Showing posts with label body shape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label body shape. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dress a Pear or Triangle body shape

As a Pear or Triangle body type, your hips are larger than your bust and your waist is defined beautifully. You have proportionately slim arms and shoulders and an elegant neck. You tend to gain weight in your bottom and legs. Your waist is usually your best asset, so you should show if off. If you’re not sure of what’s your body type, please view a description of all body types.

Your main priority should be finding balance between your lower and upper body. Because your hips are wider than your bust, you should look for items that give the illusion of volume in your upper half. Your waist should always be the centre of the attention while you’re styling yourself.

Tops

Look for tops that will add the illusion of volume on your upper half, accentuating your defined waist:

  • Wide V or W neck tops;
  • Tops with nipped or fitted waists;
  •  Structured shoulders, flutter or princess sleeves;
  • Embellishments around bust and shoulders;
  • Colorful and bold patterns tops.



























Bottoms

Your should look for bottoms that minimize your lower half:

  • Straight leg pants;
  • A-line skirts;
  •  Darker colors and clean lines.
  • Avoid pants with pockets or embellished details, especially around the waist area.






















If you need help, please comment! We’ll gladly help!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to dress a Straight or Rectangle body type

If your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined, you’re a straight or rectangle body type. See our previous post, for a more detailed description of all body types.

As a straight body type, the most important tip we can give you is to create proportion on both your upper and lower body, enhancing your waist. You can wear tube type dresses and create a waist by adding a wide belt. To create a more curvaceous look, add volume, or the illusion of volume, proportionally to your upper and lower half, by mixing and matching other pieces.

Tops

You should look for tops that add curves to your figure and accentuate your waist. Here are some tips on what to look for:

  • Tops with belts;
  •  Tops with wide V or U necks;
  • Structured shoulders or flutter sleeved tops;
  • Tops flowing around the bust.






























Bottoms

To create an hourglass effect, search for bottoms that add curves to your lower half:

  • Full, tiered or bubble skirts;
  • Pants with full or moderately flared legs;
  • Look for pieces with details, like embellished or flap pockets;
  • All pants with pronounced hip and rear pockets;
  • Mid to low-rise waists with wide waistbands


Need help? Post a comment and we’ll gladly help.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shop for your body shape


Well, if you’re browsing through Styling Up’s online store, you actually don’t really need to know what’s your body shape, because it only shows you (after registration) what fits and flatters your body shape.

However, if you’re shopping in retail stores, you really should know what’s your body shape. And we mean your real body shape, and not the one you expect it to be. First of all, you should know that no women is fully satisfied with their body, there’s always something we’d like to change… but all you have to do is embrace it and work with what you have. Remember: fashion is architecture, and you just have to find the right clothes for your body type, no matter what size you wear.

Once you know your body type, at least it will save you the time of trying 10 pieces and none fitting properly at retail stores. So, here are the 6 body shapes we’re working with at Styling Up. Hope you can find this information useful. With time, we’ll post more detailed info and tips on finding perfect clothes for every body shape.



Straight or rectangle body type

Your hips and bust are perfectly balanced, but your waist is not very defined. You tend to gain weight first in your torso and then your arms and upper thighs. One of your best assets are your lower legs, that are beautifully shaped.






Pear or spoon body type

You have a nicely defined waist, and your hips are larger than your bust. 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. Your waist is your best asset, so show it off!









Hourglass body type

As an hourglass, your bust and hips are well balanced and you have a beautifully defined waist. Your rounded shoulders align well with your hips. Your waist elegantly curves out to your hips. You’re likely to have a rounded bottom. Your upper body is proportional to your shapely legs. Your body type is pretty balanced!








Inverted Triangle body type

You have a larger upper body, with broad shoulders, ample bust and wide back. Your hips are slim, your waist is subtle and your bottom may tend towards the flat side. You have a tendency to gain weight in your belly and upper body. You have stunning shapely legs.








Oval body type

As an Oval body type, you have large bust, a full midsection and narrow hips. You tend to gain weight in your stomach, back and upper body. Your waist is undefined and full. Your buttocks are a little flat and your legs are slender. Show off those awesome legs!








Diamond body type

Your hips are broader than your bust and shoulders and you have a full midsection. You have a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, hips, buttocks and back. Your waist is not defined and full. You upper legs are full, but your lower legs are shapely and slender. You also have shapely and slender arms.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

[Video] Fashion Tips: Looking for a free personal stylist?

Want to know how it feels to have a stylist advising what garments are best for your body shape? Want to know what clothes are more flattering for your body shape? The answer is here... and it's free!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Apple / Oval shaped body clothing tips


Left: a Top, from Zara; Right: a dress from Mango

If you have an ample bust, rounded stomach and slimmer hips, you have an apple shaped body. Here are some important tips for you to keep in mind while finding clothes that flatter your body:

  • Use clothes to sculpt your midriff, so it looks less like an apple and more like an apple core. At the same time, draw attention to your favourite bits - that cleavage, those legs, and anything else you really like.
  • Show off your lovely legs with straight or boot-cut trousers. Look for flat-fronted trousers with a wide waistband to draw attention away from the stomach. Don't hide in baggy trousers.
  • Open up the neckline. V-necks and scoop-necks are good for apple-shaped ladies as you often have a great bust. Don't be afraid to show it off.
  • Use structured, tailored jackets to give definition to your upper body and show off good shoulders. Look for single-breasted versions with one or two buttons.
  • Wrap dresses are always a winner for an apple body shape as they fit nicely over a fuller bust. A side tie on the dress will draw attention away from the stomach.

Monday, May 28, 2012

What’s your body shape?























There are 6 different body shapes and this is the most important asset of how clothes fit on you, no matter what size you wear. Want to know which clothes flatter your body shape? First, you just have to know what‘s your body shape:

Apple: you have an ample bust, rounded stomach and slimmer hips

Pear: you have small bust, narrow shoulders and wider hips

Athletic: you have a sporty, strong body with few curves

Hourglass: Ample bust, curvy hips and a defined, slimmer, waist

Slender: you’re very slim with few curves

Inverted Triangle: your shoulders are broader than your hips

We know that being compared to an object like an hourglass or a piece of fruit like an apple or a pear is not flattering, but please keep in mind that there is no “perfect” body. Even models or celebrities can often point something on their bodies that they don’t like.

Remember this, that Coco Chanel once said:

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions" 


Please note that you can find clothes that fit and flatter your body. We’ll be posting specifically about the different body shapes, with some examples and fashion tips.
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