One of the elements of being well dressed is proportion. Plato said that “beauty resides in the proper measure and proper size of parts that fit harmoniously into a seamless whole”. You can wear expensive or trendy pieces but if the clothes don’t compliment your shape the look isn’t pleasing. The basic body types are hourglass, triangle or rectangle.
The triangle shape is when the hip is larger than the bust and waist. Empire silhouette or a cinched waist emphasizes the upper body, a feminine neckline, and decolletage easing into a fuller shape that smoothes over the hip, bottom and thighs. Here is an easy breezy spring look that will accentuate the women who has a triangle shape.
A boot cut or flare denim creates a visual balance for the hips of the triangle shape. Provided that they are not snug fitting through the legs. For our Hipster Hippie, no pun intended this tribal look is flattering.
Well proportioned shoulders in balance with her hips, shapely bust and defined waistline is the hour glass shape. The classic wrap dress is the perfect compliment to the hour glass.
A pencil skirt skimming fit and slightly tapering at hemline worn at just below the knee length. A tapered blouse and tailor blazer. Here a trendy leopard look for the daring bombshell.
The rectangle shape has strong shoulders, narrow hips and slim legs. Balancing is done by clothing shapes and proportions. Look for shapes and details that create definition for the waist.
A Shift dress with belt accent will bring emphasis to the waist to create an hourglass look. This casual safari look would be great for the rectangle shape women.