Dressing your body type is quite easy thanks to Monroe And Main. Don’t worry I am going to walk you through my journey to dressing my body type. Starting with taking my measurements, then identifying my shape, choosing the correct shapewear and how to wear prints and colors. I highly recommend heading over to Monroe and Main’s “How to Dress Your Body Type” Infographic Series to help guide you through your journey.
Monroe and Main is my resource for help dressing to fit my style needs, balance my shape, and flatter my figure. Especially as my body ages. It’s important to take your measurements again every three months. We all know how much our bodies can change in a short period of time.
Monroe and Main is the industry leader in clothing that fits various body types in size 6-24 or S-3X.clothing that fits various body types. I received an amazing Monroe and Main measuring tape and that made the first step in learning to dress my body type so easy. Check it out below.
I didn’t need any help from anyone using this measuring tape. First I measured my bust. Making sure my arms were at my sides, I measured the fullest part of my bust, underneath my arms. Waist was up next, so I leaned to one side which allowed me to find my natural crease and/or the narrowest part of my waist. I then wrapped the measuring tape around my waist bringing the ends down in front ending at my belly button. I know this seems weird and I had never measured my waist this way before but Monroe And Main are the experts here. Now for the hips, standing with my feet should width apart I measured the fullest part of my hips. My measurements you ask? Bust: 36 1/2 inches Waist: 35 inches Hips: 38 inches
Once I had my measurements it was time to identify my shape. I had a hard time deciding if I was an hour glass shape or a triangle. To be a triangle your hips are wider than both your bust and your waist while your shoulders are visually narrower. Well my hips are wider than my bust and waist but I was unsure about my shoulders. So I looked at the hour glass shape definition which is you are wider at your bust and your hips and are visually broader in shoulders. Needless to say I needed help with this one. I asked my husband if my shoulders were narrow or broad. I do visually look broader in my shoulders so I am an hour glass shape.
Although I am smaller in the waist, I do have a spare tire as some call it around my stomach that I absolutely hate. While I have been exercising and trying to shape it up myself it does take some time. So choosing my shapewear was easy for me. I knew I wanted my tummy slimmed. That being said, I choose Monroe And Main’s Front Corset Cincher. Let me just say I absolutely love this shapewear. I am very comfortable and it really does it’s job.
For my hour glass shape Monroe And Main recommends that I draw attention to my silhoutte by wearing a bold color or print to highlight my assets. If I wanted to downplay my curves I should use a more monochromatic look with darker neutrals. The later was my choice. Let’s see what you think.
I choose two tops and one pair of pants. The tops were both prints and the bottom is a neutral. I am really loving the results. Below is my second top choice.
The tips I received from the Monroe and Main “How To Dress Your Body Type” Infographic series were amazing. I must say I am a loyal Monroe and Main Fashionista and adore their style. Be sure to also check out their How To Dress Your Body Type Pinterest board.
Which outfit do you think looks the best on me? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.
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