Dressing for Your Body Type: 3 Things You Need to Know

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Before you start looking for the perfect outfit, it's important to understand your body type. No matter what you look like or what your weight might be, dressing for your body type ensures that you always look stunning. Whether you feel like you're too thin, too curvy, or too round, the right outfit will accentuate your body's best features while downplaying less favorable ones.  

  1. Loose doesn't hide curves

One thing many overweight shoppers tend to do is buy loose-fitting clothing. Unfortunately, this won't hide your curves. Even if you hate the shape of your body, remember that it is much better to choose clothing pieces that fit snugly. While your clothing shouldn't be skin-tight, it should highlight your curves. Additionally, you can opt for long, flowing clothing pieces that give you a more slender appearance without looking loose. For example, a longer blazer can slim your waistline, while an empire-waist dress can minimize your belly. Both of these items will make you look great without making you look sloppy. 

  1. Tight isn't always bad

Whether you're thin or overweight, you don't need to shy away from tight clothing. While your dress or pants should never be so snug that the people around you can see your undergarments, there is nothing wrong with picking tighter clothing. If you love your hips, for example, a snug pair of pants can show them off. If you want to accentuate your slender waist, a tight shirt could be just the thing.

  1. Comfort is key

No matter what type of function you're attending, you need to make sure that your clothing is comfortable. Even if the dress you picked makes you look 20 pounds thinner, you're going to have an awful time if it's too tight. Even if the shirt you picked out makes your waist look slimmer, you aren't going to have fun if it's too low-cut. When you try on a piece of clothing, always take the time to consider how it makes you feel. If you find that you're constantly readjusting how it fits or you just can't seem to relax while you're wearing it, you may want to choose a different piece of clothing.

 Remember that any body type can look fabulous, fashionable, and fantastic. The key is simply to choose clothing that works well for your body type. Instead of trying to look like the people around you, make sure that you choose clothing that works well for your frame.

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  • Carrie Paxson