How To Dress For Your Body Type




Learning how to dress for your body type is an essential fashion know-how that many people do not have. It can be hard to find a way to dress for your body type while still incorporating your own style. What if you don’t like that particular fit or feel uncomfortable having a dress hug you in a certain area? Lucky for you, you are a seamstress. Unlike many women who are slaves to purchasing what they find in stores, you can not only make your own clothes but take in, mend, transform, and upcycle pieces to make them fit your unique and fresh style. In Quick Tips: How to Dress for Your Body Type, we will give you quick sewing tips on how to create easy sewing projects that help you dress for your body type.








  • Experiment with light tops and contrasting bottoms.
  • Try wearing boat neck and square necklines to draw attention to your upper half.
  • Camouflage hips with a-line skirts.
  • Try wearing pointy shoes and boot cut pants to elongate your legs.


















  • Try wearing wide length pants and full skirts.
  • Do not wear spaghetti straps or sleeveless shirts and dresses.
  • Experiment with high-waisted skirts and dresses.
  • Wear skirts and pants that accentuate your lower body by going for brighter colors. 



















  • Do wear pieces that create the illusion of curves like scoop neck t-shirts and cinched waists.
  • Wear layers like coats and belts to add more dimension to your shape.
  • Try sporting long-layered sweaters and coats to create a sleek look.
  • Experiment with colorful tops and bottoms.



















  • Wear pieces with adjustable waists to draw attention to your curves.
  • Experiment with wrap dresses and sheath tops.
  • Do not wear pieces that hang too loosely over your body like peasant tops.
  • Do wear short jackets and accessorize with belts at the waist.




















  • Wear dresses and tops that are fitted under your bust and arms.
  • Do wear pieces that fit your silhouette and avoid pieces that are bulky around the bosom.
  • Avoid wearing skirts above the knee as it can make you appear just a little bit shorter.
  • Look for pieces that are longer to add some height to your shape and do not wear coats or fitted blazers that end .









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