The Perfect Dress For Your Body | Adrienne Ford

The Perfect Dress For Your Body

If an item of clothing makes you feel good–confidence far outweighs any fashion rule. 

A woman that is feeling herself is magnetic. 

That being said, a little style-knowledge can go a long way. 

The shape of your body will look great in certain styles, and may not work so well in other styles…

Disclaimer: Every body is beautiful. I am not shaming any size or shape. I am simply writing about a style of dress that fits a style of body. My suggestions are guidelines, not to be mistaken for body shaming. 

Hourglass

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Celeb: Tyra, J-Lo

You are a curvy beauty. Your hips and bust are close in size. Your upper body and legs are about the same height. 

*Accentuating your curves, while showing that defined waist are best.

The right look for you:

A-line dress or skirt 

Wrap-dress

V-neck

Fitted button-down blouse

Crop-tops

Synched waist

High waist jeans, trousers, skirts

Not the right look:

Baggy shirts, pants, or dresses 

Baby-doll dresses

Empire waist 

Pear-shape (also known as Triangle)

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Celeb: Kim Khardashian, Beyonce

A triangle body typically has a smaller upper body. Hips and thighs are wider than bust. 

*Accentuating your waist, while adding some volume to your bust is best. 

The right look for you:

-Strapless shirts and dresses

-Off the shoulder shirts and dresses

-V-neck

-A-line 

-Belted dress

-Dark coloured bottoms

-Flare pants 

Not the right look for you:

-Oversized shapeless tops and dresses. 

-Poofy skirts

-Curvy hugging bottoms

Athletic (Inverted Triangle)

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An athletic build has shoulders. Hips can be narrow compared to shoulders. Some athletic body types can be busty, some are not. 

Celeb: Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel

The right look for you: 

-Halter tops 

-Racer backs

-U-necks and V-necks 

-A-line

-Dresses are flexible

Opt for a more feminine shape

-Cinched mid-section

Not the right look for you:

-Short hemlines

-Stretchy fabric

-Spaghetti straps

-Box-shaped shirts or dresses

-If busty, avoid ruffly details around the bust

Apple (or Round)

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An apple body carries weight in the midsection. Sometimes shorter, with an undefined waistline.

Celebs: Oprah, Adele 

The right look for you:

-A-line

-Boyfriend button up

-V-neck

-Maxi dress with low cut neck

-Wrap dress

-Skinny jeans

-Flare jeans with heels

Not the right look you:

-Horizontal stripes can give an illusion of width

-Avoid things that fit the waist poorly

-Baggy clothes

Go with your gut. If you put something on and it just feels wrong… try something else. 

I borrowed these images from Stitch Fix Style. They are a wealth of knowledge on style. Check em out!

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