up consumes a lot of time because it is confusing and mind-boggling.
Sometimes it is very difficult to decide upon what to wear
for a particular occasion and whether what we are wearing
looks good on us or not. When we are dressing ourselves, we
must learn the basic principle of dressing up, and that is to keep a sense
of our own personal style apparent. Otherwise, we will feel
made up or unattractive, because we are trying to duplicate
someone else's look, instead of learning to develop our own
sense of style that best suits our body frame, clothing preferences
To know what type of dress and what style will look great
on you first and foremost you have to know your body shape
so that you are able to choose your dressing style appropriately.
Following listed are the various body shapes along with their
characteristics and best style suited for them. So evaluate
your body shape and just follow the basic rules of dressing up and remember
to create good balance from top to bottom.
A-Frame Dressing up
An A-frame body is one, which is narrower at the top half
and wider at the lower hip and upper thigh area. The legs
are usually heavier and shorter and weight gain is mostly
in the upper thighs. Women with this kind of body shape should
make their body look proportionate by widening the shoulders.
It can be achieved by choosing garments with shoulder pads
or sleeve detailing.
V-Frame Dressing up
A V-frame body is one, which is wider at the bust and the
shoulders appear to be wider than the hips. Bust is usually
large with a shorter torso and high waist. The legs appear
thin and the tummy becomes more prominent than the whole body.
This frame should be balanced by widening the hip and upper
leg area. Choosing garments that have width and fullness in
the skirt or pants.
H-Frame Dressing up
A H-frame body appears to be straight up and down. The legs
are longer and thighs and belly are usually flat. The bust
is average to large and weight gain is usually through the
middle. This frame should be balanced by creating the illusion
of a smaller waist. This can be accomplished by choosing either
a bloused garment with a flared skirt and belted waist, or
a straight garment like a chemise dress.
8-Frame Dressing up
8-frame figure is the perfect figure and it is perfectly balanced
figure. Bust is full; waist is small, with average length
and hips are perfectly shaped. The whole body is perfectly
balanced and weight gain is distributed evenly. This frame
should emphasize the waist and avoid cluttering the figure
with lots of clothes and layering. Choose garments that fit
the body and identify the waist.