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29 October 2011

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Style Your Body Right

Each of us is gifted with a unique frame and it is essential for all women to understand their body type and develop a style sense that complements the body. Blindly following the season’s trends can only mar your aesthetic sensibilities unless the style is carried in accordance with your body type.

Check out the different body types and ensure your clothes are in sync with it

Petite
Women as tall as 5’2 or 5’3 inches, with a close to skinny frame, with a small bust line and a small bottom are classified under the petite category. Lucky enough to carry most clothes with ease, these women can adorn themselves with straight fit or skinny jeans, knee length skirts, jumpsuits and maxi dresses in single tone shades to make them look taller. Use a lot of variation on sleeves such as power shoulder, sleeves with ruffles. Dresses than enhance curves with extreme fits can lend a bolder structure. To complement the attires, use high heels and platform and get the perfect look.


Pear shaped
Pear shaped women have a wider bottom and hence need to balance out the outfits in a way that enhances the upper body and the torso. The best way to accomplish this is through wearing a lot of prints on the upper part of the body. From floral to metallic prints, retro polka dots, graphic prints etc. can be a great saviour. The idea is to draw away attention from the hips by focusing on the top part. Sport cropped pants, A line dresses and waist length tops to camouflage the bottom.

Apple shaped
These women are blessed with a broader top in comparison with to their bottom side. With a big rack and wide shoulders, the trick is to make the body look appropriately shaped by styling. The easiest way to achieve so is by layering, as it will take the gaze off your wide top. Choose tops and dresses that highlight your well sculpted bottom, for example, empire line tops or dresses, tee shirts that have a falling shoulder or cowl neck tops. Indulge in some bootleg and flared trousers to get a wide bottom illusion and make up for the cleavage.

HourglassThe luckiest of all women, these surely have a gifted frame that is every on looking woman’s envy. A proportionate body with well-defined curves on top and bottom enables them to dress in a versatile way. However women with an hourglass figure can use bold prints for an increased sex appeal. Try variations between metallic prints, shimmer based clothes, sequins or monochrome prints . Shift dresses that end in varying lengths are another way to boost your curves and steal attraction. Opt for dresses or skirts that have special embroidery, patchwork, and detailing, fitted silhouettes that define your booty. Choose flouncy fabrics such as sheer, georgette and those who love to experiment can try out something bold as leather. Indulge in leather pants or try out a leather corset and stand out from the crowd with panache.

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