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can’t change the body type you have been given, but you sure can dress
it in a way that complements your attributes and minimizes your flaws.
The truth is, no matter how stylish, expensive or beautiful your
outfit, if it doesn’t complement your body type then it won’t work for
you. Many of us get caught up in our size, however in fashion it is
important to shop primarily for your shape, not your size. Your body
shape is determined by bone structure and genetics and no matter how
your weight fluctuates, for the most part your body shape will remain
the same. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, knowing your body shape will
help you choose the best pieces for your figure instead of choosing
pieces that are cut for your size but not flattering for your shape.
There are 7 common figure categories and most bodies fit clearly
into one. Classifying them by geometric shapes makes the figures simple
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week it’s all about the rectangle shape. Read on to determine if you
have a rectangle shaped body, the highlights and problem areas of this
shape and the best tips for dressing this body type.
How to tell if you have a rectangle shaped body
shaped body is fairly easy to identify. It is straight up and down with
even weight distribution throughout the bust, midsection and hips.
Petite rectangle shaped bodies appear to have a naturally athletic or
“boyish” build with understated curves. If you are fuller figured, you
may have minor curves with an average bust and hips.
The benefits of having this shape is that you tend to gain
and lose weight proportionately. Your frame is very balanced and your
top, bottom and midsection are relatively the same size. Your strong
shoulders and narrow hips are some of your best features that should be
highlighted when you choose your attire.
The main difficulty in dressing a rectangle shaped body is the lack of a defined waistline.
How to dress this shape
ultimate goal of all figures is to create an hourglass silhouette. The
rectangle shape is well balanced and the focus should be on creating a
defined waistline to create the illusion of a narrower waist.
Though you may have a smaller bust line, open necklines are most
flattering on you. V-necklines, U-necklines and other similar tops open
your neckline and visually elongate your frame to balance out your wide
torso. Tops that cinch just under the bust or at the waist will be
flattering to your figure. Likewise, tops with details at the bust such
as beading, sequins or ruffles will also be flattering.
You can also add dimension to your frame by using colors, patterns
and accessories to break up your silhouette and create the illusion of
curves. When wearing separates, a patterned top paired with a solid
bottom and a thick belt at the waist or low slung around the hips will
create the illusion of curves and dimension. Boot cut pants and fuller
skirts such as A-line skirts and ones with pleats add a little volume
to the hips to create the illusion of a curvy silhouette.
When wearing a dress, especially one that is one solid color, opt
for details that will draw the eye in at the waist. Colored side
panels, shirring at the waist and anything that creates the illusion of
a narrow waist will help to create a more womanly silhouette. Thick
belts are also a tool you can use when wearing a dress to create a
Arm yourself with knowledge before you go shopping. Shopping
without paying special attention to silhouettes that work best for your
figure is like shopping with your eyes closed. Fashion is an investment
and choosing quality pieces that flatter your figure help you get the
most out of your clothing.
Tyrina Talks Fashion
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