Quite honestly, I think that we’re all harshest on ourselves. With that being said, dressing for one’s body type is often laborious and takes away from personal style that’s preexisting. For example, I’m 5’3", but I tend to disregard any suggestions for petites because I’m not shaped like a little kid. However, I think that magazines tend to suggest items that draw attention away from your features that you aren’t a fan of. Try drawing attention to your legs to balance it out.posted almost 3 years ago
I say screw dressing for my body type ahaha! I wear what I want, you should do the same.
I don’t really know what to recommend, sorry!
(Prepare for a ramble word-vomit of things I’ve heard here and there.) As silly as it is, I found it helpful when I figured out my body shape… you know, the fruit/shape kind? If you google it you might know. For instance, I’m slightly pear/triangle shaped, meaning I have more hips than boobs haha. While I try out every trend I can, I have to ask myself if the looks “balances” me. One of the things that’s recommended for my shape is to have more going on up top and keep the bottom on the down low (wearing darker instead of lighter pants, not having embellishment near the hip, not wearing pants or skirts at a particular length). TheStyleDiet on YouTube talks about body shape stuff all the time (even down to what necklaces look good with large/small chests etc.).
Another thing you can do is go through the stuff you own (or if you’re trying things on at the store) and when you don’t like something, analyze why. Recently I wondered why I never wore a shirt I bought a year ago and when I put it on I noticed that it was drop-waist and it made it look like I was all hips with no waist. If there is something you don’t like about your body, don’t panic! You just have to find a way to dress it and you will come to love it (and for me that means not wearing drop-waist shirts, no matter how cute/on sale/whatever they are LOL).
One thing I’ve been trying to learn myself is that there are so many types of bodies out there. Even though we tend to have one type of what’s “right” in our minds, if you take a look around you can see that there are so many beautiful people who don’t fit into our stereotype!posted almost 3 years ago