When it comes to dressing right for our body type, we tend to put most of the focus on the clothes we wear. We don the A-line dress when we want some volume in our hip area, we choose wide leg pants to show off our legs in the best possible light and we wear V-necks when we have a large bust.
What most women forget however, is that accessories have as much of a hand in accentuating our shape, so we must give as much attention to them as to our clothes. Whether you want to make your bust look smaller or your ankles thinner, the right accessories can help you do that, so that you can look your best while adding a new twist to the clothes you wear.
There are several ways accessories can help make your body shape shine and the following are a few tips on how you can get things started…
Jewelry works wonders. If you have a large bust and you want to minimize it, then layer delicate necklaces with small pendants to fill that area with tiny details. On the other hand, if you want to create the illusion of a bigger bust then a statement necklace will help you do so. When it comes to your hands the same idea goes. Stack thin rings on your fingers and wear delicate bracelets when you want to create the illusion of thin wrists and fingers, while chunky accessories will create the illusion of a thicker frame.
The face is the first thing people will look at so you want to show it off to your advantage. There is a wide variety of sunglasses and reading glasses for women of different body shapes, you just have to understand the shape of your face and determine the frame that suits you best. If you have a square shaped face for example, then you should go for more rounded frames and if your face is more rounded then strong squared frames will suit you best.
When the stomach area is a bit of a problem for you, then be careful of the belts you wear. Thick belts will make you look bulkier in your stomach area. On the other hand, if you want to create a thicker waist, tying a thin belt around your waist is a great way of accentuating it.
The same idea goes for shoes. If you want to create the illusion of thicker ankles, then go for chunky platforms that have been so on trend this season and you can even rock sneakers with a skirt or a dress. When the opposite is the case and you want to create as much of a thin area around your ankles then thin straps and heels is the way to go.
Unless you want to come across as carrying a haversack, if you have a petite frame you should avoid accessorizing with hold all bags. When it comes to a heavier frame, choosing bags that are structured, rather than shopper bags will create the illusion of a sleeker and more elegant presence.