How To Be Stylish-Know Your Body

Here’s your first lesson on how to be stylish-KNOW YOUR BODY.  Maybe some of you are saying, “But I don’t want to know my body.  We’re not friends.”    Well, it’s time to put the past behind you and make friends with your body.  It is what it is.  Time to move past your flaws (we ALL have them) and figure out what is your best attribute.  If you’re too critical and can’t find anything good on your body, ask a trusted friend what might be your best physical feature.  Once you figure out your best physical feature, you’ll want to emphasize that and hide your flaws.

Now, let me clarify something.  Part of being stylish is creating a little mystery about yourself.  This is a nice way of saying there is NOTHING stylish about body parts hanging out of clothing.  There is no mystery in that and therefore, no style.

To give as much detail as possible and keep this post from being impossibly long, each day I’ll feature a different body type with suggestions on what looks best on you.  Be sure to get the correct clothing size-ask the sales associate for help if you need it.  Clothes that are too small look like you’re trying too hard and can leave body parts hanging out.  Clothes that are too big make you look like you’re wearing a potato sack.

Straight/Rectangle Body Type:  Cameron Diaz and Hillary Duff have this body type.  Your hips and bust are about the same size and you have a straight waist.  Your butt is probably more flat than round.  You tend to gain weight in your torso.  Your lower legs should be your best physical feature and what you want to emphasize.  Look for tops with belted waists and tops that are full or flowing around the bust area and form fitting around the waist.  Look for pants with full or flared legs and full or layered skirts.  When buying a swimsuit, look for one with wide set straps on the top and full coverage on the bottom.


Top for straight body types

Jeans for straight body type

Dress for straight body types


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. maddiesplace
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 17:24:12

    Amen! Knowing your body and accepting yourself is key!! Thanks for stopping by. I am looking forward to your posts. 🙂


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