collars or scarves
  • You shouldn’t wear styles that extend or accentuate shoulders: details, volume, fuss on shoulders such as puff sleeves, shoulder pads

Credits : Google Images, Joy of Clothes, 40 Plus style, The Chic Fashionista

Style your shape – Apple shape

Do you have an apple shaped body?
The main traits for an apple shaped body are:

  • Larger bust
  • Broader shoulder
  • Narrower hips
  • Less defined hips
  • Flat bottom
  • Thinner arms and legs

The main aim to style your shape:

  • You should visually reduce the upper half of your body by drawing the eye down to the lower half of the body
  • Draw attention away from your middle

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Style your shape: rectangle

Are your shoulders and hips the same width? Do you have little to no waist definition? Then you are probably one of many who have a rectangular or straight body shape. Lucky for you it is one of the easiest body types to dress!  Read on to find out how to best style your body shape.

Dos

  • accentuate your waist to create the illusion of curves
  • wear tops with interesting features and patterns to add volume to your top half
  • create fuller hips with wide skirts or dresses
  • jackets and blazers are great to ad fullness
  • high neck tops look great on you especially if you have a long neck

Don’ts

  • avoid clothes that are square and have no shape
  • avoid straight lines and patterns that highlight your straight figure
  • if you have a small bust then wrap dresses are best avoided

 

However, most importantly have fun and wear clothes you love and feel comfortable in!

 

 

STYLE YOUR SHAPE:PEAR SHAPED BODY

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You have a Pear Shaped Body if you have:

  • larger hips than your bust
  • a nicely defined waist
  • an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders

Styling goals:

  • enhance and add volume to your upper body
  • emphasizing your waist
  • create a balanced, hourglass appearance

DO’S:

  • Lightly gathered skirts that skim your body without adding volume
  • Structured pants are a great fit, especially those that skim the hips and thighs of a pear-shaped body
  • A-Line skirts

DON’TS:

  • Flared or ruffled sleeve lines, straight skirts or pencil skirts
  • Mini skirts or any other hemline that finishes on your hips, thighs or any other full point of your leg
  • Avoid details such as whiskering and embellished pockets