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It’s happened to all of us at one point or another: you see a fashion trend on the runway or in a magazine and fall head over heels in love with it. The only problem is that on viewing yourself in the changing room mirror, it looks nothing like it did on that model.
But it’s not at all because you need to lose a few pounds; just simply because the trend does not suit your shape. For me, my bugbear is peplum. I love it yet, no fashion has ever suited my body less and created such large hips from nowhere.
What you must remember is that while fashions will always come and go, your body shape tends to remain the same throughout your life. Therefore finding what styles, cuts and fabrics suit your shape is essential work.
Dressing to suit your body type is the only fail safe way to ensure you look, feel and project a sense of confidence and ‘can-do’ attitude!
Clever Dressing: Accentuate Your Assets!
It is an accepted fact that runway fashion is more often than not created for tall, thin models – even though women come in all different shapes and sizes.
The most important benefit of dressing to fit your body type is that you can cover parts of your body you feel less comfortable with and show off those assets you think are your winning features.
Knowing that the wrong styles and shapes can add pounds to your figure, it is essential to tailor the latest fashions to suit you – in the process making you look younger, slimmer and more attractive.
Hourglass figure? Wear clothes that cinch in at the waist and define your silhouette to show off those curves! Pear shaped?
Make the most of your smaller upper half with tight fitting V neck tops and cover up problem thighs with long, flowing hemlines. With all the fashion websites out there, dressing to suit your body type has never been so simple!
Confidence: Looking Good Is Feeling Good!
All fashions writers and websites agree that fashion looks best worn with confidence. What better way to ensure that you feel great than knowing your clever dressing is accentuating your assets?
Dressing for your body type can really inspire positive body image and ensure that you radiate confidence and stand out from the crowd.
Positive Body Image = A Healthy Body
If dressing for your body type can foster a sense of confidence, it can also do wonders for your image of a healthy body. The risk of people seeing stick thin models wearing high fashion and feeling that the only way they could replicate that look is by losing weight is very high, especially amongst teenagers and young women.
Dressing to suit your shape proves that you don’t have to be unhealthily thin to look good – promoting healthy ideals and bringing down the risk of becoming fixated with weight or developing an eating disorder.
When dieting for the right reasons however, dressing to suit your body type also has a hugely important effect on your morale. Many people may wonder why they should bother buying a whole new wardrobe while they are still shedding the pounds.
Results have shown however that if you change your styling and accentuate your new figure, the incentive this gives you boosts your chances of staying on track and reaching your goal.
The Key To Looking Great
Above all, the most important thing to remember is that confidence is what makes an outfit. You like a piece of clothing? Tailor it to your body and rock it with style!
People are always going to comment on your fashion choices but being confident and secure in yourself cancels out any negativity you may experience.
Being confident is being sexy. And being confident can only be achieved when your best features are accentuated by proper styling for your body type. That is why dressing for your body is essential.
If you want to learn how to make the most of your body, check out Triactol’s body type flow chart to get all the insider tips and tricks to looking and feeling great. So what are you waiting for?!
Have you got any tips for dressing for your body shape? Share in the comments.
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Jade Douglas is a keen blogger who writes about fashion and trends in contemporary culture. She writes for Triactol.