6.06.2012

Trend Watch Wednesday: {Re-dress}


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The dress – it’s a staple for summertime and a celebration of femininity. A dress says, “I am woman, hear me twirl.”

A perfectly fitted frock will always give you that edge of confidence that you need to land a job, hook a man or just plain feel better about yourself. Thus, we are going to discuss how to pick the perfect dress for your specific body type.

Never before has fashion been so accommodating to all womanly body types. There are dresses for tall girls, plus sizes and petites. There are dresses for expectant moms, small waistlines and curvaceous hips.

Let’s explore.

The Banana Bod

This is the category in which I fall. The ‘banana’ body is typically straight up and down. Bananas are known for thin limbs, long legs and an equal torso-to-hip ratio. Unfortch, bananas don’t have many curves (or “ta tas”). This body looks best wearing an A-line dress, which helps to create the illusion of curves and “cinches” in the waistline. Also, experiment with wrap dresses and belts.
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The Apple Bod

Apple bodies tend to carry the majority of their volume on the top. Apples tend to be busty and/or broad shouldered, which is great for wearing daring styles, actually. If you’re looking to draw attention away from your “girls”, find a dress with a unique hemline. Also, you should look for dress styles that are lots more voluminous on bottom, like the super-trendy tulip dresses. Try one of the below:

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The Hourglass Bod

Repeat after me, “Hourglass bodies can wear anything.” It’s true; an hourglass can rock a paper sack like an Alexander McQueen ball gown. There really aren’t many rules for dressing an hourglass, but to really play up the curves, look for a body-con dress or pencil-skirt-style dress…rawr!

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The Triangle Bod

Also known as a pear shape, triangle ladies tend to carry the majority of their volume on the bottom half of the body. Look for styles of dresses with emphasis on the neckline and sleeves, which will draw the eye upward instead of toward the hips and booty. Triangle bodies usually have beautiful collarbones, so show them off with a flattering V-neck or blouson-sleeved dress.


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The Petite Chica

I could also fall into this category, since I’m under 5’5”, (which is considered the cut-off for petites.) Petites need to be careful not to wear dresses that are too long. Maxi dresses can overwhelm a teeny frame and make the body appear shorter. Instead, look for mini-dresses (where the hem falls two inches above the knee) or, if you’re hankering for a longer dress, try the high-low style, which is super trendy this summer.


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And that, my friends, is your “re-dress”.

Now, go forth and flaunt your fabulous frock.

Be blessed, lovelies-

9 comments:

  1. Fashion insider alert! Here is a knock off of the Eliza J Dress! http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Women/Featured_Shop/SummerMostWanted/FlipFlopDress/PRD~1803805H1482CHPNK/Harper+and+Gray+Colorblock+Dress.jsp?off=2

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  2. I love this post! Though I still can't really tell if I'm an hourglass or a triangle! (I think I go back and forth depending on how fit I am haha). I love the tips that you give though on your blog! Keep it up! :)

    Bizi
    www.thebizibee.com
    Fashion and Equestrian Blog

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  4. Love this! Magazines always seem to leave out lots of body shapes when they give tips like this. You nailed it!

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  5. I guess I'm an hourglass...I wouldn't mind trying out that pink peplum dress!! :)

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  7. I had never heard the term re-dress before. So, what does it actually mean, lol!

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  8. I just found your blog and I love it! I started a blog about 3 months ago and it's hard to grow, but definitely a fun, creative outlet for me! Keep up the good work! :)
    Megan
    www.forallthingslovelymy.blogspot.com

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