Style Challenge Day one
Dressing your body type
Welcome to the Three Day Style Challenge! Whether you're starting a new year new you, binge watching Marie Kondo, or you just want to revamp your wardrobe, this challenge is for you!
I love all things style and fashion, and I am super passionate about personal style. For years I didn't know how to dress and I dressed in a style I didn't like. I never felt like me and I wasn't confident enough to dress in the pieces I really loved. Here's the thing: your clothing should make you feel like yourself: confident, beautiful, and respectable. You may have believed the lie that I fell for: that fashion is about copying other people's looks, dressing only one certain way, spending thousands on clothes, and only wearing what's trendy. The truth is, fashion is a way to communicate who you are to the world. Your style is like a language, and you have the power to show the world your identity.
Unfortunately, we do live in a world where people do judge books by their covers and may think things, good or bad, based on how people present themselves. That doesn't mean you should become a slave to your appearance and obsess over what other people think. You should never be worried and miserable over other people's opinions or stop being yourself to try to fit a mold! Be yourself! What this means is that we can use clothes as a tool to show people we care about our bodies, take ourselves seriously, respect ourselves, and aren't afraid to be bold and beautiful. Instead of viewing the language of fashion and how the world tends to look at appearances as a negative, view it as a positive way for you to have the power! Through fashion, you can take control of your narrative and present yourself as the gorgeous and confident individual you are.
The first step is making sure your clothes fit and flatter your body type!
Your body deserves the best, and it deserves to be dressed in the pieces and ways that compliment your natural beauty. You can still wear the colors, patterns, and pieces that make you happy, but your body will look and feel its greatest in the shapes and styles that fit it the best!
The Body Type Guide below is to give you some tips and tricks to help you find the best outfits for you! People's bodies come in all shapes and sizes, so you, like myself, may not fit perfectly into a generic body type. Remember, this is a guide based on fit and knowledge of body types to help you feel great in your clothes, but you know your body the best! If you prefer a certain style, fit, or length of clothing, dress in what makes you feel comfortable.
Day One Challenge: Look through the guide and sift your wardrobe to get rid of the pieces that don't fit or fit your body type well. Get your bust size measured and make sure your bras fit well so your wardrobe will look extra sharp and you'll be at your most comfortable! Put together some outfits that accentuate your natural beauty and that make you feel amazing!
Your shape is hourglass if your bust and hips are within two inches of the same measurement and your waist is around seven to ten inches smaller.
your shape is rectangle if your hips and bust measurements are within [around] three inches of each other.
also known as the inverted triangle, you have a martini glass shape if your bust is your largest measurement by a least two inches.
Your shape is pear if your hips are the largest measurement on your body by more than at least two inches.
your shape is apple, or oval, if your hips are the biggest measurement on your body.