DRESSING FOR YOUR BODY TYPE
Learning to dress for your body type or size is perhaps one of the most important rules of fashion that can not be overstressed. The truth is what works for Person A may not work for Person B. Wether you are pear shaped, square shaped, rectangle shaped or having an hour glass figure, you must know what works for you.
I met Ugo of The Beautiful Eagle Eye during my service year in Calabar and today we will be giving you guys tips on how to work and find what dress is best suited for your body type. We had so much fun too, I remember the first time we met in Calabar, it was like we had been friends for so long.
Now there are a lot of body types out there so let's not be confused. However the four basic body types which is the rectangle shape, pear shape, apple shape and hourglass shape is what we will be touching on in todays post. I indentify with a mix between a rectangle and hour glass body type. My body is proportionate but depending on how much weight I gain or loose, the curves either appear more pronounced or barely there.
While Ugo went for a slightly less fitted bodycon pencil dress, I opted for a more forgiving shift dress. The bodycon pencil dress is great for my hourglass and pear shaped ladies because it accentuates the curves. Now if your tummy is not as flat as you want, alternate with a peplum dress or addition. Also a huge statement belt will do wonders.
Now the shift dress is more forgiving because it flatters all body types as the dress is looser as opposed to the body con dress which is more fitted. The shift dress hides our imperfections while giving space to breath. All you have to do is find which shift dress works for you. A great way to look smaller is to wear bigger clothes which is why I went for an A-line shift dress. Also amazing shape wear can not be over emphasized.
Photography by Joseph Ukam
Now if you are still unsure of what will work for your body type, look to Celebrities or bloggers that have your body size. You can also shoot me an email at email@example.com. I'm hear for you guys.
Both dresses were made by Ugo, I'd love to say I made my dress like this skirt here but she did most of the work, so lets give credit to whom it is due. I can't wait for her fashion label, remember she made my Ankara crop top set and this dope skater skirt?
Hope you found this post helfpul, how do you dress for your body type? What dresses work for you and why?
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Till next time.