Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FASHION BASICS: Tops for Your Shape!


WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! :)

Today I decided to make another body shape series, this time with the focus on specific items of clothing.  I think this might be easier for some people, especially those who either aren't sure which body shape category they fall into or are just a mixture of two!  This time I'm focusing on tops.  Here are my tips for the different styles that exist! 

Saint Tropez

The Empire-Line Shirt
Works best on: Pear shapes and boyish shapes (makes the bust look bigger)
Looks worst on: Apple shapes (it can make them look pregnant!)

Esprit

The Grecian Straps
Works best on: Full-figure, hourglass and apple shapes 

Amity

The Racer Back and/or Halter Neck
Works best on: Athletic shapes and apple shapes

Saint Tropez

The High Neck
Works best on: Pear shapes and boyish shapes
Looks worst on: Full-figure, hourglass and apple shapes

InWear

The Basic Tank
Looks great on: Every shape! :)  It just depends on how you style it!

Esprit

The Layered Shirt
Works best on: Full-figures, hourglass shapes and apple shapes

Rare

The Waterfall Cardigan
Works best on: Apple shapes (it elongates the body) and also petite girls

Dunnes Stores

The Boyfriend Cardigan
Works best on: Apple shapes (same as above)

Zara

The V-neck
Works best on: Apple, hourglass shapes and full-figures
Looks worst on: Athletic shapes

I hope you found this post helpful!  Let me know what item you want me to focus on next! :)

Stay Stylish!
xoxo


8 comments:

  1. Great tips! I myself am hour glass shaped and feel most comfortable with v-necks with a tank underneath. I think they give my body more shape. At all costs, I usually avoid empire waistline shirts because they give the preggers look. I prefer wrap tops that have a V and accentuate my natural waist.

    --Courtney

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  2. you know what? I am loving that shade of rose next to you in the first picture

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  3. You are always so full of fun knowledge and helpful fashion tips...love it! Off to watch the video now! :)

    Liesl :)

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  4. Love these posts, thanks for all the tips.
    The video was great as always, I think your fashion videos are some of my favorites...although I watch most any video you make. :)

    I used to think I was a pear shape, but I took my measurements and it looks like I am an hourglass. So it is great to see some tips for that. Thanks!

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  5. such a great post anna!
    i love how you have included pieces that work on the entire body shape (ie. waterfall) and not just top :-)

    thanks for the tips as always!

    <3 megan

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  6. Great tips! I think too that hourglass can wear the two cardigans above if they belt it at the waist! :)

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  7. Such good advice and that boyfriend cardigan is beyond amazing. I would be living in that!

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  8. The dotted top is perfect, material, shape and pattern! :) Love it.

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