FASHION: What DRESS Fits Your BODY TYPE?
People see your dress First; You are addressed as you dress!
Good self-image and a desire for acceptance is an essential quest in the heart of all mankind. Not necessarily taking the full attention in a space, office or occasion but reflecting an image that makes you acceptable and admired.
A good dress sense is a major contributor to good self-presentation, it fosters confidence and acceptance within a space or society. Since our clothing, from the hairstyle down to the dress worn and Shoes put on are important, our complete choice of what to wear and what not to should be choices made to give us a good image out there, foster self confidence and encourage public respect and acceptance.
Now, one major thing to note is this: One size fit all is not applicable in fashion! That a dress looks flawless and fits perfectly on you doesn’t mean it will fit well on another person entirely. Hence it is important to understand your body type, shape and fabrics, so you can dress appropriately and therefore by that upgrade your fashion/ dressing quotient.
The following are the points to consider when determining your body type and choice of clothes.
1. THE APPLE & PEAR SHAPE
Your body type is defined as Apple Shape if your bust is generously blessed, quite bigger or more bogus than your hips. This means your shoulders are large/broad, the limbs are slender and the waistline is not well defined.
NOTE: Do more of wrap dresses, button-ups, and other dresses that define or take attention away from the waist, they are a great fit. Celebrities like Nigeriann Actress Funke Akindele, Kate Winslet have this type of Apple body shape.
While for the Pear Shape (the Hips don’t lie!), you have a broader and more elaborate hips, and the hips is wider than your shoulders. Usually having a smaller or big burst, but a well-defined waist, full thighs etc.
NOTE: If you have this widely admired body type, take attention off your hips with full skirt dresses. Use more of high waist skirts, open backs, belted styles or big sleeves. Celebrities like BBN Mercy Eke, Kim Kardashian has this Pear body shape
WHAT CLOTHES GO WELL WITH THE APPLE SHAPE BODY TYPE?
First And Fore-most, The Clothe Type to AVOID Are:
a. Horizontal line striped clothes, avoid it by all means!
b. Dresses or Tops with halter/ boat necks
c. Clingy dresses or fabrics, pls avoid them.
BEST CHOICES ARE:
a. Off-shoulder and Strapless styles will look awesome on an apple shaped body type, make more choices on fabrics that “sit close” but not ‘hug tightly’ to your body like linen, cotton silk.
b. Tops and Dresses with a V-neckline or a plunging would best flatter your body
c. Choose dresses with 3/4th or elbow sleeve
d. Dark colored attires are also a good dress choice
e. Hence you should draw attention to your fine legs with high heels and short skirts
f. Choose loose dresses like flares, pleats, palazzo pants etc.
WHAT CLOTHES GO WELL WITH THE PEAR SHAPE BODY TYPE?
First And Fore-most, The Clothe Type to Avoid Are:
a. Avoid excessive or over-embellished pants or bottoms
b. Do not wear crop tops
BEST CHOICES ARE:
a. A-line dresses are flattering for pear shaped body types, most especially with hemlines below the knee
b. Choose dresses and tops with sweet-heart and boat necklines; this would accentuate your burst if they are less full
c. Choose cardigans, shrugs and embellished jackets; layered clothes will add to your upper body.
d. Look for dresses that end just above or around your hips
e. Go for dark colors when picking pants or jeans.
To Be Cont’d.
Tolani Fasehun. Union Television, LiDa Broadcasting Systems, LBS.