Friday, 20 September 2013

Choose The Right Women's Dresses And Women's Swimsuits Based On Body Type

Women come in different shapes and sizes. They could be apple-shaped or pear-shaped, have a small waist or a heavy mid-section, have a flat chest or be well-endowed with feminine beauty. The key to choosing the right kind of dress for your body type is to first of all have a good understanding of your own body. You need to know your body's assets and its flaws, so that you can select a dress that can highlight your assets and cover your flaws.

Secondly, you should have accurate measurements of your body. Your chest, waist and hip measurements are crucial to finding the dress that would fit your body correctly. Although you can take your own measurements, you should preferably have someone else take it for you so that you can stand in the right posture while the measurements are being taken.

The chest measurement needs to be taken across the fullest part of your bust. You should ensure that the tape stays perfectly parallel to the floor and does not sag as it passes around the back. The waist measurement should be taken around the natural waistline. You should leave one finger's breadth under the tape so that you have room enough to breathe in your dress. Finally, the hip measurement should be taken around the widest part of your hip-line. This would be roughly seven or nine inches below your waistline.

All these measurements are extremely important as most dress measurements use these very same figures. The chest measurement is used to choose blouses, tops, coats and jackets. You need to find apparel whose bust measurement closely matches your own size. Waist measurements on the other hand, are used to choose pants and skirts. Here again, you need to find a dress whose measurements closely match that of your waist measurements. If you have slightly larger hips compared to your waist, you can then go by your hip measurements instead.

Sometimes, your measurements might fall between two standard sizes. If that is the case, you can choose the smaller size if you prefer a closer fit or if you are small-boned, and a larger size if you prefer a looser fit or are large-boned. For every standard size of dress, there are corresponding chest, waist and hip measurements. Choose a dress that best matches all three measurements.

When it comes to women's swimsuits, you can choose either a one-piece or a two-piece swimsuit. If you have a flabby middle, you might want to go for a single-piece suit to cover your middle. If your top and bottom are lightly disproportionate, you can opt for a two-piece suit and choose your top and bottom pieces appropriately.