Dress Right For Your Body Type

red dress Hove ModelsWhen it comes to our individual body types, new fashion trends can be intimidating. Whether you’ve got a few extra pounds or a straight rectangular shape, not all styles are going to work for every body type. So before you go out and by those expensive skinny jeans, or fitted lace top, take an honest look in the mirror. No really. Take a long look in the mirror. For once you understand how to accentuate the positive and most flattering parts of your body, it will be much easier to be confident and feel comfortable in your own skin.

  • The little black dress This is a must have in every woman’s closet. Black is not only a slimming color but it works on any body type. If you have an hourglass figure (waist smaller in proportion to your hips) try finding a dress that hugs and shows off your curves. If you have more of a rectangle shape (hips, and waist same proportion-otherwise known as a “boyish figure”) then pick a dress that also hugs your shape, but try adding a belt to give an illusion of some curves. And if you have an apple shape (larger around the mid section) then an A-line dress is your friend. It will flare out and hide any extra pounds. Avoid tight fitted dresses that will draw attention to your middle.

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  • Tops If you have a fuller bust, then choose tops with a V-neck. If your neck is longer, then find a piece that falls off your shoulders. If your shoulders are broader wear deep V-necks and sleeveless or long-form fitting tops. Toned arms should be shown off in sexy spaghetti camisoles.


  • Footwear Your shoes will tie your whole oufit together, and its important not to slack when it come to this stylish staple. If you have larger calves make sure to stay away from boots that will fall on the biggest part of your leg. Instead, stick to an elegant heel, or find a boot that goes up to, or past, your knee. Also, neutral heels will give the look of a longer leg and add style to almost any dress.


Beauty is about symmetry. Giving the appearance of symmetry means looking proportionate. Whether or not you have an hourglass figure, it should be your goal to give the appearance of one (after all, men are biologically programmed to prefer this shape). This can be accomplished with most any body type if you know how accentuate what you’ve got. For example, wearing lighter shades combined with a dark, thick belt around your waist will help accomplish this. If you have a smaller bust don’t be afraid to try a padded bra.

Your shape and size do not matter as much as you think. The important thing is to work with what you have, and don’t be afraid to flaunt it! Confidences carries, and the more you have in yourself, the sexier you will look to others.

This article was written by Ripley Daniels. Ripley works for Without The Stress, a Same Day Passport Service based in Los Angeles. In addition to LA Same Day Passports, the company assists busy US travelers with travel visas to any country that requires one.

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