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2 Sep

How to Choose the Right Clothing for Your Body Type

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Any fashion-related articles highlight the latest trends, fabrics, styles, and accessories. While these are all very important when choosing the best ensemble for your needs, let’s remember that everyone is unique in regards to their body type. So, it only stands to reason that certain styles work better than others.

The only issue is that it can sometimes be difficult to know what types of clothes to select. Let us therefore take a quick look at some professional tips so that you can save time as well as money during your next shopping session.

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Be Sure to Take Preliminary Measurements

Perhaps one of the most common mistakes is to be unaware of your body measurements. All of us change over time, so even measurements taken a year ago may need to be updated. This is the very same reason why we are suddenly unable to fit into the very same pair of trousers that seemed to be quite comfortable in the past. So, make it a point to measure various areas of your body. These should include:
• Your shoulders
• Your bust
• Your waist
• Your hips

Use a cloth measuring tape and if it is difficult to reach certain areas, ask a friend or family member for help. You can then take these measurements into account when deciding upon which garment will fit the most comfortably.

Become Familiar with Different Body Shapes

Society tends to lump body types into a handful of generic categories such as “thin”, “muscular” and “obese”. However, the truth of the matter is that there are actually many different shapes. Each of these dimensions can benefit from specific types of clothing. Let’s describe each body shape in greater detail.

Apple Body Shape

Apple-shaped bodies are characterised by those who consider themselves to be “curvy” with a less-defined waist. This is also known as a round or circular body.

Pear Body Shape

Those who have a pear-shaped body tend to hold more weight in their legs when compared to their upper torso. In the event that your hips are broader than your shoulders, the chances are high that you will fall into this category.

Hourglass Body Shape

As the term suggests, hourglass bodies are known for shoulders and hips that are in proportion with a slim waist. When referring to males, this is often termed an x-shaped body.

Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Some individuals possess shoulders that noticeably broader than their hips and waist. So, they are broadly characterised as mimicking the shape of an upside-down (inverted) triangle.

Rectangle Body Shape

Those with a straight build and who have measurements that are relatively uniform with one another are classified as having a rectangular body type. Please note that this shape is not reliant upon your weight. In other words, those who are considered petite or plus-sized can still have a rectangular body shape.

Plus-Sized Body Shape

Those who are carrying a bit of extra weight will often fall into the plus-sized category. This can also depend upon your height as well as your weight.

Choosing the Right Type of Clothing

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Now that we have examined the different body types, how can you select the appropriate clothing? In this sense, comfort is king (or queen). We should still mention that aesthetics will come into play.

So, those with an apple- or pear-shaped body will often choose loose garments with vertical lines (vertical patterns provide the illusion of length and they are often said to be slimming). Individuals who are instead associated with an inverted triangle or x-shaped body could instead choose to accentuate these features with clothing that is tighter around the waist.

Of course, personal taste will also come into play. Men and woman who wish to accentuate their body often take advantage of a siksilk sale in order to find the most trending and cutting-edge garments that help to highlight their unique frames. Plus-sized individuals can likewise opt for clothing that tastefully shows off their curves. Those who are instead more interested in comfort or remaining cool during the warmer months of the year will select loose-fitting garments that provide plenty of breathability.

All About Personal Preferences

Ultimately, there is no “wrong” way to dress. The most important takeaway point is that you should feel comfortable with the styles and accessories that you choose. Just as our bodies change over the years, most of us will have different preferences from time to time. This is why it is important to learn about what fashion trends resonate with your tastes as well as those which do not seem suited to your personality. Either way, it has never been easier to come across a truly stunning ensemble with the help of the Internet. Feel free to perform additional research and never forget to have fun!

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