IF "YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR," THEN WHAT ARE YOUR CLOTHES SAYING ABOUT YOU?
You work out to look good. But, did you know that the type of clothing that you wear can have a
major effect on how your body is perceived? You CAN create the illusion of a better body by
selecting the correct styles that will accentuate the positive and camouflage the negative.
Dressing right and dressing well is not about the amount of money in your wallet. It's learning to
identify your individual body shape then dressing in styles that flatter your physique. Your less-
than-perfect body will suddenly appear more attractive (although you secretly wish for bigger
boobs, thinner calves or washboard abs).
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BODY GEOMETRY MADE SIMPLE
Your body shape is linked to six geometric shapes. The well dressed body aims for balancing out the figure
so that the shoulders and hips are in line (the same width) with a carved out waistline (for women).
Hourglass - Lucky you - this is the ideal shape. Shoulder and hip width are the
same, with a defined waist. This is the most balanced shape. Most clothing
flatters this figure.
Triangle - Also known at the pear shape, the triangle body has shoulders that
are narrower than hips. Focus on balancing the shoulders and hips so they
appear to be the same width. Draw the eye upward towards the shoulders and face
by wearing prints, light or bright colors on the top. Put less emphasis on hips by
wearing darker colors on the bottom to minimize and make bottom appear smaller.
Inverted Triangle - Is the opposite of the triangle where as the shoulders are
wider than the hips. Focus on balancing the shoulders and hips so that they appear to
be of equal width. Draw the eye downward away from wide shoulders by wearing
prints, light or bright colors on the bottom. To diminish shoulder width, place darker
colors on top for contrast which balances the shape.
Rectangle - The shoulders and hips are the same width with no
waist definition. Focus on carving