Category Archives: Style

Jeans For Every Body Shape

Girls wearing jeans, according to their body shapes

As we have discussed, there are five primary body shapes (pear, column, apple, hourglass, and strawberry). And for almost all women, the only thing that comes close to the pain of swimsuit shopping is the agony of jeans shopping. But there really is a style of jeans that flatters any body type. The Pear is […]

How To Take Better Selfies

Two young girls taking a selfie

Whether you are angling for a new profile picture on a dating site or want to show off that fabulous vacation spot, the selfie is the way to go. And we have all seen good examples and bad examples, so let’s take a look at a few ways to minimize the chances of our picture […]

Swimsuits for Your Body Type

Three women in bathing suits

We have taken a look at the most flattering clothing for each body type, but let us take a moment for a more personal (albeit sometimes painful) clothing issue — swimsuits. For most of us, swimsuit shopping is almost as much fun as a root canal. But if you go to the store better informed […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Strawberry

Woman putting on earrings in body-length mirror

As we have learned, Strawberry is sort of the opposite of the Pear, and characterized by broad shoulders, typically a generous bust, a wide back, narrow hips, and sometimes a flat behind.  Your best feature is usually lean, shapely legs.  This shape is essentially an inverted triangle.  There are numerous ways to flatter and accentuate […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Hourglass

Woman getting ready

As we have learned, the Hourglass body shape is defined by a figure that has an equal balance of shoulders/bust and hips with terrific waist definition.  By many experts, this shape is considered the ‘ideal’ body shape.  Do keep in mind that some people can have a secondary body shape.  For example, if your hips […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Apple

Woman getting ready in mirror

As we have learned, the Apple body shape is defined by a figure that is ‘top heavy’, with broader shoulders, a wider torso, and a full bust, waist, and upper back.  The arms, hips, and legs tend to be slender and weight gain usually happens at the undefined waistline.  There are numerous ways to flatter […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Column

Stylish woman outdoors

As we have learned, the Column body shape (also known as the ruler) is characterized by little to no waist definition, with the shoulders, bust, and hips being mostly equal.  There are numerous ways to flatter and accentuate the positives of this particular shape while minimizing the “less favored” aspects. The overall goal for a […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Pear

Stylish red-haired woman outdoors

As we have learned, the Pear body shape is characterized by a narrower upper body and a fuller lower body.  There are numerous ways to accentuate the positives of this particular shape while still flattering the “less favored” features. The overall goal for a pear-shaped figure is to lengthen your body visually to balance out […]

How to Dress for Different Body Shapes

Woman choosing a dress to wear

There are obviously millions of variations since there are millions of us, but there are several basic body shapes that we all fall into.  Once we determine what our basic shape is, we can learn to dress to accentuate the positive parts of us!  Let’s start with the basics on how to identify which body […]

Is a 33-Item Wardrobe Realistic?

Woman taking out a dress from her wardrobe

The 33-item (or 30-item) wardrobe has become a huge minimalist trend. Paring down your closet to a mere thirty-three items? It sounds quite horrific for most of us. But just how realistic is this idea? Here are a few things to keep in mind if you have been tempted but are nervous to pare down […]