Today I'm going to talk about dressing for your body type! We all have areas of our body that we like and areas that we don't like (well, hopefully we all have areas that we like--and if you have no areas that you don't like...teach me your ways!).
First and foremost, you need to determine what our body type/shape is. Are you...
Long and lean?
Next, determine your problem areas, or areas that you want to avoid highlighting. Maybe yours are...
Any of the other toes?
Okay, what about your favorite areas? The parts of your body that you love and want to flaunt.
One more step. Go into a dressing room (or your closet, or somewhere that has clothes you can put on). Now, put on an outfit. Do you feel fierce in it? Do you love how you look? Does it make you happy? If you answered yes to any of these, you are dressing for your body type! If you didn't answer yes to any of these, just keep trying until you find something that makes you feel good. Remember, I once cried in the middle of the mall because I couldn't find anything I thought looked good on me. Some things you might not like. And that's okay.
Here's the thing...I hate that we are put into boxes. There are serious articles about dressing for your body type. And if women find ideas on how to dress from these articles that make them comfortable and feel good, that's awesome! But if any women are feeling like they're being put down for what they're wearing or like there are certain things they can't wear, that's not so awesome.
Not all of us can even identify with one of the standard body types. I'd say I'm basically pear-shaped, but there are other things about my body that make it what it is. As a basically pear-shaped woman, I probably 'should' be wearing flare/trouser jeans to balance the width at my thighs with the width of the flares. I should also of course be wearing a fitted shirt. No flowy shirts if your upper body is the smaller part of you! But skinny jeans and leggings are my favorite. Especially paired with flowy shirts. So fashion rules can suck it. I'll be over here in my white jeans after Labor Day and mixing navy blue and black, thankyouverymuch.
I'm linking up with Holly for Waiting on Wednesday.