P.S. Yes We Have A Body Type Too!
Hello my loves! Happy new year, Happy Valentines Day, and all the above! I’ve been gone since late last year and I decided to finally make an appearance and bring along a fellow blogger friend. The topic of body type I believe is important when discussing fashion in the plus size world. The rest of the world doesn’t know this but plus size isn’t a body type or shape its a size category. Therefore this topic on how to dress according to your “curvy” body type is a important one to visit. For starters, knowing your body type is always important when dressing yourself. Hourglass, pear shape, straight, apple and inverted triangle are the identifiable body types and knowing your shape will help you to enhance what I call your asset’s your best. Most women want to identify with the hour glass figure but fail to realize that she may not have that shape and while dressing like so, can do your body no justice even when you are plus size aka curvy! So this is the start of my guide to dressing your body for you regardless of your beautiful body shape. I have a hourglass figure and I stand 5’9 inches tall. My body is full in the the bust, hip, and thigh areas.I love my body type and I also know what works and does not work for me. Unfortunately the days of ever wearing a top with no bra will probably never come but that’s ok! My blogger friend Neerellyn of SheIsCelestial.com has a pear shape figure and is 5’2 inches tall! Her fuller areas are her hips and derriere. She in turns has a narrow torso. Our bodies are kind of the opposite in terms in height and slightly in shape. So here are some pointers on how to rock some pieces according to your body.
Neerellyn’s Blog : sheiscelestial.wordpress.com
Photography by Gebel for Photography by Tarik
The Midi Skirt
Rocking a midi skirt can never go wrong no matter your height or weight.Just always add length to your legs while the skirt does the rest. If your are short bring the height in by wearing a heel with height and if you are tall, a heel or flat will be just fine. The skirt hits below the knee and therefore keeping in mind that most of your leg will not show will keep you in tact.
Top Philthy Ragz,Skirt No name Store,Vest Forever 21,Shoes Payless and Brooch Forever 21
Tee & Skirt Rebdolls, Jacket Boohoo, heels and clutch Torrid
Okay this is most loved but tricky one! There are so many cuts to jumpsuits to make you look flawless. I own so many it’s like my little black dress, ha! In this particular blog we chose fitted and wide leg in terms of leg fit. For my height I know I can get away with a flared leg along with playing up my asset’s of a fuller bust. I have them so hey why not! Overall the jumpsuit elongated my legs and showed off my girls nicely. Neerllyn hugged all her curves and gave a cold shoulder with the cut out shoulder details. This jumpsuit gave her short frame an elongated look with her pumps.
My Look: Jumpsuit and Accessories from Forever 21
Neerellyn’s look: Jumpsuit & Necklance Boohoo, heels from Target