Select Perfect Clothes for your Body Types
Embracing your body shape and type is the first step to finding clothes that fit and flatter. Few women do not have a perfect body, but appropriate clothing can help create the illusion of one. Good clothing style can hide disproportionate body shape while bad clothing selection can ruin the best body shapes. Sometimes getting the right clothes for one’s body type is the toughest choice that women have to make, but with a bit of guidance and a few hints and tips one can have the desired wardrobe.
Apple Body Shape
As most of the body weight is concentrated above the rear thus the midriff appears to be heavier. So, the main idea is to take attention away from that part of the body and highlight the strengths. So, it’s important to flaunt your legs and wear dresses with V or deep V necklines. A-line or empire cuts are ideal for apple shaped women. An apple shaped woman should always opt for printed and layered dresses. Kurtis or dresses layered with traditional jackets will surely enhance your body type. One can also go for flared bottoms like sharara suits or palazzos to balance the body shape.
Hour Glass Body Shape
This body type is the most balanced of all with a proportionate top and bottom part of the body with a well-defined waistline. Garments that cinch at the waist are the ones for you. The garment should fit well at the right curves and follow the outline of these curves. Body-hugging gowns are an ideal choice for your body type. Make the most of it, because not everybody has this!
Pear Body Shape
The pear shaped body is all in the lower part of your body. Your rear and thighs are visually bigger than your upper body. The advantage with this body type is that you can create an illusion of an hourglass figure if styled correctly. Your shoulders are narrow, and rear is wide. All you have to do is to strike a balance or wear outfits that enhance your lower body. Saris are your forever loyal partner. Long Anarkali suits also compliment your body shape and enhance your features distinctly.
Rectangle Body Shape
Rectangle body type is the one which is well balanced from the shoulders to the rear. So usually there is not too much of a definition of one’s silhouette and it’s fairly straight. Choose A-line skirts or lehengas, teamed with ruffled and layered tops. Sleeveless, strapless and sweetheart lines are your thing. Long jackets and capes add the much-needed drama here.
Inverted Triangle Body Shape
The inverted triangle is the most athletic looking body type. Your shoulders are much broader than your rear. So, your arms and shoulders need to be enhanced as much as possible. You need to add definition to your rear and thereby to focus on creating a balance. Garments that naturally have an inverted V-look will suit your body type.
Being self-aware and most importantly informed can solve a lot of your shopping nightmares. You at least know that if a dress is not fitting or not looking a certain way, it does not imply that you’re out of shape and disproportionate. You have to plan around things and more than anything, there are simple tricks for all of us, we only need to know how to make them work!
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Saroj Jalan as a brand is deeply rooted in Indian aesthetics, yet western and contemporary in construct. The vision is that of a global fashion house that fills the vacuum in the category of customized clothing, refined in contemporary expression suited to today’s lifestyle.