Do you often find yourself criticizing yourself in front of the mirror? If so, you are certainly not alone! Here's the truth, and I know you've heard it a hundred times before, but everyone is truly beautiful in their own way. It's just a matter of highlighting your best features and dressing for your body shape in order to bring out your beautiful bold self. But how? Below we’ll give you some fashion styling tips to do just that:
Pay attention to fit
It's a given that you should try wearing clothes that fit well. Even though it sounds obvious, it's something many women struggle with. Baggy clothes will only make you look larger than you are, while tight clothes can be uncomfortable and unflattering. Try to find clothes that fit your body well, without being too tight or too loose. This will help create a flattering silhouette and make you feel more confident. Also, never judge a book by its cover. At first glance, some outfits may seem like they won't work on your body type, but with a little bit of styling, they can look amazing. Try out different sizes, cuts, lengths, and styles to see what looks best on you.
Accessories can help add visual interest to an outfit and draw attention away from your "problem areas." A good rule of thumb is to choose accessories that compliment your body type. Here are some examples to try:
If you have a large chest, choose necklaces and earrings that draw attention upwards. If you have a smaller chest, wear necklaces and earrings that dangle.
If you have a large bottom, choose accessories that elongate your figures, such as a long necklace or a belt. And if you're petite, choose smaller accessories that won't overwhelm your frame.
If you want to minimize your hips, try wearing a colorful scarf or belt around your waist. If you want to emphasize your figure, wear a necklace or earrings that draw the eye up.
There aren't any rules when it comes to accessorizing, so be creative and have fun with it! Keep experimenting until you find something that makes you feel beautiful and confident.
Create a balanced look
One of the most important things to remember when styling your body type is to create a balanced look. This means incorporating both light and dark colors, big and small prints, and high-waisted and low-rise pants. If everything in your outfit is one color or print, it might look too busy and mismatched. By incorporating a variety of different elements into your outfit, you'll create a look that is both stylish and pulled together. For example, if you're wearing a dark shirt, pair it with light-colored pants to create contrast. Or if you're wearing pants with a busy print, pair it with a solid-colored top to balance it out.
Choose the right fabrics & Pay attention to design details
The type of fabric you choose can also help flatter your body type. Heavier fabrics, such as denim and wool, can add bulk to your figure and make you look larger than you are. Try to stick to lighter fabrics, such as cotton, bamboo, and viscose to help streamline your figure. Pay attention to the cut and style of the fabric and the style of the garment itself. For example, try wearing a wrap dress, or one with ruching to camouflage any areas you're self-conscious about. And don't forget to pay attention to the color of the fabric too. Dark colors can sometimes be unflattering, while light colors can help to brighten your look, make you look younger and more confident. There is more to life than black, and it’s beautiful, we promise.
Confidence is key
Your confidence is key when it comes to styling your body type. No matter what you wear, if you don't feel comfortable in your own skin, it will show. Try not to focus on your "problem areas" and instead, focus on the parts of your body that you love. Embrace your curves and own your unique style. When you feel confident, it will show in your posture and the way you carry yourself. Most importantly, don't forget to smile.
Remember, there is no one "right" way to style your body type, so experiment until you find what you enjoy the most. With a little bit of effort and planning, you can always feel beautiful and confident in your own skin. So go out there and show the world your amazing self!