STYLE MADE SIMPLE – Women Body Types

Anyone can create the illusion of a perfect body by choosing clothes to create the appearance of perfect proportions. It’s all about balancing your perceived look to the perfect shape.
You may lose weight but you can never transform the type of your body. You can either be tall, petite, wide-shouldered, pear shaped, apple shaped or hour glass etc.
Smaller top and wider bottom – This means that you have a narrow shoulder, average bust, slender waist and full thighs, hips and bottom. The first thing that you have to consider if you have this kind of body is to create a sense of balance.
For your top wear brighter colours, proportional prints and sexy necklines. Boat neck blouses and off shoulder tops are great choices they make your shoulders wider and it creates a balance with your hips. Wear a dark colour for your bottom because it has a slimming effect so it makes your bottom smaller.
Wear low rise pants, straight leg pants and an A-Line skirt. They make your hips look smaller so it creates a balance. Don't wear pants with side pockets, with drawstring and tapered leg they will make your hips even bigger.
Bigger top and smaller bottom – This means you a have slender bottom half and bigger top. You have to create a sense of balance by making your top smaller or making your bottom wider. To get this look use bright colours plain or with prints for your bottom, pleated and tiered skirts and palazzo pants. They add fullness and create a balance.
For your top use a V-neck and scoop neck and other tops with deeper necklines. They minimise the look of your bust and shoulder. Deprive yourself from horizontal stripes; they will even make your top even wider.
Tall and Slender – Your bust is small, your waist and hips are narrow and your legs and arms are long and lean. When buying clothes you have to make sure that they are long enough for you.
You can wear any style of pants as long as the length is good for you. Your top should be a bit longer to balance the length of your legs too. With skirts, avoid using a mini skirt they make your legs even longer. Long skirts will work best for you.
Wear flat and low heels. Lighter and softer colours with texture fabrics are best. They will add fullness. Avoid using dark colours and super tight clothing; they will make you more slender.
Petite – You are small and short. One thing you have to focus on is making your look taller. Wearing heels is one thing you can consider. A long length, straight or boot leg pants will work best for you. It creates height and makes your bottom half slimmer. Another idea is to wearing monochromatic colours. This will definitely make you look taller.
Round Figure – If you are full bust and midsection, heavier arms and shapely lower legs then overall you have a round figure. One thing to focus is creating a line to achieve shape and curve. Consider using clothes with print and pattern. A slightly consistent larger pattern will look good on you. Avoid using smaller prints because they will make you look even bigger.
The best idea is wearing monochrome, which means wearing one single colour. Dark colours will make you look smaller. Vertical stripes works best too, they create slimming lines on your body.
For tops use a V-neck they will make your bust look slimmer. For pants and skirts, choose a straight style. Don't wear tapered pants, pleated pants or cargo pants this will give you a fuller figure.
Curvy body and small waist – Your natural curves make you sexy. Your bust, waist and legs look good. Fitted clothes will look best on you. Try tops and dresses with a bias cut they will look perfect on you. Don't wear full blousy style or loose fitting that will hide your figure.
For skirts and pants, wear pencil skirts and low rise pants with a flare bottom. Stretchy fabrics are good; they show off your curves. When it comes to colours, solid colours will work better than with prints. If you want to wear with prints look for smaller prints. You have a great look so accessorise your wardrobes with belts, sexy shoes and other fashion accessories.  Until next week.  Stay Fabulous. You can contact Lucretia at

July 2013
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