Everyone comes in all different shapes and sizes, therefore, we all need to dress in a way that compliments our body type. Regardless of whats walking down the runways, if it doesn’t flatter your figure, then it’s not worth wearing. Not every trend is for everyone, trust me on that. In today’s post, we are going to cover one of my favourite fashion trends. Now I know I said above that fashion trends aren’t for everyone, but if you know how to alter it and make it work for your body type then your winning girl! Colour blocking is such a fun, vibrant, and playful trend for everyone to style But, learning how to use colour blocking for your body type is essential.
There are four different body types out there for women. They are a pear shape, apple shape, banana shape, and hourglass shape. Now, if you don’t already know your body type then please read this blog post I published here to help you out. Remember to come back and read this post!
For apple-shaped bodies, we know that typically your figure is slimmer on the bottom and a little heavier on the top. Your midsection tends to be the trouble area for you and probably the hardest to style when it comes to shopping. The best way to colour block is by placing bright colours around the top and bottom, with the darker or more neutral colours around the waistline. If you recall in my previous post about colour blocking, we want to use our colourful pieces to accentuate the parts of our body we love and use neutral colours like black and navy to use the parts we may be insecure about. If you want to wear a flattering red dress, try throwing on a black waist belt.
If you have a pear figure the main thing you want to emphasize is drawing attention to your top. The trouble area is mostly around the hips and upper legs. You want to make sure you are highlighting the upper body with bright colours. Wear a bright coral blouse or a chic red tank top.
If you have a ‘banana’ type body the number one thing you need to focus on is defining your waist! If all of your body parts are proportionate, then we need to find a way to help give your body curvature and definition. The best way to do that is by accentuating your waist by wearing clothes that help create the illusion of defining your waist and giving you curves. The best way to work around this with colour is by wearing a solid colour head to toe, let’s take pink for example. Let’s say we have a dress or two separates like a blouse and a skirt. Try throwing on a red waist belt, or any colour waist belt for that matter. It will help give you that curvature in a more obvious and flattering way.
Hourglass- Shaped Bodies
If you have an hour-glass figure you want to focus on showing off your curves! Nowadays, this is the body type every girl thrives for. If God made you this way naturally, flaunt it! You can show off your hips with a bright pant, define your waist, flaunt your upper body. Anything!
I hope this style guide really helped put things int perspective in determining which body type is you and how to use colour blocking to help flatter your shilouette!