MAPLE LEOPARD: How to Achieve Figure Flattering Style

Monday, January 11, 2016

How to Achieve Figure Flattering Style


Happy Monday lovelies!  Feeling comfortable and wearing what makes look and feel your best, is not
always an easy feat to accomplish.  I know I have struggled with this a lot, and am constantly working to achieve figure flattery.

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you are tall, short, thin, or curvy. What matters the most is that you feel confident and attractive in what you are wearing.  Rather than getting hung up on your insecurities or parts you think are not flattering, play to your strengths!  Embrace your own beauty and shape, regardless of your size. 


TIPS FOR ACHIEVING FIGURE FLATTERY

If you are tall you can get away with a plunging neckline and long gowns or coats. Cropped pants may not be a good option, they may appear to have shrunk. Opt for leggings, skinny jeans, or cigarette styles which are usually longer in length.  Also don't feel like you have to always wear flats.  A tall woman who isn't afraid to show off her height, is very attractive and sexy.  I  used to feel self conscience in heels and felt way too tall.  I let that go, tall is okay!


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If You are curvy Look for fabrics that move and flow with your body.  Usually curvy figures have a smaller waist, so wearing a belt helps accentuate the waist. Also a narrow, fitted top with a full skirt helps flatter curves  This help define the waistline.



If you are petite a high neckline is the way to go.  It will elongate the torso if you are short.  Also a shoe with that has a low cut vamp can help your legs appear longer.  Also wearing a single color from head to toe can help create a lengthy silhouette.  Too many colors will break up the silhouette.


If you are athletic with more of a boyish shape a classic sheath dress is a great option. You can also whittle your middle by wearing contrasting colors, belts, and waist defining cuts.  Accentuate your hips and thighs by wearing peplums and pleating.  Enhance your top half with ruffles, darts, and different texture.
  
If you are busty a wrap dress with a solid top and bold printed bottom will shift the focus downward.  Embrace the v-neck, go with fitted pieces that nip in the waist.  Try to stay away from buttons and tight collars that constrict the top half.|

Here are  great examples of each body type:

Curvy: Mindy Kaling




Petite: Emma Roberts

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Petite: Emma Roberts




Atheltic: Jessica Beal



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Athletic:  Jessica Beal








I  hope you feel inspired to find the styles that flatter your figure the most. All body types have beautiful attributes to be emphasized.  What are your go to styles for your body type?  Have a great week beautiful ones, I will be back again soon!



 Valerie xo


Valerie

I hope this inspired you to feel beautiful in your own skin.  What is your go to piece to achieve great style?  Have  a great week !

xo Valerie


31 comments:

  1. really great post! I've always thought it was so challenging to dress when you're petite but my mom would tell me to wear what's flattering on me and to own my petiteness -- she was right!

    http://hashtagliz.com

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    1. Thanks Liz! Petite is a good thing, I wish I was small built! I;m not big boned, but petite would be nice!

      Thanks for visiting!

      Valerie

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  2. How tall are you? I am 5ft 4 and a half but people always think that I am taller than I am haha! Great tips xxx

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    1. Hi Ana! I am 5 ft 6...so with 4 inch heels that is really tall! Wow you look much taller than that..thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Valerie

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  3. GREAT tips!! You look fabulous. I am 5'1" and curvy! I especially loved this line "Rather than getting hung up on your insecurities or parts you think are not flattering, play to your strengths!"

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    1. Hi Ruthy,, petite and curvy is wonderful!! I wish sometimes I were shorter...like a tall giant in heels....I still have the curves ..oh well as I said here...we have to embrace wheat we have! Thanks for stopping here xo

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  4. I am curvy and busty, I love mid heals so they are comfortable, but make my legs appear longer and slimmer, and waist fitted tops that accentuate at the hip with a little flare, V-neck too! nothing boxy or flared below the hip. Ehhhkk!! Great post Valerie!

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    1. Thank you! These heels I am wearing are a bit high, but I do love them! Well having curves is a good thing! I am tall and curvy, and short waisted....so fitting clothes sometimes challenging.... Have a great New Year!

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  5. what a great and inspirational post.I am a tall girl and used to think that wearing heels was not a good idea but i love wearing heels so i do wear them most of the time now.Luckily tho,my BF is quite tall which helps alot and he always encourages me to wear high heels x

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    1. Good for you you Holly, we should always wear what we love and makes us feel great, I'm glad this inspired you! All the tired I get from blogging is worth it to hear comments like this.

      xo

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  6. At 5'3 it's often a challenge to find clothes that are flattering for my figure. The petite section does not carry enough choices, so many of my jeans are usually taken to the seamstress to shorten them. Thanks for this wonderful post full of great tips!

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    1. Have you tried Anne Talyor loft, or the loft(the bargain end of Ann Taylor) I noticed when I shop there, they have a large selection of petite and they have really cute clothes! Ive had that problem with jeans sometimes even though IM tall....they always seem to be too long.

      Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind comment! xo

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  7. SO pretty! I love your heels!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Awe thank you Elise, so kind of you!

      xo
      Valerie

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    1. Hi Charlotte, glad it was helpful! Thank you for stopping by!

      xo

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  9. Great post, and killer heels! I had no idea that you felt like you were too tall in heels! :D. It'a all perspective I guess lol.

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    1. Ha Ha Angie...yes I always was the tall one in school and had to stand in the back with the boys for the class pics....so was self conscience all those years..not much anymore! Hope to see you soon!

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  10. Such great tips! I definitely discovered that peplum tops really give my straight body a figure.

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    1. Hi Amy! thanks so much and glad you found style to flatter, peplums make me look huge and I love them...oh well cant win em all!

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  11. Great post. Well done
    I love your blog. I hope you will like mine
    Xoxo
    Www.welovefur.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words...I will check your blog out!

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  12. I love how you broke this down by body figure - I'm definitely on the tall side and I pretty much live in my leggings and skinny jeans. Good to know I'm doing something right. Thanks for sharing, this is a great list! :)

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    1. Thank you Ms. Me Squared! Glad it helped...yes tall is sometimes a challenge...I am not overly tall, but tall enough! Have a great day!

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  13. Great post, Valerie. You look wonderful in his duster length cardigan and AmaZing leopard pumps! I always thought if I were tall I would Own it - you certainly do!

    Come back tomorrow and share on my Fabulous Friday Link-Up!
    http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/

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    1. Thank you J for the kind comment and for stopping by! I will certainly do that. I really want to do a fashion link up on my blog, the techy side of getting it going is so hard for me :?

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  14. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your shoes are awesome. they call my name

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    1. Thank you Nicole!! Thanks for inviting me to link up!

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  15. Great tips. I'm petite and curvy. I agree with the tip about lower cut vamps on the shoes, it really does help.

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    1. Thank you Southern girl for visiting and your kind comment!

      Xo
      Valerie

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