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By Kristin Tucker A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. She has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies.

Fit To Flatter

By Kristin Tucker Posted July 31, 2013 at 4:52 am

Discovering the perfect dress style for your body can be a challenge. Determining your body type is the first step. Are you petite, pear, athletic, straight or hourglass? Or are you somewhere in-between? The ultimate goal is finding a fit to flatter your shape and look. And that you feel comfortable wearing! Here are some body descriptions with example looks to finally fit and flatter you!

Petite – Vertically challenged. Short and sweet. Petite packs a punch no matter how small you are! Elongate your shape with a mini dress in a colorful print.

(all dress pictures from renttherunway.com)

Pear – Like Shakira sings…your hips don’t lie!  Accentuate your waist with an a-line skirt that skims your hips.

 

Athletic – Muscular build and lines. Create dimension with feminine details and an intricate neckline.

 

Straight – Willowy like Kate Moss or Calista Flockhart? Highlight a lean silhouette in a floor-sweeping look with a high neck and visible waist.

 

Hourglass – Va-va-voom! Like the song says…You’re sexy and you know it! Emphasize yourcurves in a fitted skirt and asymmetric hemline.

 

It takes all shapes and sizes to make the fashion wheel go round. Find your fit and wear it well! Share your figure flattering secrets with Chapelboro Insiders below.

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