How to Dress to Flatter Body Shape

Not only those celebrities, singers, models are beautiful, everyone woman is unique and beautiful. And, the most interesting part is that all women come in different sizes and shapes. Women are blessed with natural curves and feminine silhouette. Despite of this, women still want to look better and look their best whenever they step out from the door. And, the best way to look their best is to find a dress or outfit that suits their body shape. So, here are a few style tips on how to dress to flatter body shape.

Apple Shaped:


  • If you have an apple shape body, you can go for blouse or tops that fit perfectly at your bust. However, ensure that that they are not too clingy and tight. Wrap-around tops are also a good option for apple shaped ladies.
  • Always opt for jackets with longer lapels. You should avoid turtlenecks and empire-waist blouses or tops as much as possible.
  • Collared tops, boat and v-neck tops work best for women with an apple shape. Don’t hesitate to experiment with bright and light color tops and shirts.
  • You may like to go for darker colored skirts and pants. Opt for high-waist skirts or pants and wide-legged pants to balance out your body and make your middle part look smaller.

Pear Shaped:


  • Wearing black colored blouses and tops will make you appear slimmer. Pear shaped women should go for sleeveless tops and blouses. Experiment with different styles that bring attention to your upper body.
  • Wear blouses or tops with colors and patterns to draw attention up. Wide necklines also work wonder for women with a pear shape.
  • When you shop for dresses and skirts, make sure that they are not too short. Choose the one that hits till your knee length and say NO to anything that is too clingy.
  • Avoid wearing pants that have side pockets, for they simply emphasis your hips. Pear shaped women should go for low-rise jeans and pants. Boot cut pants or wide bottom pants will help you draw attention away from your big hips.

Plus-Size Ladies:


  • Wearing body hugging tops and loose clothes will simply make you appear even larger, so always find clothes that fit your body properly. Oversized clothes can only add bulk or dimension and make you appear fatter.
  • Check out for blouses and tops with details at the neckline. This will help you bring other’s attention to your face instead of your body. You can also try different patterns to make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Patterns and colors are good as long as they complement your skin tone and body shape. If you consider wearing stripes, always go for vertical stripes to help you balance out your body size and make you appear longer.
  • You may also like to go for monotone outfits to help you create an illusion of slimmer look than your actual body size. Emphasize the smallest area of your waist by adding a belt; this will make you appear thinner.

Boyish Figure:


  • Women who have a boyish figure can go for baby doll tops, dresses and blouses with details and ruffles around the bust.
  • Try to bring attention to your face, neck and shoulders by wearing tank tops, single shoulder tops or dress and spaghetti straps to help you bring out the feminine silhouette.
  • Look for a dress or tops that help to define your waistline. If you don’t find such dresses and tops, you may like to experiment with a belt.
  • Adding a belt will help you bring out the curves and feminine side of your body. Lots of textures, patterns and colors will look good on you.
  • Avoid cropped blouses, tops and t-shirts and choose an outfit that makes you appear taller. Always go for straight leg jeans or pants and narrow-fitting jeans and avoid those boot-cut jeans and pants. Skirts will also work wonder for women who have a boyish figure.

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