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How to dress your body type for the Holiday

Well, with all of the great deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I am sure that many of you noticed some items that might be ideal to wear for some of your Holiday parties. I personally am loving the look of sequins in so many varieties. Regardless of your body type, you can look simply amazing with the perfect dress.

Here are some ideas as to what type of dresses to choose based on your body type:

Fuller Figured: Try Anything-but-Shy Silhouettes
Reaching for a sack dress might be a natural reflex, but a loose shape will only add pounds. Enhance your figure in a form-shaping sheath dress or a forgiving wrap dress. And black is not your only choice hue this season: Embrace navy, gunmetal gray, and Bordeaux—all of which are rich and slimming.

Fuller Figured: Choose the Right Details
You can’t go wrong with a simple LBD, but where’s the fun in that? Show off your personal style with pleats, ruffles, and fringe galore—it’s all about the placement, anyways. Pleats on the bias will show off your shape, not add volume, ruffles on the shoulder strengthen your stature, not overwhelm it, and fringe, as long as it’s not in skirt form, is fair game.

Fuller Figured: You Can Do Modern
You don’t have to be a stick-figure to wear this season’s modern dress shapes. The focus on tailoring means that it’s only a matter of choice (read: perfect fit), not constraint. A structured black dress with top and bottom slits and a strong cinched waist is a flattering and fun alternative to the ubiquitous flowy LBD.

Petite: Pile on the Style
One-shoulder LBD, bold chain mail necklace, Swiss dot tights, bangles, and a big bag—when you are a very thin, you can simply get away with more. Over-accessorizing isn’t a factor for you—at least not during party season.

Petite: Take It to Great Lengths
Ladylike silhouettes like full skirts, sweaters, and below-the-knee hemlines would make any petite girl cringe, but this season “the rules” are begging to be broken.

Curvy: Show Off Your Ladylike Assets
The ladylike trend is the perfect way to show off your womanly décolletage. A plunging neckline adds sex appeal to this season’s fuller, mid-length silhouette, while the corseted waist keeps your curves in check.

Curvy: Follow The Hourglass Road
The reason Beyonce looks like a Perfect 10 is part in thanks to her baby blue dress, whose pattern follows the ins and outs of her body road map—out at the shoulders, in at the waist, out at the hips and back in at the thighs. Take a cue from the gorgeous star and invest in a dress that follows your curves to a T.

Boyish: Be a Trend Mix-Master
Mix ladylike lengths and pretty lace with tailored tops and sexy see-through insets for a look at that is totally now—but fitted for you.

Boyish: Go Seriously Girly
Defy your tomboyish figure—and style—in a dress that is girly to the max. Accessories like bows, belts and lace help to add to the femininty.

source: http://www.harpersbazaar.com

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