It’s no secret that the fashion industry has not always included women of all shapes and sizes. So, please turn up your confidence and get ready to channel your inner supermodel because it’s time you learned how to dress for your body type. Whether you’re petite or curvy, here are tips for styling tops that will make sure every woman feels like a million bucks.
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The best way to find a top is to take measurements of your bust, waist, and hip circumference, as well as the length from shoulder seam to hemline. From this information, you should determine which brands will have womens knit tops in your size.
It’s also crucial to recognize your size, as not all sizes are equal. One brand’s smallest size may be larger than another brand’s largest size. So, take measurements of these three body parts and compare them to sizing charts for various brands until you find a match for each measurement.
Knowing what type of clothes suit your body can also help you dress better and look more stylish. Different clothes flatter different shapes, so it’s best to wear clothes made for people with a similar shape as yours. There are six common shapes: pear, rectangle, inverted triangle, hourglass, apple, and banana.
Once you know your shape, you will choose to clothe that enhances your best features and makes you feel more comfortable. If you have a pear-shaped body, you can draw attention to your upper half by wearing clothes that have a waistline at the slimmest part of your body. A good alternative is to choose clothes with horizontal stripes on them, which will make you appear taller and leaner.
In addition, avoid solid skirts or pants unless they’re high-waisted, as this will make your hips look even rounder.
Someone with a curvy body shape is often told to wear tight clothing to look slimmer, but this can be detrimental to their health. Loose clothing will help them feel more comfortable in their skin while still making them appear thinner. Tight clothes not only restrict movement of the waist area, but they also cause physical discomfort from rubbing against your skin or from being too hot.
Loose clothing allows you room to breathe and move around without feeling restricted or uncomfortable. This shall make way for you to get more active during your day-to-day activities.
One of the hardest things about being petite is finding clothes that fit. But if you follow these simple guidelines, your search will be much easier. First, wear fitted shirts with long sleeves and high necklines to create the illusion of a larger bust line and waistline. Avoid tops with too many frills or ruffles, as they can make you look wider than you are.
Make sure your pants don’t have cuffs at the bottom; this adds bulk to your legs while making them appear shorter than they are. And finally, dark colors help give an illusion of length, while bright colors draw attention away from any shortcoming in height, such as a small chest or narrow hips, by making those areas stand out more prominently on their own.
For an average body type, wear oversized tops to create the illusion of curves. For those not considered “average” in size, wearing too-large clothing can make them look larger than they would like.
Before buying your next shirt or dress, ask yourself if it makes you feel confident and comfortable or uncomfortable and self-conscious. If the answer is the latter, it may be time to find something else that will work better for your specific body shape.
The shape of your clothes should match the shape of your body. For instance, if you have an hourglass figure (broad-shouldered and narrow at the waist), wear tops that look more fitted on top and flare out at the bottom.
If you have a pear-shaped figure (narrow shoulders and wide hips), go for tops that skim over your hips or create a contrast, such as a slim-fitting jacket over voluminous skirts. Your clothes should be comfortable but not overly loose because this will only add to excess weight in these areas, defeating the purpose entirely.
You now know how you need to dress as per your body type in a way that will make you appear confident and sexy. Implement these tips, and you’ll be able to find the perfect top that will fit your body type.