Today I am chatting about knowing your body and what works on it! All of our bodies have a strengths and weakness. For instance My strength is my long legs and my weakness is I am square, no waist and I hold any extra weight in my middle area. I am a Ruler= Straight up & down! With this type of a build I am going to play up my legs and draw attention away from my middle. This is why Shirt dresses work great for me (above) It flatters my figure. While Shirt/shift dresses work on Almost every figure, Its shorter style and no waist line make’s it’s my go to in a dress choice. I don’t wear Dresses that draw attention to the waist, have a belt at the waist or the Popular wrap dresses because it isn’t flattering on me. Now for a person that has a little waist It’s a perfect. (some would say wearing a belted dress gives my square shape a shape!!! It does not…it just make me look square) This is one of the reasons to know what works on YOUR body! You need to feel comfortable and confident!
When you know what works on your body it makes shopping easier and you know what styles you can eliminate. Now this doesn’t mean you have to purchase the same styles time after time! It just means you have a better sense of the styles you are looking for. Boy does this help in the try on rooms!! 🙂
I have found with my body type I look better in pencil skirts verses A line skirts because A line skirts draw attention to waist and have flowy fabric around the leg area, where a pencil skirt draws attention to my legs and is structured for a more tailored look that suits my shape.
Knowing what works helps you to look and feel your best everyday! Why try to wear something just because it’s in Fashion if it doesn’t look good on your body, you won’t feel Fabulous! Dressing for your body type will change how you look and purchase clothes! Most of all, You will Always feel great! For more about dressing for YOUR body TYPE, I found a great article for you over at Who Whore What .
If you have any questions or want some tips from me on what I think would look great on you. Please leave a comment below and I will have you send me some photo’s of you via email, and I’ll be happy to send YOU your personal styling tips:)
Thank you for reading Dear D’Arcy, OX D’Arcy