FASHION STYLING (BODY SHAPES)

Dec 26, 2019     GKFTII

FASHION STYLING (BODY SHAPES)

FASHION is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place, fashion involves many styles. Fashion is most popular style especially in clothing, footwear, life style, accessories, makeup, hair style and body.

The current fashion STYLE often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste.Style is something very unique. Styling is more technical, style goes beyond just clothes. Style is an individual choice a unique way of presenting oneself.

Having the creativity and confidence to choose specific items of clothing/accessories to create a look that suits you. It gives you confidence Makes you unique. It can often tell you a lot about someone's personality.

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DIFFERENT BODY TYPES

PEAR

 

Your hips are wider than your shoulders. You have round, sloping shoulders,Pear body shapes gain weight on their thighs.

 

How to dress a pear shaped body

What to wear!!!

 

To give the impression of longer legs and a shorter torso you can wear a few layered tops with one very short, like a short jacket. This well breaks up your elongated torso and give the illusion of longer legs. Boot leg trousers, Horizontal stripes, catchy on top. Either a catchy color or some nice detail on your top. Breast pockets, big collars or a pattern your tops and jacket send either above or below the widest point of your hips and bottom. Trousers or skirt should be the darkest part of your outfit. Wear structured A shaped coats of knee length e.g.: trench coat. A line dresses , V line tops will draw further attention to your upper half, high boots, shoulder pads.

 

What not to wear

 

  • Skinny jeans (can be worn with some tunics or A line long tops)
  • Pencil or straight skirts
  • Very short skirts
  • Tops with narrow shoulder lines
  • Pleats and pants with a lot of detailing
  • Shoes and booties with ankle straps, too delicate footwear and  kitten heels

HOURGLASS:

 

Hourglass body shapes gain weight through the hips and above the waist.  

              

 

How to dress the hourglass shape

WHAT TO WEAR

V-shaped tops or tops with a deep neckline. High necklines will just make your bust area too bulky

•Look for dresses that fit your bust and elongate your waist. They should fit very snugly around that area.

•Get a coat that highlights your waist and features a V-neck.

•Wear darker colors on top

•Pencil skirts that fit well

•Other skirts can work too but will usually look better when they end around the knee.

•Opt for flat front boot cut trousers, preferably with stretch for a snug fit.

•Choose shoes that accentuate your curves, like shoes with rounded toes, peep toes or bows.

 

WHAT NOT TO WEAR

  • Avoid too many thrills on your clothes as they will add extra bulk to places where you don’t need it.
  • Avoid excess fabric for the same reason.
  • Often it’s best to avoid obvious waistbands or belts. Let your clothes accentuate your small waist.
  • Flat lace-up shoes.
  • Be careful with casual clothes. They make you look boxy.

Inverted triangle

 

When inverted triangles gain weight, they usually gain it through the torso and back area.

How to dress for your inverted triangle shape

WHAT TO WEAR

  • vertical stripes
  • Open necklines and collars, like halter necks, v-necks and scoop necks
  • Wear jackets open to create a vertical line and jackets that are well structured at the shoulder
  • tops with banding or nipping at the waist or wrap style tops
  • Wear a darker color on top , use belts to define waist line
  • A-line or full skirts
  • Use bold textures to create more bulk.
  • Horizontal stripes will make the lower body wider.
  • full or bootleg pants
  • bold and eye catching shoes.

 

WHAT NOT TO WEAR

  • Avoid shoulder pads or anything that accentuates the shoulders
  • Boat necks
  • Horizontal lines on top
  • Oversized collars or lapels on jackets
  • Very chunky knits (if you want to wear these, choose a dark color)
  • Big bold pattern and graphics on top as it has a widening effect
  • Tapered skirts.

APPLE:

 Your thighs or hips are probably the narrowest part of your body.                 

How to dress the apple body shape

WHAT TO WEAR

  • V-neck tops and tops with thicker texture that don’t cling so much.
  • Tops should cover the whole belly area and end just below the hip bone.
  • Dresses should have their waistline just below the bust.
  • Layer with a long cardigan or a long sleeveless vest.
  • Longer tops and jackets that skim the body can be worn with leggings or skinny jeans.
  • Trousers should be flared or straight and not cling to tummy or thighs , avoid pleats.
  • high rise pants.
  • Structured pencil skirts work well, but keep them at knee length.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR

  • Big puff jackets
  • Big shapeless garments that don’t show any waist or don’t use vertical layers
  • Bulky trousers with lots of pockets and zippers at the front
  • High necklines .Tight clingy T-shirts
  • Avoid wearing everything in one solid color. Better to mix color with a texture or to use several layers in different colors to create vertical lines.

Rectangle

       Your hips, waistline and shoulders have about the same width. You have an athletic build and a small bust line.

 

 

How to dress the rectangle body shape            

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Use strong blocks of color to help define your body.
  • Wear tops and jackets that emphasize the waist.
  • Medium to high neck lines .
  • Accessorize with belts around the waist.
  • 3/4 sleeves , tucked in blouses.
  • Shift dresses and empire line dresses.
  • A-line skirts, tight skirt or pants.
  • You can wear almost any shape trousers but slightly flared trousers will look great.
  • A knee length pencil skirt that tapers in at the side.
  • For shoes, opt for curvier and rounded options like ballerinas and pumps.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR

  • Avoid shapeless clothes.
  • If you want to add curves then avoid straight dresses, but you can also opt for the waist less look.

COLOUR FOR COMPLEXATION:

Fair/Pale Skin

Darker colours like grey, brown, burgundy, bottle green, navy and bolder shades of blue as well as their shades contrast.

Colors to avoid: avoid an abundance of soft, pastel shades or bright colours neutrals too; rather than white, light beige and stone, choose richer shades such as sand, camel, khaki and slate grey.

Olive/Medium Skin:

 

While most colors will work perfectly fine with a medium skin tone, you can ensure you look your best by opting for shades that are either a little brighter or darker than the middle ground.

Choose pale beige rather than warm sand if you’re opting for light neutrals or try a bolder shade of purple (such as magenta) rather than mauve, for example.

Colours to avoid: since your skin will likely have yellow or green undertones, you should avoid wearing shades of these colours that are too close to your skin tone. eg.: pistachio, mustard, olive and mocha brown.

 

 

Darker Skin

Having a license to wear bold, bright colors like jade green or cobalt blue is great but be mindful of adding balance to your outfit with a containing colour, which will hold the look together.

Colours to avoid : brown, black, navy, dark colours.

 

 

TOOLS FOR STYLING:

Your SOS bag should contain: sharp scissors, the different variety of threads and needles. pins-dressmaking and safety, Bulldog clips for quick fitting, Double-sided sell tape for quick fixes and temporary clothes brush and a selection of stain removers are also necessary. The stylist should keep all these items into his/her own stylist SOS bag.

 

TRICKS &TIPS:

Dress monochromatically, Keep your shirts shorter, avoid belts, wear V-necks, high waist, Skip short-sleeve shirts and instead roll up long-sleeves, wear horizontal stripes etc. for taller look.

For slimmer look: wear black, navy ,dark colours, Search for dresses with innovative color blocking or cut-out designs, belts, high waist pants, opt for a fit and flare dress eg: skater dress, dress me, floor length silhouette, vertical stripes etc.

For skinny people: Avoid vertical stripes, White is the word, shoulder pads, layer up, altered pants, say no super slim-fit shirts.

 

DIFFERENT PROFFESSSION IN STYLING:

 

•FASHION SHOW STYLIST

•EDITORIAL SHOOT STYLIST

•WINDOW DRESSING STYLIST

•PERSONAL STYLIST

•SHOOT STYLING

•ADVERTISEMENT SHOOT STYLIST

 

FASHION SHOW STYLING:

 

  • THEME
  • REFERENCE IMAGES
  • INSPIRTION
  • MOOD BOARD
  • STORY BOARD
  • SKETCHES
  • ACTUAL GARMENTS
  • CREATE LOOKS (ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR,CLOTHES )

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