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Ultimate guide to find your perfect fit: Dress to flatter!

We've all had that moment when we enter the trial room with our favourite dress but end up getting disappointed after trying it. The main reason behind this problem is you being not aware of your own body type.


When you are fully aware of your body structure it becomes easier to fashion clothes in your own style and embrace your body type. In this blog post you will learn how to dress according to your body types.


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Determine your body shape with measurements


By measuring your hip, waist, bust, shoulders, and inseam you can easily identify your body type and can figure out what kinds of clothes look best on you. How to measure yourself to find your body shape? Follow the steps:


  • Take a bust measurement: Measure around the largest part of your bust while keeping your arms at your sides relaxed.

  • Take a waist measurement: Take your measurements around your natural waistline, which is typically where your waist is the narrowest.

  • Take a hip measurement: Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips' fullest point.

  • Take note of your shoulders: Take a measurement from one shoulder's tip to the other shoulder's tip.

  • Take note of your inseam: Take a measurement from your crotch to your ankle.


Now that you have your measurements, use the following guidelines to determine your body type:


  • Hourglass: You have an hourglass shape if your bust and hips are roughly the same size and your waist is significantly smaller.

  • Rectangle: You are a rectangle if your bust, waist, and hips are roughly the same size.

  • Triangle: You have a triangle shape if your waist is clearly defined and your hips are wider than your bust.

  • Triangle inverted: You have an inverted triangle shape if your bust is wider than your hips and your waist is less defined.

  • Apple: You have an apple shape if your bust is larger than your hips and your waist is less defined.

  • Pear: You have a pear shape if your hips are larger than your bust and your waist is well-defined.


Perfect! Use this information to select clothing that flatters your figure once you know your body type. Consider these tips to find your perfect fit:


Hourglass Shape:


  • Wear fitted clothing like wrap dresses or pencil skirts which emphasize your curves.

  • Wear pants or belts with high waistlines to create a well-defined waistline.

  • Avoid boxy looks or shapeless clothing that hides your figure.


Rectangle Shape:


  • Dress in tops with ruffles or peplums, which add volume to your bust or hips, to create curves.

  • Wrap dresses or high-waisted pants, for example, can help define your waist.

  • Try not to dress that stresses your straight figure, like square shaped or larger than usual apparel.


Triangle Shape:


  • Balance your figure by wearing dress that accentuates your chest area, like off-the-shoulder tops or explanation neckbands.

  • To give the appearance of curves, wear wrap dresses or skirts with a well-defined waistline.

  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting bottoms or items with pockets that draw attention to your hips.


Inverse Triangle Shape:


  • Flared pants or A-line skirts, which emphasize your lower body, can help you achieve balance in your figure.

  • To deflect attention away from your broad shoulders, select clothing with a scoop or V-neck.

  • Puffed sleeves and shoulder pads should be avoided because they will draw attention to your shoulders.


Apple Shape:


  • Wear tops with a V-neck and show off your décolletage.

  • To give the impression of a smaller waist, wear clothing with an empire waistline.

  • Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight around the waist, it can make your midsection stand out.


Pear Shape:


  • By emphasizing your upper body with off-the-shoulder or boat necklines, you can balance your figure.

  • To give the appearance of curves, wear wrap dresses or skirts with a well-defined waistline.

  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting bottoms or items with pockets that draw attention to your hips.


Final words


We hope that by using these guidelines and by experimenting with different styles, you will be able to find clothing that makes you feel confident and comfortable!

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