Dressing According To Your Body Type

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Fashion can be a whimsical experience. There are a variety of accessories, fabrics, styles, and designs. But, one of the most important style tips is to dress according to your body type.  How can you discover your body type?  See the example below:

Knowing your body type allows you to purchase clothing based upon the direction of lines and patterns. It also serves as a guide when buying shapewear to camouflage targeted areas such as the  stomach, hips, or thighs.

The first step to dressing for your body type is to getting the right measurements and selecting your physical shape.  Your shape is either an Hourglass, Pear, Apple, Inverted Triangle, or Rectangle.

Another fashion tip is to find a style icon that’s based upon your body type and remix their wardrobe. For example, Jennifer Lopez is a “pear” and Queen Latifah has an “apple” shape.


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The next step is select clothing that will compliment those areas and wear accessories to accent the total look:

  1. Hourglass – Tailored Clothing, Cropped Jackets, Wrap Dress, Dark Colors, Pencil Skirts, and Mid-Rise Pants
  2. Pear – Bright Prints, Embellished Tops, Dark Colored Pants, Bold Earrings, and High Heels
  3. Apple – Plunging Neckline, Tunic Shirt, Tailored Blazers, and Platform Wedges
  4. Inverted Triangle –  Empire Waist Tops, Large Belts, Full Skirts, Boot cut Jeans, and Stilettos
  5. Rectangle – Flowy Tops, A-Line Skirts, Skinny Jeans, Flats, Heels, and Fitted Blazers.

Dressing according to your body type can be tricky but with the right attire you can have a timeless, capsule wardrobe.

Shoedazzle Color Of The Month – Daffodil Accessories

Daffodil is considered the new Shoedazzle color of the month.  The accessories brand has an array of Daffodil inspired handbags, jewelry, and shoes.  First Lady, Michelle Obama wore a similar shade in a beautiful sheath dress.  This inspired women to wear the hue while adding a pop of color into their wardrobe.

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It’s the perfect Spring shade because this color mixes (and matches) well with every fashion piece. Trendsetters and Style Bloggers are seen wearing Daffodil colored eyeshadow, nail polish, and hair accessories.




For an everyday look, pair (Daffodil) yellow accessories with a jumpsuit, jeans, or basic t-shirt.  Color trends are fun to wear but don’t forget to make the style your own!

Shoedazzle Dalton Tote – What To Wear

The style and size of a handbag can instantly update anyone’s wardrobe.  Personally, I like to carry bags that are large and have a distinct color.



I was attracted to the Dalton tote due to its pebbled texture and space of the bag.  The tote also comes in three colors Lavender, Black, and Cognac.  I am looking forward to styling this handbag with a wrap dress, long sleeve top, or skinny jeans!



Shoedazzle – Stiletto Society Brand Ambassador

I was invited to join the Stiletto Society, Shoedazzle‘s exclusive brand ambassador program.  I’m extremely excited because I joined Shoedazzle two years ago for specific reasons.  Although I love to own stylish clothing, my shoe wardrobe was suffering tremendously.  I owned several pairs of shoes but they were not fashionable and did not fit my lifestyle.  I needed a variety of pumps, platforms, and boots.

I came across Shoedazzle through the internet and started to research their subscription.  The membership was easy and affordable.  What intrigued me the most was that my order arrived at my doorstep!  The membership has been a good experience but I have a few tips:

    1. Know your exact shoe size prior to ordering.
    2. Use a shoe insoles for 4 inch heels.
    3. Store your shoes properly after each wear.
    4. Have fun mixing and matching in your current wardrobe.

Since that time, I have also expanded my accessories to the Shoedazzle handbag collection.  I was curious about their purses and needed to give my other brands a break.  To my surprise, I received my first handbag in the mail.  The quality of the bag was nice and the style was true to the website picture.

Check back with this site (over the next few months) because I will be hosting style parties, sharing special deals, and of course…new shoes!

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ShoeDazzle Denim Collection: Nevermind for Paper Fox

ShoeDazzle has launched their first ever denim collection. Nevermind for Paper Fox is a premium denim collection designed in Los Angeles. It features authentic vintage washes and fashion-forward silhouettes and fits. This exclusive collection will feature new styles released monthly. Available in sizes 24-36 and priced starting at $69.95 for VIP Members* and $110.95 MSRP.  Visit ShoeDazzle.com to view the collection and purchase a fabulous pair of jeans.

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New Pumps from ShoeDazzle – Topanga and Annika

I wanted to share photos from my latest purchase through ShoeDazzle.com  The shoes I received are titled Topanga (sling back) and Annika (open toe pump.)

I absolutely love my subscription because shoes are delivered to my front door. But most importantly, I don’t have to worry about my shoes being fashionable or “dated” because ShoeDazzle.com updates their showroom daily.  To spruce up my open toe Annika pumps, I added a pair of ankle chains from shop.stylelifefashion.com

To purchase the pumps featured and become a member – visit ShoeDazzle.com | If you like this post click on the link: https://stylelifefashion.com/shoedazzle



NBC WBAL-TV Segment with CureDiva.com

I was asked to visit NBC’s WBAL to talk about the lifestyle brand CureDiva.com This project was close to my heart because of the number of women (we know and love) who have had to undergo cancer.  Often times when they’re in this situation, they are facing several physical battles such as hot flashes, weakening nails, or hair loss.  CureDiva.com is platform for women to not only wear fashionable accessories before, during, and after their treatment but it’s also a community for women to discuss issues that are centered around the illness.

The products I featured where the Acquarella Nail System, Travel Purse with Ice Pack, and a Fancy Hands Fan.  Each product serves a purpose, for example the Travel Purse Ice Pack helps women with hot flashes (as a mini cooler.)

In addition to sharing the products with local viewers, I decided to wear the color pink to support the brand.

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