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3 Ways to Embrace Your Body Type In 2022

Finally, we are really seeing times change and more clothing brands are becoming inclusive of all body types. This is great for people who have struggled with their body image in the past and have felt left out of fashion trends as a result of this. In 2022, we are leaving behind negative messages about body images and moving forward to including everyone, no matter their shape or size. Here are a couple of great ways for you to embrace your body type in 2022.  Choose Clothing That Rea...
Tags: Fashion, UK, Body Type, Body Shape, Body Shapes

Your Personal Figure-Flattering Priorities

Style is art, not science. Opinions about it are subjective. What makes an outfit flattering is in the eye of the beholder. Also, there is no one way to be stylish, and an outfit has to feel right in order for you to wear it with joy and confidence. Body type dressing guidelines and traditionally flattering outfit proportions can be helpful as a starting point, but they are by no means essential. Not at all. Instead, I suggest creating a PERSONAL set of figure-flattering priorities. These are gu...
Tags: Fashion, Body Type, Individual Style

Dressing a Short Waist

For a few days I am republishing some posts that have been particularly popular on YLF. I wrote this particular post six years ago, and the tips hold true today. It’s absolutely not essential to follow these guidelines when you’re shorter in the waist. But in case you do want to elongate your waist, they’re a good starting point. Feel free to add to the list. You are short-waisted when the distance between your shoulders and waistline is shorter than average. There are two ways to determine whe...
Tags: Fashion, Body Type, Wear Low Slung Belts Low

How To Find The Best Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

Every bride wants to know how to find the best wedding dress for her body type. This is because a wedding dress should be chosen to enhance the look and feel of a bride on her wedding day. A flattering bridal gown will focus on creating a beautiful shape of your body.   Choosing the best wedding dress for your body type is very important. Many brides will spend months looking at magazines and catalogs before finally finding that one dress they feel is perfect for them. Brides usually lo...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Wedding, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Dress, Body Type, Weddings & Parties, Body Types

Concealed Carry Corner: Guns For Different Body Types

When picking out a handgun for carrying concealed, it can be difficult to pick the perfect model. Whether it’s capacity, ascetics or how it feels in your hand. One thing people often don’t think about is the type of firearm that will best fit their body type. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve gone […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Guns For Different Body Types appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Body Type, Concealed. Carry, Appendix Carry, Concealed Carry Corner, IWB carry

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Having A ‘Bikini Body’ This Summer

‘Get bikini ready,’ ‘Lose weight for bikini season’ and ‘Check out our bikini body makeover’ are slogans that are frequently seen on newspapers, magazines, fitness ads, and of course, the social media pages of plastic surgeons. However, many would argue that the entire concept of an objective bikini  body (36” 24” 36”) has been eroded over the decades, with the new millennium putting the final nail in the coffin. The question these days isn’t whether your body is good enough to display...
Tags: Fashion, Bikini, Bikini Body, Swimwear, New York Fashion Week, Eckhaus Latta, Swimsuits, Swimsuit, Body Type, Downs Syndrome, Body Shape, Body Shaming, Body Shapes, Body Types, Bruna Malucelli, Bikini Bottoms

Sleeve Lengths and Figure Flattering Priorities

Whether it’s intuitive or deliberate, most of us have a set of figure flattering priorities. These are super specific outfit proportions that we adhere to because they make us feel confident, attractive and comfortable. This is where the PERSONAL in personal style becomes all important, because figure flattering priorities differ between people, and your own priorities may change over time. Over the years, many of my clients, friends and family members have expressed extremely specific preferenc...
Tags: Fashion, Fit, Cap, Body Type, How To Wear It

Diversity in Fashion: Progress, But Not Enough

There’s no question that there’s more diversity represented in fashion than ever before. Still, the models we see on the runway, in e-commerce and in advertising are far from representative of society. This is a complex subject with many dimensions, among them race, body shape, age, physical disabilities, and other factors that have been traditional markers of conventional attractiveness, like a particular hair type or uniform skin complexion. In this post I simply want to call out one area wher...
Tags: Fashion, Anthropologie, Jane Fonda, Boden, Lauren Hutton, Body Type, Universal Standard, Industry Insider, Shopbop Madewell American Eagle

7 Fashion Tips Every Woman Should Swear By

The world is becoming increasingly visual these days, with constant social media updates, billboards and other advertisements ever-present around us. This growing importance of the ‘look’ of things, makes it equally important for us to be aware of the way we present ourselves to the world in our own ‘look’. To present oneself in a manner that comes of as well-put-together and portrays one’s self-awareness has become of high importance, and what better way to do so but with fashion! ...
Tags: Fashion, Shopping, Fashion Tips, Fashion Trends, Fashion Advice, Body Type, Body Shapes, Quicklotz

Button-Down Shirts Are Gaining Momentum

The shirts I’m talking about today are not soft and silky button-down blouses. These button-downs — also referred to as button-through or button-up tops — are SHIRTS and there is a difference. They are more stiff than the silky blouse variety, and look more like a traditional menswear item. I know that some cotton, linen-blend, velvet and flannel shirts are soft and drapey, but when they’re in that typical menswear silhouette, they’re shirts and not blouses in my mind. This collection shows exam...
Tags: Fashion, Tops, Body Type

Do You Have a Short, Regular or Long Neck?

I often talk about the silhouettes of tops or toppers creating a flattering effect on shorter or longer necks. I assume that you knew whether you have a short, regular or long neck because it’s quite easy to tell. If you’re unsure, check out Imogen’s video on Inside Out Style on how to figure it out. Basically, you take the widths of your hands without your thumbs and place them down the length of your neck until you hit the base of your collar bone. If you can place one hand down your neck, you...
Tags: Fashion, Imogen, Body Type

Toe Cleavage: Yay or Nay

I last wrote about toe cleavage in 2008, so let’s revisit the subject. Toe cleavage is the partial exposure of the base of the toes in footwear with low-cut vamps, when the toe box of the shoe does not entirely cover the toe.  Toe cleavage is inevitable when you have long toes and wear low-vamped footwear. This is precisely why I have toe cleavage in footwear like ballet flats and pumps despite the longer length of a pointy toe box. Toe cleavage also occurs when you have wide feet with short toe...
Tags: Fashion, Body Type

How Much Is Too Much Cleavage

There are no rules for how much décolletage is appropriate to reveal in a low neckline. Cleavage exposure is a personal choice. Expose what you are comfortable and confident exposing, and get on with your day.  My friends and clients have very different preferences in this regard. Some are comfortable showcasing a lot of cleavage, while others are not. For some, even a hint of cleavage, in any setting, is too much. Some cover cleavage at work, but showcase cleavage on date night, at the beach, o...
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Body Type – “Free To Air” Video

Body Type is a Sydney-based self-described "trash can girl band." In practice, this title translates musically to jangly, heart-on-sleeve indie rock in a similar vein to Hinds. Body Type has a new EP on the way, EP2, and the ladies have released a music video today in the lead up. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Sydney, Body Type, Matthew Griffin

8 Ways to Develop Your Own Personal Style

Not everyone is a natural at styling themselves. In fact, there are probably more people who are at least semi-clueless about how to dress in a way that demonstrates a sense of personal style. If you feel stuck in a rut with your current wardrobe or you look around at some of your peers and wish you could put together outfits as easily as it seems they can, know that it is within your grasp to develop your own personal sense of style. But first, you’ll need a few pointers about how ...
Tags: Fashion, Style, Summer Fashion, Personal Style, Spring Fashion, Fashion Advice, Body Type, Affordable Fashion, Body Shape, Body Shapes, Personal Styling, Personalized Style

The Exposed High-Rise with Midsection Extra Bits

High-rise pants and jeans are once again a mainstream trend. It’s getting harder and harder to find mid-rise bottoms, so grab them when you find a good pair. Most of my clients enjoy the high rise because it girdles midsection extra bits, or “the bits” as one of my clients calls them. It also minimizes muffin top. They can wear tops untucked over high-rise bottoms and feel comfortably structured. The point though, of the fashionable high-rise bottom is to wear tops tucked/semi-tucked or to wear ...
Tags: Fashion, Body Type

Wearing High-Rise Bottoms When You’re Short Waisted

The waist measurement we’re talking about is the length of your upper torso, not the circumference of the narrowest part of your midsection. It’s a vertical measurement, and not a horizontal one. It’s what we’re referring to when we talk about being short, regular or long-waisted. Here’s a simple definition of rise and waist measurements: Rise is the distance from your crotch point to your natural waist Waist is the distance from your shoulder neck intersection to your natural waist It’s easy ...
Tags: Fashion, Bottoms, Body Type

The Fabulous V-Neck

V-necklines create a V-shape below the base of the neck and on the décolletage. Sometimes garments have back V-necklines, which is fun and unexpected. V-necklines can be deep or shallow. Front V-necks that are to deep are annoying when they showcase too much cleavage, or require a camisole that interferes with the shape of the V. Back V-necks are great when they’re high enough to cover the bra strap. A top or dress with a structured shirt collar creates a V-neckline when a few of the top buttons...
Tags: Fashion, Dresses, Tops, Body Type

How to Find the Best Evening Dress For Your Body Shape

When you’re looking for the best evening dress , you need to keep several things in mind. The type of event will dictate the dress code, but you also want to make sure the dress looks good on you and fits your body type. Picking the right type of dress adds balance to your natural body shape and choosing the right color will make sure that your skin and hair glow. Because there are so many different body types, from pear-shaped to hourglass, it’s not an easy task sometimes. The firs...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Body Type, Formal, Dresses & Skirts, Bodycon Dress, Bodycon Dresses, Formal Wear, Evening Gown, Body Shape, Body Shapes, Evening Dresses, Body Types, Apple Shape, Hourglass Shape, Formal Dresses

Midi Lengths and Muscular Calves

There have been comments on the blog and forum lately about not wanting to wear midi skirts and dresses when you have muscular calves because it’s unflattering to your eye, and makes you feel less than fab. There is something about the calf-length of a midi skirt or dress that draws attention to the calf area in a way that makes you uncomfortable with the visual effect. First, your muscular calves are fabulous and why the heck shouldn’t you showcase them. Be proud of your muscular calves. Second...
Tags: Fashion, Body Type, How To Wear It

GQ gets draggggged over this tweet about swimsuits for guys with “stockier builds”

It all started when the magazine tweeted this photo about swim trunks designed for guys with "stockier builds".
Tags: Twitter, Life, Lifestyle, Body Image, Gq, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Stocky, Body Type, Stocky Guys

Rise, Waist and Torso Measurements

Every so often a Fabber asks about the difference between a rise and a waist measurement. The waist measurement we’re talking about is the length of your torso, not the circumference of the narrowest part of your midsection. It’s what we’re referring to when we say “short-waisted” or “long-waisted.”  Here’s a simple definition of rise, waist and torso measurements: Rise is the distance from your crotch point to your belly button Waist is the distance from your shoulder neck intersection to your...
Tags: Fashion, Body Type

Appreciating Conventional Proportions

Over the years we’ve talked a lot about the shift away from conventional figure flattery. It allows us to dress more uniquely, comfortably, creatively, casually, practically, fashionably, and with an edge. Instead of creating a long lean line and tailored silhouette, outfits are often unstructured, waistlines are surrendered, and the curve on the bust and the hip are ignored. The neck and leg line are severely shortened, and there are many horizontally cutting lines in the outfit. Often the edgi...
Tags: Fashion, Outfit Creation, Body Type

Helpful Tips to Visually Make Your Hips Look Smaller

Your body type determines what clothing styles look best on you. Every type is beautiful and every type can change with age and weight/muscle loss or gain. Learning to dress the body you live in right now will help you look and feel your most confident. Camouflaging, accentuating, highlighting, and balancing….oh my! You have a Triangle Figure if: 1. Your shoulders are narrower than your hips 2. You are a larger size on your bottom half 3. You have fuller hips, bottom and thighs 4. You have a mor...
Tags: Beauty, Body Type, Style Coach, Dress Well, Dress Your Body Type, From Frustrated To Fabulous, Learn Your Body Type, Look Great In Clothes, Make Hips Look Slimmer, Triangle Body Type

Courtney Barnett, Twerps & more Australian artists contributing to marriage equality mixtape

The Australian government is currently conducting a national survey to see whether its citizens think same sex couples should be allowed to get married. To drive the "Yes" message, Australian artists like Courtney Barnett, Twerps, Beaches, Hockey Dad, Terry and more are contributing to the mixtape. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Terry, Marriage Equality, Darts, Courtney Barnett, Music News, Beaches, Bill Pearis, Jen Cloher, Body Type, Marcus Whale, The Murlocs, Shining Bird, Cub Sport, LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Sui Zhen

Fab Outfit For a Curvy Bottom Half

I worked with a gorgeous pear-shaped client last week, who wears two to three sizes bigger on the bottom than on top. We put lots of fun outfits together, and the one I’m describing here was one of my favourites. Wearing a dress over pants was initially out of my client’s comfort zone, but she gave it a whirl and loved it. She can wear this combination on casual Fridays, when she’s out and about, hosting a get-together at home, or going to dinner at night.  We combined KUT’s Kurvy Ankle Skinn...
Tags: Fashion, Zara, Kut, Paul Green, Outfit Creation, Body Type, Tulip Dress, Kurvy Ankle Skinny Jeans, Margo Cross

Printed Pants and Curvy Body Types

Note: Curvy describes a body shape and not a size. In other words, you have a small waist relative to the size of your hips and thighs. That’s the proportion that creates a curved line from waist to thigh – hence “curvy”. You can be curvy at ANY size. The opposite of curvy is straight, and that’s when there is a smaller difference between the size of your waist and hips. A relatively wider waist and narrower hip creates a more straight bottom half.  All sorts of body type guidelines suggest t...
Tags: Fashion, Banana Republic, Body Type

The Advantages of V-Necks

Ten years ago V-necks on tops, dresses and knitwear were widely available. As fashion trends moved to higher necklines, they became less and less available. At one point, garments with V-necks were almost impossible to find, which was a missed retail opportunity because they look good on most women. There should always be a good selection of V-neck merchandise in stores during the height of a retail reason.  V-necklines are very popular with my clients. In addition to looking alluring and fee...
Tags: Fashion, Short, Tops, Body Type

Forget Cliche Gym Resolutions: Resolve to Find Clothes that Flatter

An original post from Budget Fashionista The world has long been obsessed with numbers. Weight, sizes, age. Over the last couple of years, the script has been flipped. Recently, looking your best has centered less on specific digits, and more on personal health and happiness. Strength, energy and well-being take precedent these days, which means stereotypical weight loss resolutions have (thankfully) gone […] Forget Cliche Gym Resolutions: Resolve to Find Clothes that Flatte
Tags: Fashion, Clothing, Fashion Advice, Body Type, Tailor

Body Positive Spotlight Series: This Retailer’s Fighting Against Body Shaming

An original post from Budget Fashionista We’re starting 2017 off with some self-love! Last week, we chatted with female fashion entrepreneur Anne Claire Isabella about her own inspiring story. Now we’d like you to meet Larissa Gonzales, another power woman of fashion who’s on a body positivity mission to help women combat body shaming and the related negativity. Larissa is the founder and […] Body Positive Spotlight Series: This Retailer’s Fighting Against Body Shaming
Tags: Fashion, Larissa, Fashion Advice, Plus Size, Body Type, Body positivity