Have you ever been to your favorite store looking for this awesome outfit you saw your friend wear only to find it doesn’t look right on you? I think we’ve all been there. The only thing is, sometimes we just chalk it up to the fact that we are thinner, larger, shorter, or taller than the friend we saw wearing the same outfit. We even go so far as to accept the fact that we will never be as good looking as they are and buy the outfit anyway! This needs to stop. Why torture ourselves? We are all wonderfully and beautifully made, even if we do have a few less or extra curves than our friends. And there are clothes that will look right on us, we just have to know how to shop for our body style and what will be the most flattering to our bodies. After all, that awesome outfit looked so awesome on your best pal because it was right for her body type, not because she is better looking than you are.
The first thing we all need to do is stop wishing we looked like Angelina Jolie. Famous actresses are beautiful, but they have rigorous exercise schedules and strict diet plans that the normal everyday house wife would find difficult to keep up with. Instead of being jealous, why don’t we just love them for who they are and love ourselves for who we are? Plus, we have to remember that they have clauses in their contracts that allows them to only be shot from the angles that make them look the best. The most attractive quality about you to your spouse or significant other will be your confidence. So shop for flattering clothes for your body type, and go forth in confidence knowing you look good!
Now that we have that out of the way, we should take a good look in the mirror and discover what shape we are. You can find information on body shapes easily on the internet and discover which one you are. You could be an apple, hour glass, skittle, vase, cornet, lollipop, column, bell, goblet, cello, pear, or brick. That sounds like a lot of shapes doesn’t it? It is! It just reiterates how different we all can be. Let’s examine each shape a little more closely and discuss what types of clothing works well with each.
The apple shape is pretty much round. Women tend to want to cover every inch of their bodies when they are apples. There is no need to! You can be the best you by looking for skirts that fasten on the side and flat at the front, small shaped wedge shoes, and tailored, wide leg jeans and trousers. Fitted jackets and lower (but not too low) necklines can also help you redefine your look. The hour glass figure can be a challenge to dress as well. Since you are smaller in the middle, you should wear fitted clothes that clasp your curves and stretch your torso. Pencil skirts will be just your style, but avoid super high heeled shoes. You should try shoes with rounded toes and peep toes.
If you’re a skittle, don’t confuse it with the candy. That has nothing to do with it. Traditionally you would be slimmer at the top but then widen at the bottom. Different from the pear, your issues hit at the thighs, not at the bottom. You should choose vertical patterns on your bottom half to help slim the appearance of your thighs. Choose coats and shirts with broad lapels. For shoes, high chunky heels will work great for you.A vase is similar to an hourglass but stretched out a bit more. You often feel you have an over sized chest and are uncomfortable in your own skin. Choose wide scooped necklines for this shape. A single button jacket will accent your shape well. You can choose curvy shoes because you are curvy!
A cornet is like the shape of an ice cream cone. You want to choose draping dresses, skinny jeans, and delicate heels. They will accent your awesome calves and ankles. The lollipop doesn’t need any
explanation, just imagine a lollipop! Evening gowns will be easy for you to buy, but everyday clothes may be a challenge. Choose dresses with strategic gathers to direct eye to your waist. Bell bottom pants will make you look less top heavy. For shoes, choose slim heels to accent your slim legs.
Being shaped like a column isn’t too difficult to figure out. Curves are scarce in your case. Get shirts with gathering and pleating. Shoes should be balanced and supportive. Fabrics like chiffon will soften your shape as well.
Bell shapes need to create broader shoulders with a funnel shaped coat. In summer, you want to choose thigh skimming kaftans. Cone heels will be great for your look. If you look at your shape and think of a crystal goblet, you may be a goblet shape. You should wear deep wide v necks, skirts that are fitted at the top, and nice heels to compliment your shapely legs.
If you have broad shoulders, a large chest, and a nice proportioned back end, you may be a cello. Wide v necks will do great for you, as well as skirts with sewn down paneling. Shoes should support your upper leg while making the most of your elegant ankles. The pear shape widens at the buttocks and continues on down. You should avoid side pockets and go for flat front trousers. Straight boots will make your legs look great, and belting your coat or blouse will bring attention to your waist.
If you feel you look more masculine than feminine, you may be a brick shape. If you are a brick shape, don’t worry. You too can look fabulous! Look for sequined bands on the tops of bloses and shirts. Choose skirts with asymmetric pleats to lift and caress your buttocks. Rounded toe shoes will look the best for you. No matter what shape you are, you can look great. Just look for the right clothes for you, and never settle for clothes you feel frumpy or unattractive in.