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By Rebecca Rodden
Food for thought......
When it comes to clothes and dressing we always talk about change of season and changing trends. Yet there is not a huge amount of discussion on your body shape evolving and wardrobe needs for this. Yet out bodies, which are unique to us, always change and are ultimately our reason for dressing. We have children, we do more, less or different exercise, age and hormones also play a part. Alongside of this our reason for dressing also changes. We all want to dress well and it plays a big part in feeling confident. Back to our uniqueness, out bodies are all different and move differently, as a yoga teacher I see this every day. We should celebrate this.
I do not understand why women's body shaped are classed as fruits????? I am not big on scales or measurements but there are 3 key measurement's which will help you to figure out your shape. So that is bust, waist and hips. That said clothing sizes are all over the place, and while there is a standard grading, between sizes, not every company follows it. Men's wear works to measurement but I know for a fact many brands include a vanity measure to a 34 waist could measure 35. So in all of this best to go what feels comfortable and it flattering.
So take a good look in the mirror with objective eyes and go, you know, I'm happy with this or actually this looks a lot better than it ever did, so I'm going to start wearing things that that show it off.
Name your best features.
I think you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in and in terms of different body shapes is really just looking at what your best assets are and dressing accordingly, and thinking about what shows them off and I really want to help you find that.
Do you have an amazing bust and legs, or do you have think your legs are the best thing or maybe curvy figure with a waist you want to accentuate so it's really looking at each part of your body.
Now, if you're, say, keen on your bust and your waist. It's thinking about having maybe collars and frills that help accentuate your bust area. Wear bolder colours on top and use simple shapes on the bottom half.To balance hips use a wide leg, bootcut or flare trouser or an a line skirt, pleated skirts are great for this. Go for higher waisted styles.
Amazing bust and legs? Frills and bows, or off the shoulder tops. A wide belt to define a waist. Peplum shapes and double breast work well. Skinny and slim legged trousers. Shirt dresses and bias cuts in both dresses and skirts.
So if you're someone that's got a waist you want to show off belts are great. You can pretty much put a belt with everything, any sort of shape and that will help give it, alternatively a wrap dress works well. In terms of trousers if you're that curvy shape, then something that's maybe a wider leg or more flair because it balances out hip to the rest of of your leg.
Arms are amazing, and maybe that the legs are too? So, you can go sleeveless or maybe it's a cap sleeve. Looking at bias cut tops, skirts and dresses along with shift dresses and tunics. And you can also go for shorter lengths so something that's maybe hovering above, just above the knee or skimming the knee is quite a good thing show off your legs. Look for trouser and skirts which sit on your hips.
If you feel your legs, are one strongest one of your strongest assets you can get. You can experiment with a lot more trouser shapes so you can go for the slim leg, you can go for a wider leg as well.
Fluid shapes such as bias cut or smock dresses, tops and skirts
Shirts and shirt dresses
A - line skirts
midi rise trousers, jeans and skirts
Round necks as long as they are not too high
Single breasted jackets
Belts are super useful as your can create a waist and this can be on your true waist or something lower toward the hip.
Underwear no matter what your shape invest in the best fitting and flattering underwear.
If you want to know more just ask me.