Alright, this one is for you ladies! One of my favorite blog sites is HelloGiggles. They posted an article about the ill affects of body shape guides. The basic point of the article was how those guidelines limit what a woman can/should wear based on her shape. To an extent, I agree with that article. Because you are shaped a certain way does by no means mean you should be limited to certain pieces of clothing. So, I felt inspired to write a piece on flattering silhouettes for highlighting various body parts! We all have things we want to show off! Don’t focus on what you think you should cover up, focus on the aspects you love! This is all based on my experiences with friends, family, and myself. Don’t be an apple, a pear, an hourglass, or a triangle, be a blank canvas!
Let’s begin with my fellow ladies who are on the bustier side. Let’s be honest, dresses aren’t always our friend. Those adorable, strappy, open-back dresses and shirts that are popular don’t exactly lend a hand in the support department. Though we can’t get away with strappy, there are very cute options for us that also allow us to wear bras and remain fashionable. Anything that cinches below the bust line is perfect. Your bust is supported and the shape is flattering! Though peplums are an acquired taste, they do make me feel great when I wear them. And once again, the ladies are tamed in them!This dress from Urban Outfitters is great because you can still wear a bra but have the flowy feel of other dresses. This peplum shirt from Forever 21 also makes an excellent example!
Now for the ladies who have some junk in the trunk. Flowing skirts and dresses always look adorable on those with a bigger bottom. And, of course, a rockin pair of jeans. I have a best friend with this body type and she bought an adorable skirt at Forever 21 that she found comfortable and looked adorable. Jeans I know can be frustrating for her because her waist size is smaller than her bum, but when you find a brand that fits well, stick with it! Sometimes, expensive denim is the way to go for a perfect fit. Try Lucky or Citizens!
I carry my weight in my stomach. It can be frustrating but hey, what can I do. For me, I like minimizing the attention my clothes bring to my middle. So, I like to wear high waisted skirts, empire waist dresses, and shirts that aren’t clingy.
But really, the most important thing is wear what makes you feel confident! Don’t focus on the shape you may be defined as. Most of us vary anyway, so find what you like and go with it!
Feel free to post about some of your favorite looks!