pencil dress, shift dress, pear shape, rectangel shape, hourglass

Learning to dress for your body type or size is perhaps one of the  most important rules of fashion that can not be overstressed. The truth is what works for Person A may not work for Person B.  Wether you are pear shaped, square shaped, rectangle shaped or having an hour glass figure, you must know what works for you.

Dressing for your body type, pencil dress, shift dress

 I met Ugo of The Beautiful Eagle Eye during my service year in Calabar and today we will be giving you guys tips on how to work and find what dress is best suited for your body type. We had so much fun too, I remember the first time we met in Calabar, it was like we had been friends for so long.

Now there are a lot of body types out there so let's not be confused. However the four basic body types which is the rectangle shape, pear shape, apple shape and hourglass shape is what we will be touching on in todays post. I indentify with a mix between a rectangle and hour glass body type. My body is proportionate but depending on how much weight I gain or loose, the curves either appear more pronounced or barely there.

 pencil dress, shift dress, pear shape, rectangel shape, hourglass

While Ugo went for a slightly less fitted bodycon pencil dress, I opted for a more forgiving shift dress. The bodycon pencil dress is great for my hourglass and pear shaped ladies because it accentuates the curves. Now if your tummy is not as flat as you want, alternate with a peplum dress or addition. Also a huge statement belt will do wonders. 

Now the shift dress is more forgiving because it flatters all body types as the dress is looser as opposed to the body con dress which is more fitted. The shift dress hides our imperfections while giving space to breath. All you have to do is find which shift dress works for you.  A great way to look smaller is to wear bigger clothes which is why I went for an A-line shift dress. Also amazing shape wear can not be over emphasized.

 pencil dress, shift dress, pear shape, rectangel shape, hourglass

Photography by Joseph Ukam 

Now if you are still unsure of what will work for your body type, look to Celebrities or bloggers that have your body size. You can also shoot me an email at princessaudu@gmail.com. I'm hear for you guys.

Both dresses were made by Ugo, I'd love to say I made my dress like this skirt here but she did most of the work, so lets give credit to whom it is due. I can't wait for her fashion label, remember she made my Ankara crop top set and this dope skater skirt

Hope you found this post helfpul, how do you dress for your body type? What dresses work for you and why? 

Be sure to follow up with Ugo on her blog here. 

You can still shop my closet at @The Vintage Connection Ng

Till next time.
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Davis Fierce said...

Lovely post hun

Dive Into Mauve (anthoniaokokon@gmail.com) said...

Nice!!!!!!!!!! Funny enough, I have a similar post in the works.

Lovely dresses.

Onyinye Ibeagi said...

My friends generally like fitted outfits on me because i'm slim and tall but i like anything i find interesting, whether fitted or not, if i like what i see in the mirror, i go with it! Great post from you 2.
Modavracha | Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

Stephylately said...

I struggled with this when I was younger but I now understand my figure and know what works best for me. I love seeing fashion bloggers collaborate and showcase talent in such a beautiful manner. Ugo is talented, I can't believe she made these dresses. Simply beautiful.x


Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thank you

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Great minds think a lot dear, looking forward to your post.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

That's it girl, believe in fashion we should go with what were comfortable in.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much girl and Ugo is indeed very talented.

Favour Ndukwe said...

Hey dear
Nice post. People tend to forget their body type and just shop for whatever they want. Funny though, I had a post like this as my first blog post, then I trashed it...lol
So it's good to see this. Keep it up.

Olaa Bobade said...

I don't even know what my body shape is lol. I'd figure it out this day and the next, I'd have forgotten. I love my clothes in-between tho. Not too fitted and not too loose. You two look great.
The Confident Woman: Joyce Meyer

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol girl why did you, this is a huge fashion tip. Thanks for commenting.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol girl you should, I love my clothes fitted just right but it's still important to know your body size. Thank you

Ibibiofame said...

I have been gathering info on how to dress for people with the inverted triangle shape...myself included. As a teenager I got teased about having a body shape like hercules! Whenever I gain weight, my shoulders and back bare the brunt! My sis helped me with figuring out what sorts of clothes that works well with my figure and she has been helpful! Ugo is so talented! I need a dress made by her like yesterday!😀😁😂

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