Do you have a boss, co-worker, or BFF whose style you admire and wonder how she does it?!
A surefire way to becoming an instant corporate fashionista is to understand how to dress your body type. There are five basic body types: hourglass, triangle, inverted triangle, oval, and rectangle. (Note: I am choosing to reference geometric shapes for consistency purposes, but feel free to use common fruit names or otherwise.) You and I, both have some variation of one of these common body types, regardless of weight or height.
It is easy to feel some style anxiety when it comes to dressing your body type, especially when you start factoring into the equation all of the wonderful (yet fashion challenged!) parts that make our bodies so unique, such as different shaped and length torsos, busts, arms, shoulders, legs, derrières…the list goes on and on.
Today, let’s simplify the process and focus on the bigger picture, by learning the science behind dressing your general body type – measuring from your bustline to your hips. It is the crux to great style.
Here is a style guide to dressing your body type I’ve created for you, to use as reference, so you can avoid feeling overwhelmed, like you’re trying to fit a ‘square peg in a round hole’, and instead learn how to play up your shape & flatter your figure, once and for all:
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