13 tips to dressin' YOUR body

22.7.12

We all have our personal physical flaws. Instead of whining and complaining about it, just embrace yourself and get on with life. And no matter what your 'flaw' is, you can still manage to look chic and stylish as long as you follow a few simple steps!

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Got delicate calves? Try: A Pencil Skirt— Whether you’re pear-shaped or have the physique of a ruler, the pencil skirt can be universally flattering. If you've got a set of svelte calves, be sure to stock up on pencil skirts in all materials, colors, and levels of bling. 

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Chanel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
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Got a narrow torso? Try: Exaggerated Sleeves — Large, beautiful, exaggerated sleeves are here for fall, and they're oftentimes featured on slim-cut jackets or cropped shirts. If you've got a narrow torso, you've got the perfect body shape to balance out all that volume and show off your tiny bod. Remember — keep things streamlined on the bottom. Wear 'em with a pair of skinny pants or a slim-cut skirt.

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Got a petite frame? Try: Colored denims/trousers  If you're petite all over,  try jeans in different colors, neon or pastels or just plain regular bright - its your pick! Colored denims accentuate curves and thats what you need sister!

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Peter Som Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
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Got a bodacious butt? Try: Peplum — If you’re small on top with killer curves on the bottom, show off that derriere with a peplum dress. The peplum makes your waist look smaller and pops at just the right place; consider it a picture frame for your bum!

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Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Reem Acra Fall RTW 2012

Got flabby arms? Try: A bolero jacket or shrug  These bolero jackets and shrugs give enough coverage and because they finish halfway down the arm, they show the thinnest part of the arm! 

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Got long legs? Try: Wide-Legged Pants— If you've got some leg to spare, work them into a wide-leg trouser. Alice + Olivia did it just right with a high-waisted cut for even more length.

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Got a round tummy? Try: An empire cut outfit — Be it a dress or a tunic, empire cut it a God-send to cover up a big or a tiny tummy bulge. However, if not worn correctly, the wearer could look pregnant! So try to keep the flare and cut minimal!

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Alberta Ferretti Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Alberta Ferretti Fall RTW 2012

Got strong shoulders? Try: A Halter Dress — If you've got swimmer's shoulders, take a cue from Ralph Lauren. Choose something close-fitting or high-necked, which will let your collarbones and upper arms take center stage.

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Miu Miu Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Miu Miu Spring RTW 2012

Got huge boobs? Try: A-line clothes — A-line styles will match your full bustline and keep you looking proportional. If you like your shirts tucked in, try wearing a skirt with a slightly lower waistline to elongate your torso. 

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Versace Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
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Got athletic legs? Try: Short shorts — When you have the legs of a Grecian Goddess, why even both covering up? Show off those fabulous gams. Wear printed shorts with oxfords or flats. Heels for a night out!


Michael Kors Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Michael Kors Fall RTW 2012

Got a narrow waist? Try: Belted Thick Fabrics — Lots of ladies can't afford to bulk up too much, but if you've got a teeny-tiny waist, you can layer up without getting too boxy. Pair wool skirts and ribbed or cable-knit sweaters with thick leather belts to create shape, and streamline the shape.
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Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
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Got a fuller figure? Try: Draped clothes — The softness of drapes can hide all your flaws and just skims over those areas that you wish to hide, at the same time, giving you a feminine touch.

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J. Mendel Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
J.Mendel Fall 2012 RTW

Got a small chest? Try: A Deep V-Neck — If you have a flatter chest, you can pull off the season's deep V-neckline. This streamlined shape calls for a looser fit on the bottom. Try a flowing maxi skirt or a high-waisted pant with roomy, large legs.



These were just a few tips, however if you feel comfortable with your body, you can just about wear anything you want. All you need is the confidence.


All images from Style.com and Chictopia.com

3 Comments so far

  1. Hey, thanks for this!:)
    Definitely gonna try peplum..you know wat my flaw is now;)

    Love,

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  2. haha second shubhi there, I need to try peplum too ;)
    great work here Roxanne, you have highlighted some of the body types I didnt know about - good research there!
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  3. love they post...very informative

    thanks
    Pooja K
    www.chicaccessorizer.blogspot.com

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