Below are Quick Tips for Diamond Body Types. The objective of dressing your body type is to create the illusion of an hourglass figure. Since your midsection is the widest part of your body, the objective is to create the illusion of a waist while balancing your narrow shoulders with your hips. No matter what your weight is, balancing your body and creating a waist creates the most pleasing effect. For detailed information on your body type, how to dress your figure and a printable shopping guide, please click here
Create Curves with Color:
A monochromatic look usually works best. Add splashed of color to your upper body with wraps, earrings, necklaces.
• Wear a dark colored dress with a wide dark belt.
• Wear a dark pant or skirt suit with a bright colored cami or scarf.
The key to dressing an diamond body type is to add volume (or the illusion of volume) to the top of your body and minimize the bottom while creating a waist. Stay away from tight clothing (such as a tube-type dress). To create the most curvaceous effect by mixing and matching suggested separates or by wearing recommended dresses.
Dresses For Diamond Body Types:
Choose dresses with A-line skirts that gently skim your figure, darted or belted waists and cuts or embellishments that draw attention and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your bust and shoulders. Full sleeves (princess sleeves, flutter sleeves, etc) and modestly padded shoulders help to add volume to your upper body. Wide necklines, off-the-shoulder and big lapels are an excellent way to create illusion of volume. Wide-lapeled, A-line, belted coat dresses with structured shoulders are particularly flattering on your body type.See details about your body shape and clothing that flatters your figure>
Tops For Diamond Body Types:
Choose tops with cuts, necklines and embellishments that draw attention and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your bust and shoulders. Off the shoulder, wide necklines and full sleeves are most flattering. Wide-lapeled wrap shirts and jackets with nipped-in waists, structured shoulders and a slightly flared bottom are excellent for diamond body types. Both shirts and jackets that come to the hip-bone are the most flattering on your body type.See details about your body shape and clothing that flatters your figure>
Bottoms For Diamond Body Types:
Look for A-line skirts that gently skim your body and stay away from clingy or straight pencil skirts. Choose pants with simple pockets or no pockets at all. Stick with straight-leg jeans that fall straight down from the widest part of your hip. Avoid jeans with whiskering at the hips. Never wear pants with a tapered leg and go with a mid-rise waist.See details about your body shape and clothing that flatters your figure>