Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Style Icons for Different Body Types


Last month, I found myself reading a ton of "Style Icon" posts from different blogs and magazines about who to watch for, and they are always really great and well-written. Each icon has a different sense of style that many different readers can relate to, but I never find myself taking them seriously. Why would I take fashion advice from Angelina Jolie when I look a little more like Amber Riley? So today I thought I'd share with you some awesome fashion inspiration for different body types! I know that there is no way to cover every single body type, but hopefully this post will allow women with many different beautiful bodies to get inspired! Let's go! 

1. "Apple"

These three beautiful ladies are all classified as an "apple shape," meaning they carry their weight in their upper body (and have awesome legs!) As a rule of thumb, if you are looking to visually balance the body, wearing looser fabrics on top (while still following body lines) and breaking up the upper and lower body are great ways to go! The style icons I picked for this month are America Ferrera, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessica Biel. Watch out for them!

2. "Full-Figured Hourglass"

These three curvy women are my personal style inspiration for this month. The first two, Hayley Hasslehoff and Nadia Aboulhosn have both taken the plus size modeling world by storm, and I am inspired by them because they don't adhere to the traditional "plus size" rules. (Highlight the waist, don't wear loud patterns, blah blah blah) And they look great! The lovely lady in the yellow skirt is Louis Pentland (you might know her from her own super famous blog, Sprinkle of Glitter) and she is just adorable and her clothing is always on point! Yay for risktakers!

3. "Pear"

All of these women have completely different body types, but they are all still classified as "pear" shaped, meaning they've got hips and they know how to use them! (haha, you go girls!) As you can see from the photos, all of the girls have highlighted the natural waist, breaking up the body in all the right ways. A- line skirts and flared bottoms are also very flattering, so never be afraid to try those out, even if they seem too "retro" for your normal taste. These three stunners are Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauren Haber (check out her blog here!), and Leighton Meester! So beautiful!

4. "Petite"

These beauties are all "petite." Let's set something straight first, being petite is not the same as being "too skinny" or "anorexic." These ladies just have small frames, but they are completely healthy and beautiful! (And even if someone is battling an eating disorder, telling them that they look "anorexic" is not nice or appropriate!) If you are having trouble finding clothing that fits you, pay close attention to the brands these three style icons throw out! This month they're Sarah Hyland, Rachel Bilson, and Zoe Sugg! (For fashion inspiration see her blog, here!)

5. "Rectangle"

There are lots of easy tips and tricks to break up the body if you have a long torso, or a "rectangle" body shape. Wearing high or low waisted pants or skirts can create curves, and layers can create the illusion of a shorter torso. Keira Knightley, Hilary Duff, and Natalie Portman are this months' picks, and these stunning actresses know how to dress!

Something to keep in mind no matter what your body type is: although there are tips and tricks to accentuate the best parts of every body, never be afraid to wear what you think rocks! The only true secret to owning your style is CONFIDENCE! 

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Beautiful ladies and fashion...

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