Celebrity inspired Tips for Dressing your Body
One of the things that sets stars apart style-wise is that, thanks to advice from experts and years of trial and error, they know how to dress for their bodies. They know which silhouettes, hem-lengths, and trends look best on them and, more importantly, which ones they should avoid at all costs. So why not take advantage of their expertise? Pick a celebrity whose body type is similar to yours, and let her wardrobe choices help guide you. In this episode, we show you how Sofia Vergara, Kate Middleton, Beyoncé, Melissa McCarthy and Carrie Underwood play up their assets and how you can, too.
The most flattering pieces of clothing highlight our best qualities and disguise our least favorites. If you want to put the focus on your gorgeous décolletage and detract from a larger bottom-half, for example, slimming black pants with a tank top and statement necklace will draw the eye to your best features. See how five of our favorite stars put this concept into practice.
Body type: Curvy
You’ll never see Sofia in a chunky sweater or shapeless pants. She is all about wearing fabrics with stretch that hug her curves in the right places. She also knows how to work with proportions so she can show off her assets without looking trashy. If something’s cut low, she balances it with a longer hemline.
Body type: Tall and thin
If you have a straight-up-and-down shape like Kate's, create the illusion of curves with flirty, feminine A-line dresses. The suggestion of an hourglass shape can be made very successfully by choosing a dress with strong shoulders and a belt or ribbon detailing at the waist.
Body type: Bigger on the bottom
Body type: Plus-size
Body type: Petite
You might have the impression that Carrie’s legs are a mile long but the songstress is barely 5’3.” She smartly chooses mini-dresses to show off her toned gams and if she does go for a dramatic gown, she’ll make sure it’s in a solid color for maximum elongating.