Guest post from Mia of High Style Life
In Norway, they have a saying: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes’. Well, we’re going to take their saying, rework it a bit and say that there are no bad bodies, just bad clothes. We have all been created to be equal, but unique and different, and that’s where the charm truly lies. If we were all the same size and shape, wore the same clothes we would look like clones from a dystopian movie.
No, we have to stop comparing ourselves to others, wondering why they can pull certain looks off and we can’t, because guess what – the person you’re in envy of because of their slender arms wishes they could have your waist or your hips. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side, but we know too well that it isn’t, we just don’t know we know it. To that end, we are on a mission today, a mission to prove that everyone can look great provided they wear the right clothes and rock them with unshakable confidence.
The hourglass goddess
When you’re curvy and you know it, place the entire emphasis on that gorgeous tiny waist. When it comes to rocking winter staples – sweaters, don’t go for chunky and boxy ones as they will swallow your figure. Instead, as belts are totally back, embrace the trend with a fitted sweater and use a belt to further accentuate your waist. Crop tops also do wonders for this type of figure, making your hips look gorgeous and the waist even tinier, especially when paired up with a sleek pencil skirt that will hug those thighs just right.
It’s very important to dress your size, because squeezing into a smaller one will not be flattering. For major events, look for plus size special occasion dresses, particularly body-hugging ones with a V-neck and a belt, as these will compliment your figure best. Avoid skinny jeans, and opt for high-rise wide-leg trousers and jeans as these won’t only elongate your legs but create the illusion of slenderness in the area. Fitted coats with belts and broad shoulders will do your body justice in the cold months, as well as long cardigans – again, with a clever usage of belts.
When most of your weight is concentrated on the center of your body, the best way to pull focus from the midsection is to emphasize the legs and the shoulders. The perfect type of outerwear for your body type is swing coat that won’t draw attention to the belly area and will place the focus on the shoulders. High-waist A-line and circle skirts (above the knee) are the best fit as they will flare out over the stomach and make your waist seem smaller. Avoid wrap dresses and opt for long-sleeved shift dresses, and make sure it’s above the knee so your legs get all the attention. Hip-hugging jeans and trousers are pure perfection for your body type. As for tops, look for longer ones that flare out from the waist down, and to accentuate the shoulders always look for V-necks and. Avoid boxy sweaters and always go with tunic-length cardigans, and also stay away from large and busy patterns.
If your chest is smaller than the waist, arms slender and hips wider, you my dear, are pear-shaped. Start by accentuating your bust with plunging V-necks. Cowl-necks also work amazingly well on you, as well as bell-sleeves. Avoid shapeless tops, as structured cuts are most flattering on you. Fitted blazers, as well as fitted coats, should be your wardrobe staples. Waist-length jackets are almost custom-made for you, so when you can stand the chill, go for them. Accentuate your amazing shoulders and arms with open-back dresses, dramatic sleeves, and feel free to rock plenty of embellishments on the upper part of the dress. The perfect length for both dresses and A-line skirts is just below the knee.
When you rock patterns on top, keep it simple on the bottom. Dark jeans and neutral-hued trousers are perfection, and make sure to choose the bootcut because it creates a balance in your proportions. Don’t be afraid of large scarves and statement necklaces, because you want the eyes to be on top. As for sweater weather, avoid long sweaters and keep the length just above the hips. Chunkier fabrics with a bit of flare are gorgeous as they balance out the wide hips, and feel free to play with horizontal stripes and add more volume to your torso.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.