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How to Dress To Suit Your Body

Sep 3, 2008
No matter what your body type, there is a good chance that you have been frustrated by the prospect of clothes shopping. Some days, it seems that everything is made for someone who is taller than you, shorter than you, bigger through the hips, has a larger bust or a smaller bust or just doesn't feel comfortable.

The truth of the matter is that many fashion designers simply make clothes that will look great on a single size and then blow it up or shrink it accordingly for other sizes. If you are tired of never finding clothes that fit you just right, keep in mind that there are many different ways to dress well. You just need to know some simple tricks.

When you think about getting dressed up, think about your favorite body part for a moment. Do you have great legs, a marvelous bust line, or small waist?

If you find the fashions that are going to draw attention to your favorite body part, this is going to help make you look and feel great, and boost your confidence, too.

Next, don't be afraid of colour. Focus on colours that go with your skin and that you like. If you have confidence, you'll find that you can usually wear most colours, and look great regardless.

When you think about dressing to suit your body, think about where the hem is going to fall, both top and bottom. Where a hem falls will draw attention to that particular area of your body. If you have great legs, go with shorter skirts and shorts.

If your legs are long and thin, use pants that stop at about mid-shin. Take a look at what you're going to want to emphasise before you go shopping for clothes. If you do this before you go, you're much more likely to find the perfect style for you that will look great and feel great, too.

At the malls and stores, stop and remember that you should worry less about concealing and more about accentuating. When you are looking for something that will "hide" a part of your body that you are less comfortable with, you'll find that you are often relegating yourself to something that is a great deal more baggy than you might prefer. Remember that no matter what you get, it should fit you well without being baggy or tight.

In addition, it's worth noting that slowly but surely, the fashion industry is taking note of people who are bigger than the "models" they usually focus on. Because they are focusing on us "non-fashion industry" people and our range of sizes and shapes, there are more choices for those of us who don't possess a perfect model's body.

Be patient when you shop and remember never to settle for "good enough." Instead, spend your hard-earned money on something that's going to make you both look and feel terrific.
About the Author
Author: Tessa W. Adachi can show you how to easily select plus size fashion to fit and flatter all types of bodies. Go to the "LongIsland" website for more recommendations on how plus size clothing can make you look great.
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