Style Tips For Your Body Type

13 Mar 2019
When you walk into a store, you have a general idea of what clothes will look great and what won’t. Each woman has a different body shape and aspects of their body that they either love or want to hide. However, since trends are always changing, you probably frequently try on new styles of clothes that you either like or dislike. In order to save yourself some time figuring it all out, here are some of our best tips on how to dress for your body type.

No matter what body type you are, you will find that a simple layering shirt or essential shirt will show off your body in all the right ways. Layering shirts are made with a slimming fabric that will smooth your curves while keeping you comfortable. The best part about an essential shirt is that they will give you a variety of ways to wear them with just about any fashion item made for your body type.

Smaller Waist

You always want to highlight your curves as much as possible. If your body type is curvier but you have a smaller waist, really try to emphasize your waist. Look for fashion items with a belt or wrap (could be a jacket, pants, dress or even a blouse), as well as high waisted pants and skirts that will draw attention to your midsection. If you like skirts, a pencil skirt is a great option because it will highlight your waist as well as help your curves stand out. Whatever you choose to wear, look for more fitted items rather than boxy cuts.

Bigger Midsection

If you tend to carry your weight in your stomach area, then flowy tops will be your best friend. Although many flowy tops are see-through, you can easily fix this problem by wearing a cap sleeve shirt underneath.

For the perfect pair of pants to wear with an elegant blouse, a low-waisted straight-leg pant will look great! On colder days, try wearing a long, loose-fitting coat to avoid having too much fabric bind around your midsection. In addition to straight-leg pants, a straight or shift dress will look the most flattering on you, as it will help show off your slim lower body while hiding your midsection.

Uniform Midsection

One of the hardest things about this body type is that you will want to make it look like you have more curves than you actually do. In order to do so, highlight your waist as much as possible by wearing cropped jackets and high waisted pants that taper. You can try to show off your legs by wearing a knee-length skirt. Skinny jeans are also a great way to draw attention to your legs!

Dresses that have a belt or cinch at the waist will help to display the smallest part of your waist and give off a more curvy look. As far as tops go, you can choose to wear more flowing tops or a more fitted top. A long sleeve layering shirt underneath a cropped denim jacket with a pair of black skinny jeans is the ideal outfit for you.

Narrow Top and Curvy Bottom

If you have a narrow top half, you will want to search for more boxy cuts. A structured jacket with a slim layering shirt underneath will help to elongate your body and draw attention to your top. Peplum tops are a wonderful option for this.

Dresses that are fitted up top but flare out at the waist will help smooth your curvy lower half. If you can, look for pieces that have more pattern or are more embellished to continue drawing attention to the upper half of your body.

There are plenty of clothing options for every body type, you just have to know what to look for! Although many women prefer to dress for their body type, don’t be afraid to wear what you love and what you feel confident in. Find what works for your body and your style, and don’t pay too much attention to the fashion rules. Be sure to check out Heirloom Clothing’s website for more style inspiration as well as the best selection of layering shirts.

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