Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dressing for your Body Type: Hourglass

I know this is a really hard topic for a lot of us bigger lolitas, we want to be able to wear what ever we want, because honestly in Lolita fashion there isn't much of a variety of silhouettes for us to chose from. But I really want to emphasize how important it is for us to dress for our body type!

When you dress for your correct body type you will over come a lot of the hurdles there are with being a plus sized Lolita. This entry is going to focus on those with an "Hourglass" body type.

Don't know if you have an "Hourglass Figure"? Well here is a handy little guide. You have an Hourglass Figure if:
  • You bust and hip are the same size
  • You have a very defined waist
  • Your body is well balanced in the bust and waist areas
Now some would think that this is the "ideal" body shape, but I honestly think each shape has something going for it. When dressing for your Hourglass figure you want to chose clothes that are going to accentuate your gorgeous curves without adding bulk to that area. 

For you Lolitas with an hourglass figure I recommend cupcake shape dresses. Why? Because with the cupcake silhouette the top of the dress is going to end where your waist is the smallest showing that off, and then poof out in one of the more classic Lolita silhouettes. Coord this with they typical cardigan or shrug, a pair of knee highs or tights and your favorite Lolita shoes, and of course the accessories and you have a well-fitting and beautiful coord. 

Remember there is no "better" body type you just have to know how to dress for yours!

Next: Dressing for your Body Type: Rectangle

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