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Dressing Your Body Type

Well, first we need to determine what body type you are. Grab a taping measurement and measure your BUST, WAIST and HIPS. Don't be scared! This is the first step to self acceptance and gaining knowledge of how to best dress your body type. All body types have pros and cons. Knowing your body type is about dressing to look your best. 1-) APPLE BODY SHAPE (about 14% of women) Generally described as "top-heavy" the bust is three or more inches bigger than the hips. Just by looking at yourself in the mirror, you can see if you are an apple body type. Slim limbs, specifically the arms, but wide shoulders are usually a strong characteristic of this body type. Weight...

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HOW TO DRESS MY PEAR SHAPED BODY

  As a quick recap you have a pear shaped body when: Your hips are wider than your shoulder/bust Fat tends to accumulate on your thighs and sometimes the buttocks.  You first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders You tend to have an elongated waist and the legs tend to be shorter in comparison to the rest of your body You have a defined waist The aim of dressing for your body type is to achieve a flattering look that accentuates your strengths. In general you will want to achieve a nice hourglass shape. In order to achieve that you will accentuate...

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HOW TO DRESS MY APPLE SHAPED BODY

As a quick reminder you have an apply body shape when: you have no defined waist weight tends to form on the stomach average to large bust size   To dress successfully for the apple body, you need to direct attention away from your mid riff, and wear clothes to accentuate other parts. For many apples you can do that by creating the illusion of a waist, highlight your cleavage and create nice vertical lines. Vertical lines create a long silhouette. courtesy of 40plusStyle.com   Keep details on the top and lower third of your body. SO FIRST lN ORDER: GET YOURSELF A GOOD FITTING BRA! Stores like Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret and others have Specialist who can help you get the...

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HOW TO DRESS MY BANANA SHAPED BODY

You have a rectangle body shape when: You have no defined waist The hips tend to have a similar width as the shoulders You do not have a lot of curves Your bust tends to be small or average Your bottom tends to be flat This is one of the easier body types for dressing. A lot of clothes will usually suit you and fit you well, although some of the taller women may have trouble finding clothes that fit properly. Still, many rectangles will find dressing a bit more of a challenge as they are likely to get extra weight around their tummies as they age (usually after menopause).   Dress for a straight or rectangular body type. With...

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