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How to Identify Your Fashion Style
Most people have their own fashion style. Even if you are a dedicated follower of fashion, the way you wear an item and how you accessorize will say a lot about the type of style you prefer. Knowing what your fashion style is can be useful when it comes to knowing what looks good on you and what clothes you will enjoy wearing. There is nothing worse than ordering something that looks great on an internet model but when you try your own on, you find that it does nothing for your body shape or you don’t like the way your skin looks in a particular color. Here is a guide to finding your own fashion style and making shopping regret a thing of the past.
Your Body Shape
Different body shapes naturally look good in different clothing. Therefore, clothing can be used to emphasize your best features.
If your upper body is heavier than your lower body, you have broad shoulders and a bigger bust, you have an apple shape. It can feel as if your weight gathers around your waistline. A-line or empire cuts look wonderful on you, as do flowing tops and ¾ length sleeves. If you have a large bust, make sure you wear the right bra. Many department stores offer a measuring service and can help you find the perfect underwear. The better the bra, the better your clothes will look on top of it.
If you have a well-defined waistline and your bust and hips are proportionate, you have an hourglass shape. This is a great shape to have as most styles will look good on you. However, to emphasize your waist, use large belts or dresses with a cinched waistline. A sweetheart neckline will help you make the most of your upper body, while A-line dresses will show off your legs.
If your lower body is proportionately bigger than your upper body and you have slim shoulders and a small bust, you have a pear shape. If styled correctly, you can create the illusion of an hourglass figure. For example, wearing skinny jeans with a loose top will create that hourglass illusion and make you look fantastic. Wide-legged pants, patterns, and ruffled tops will all suit you well. Cropped tops, such as this Not So Basic Sleeveless Tank Top, and scooped necklines will help you to balance out your lower and upper body.
A Rectangle Shape
This is a very balanced shape. You do not have a lot of definition in your silhouette as you will have a small bust and hips and a waist that is in proportion. Your legs will be one of your best features, so don’t be afraid to show them off in A-line skirts and dresses. Clothes that add definition to your shape will sit wonderfully on you. Sleeveless tops, strapless dresses, like this Navy Overlay Sweetheart Carina Tube Maxi Dress, and sweetheart necklines will all look stunning. To add drama to your fashion style, increase your layering and make use of blazers and long coats.
An Inverted Triangle Shape
This is a very athletic-looking shape, and you may be lucky enough to be naturally slender. Your shoulders are broader than your hips, and emphasizing your arms and legs will help you create your perfect look. Adding definition to your hips will help you to create balance; for a more casual look, opt for straight cut jeans.
Your skin tone will determine the right colors for your fashion style. However, finding the right-colored clothing for your skin tone is not always the easiest thing to do. It is often not until you hold the shade against your skin that you know if it is going to make you look fabulous or not. The following is a general guide:
Fair Skin - If you have fair skin and red, blonde, or light brown hair, add some color and contrast to your style. Dark colors such as navy, grey or brown will look great with brighter shades such as blue or green.
Medium Skin - Most shades work well against medium-toned skin. Neutrals such as brown or beige will look nice; for a brighter look, contrast these with magenta or purple.
Darker Skin - This skin tone looks good against a variety of different colors. You have a license to wear bright, bold colors, but even them out against neutral shades or black.
These are some fantastic ideas to help you to define your fashion style and make sure that everything in your wardrobe helps you to look your best.