“Do I look that in this”, sure the cliché question has been parodied countless time on screen, but it still hasn’t lost its resonances and remains an issue on the back of not just woman but men too. In modern day society, our appearance and weight is still as heavily engrained in each and every one of our consciousness as its always been. Some people are tall, short, petite or full figured yet still have concerns over the way they look, which shouldn’t be the case because no matter what size or body shape you have , there is still beauty that can be drown from it. If you feel confident, you look confident and vice versa, and the best way to look confidant is by wearing an outfit that compliments your physic and complements your best features. So not matter what your body looks like, there is a whole multitude of outfits out there that are perfect for embracing features and turning you into a knock out.
Big is beautiful and none’s so is this the case when you seek dresses that barley skim the body, look subtle , is free of over embellishments and frills which can make a dress look to heavy and a nipped waist to add definition. Blacks, navy’s, brows or any other dark hue add a great sliming effect to any outfit, and also ensuring that hemlines always fall just below the knees creates a elongated effect that further tightens the frame. With full figures, you want to avoid dresses with neck lines that plunge to low seeing as you already have a fuller bust, so is unlikely to need extra extenuating. So what would be recommended is a exposed with a décolletage with a hint of shoulders, leaving every else covered up, allowing you to look both becoming and refined at the same time.
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With the likes of Kim Kardashian, Beyounce, Nikki Minaj and JLO, like how size 0 was in Vogue in the era of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, then certainly the curvier frame is the ideal every aspires to now. However to effectively get the most out of this body shape you should be look for clothing that emphasises the hour glass figure, so if your opting for dressing look for ones that nip in at the waist, firmly caresses the hips and cascade loosely from the thighs down to give you that voluptuous verve to your look. To add extra sexy firepower to a look, a tactical slit down the leg can bring onlookers hot under the colour, sultry siren edge to a sophisticated look. Or if you want to tone down the heat in outfit, opt for a pencil higher or empire hemline in solid shades of brown, black or navy to stream lines your look and draw less attention to your lower half.
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Long have woman avoided weight rooms and highly physical sports in fear of gaining muscle and thus attaining a more athletic physic that is seen as masculine. But their concerns are unwarranted because an athletic form can compliment a female form and bring to light its best assists, especially when adorned with the right outfit. The main rule in this department, is always look to refine and accentuate the waist for a truly feminine aesthetic, so aim for dresses that clinch or add a belt to your waist or just opt for a peplum that delivers that curvaceous zest to a frame. While most athletic woman would seek to hide their arms, which are generally toned, instead it would be better to lead with the arms and always leave them uncovered. This should be balanced out with bright dresses; pops of pink, yellow or floral designs should be strived for because they had extra girly verve to heighten femininity.
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All great things come in a small package, and nothing make the statement more truer than when that small package is wrapped show stopping outfit. However sometimes it can be difficult for a dainty frame to look distinctly feminine, but quickly that concern can be cast to the wind. Say hello to curves, when you add a belt to your midriff to accentuate your figure. If not belts, you can opt for a peplum with pleats or ruffles to deliver a similar look. When you’re petite, you want to elongate the frame, so look for a skirt that falls mid calf or just below the knee. Choosing an empire waistline should also become a priority because a dropped waistline only serves to make the frame shorter.
In terms of cleavage, wearing a v-neck with a strategic application of foundation can instantly give the appearance of an extra cup size or two. When you have a smaller frame it’s better to avoid loud colour schemes and outlandish patterns; think pops of pink, bursts of reds and dazzling whites encase you end up getting lost amongst the colour. So instead lean towards a slicker, tailored look, but don’t be afraid to experiment with material and texture, velvet and silk are materials that afar to neglect in many wardrobes, which is a shame when you consider that can add so much richness and refinement to an outfit.
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I hate the word Amazonian or lanky, I prefer elegant and graceful and all taller woman have that in their repertoire to be just that and a whole lot more. For a taller frame, the exact opposite is required compared to the petite frame. You want a lower waistline and high hemline to add less emphasis to your length. A taller frame just means you have the perfect opportunity to experiment with colour, so instead of shuffling to the side and kneeling so no one will notices you. A shook of colour ensures all eyes are on you for good reason, but when going for brighter hues always keep the outfit light of anything that might weigh down the look, instead you want it to be a slick and streamline as possible.
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