Friday, March 16, 2012

Know What Flatters Your Shape : Dress to Impress!

By third-year student MisStyles
Diversity is nature. Nevertheless, it is pretty hard to be satisfied with the way we are shaped.
Think of celebrities such as Megan Fox, Mischa Barton, and K-pop artistes like Girls Generation. From the east to the west, these are people with ‘perfect’ figures. However, in reality, there are celebrities who are not ‘perfect’, yet, they can dress to impress! Let’s stop admiring others and be admired by others! We can start by appreciating our figures first.
Apple shape
The main traits of an apple shape body are larger bust, broader shoulders, narrower hips and less defined waist. Well-known celebrities with such figures include Elizabeth Hurley, Jennifer Hudson and yes, even Angelina Jolie!
Check out this flowy vest from, which are sure to flatter apple-shaped bodies. 
Boyish or athletic shape
Do you have undefined waist, narrow hips, probably smaller bust and always feel like shaping up? Then, you belong to this boyish category. However, fret not. Fabulous looking celebrities and models such as Alexa Chung, Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham also belong here!

The shift dress from  and skorts from gives you a fuller looking figure while the blouse from defines your shoulders.
Pear shape
Pear shaped people are identified by their smaller bust, wider bottom, narrow shoulders and wider hips and thighs. Mischa Barton, America Ferrera and Rihanna are some of the famous celebrities who are pear-shaped but are among the best dressed in Hollywood.
Try this pair of graphic shorts, which creates a slimmer effect on the hips. It is available at
An hourglass figure is probably the most desired of the four. It is the epitome of a woman’s figure from the 1800s, to the Victorian era and up to now. The iconic Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore and Katherine Heigl to name a few, have a well-defined waist, shapely legs and full busts that represents the hourglass figure.

Those with hourglass figure are the luckiest bunch! You can wear anything!
Try this orange and blue block coloured dress from and strapped black dress from The block coloured dress will inject some fun in your outfit whereas the black dress gives you an edge with the studded top.
Besides battling with our shapes, being petite is another problem for many Singaporeans. Well-known petites Eva Longoria and Hayden Penettiere are pear-shaped.
 This abstract colourful dress from brings out a fuller figure for petites.

The knit top from and wide leg shorts from look effortless yet chic!
MisStyles is a third year Molecular Biotechnology student who loves dressing up! Fashion for her is clothes, clothes and MORE clothes. She dresses according to her moods and she loves to play around with colours! Personally, she feels that the best fashion accessory a girl should have is attitude :)
Her interest includes burying her head in books and magazines of various genres, namely, thrillers, interior design, architecture and of course, fashion!

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