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Dress for your body type

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Your personal stylist in Milan shows you how to dress for your body shape. Exactly, good fashion is not about embracing the latest trends is more about knowing which style is most flattering for your body shape.

If you know your body shape, every woman should, then it will be more easy to find clothes that actually fit and flatter.

Let’s start.

First of all don’t focus on height and weight… focus on shape!

Each of us is unique, and o so are our bodies! Nevertheless, our body types are generally narrowed down to five categories:  apple, rectangle,  pear, hourglass, inverted triangle.

You might fall into one category, or you might be a blend of two or even more categories.

How to find your body type? 

Spend some time in front of the mirror and do a fair and honest assessment of your body. 

How to dress for your body type?

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1. Pear body shape

Pear-shaped celebs: Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

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Traits: your lower body is wider than your upper body —  your hips are wider than your shoulders. Your bottom is rounded and your waist is well-defined.

Best assets: Shoulders, torso and flat stomach.

Fashion goals: Emphasize your waist and arms, add volume to your shoulders and upper body in order to minimize your hips.

2. Inverted triangle shape

Inverted triangle celebs: Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore, Renee Zellweger

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Traits: this body shape features a broad chest and wide shoulders which are large in proportion to a narrow waist and hipss

Best asset: Your legs

Fashion goals: Accentuate your lower body while softening your shoulders and upper body.

3. Rectangle shape

Rectangle-shaped celebs: Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson

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Traits: The waist, hip and shoulder widths are similar and are usually on the slim side. Slender rectangles have an athletic look about them.

Best assets: Your arms and legs — and you don’t have to minimize any body features

Fashion goals: Create curves and show off slender legs and arms.

4. Apple shape

Apple-shaped celebs: Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Hudson

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Traits: Most of your weight accumulates above the hips, which are narrow. Your back, ribs and shoulders are broad, and you may feel wider than other body types

Best asset: Oh absolutely the legs!

Fashion goals: Elongate the torso, show off your legs and use fashion to create the illusion of a waist.

5. Hourglass shape 

Hourglass-shaped celebs: Beyonce, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson

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Body traits: Your shoulders and hips are similar in proportion and set off by a tiny waist

Best assets: Curves!

Fashion goals: Show off your curves.

Get Fabulous!
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