Finding Proven Ways to Style Clothes for Your Body Type

Finding Proven Ways to Style Clothes for Your Body Type

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Clothes for the body type in pants

Finding Proven Ways to Style Clothes for Your Body Type

There are many ways to style clothes for your body type therefore having some tried and true recipes makes everyday styling easier.

Quote of the day: “A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” Miranda Kerr

This quote is something I wish we could all realize EVERY day. For some reason, we think our bodies aren’t perfect, yet they are. So while this week’s idea is about styling clothes for our body type, I really want us all to have fun also.

Unfortunately we read the articles that tell us one style is right and one style is wrong. We are told we “try too hard” or “don’t try hard enough.” YES, we want to look nice but let’s remember that we all are unique and should dress to show off our wonderful personality. How sad if our goal is to look like everyone else.
Even if you find your “body type” is petite or hourglass or pear, you can still wear anything and look fabulous. How? With fabulous focal points and a couple of proven ways that work no matter what.

Do you need other ideas of finding clothes for your body type?
A Quick Way of Dressing For Your Body Shape Effortlessly
Now Is the Time for Wearing What You Want

Woman over 80 in clothes for certain body type

Pants: DG2-thrifted~~ Top: Alfani ~~ Shoes: thrifted~~ Bracelet: ~~ Earrings: ~~ Purse: Style & Co~~Hat: Liz Claiborne-thrifted

Proven Secrets

My mom has been a seamstress her entire life and LOVES clothes and style. It’s with her experience that we can all learn a couple of tips.
You don’t have to incorporate all these secrets in one outfit. That can make getting dressed too hard with too many “rules”. Instead, pick one and incorporate it in a look.

1-Color. Finding colors that make our complexion shine can take precedence over other factors. Granted Charlotte went against that trick for today’s outfit with the black hat. You can see how it washed out her complexion instead. Yet she still looks great because of #2.

Insider tip: Getting your colors analyzed can be done online now. I compared two different companies that provide this service. It’s especially helpful to know these colors as our hair and complexion change as we get older.

2-Asymmetrical piece. Thinking about clothes for your body type is all about balance and proportion. And it can be truly overwhelming to figure it out sometimes. That’s where wearing an asymmetrical item can be the trick. With an asymmetrical piece you don’t have a horizontal line across your body and it’s more interesting.
3-Fit. Having the correct fit is truly a characterization that can make or break an outfit. Too loose and we appear sloppy. Too tight and we aren’t comfortable (and can look improper). For example one rule of thumb is to wear a flowy piece with something more fitted. Charlotte again went against this idea for today’s outfit because her hip surgery area was still swollen. Yet because of the interesting top, you don’t focus on the pants being a tad big.

Colorful tunic
Clothes for body type petite

White Shoes

Summer is definitely the more obvious time to wear white shoes. For those of you who can’t stand them because they remind you of nurses shoes, there are many other great summer options.

If you wanted to keep the outfit light and summery, you could always choose metallic shoes or light tan ones.

Or if you wanted to add more brightness to the outfit, it would be fun to experiment with bright blue shoes or even yellow ones.

If you want to see examples where we’ve worn bright sandals, check out the posts below.
Wearing Black in the Summer
Styling a Yellow Sandals Outfit with a Blue Dress
How to Style Easter Outfits for Different Occasions

White pants and shoes

Shop the Look

You can shop the look through the links in the widgets I place throughout the post. Sale prices are not always reflected in the widget, so click through to get pricing info. And if you like something but want to wait until it goes on sale, make sure to click the heart and it will email you when the price drops. Remember, if you purchase anything through these links I potentially earn a commission, but at no cost to you. Thank you for your ongoing support by shopping through my links.

Fun details for clothes for your body type
Clothes for your body type

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

My Goal

Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.

My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?


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