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The Triangle Body Shape

Posted by Rachel Boudreau on

Dressing for the Triangle shape is going to stick with our theme of proportion. As you may remember, a triangle shape has the characteristics of narrow or sloping shoulders, and wide hips and derriere. In order to obtain an “hourglass” shape, it is necessary to accentuate the upper body to balance out the hips and buttocks. As I have stated in posts past, light colors accentuate, and dark colors mask. Therefore, we want to draw attention to the shoulders and face to create the balance, as the shoulders and neck are of smaller proportion to the hips and buttocks. So...

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Dressing for the Round Shape

Posted by Rachel Boudreau on

Next on my list of body shapes is the round shape. This is also commonly referred to as diamond, or oval. Just as a quick reminder, a round shape means that you carry fullness at the midriff. Round body shapes can sometimes have small shoulders and a fuller neck. There is little to no waist definition, but usually have very toned and shaped legs. Again, proportion is going to be key, so proportion the top half of your body with shoulder pads. I know what a lot of people think…”shoulder pads!? Since when are they 80’s in style!?” A shoulder...

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Dressing for the Hourglass Figure

Posted by Rachel Boudreau on

The hourglass shape…how life would be if I had a shape like this, unfortunately, life is not fair and therefore, we all have to be different, which is fine! It would not be a great thing if everyone looked the same. So the hourglass shape. While women with hourglass shapes CAN wear many silhouettes, that does not mean that they should. Let me go into further detail: Women with the hourglass body shape are able to wear closely fitting clothes as you want to show off that you have an hourglass figure, however, too tight is not good on ANYONE,...

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What Is My Body Shape?

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Have you ever wondered why some clothes look great on your friends, but you can’t seem to pull them off? Or maybe it is the other way around! Have you ever bought a great pair of jeans and told all of your friends about it, telling them to go out and buy a pair of these amazing jeans, only for them to come back and tell you that they did not fit right and were uncomfortable? It’s called body shape. Fashion Stylists are trained in Body Shape Analysis, which is a specific measurement table (think multiplication table from 5th grade)...

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