Well, we are on body positive post number 8! That’s actually kind of exciting because I
didn’t think I was going to make it past the first post. I did start running out of ideas so I was
talking to one of my friends and she had actually requested that I one day
write a post about how to dress for your body type. Personally I don’t think she needs advice on
this because if she is “fat” like she says she hides it well, so she obviously
knows how to dress herself. However, for
the rest of you who have given up or are on the verge of giving up here are a
few tips. I did some research and from
my own experience and opinion I came up with this article on how to dress for
your body type. This is for those of you
who have a hard time adjusting to your size and it is to help you feel more
confident after feeling frumpy for so long.
I know I’ve become victim to wearing leggings a lot because they are
expandable but I can’t give up on myself and my wardrobe! For those of you who are not comfortable
wearing a crop top or anything risky at your size/shape lets tackle this beast
of clothing of what fits together! I’ve
also added links to the articles that I’m crediting as resources for this
article. In the end I think that you
should wear whatever you feel comfortable in as long as what you’re wearing is
appropriate for the occasion. Just
because you’re size isn’t carried in your favorite stores, maybe you need to
move onto different stores and find clothing that fits you and makes you happy,
not makes you want to starve yourself for weeks just to fit into something.
when your body is curvy with a tiny waist.
Your shoulders and hips are similar in proportion. Think old Hollywood glam.
Marilyn Monroe she’s a poster child for this figure, Beyonce, Salma
curves and tiny waist!
curves, emphasize your waist.
waisted pant, belt at the waist (especially a thick belt), fitted dress, lightweight fabrics, skinny/straight
don’t want to hide your curves, you want to accentuate them, you have them for
above hips which are narrow, your back ribs and shoulders are broad and you may
feel wider than other body types
tummy and highlight shoulders and legs and create the illusion of a waist
leg/boot cut pants, belts at smallest part of your waist, for tummy bulge
wear empire tops and dresses, shorter skirts to show off your legs and take
attention away from tummy
over. Waist, hip, and shoulder widths
Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson
legs, don’t have to minimize any body features.
part of your waist so your hips and bust appear larger and more proportional
look, tops with collars and ruffles to flatter chest, add layers to create more
dimensions, dresses with ruching cinches on sides are ideal, colorful bottoms,
triangle, body shape features a broad chest and wide shoulders which are large
in proportion to a narrow waist and hips
bottom half some more attention
that call attention to waistline, high waisted styles, illusion of a waist
Everyone, don’t forget to check out my BOPO video that went live on my YouTube a few weeks ago!