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Dressing can be difficult for people with certain body shapes and coloring. Luckily, it’s easy to figure out. In this article, we’ll provide a complete guide to picking out the best types and colors of clothes for you, no matter what body type you have.

Hair Colour and Skin Tone

Know your skin tone before choosing colors. Look at the veins on your wrist to determine your skin tone. Purple or blue-veined people look best in darker colors – blue, deep purple, lavender, ice blue, and bright blue colors. People with cool undertones have silver or ash undertones in their hair, while those with warm undertones have red, orange, or yellow undertones.

Those with blue skin tones can wear pale yellow, rose red, or ruby outfits. Neutral colors that work include bright white, gray, and navy blue.

Warm skin tones look best in earth tones like green, brown, mustard yellow, and warm red colors.

Match Your Body Type

Next, determine your body type. There are five female body shapes – round/apple, pear/triangle, inverted triangle, rectangular/athletic, and hourglass. We’ll explain each below.

Round/apple – Apples have a larger upper body than the lower body and no waistline.

Pear/triangle – These women are smaller on top than on the bottom.

Inverted triangle – Inverted triangles are larger in the top than in the bottom, and their shoulders are wider than their hips.

Rectangular/athletic – Women with a rectangular body type wear the same size tops and bottoms, lack a well-defined waistline, and have straight shoulders and hips.

Hourglass – Women with an hourglass figure have the same size top and bottom with a defined waistline. Most women consider this to be the “perfect” figure.

How to determine your body type

Measure your shoulders, bust, natural waist, and hips with a fabric tape measure. Make sure it’s parallel to the ground for accurate measurements. Divide your shoulder measurement by your hip measurement. Your body shape is determined by the result.

Online shopping websites also have body shape calculators.

How to dress for each body type

Inverted triangle – Wear fitted jackets and clothes with a higher rise. Tops with large shoulder details are best avoided with skinny bottoms. Tops and dresses with wraps accentuate the waist.

Triangle – These women want to emphasize their upper half. Boat necklines make shoulders look broader. Layer tops to increase volume. Wear shirts just below the widest part of your hips. Avoid long or cropped shirts.

Rectangular – Most women have this body type. The waist of rectangular bodies needs more definition to appear curvier. Boat-neck shirts and wide-leg pants emphasize a narrow waist. Don’t wear boxy cuts or anything too straight.

Apple – Wear well-fitted tops, jackets that aren’t skin-tight, and slim-fit dresses that hit above the knee. Vests, coats, and jackets that hit at or above the upper thighs, A-line coats, and straight, knee-length trench styles are among the classic styles that look good on apple-shaped women.

Hourglass – Avoid shapeless, baggy clothes. Accentuate your waist because it’s the slimmest part of your body. Boatnecks and scoop necks will minimize your bust but avoid high-neck tops. Wear good quality jeans if they want a casual look, but not low rise.

When you know what your body shape is and the different pieces you can wear, you can take up hobbies that keep you in shape to keep yourself in good shape. Once you find clothes that fit your body shape, you’ll start feeling good again.

Pick the Right Colors

To pick the right colors, use the style tips discussed in “Hair color and skin tone.” Once you know your undertone, wear your own clothes or go to a department store.  

Dress for The Seasons

We’ve already discussed some of the best ways different body types should dress for different seasons. Dressing for fall and winter is the same. Consider your body type when choosing sweaters and pants. No matter what season it is, it’s always a good time to practice healthy habits for women to ensure you stay in good shape.

Pick up a Few Fashion Magazines

If you’re wondering how do you invest in yourself as a woman, pick up some fashion magazines. You can even find outfit ideas for special occasions like a first date or job interview.

Once you know your color palette, you can look through magazines to develop your personal style guide.

Fashion magazines are also useful for developing your own personal style. 

Follow Fashion Accounts on Social Media

Studies show that clothes affect performance – the sharper you look, the more likely you are to perform well at work. Some fashion accounts you can follow on social media include:

  • Tanesha Awasthi
  • Rachel Richardson
  • Emilia Mussachia
  • Yolande Macon
  • Elizabeth Cardinal Tamkin

Ask for For Fashion Advice

Studies prove you need to dress well. Asking for advice is okay, even if you consider yourself a strong independent woman. You can get general ideas from a personal stylist for building blocks and everyday wear.

Consider Your Environment

If you’re trying to get into jobs for attractive females, look at your work environment. Some companies are more casual, while others are more formal. Understand your company’s dress code. Crop tops and skinny jeans are okay at casual companies, but not at companies with a more formal dress code.

Shoes, Socks, Jewelry

If choosing socks, shoes, or jewelry intimidates you, ask yourself who do you want to be – someone who dresses nicely or someone who dresses too casually to be comfortable? You can find affordable, comfortable socks, shoes, and jewelry so you can still achieve your personal finance for women goals. 

How to Dress as a Woman

That’s what you need to know about how to dress. Don’t feel pressured to keep up with the latest fashion trends – find clothes that look best based on your body shape and colors. Once you’ve figured out your body shape, best colors and found some clothing pieces you like, take care of them so they last a long time and let you continue to make a good impression on the people you meet.

October 19, 2022

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