Ife sees a beautiful style on a plus-size model and demands that her dressmaker replicates the same style for her only to be disappointed with the outcome and ends up firing her. Well, this is the 4th dressmaker she has fired in a year. She blames tailors in her community for not being creative. If only she knew that a dress style that fits a plus-size model does not necessarily have to fit a petite woman.
Many ladies are like Ife. If only you realise that body type matters, there’ll be less hassle.
There are few things better than finding an outfit that flatters your figure. The thing is, if you don’t understand why certain things look great on you, it can be difficult to keep finding new favourites. In actuality, it is simple—it all boils down to body shape. Once you learn how to dress for your body type, it’s amazing how easy it is to build a wardrobe you love to wear. Keep scrolling to discover what body type you have and find the best clothes for your body type.
What’s your body shape?
While there are a variety of body shapes, most women align with one of five: Apple, Pear, Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, or Rectangle. Knowing this will help you learn how to best dress for your body type.
If you’re curvy with a less defined waist, you’re likely an apple shape, also regarded as a circle or round body type. Here are some characteristics that often apply:
• Your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips are fairly uniform—but your shoulders and hips may be slightly narrower.
• Your waistline is rather undefined.
• You have a large bust.
Apple, circle, oval, round—whatever you like to call this shape, you can play up your favourite features with flattering, on-trend outfits. The most important thing to remember is balance. Emphasizing your shoulders and legs ensures that your entire frame receives an equal amount of attention.
If your hips are broader than your shoulders, you’re likely a pear shape, also known as a triangle body type. Here are some characteristics that often apply:
• Your hips and thighs are wider than your shoulders and bust.
• You have a defined waist that is narrow compared to your hips.
If your shoulders and hips are fairly balanced and you have a defined waist, you’re likely an hourglass shape. Here are some characteristics that often apply:
• Your shoulders and hips are about equal width.
• You have a defined waist.
• You likely have a larger bust and derrière.
• You describe yourself as curvy.
Inverted Triangle Body Shape:
If your shoulders are broader than your hips, you’re likely an inverted triangle. Here are some characteristics that often apply:
• Your shoulders are the broadest part of your body.
• Your bust may be larger.
• Your hips and waist are narrower.
Rectangle Body Shape:
If your four measurements are fairly uniform and you have a straighter build, you’re likely a rectangle. Here are some characteristics that often apply to help you determine if you fall under this category:
• Your shoulders, bust, and hip measurements are fairly uniform.
• Your waist is more straight than curvy.
Finally, can we blame Ife’s dressmakers for attempting to replicate the style and not give her the right advice? Yes, we can.
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