Strategic knots and gathers direct attention to the centre of the waist and exaggerates the swish of the hips when walking.
Boob reducing wide V neckline dress with a structured waist and slim and fluted skirt, that lifts boobs and shows of the long legs.
Deep V neckline long sleeved dress with slim and slightly flared skirt.
The defining features of the Lollipop are large but not heavy boobs, slim hips, proportionally small waist and long elegant legs. For the Lollipop is is about balancing the proportions, such as to broaden the shoulders and hips a little to smooth that often too top heavy look.
(The 12 body shapes and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's "Body Shape Bible". I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are random pictures from Tumbler, Pinterest or borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
THE STRAIGHT FIGURES
THE TOP HEAVY FIGURES
THE CURVY FIGURES
THE BOTTOM HEAVY FIGURES
(The 12 body shapes and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
Remember! Style has no size.
Countless A-list celebrities are classic Lollipops, and Angelina Jolie is a perfect example. The defining features of the Lollipop are large but not heavy boobs, slim hips, proportionally small waist and long elegant legs. Lollipops don’t have to work as hard as other body types to look good, but being this shape is certainly not without it's challenges.
One being that there is virtually no clothing made with the Lollipop shape in mind (60% of the Worlds female population are Pear-shaped).
The most important guidelines.
- Lollipops should focus on styles that balance the proportions, such as to broaden the shoulders and hips a little to smooth that often too top heavy look.
-Deep and wide V-necks and scoop necklines are great for enhancing your assets. Halter-neck and sweetheart necklines that offers good support are also good choices.
- Avoid chunky sweaters and shift dresses that hangs straight down from the boobs.
- Elaborate necklaces will make the chest look even larger, and the same goes for bolero jackets.
- Anything chunky, loose, or too covering on the bosom, will make the shape look disproportionate and create an extreme version of the figure.
- Wide-leg pants hide those fabulous legs and make them look like sticks.
- Bell-bottom pants, fluted skirts, details on the hip, and ballon-sleeves helps to create curves in the areas that have less.
- The absolut worst look for Lollipops is high-waisted pants of any style paired up with a turtleneck.
You lucky Lollipops can get great results without too much effort, so enjoy!
Other Lollipops: Heather Graham, Uma Thurman and Susan Sarandon.
(The 12 body shape and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
Boobs are awesome! Except for when jogging...
Beauty is about looking healthy and wearing clothes is about comfort, social standards, basic need and self-expression.
Since appearance unfortunately does matter (At least at first impression) you are sending a message to others about who you are, through the way you look. If you want to meet new people or get ahead at work, you don't want to look unapproachable or send the wrong message. The best course of action would be to figure out what you want to signalize and combine that with looking healthy. Dress for success!
If you're too busy or just don't care about appearance and fashion, at least don't pull yourself down by wearing the wrong things (I'm not saying you aren't good enough the way you are. But since it's not socially acceptable being in the nude everywhere we go, we must put clothes on. Why not make the best of it?).
For starters, light or no makeup, a ponytail, jeans, simple top, or a comfy dress, is far better than the wrong makeup, unflattering hairstyles, and too large, too small or ill-fitted clothing.
If you take the time to figure out what works for you, it will be a lot easier to feel good about the way you look on an everyday basis.
The biggest fashion mistake we make is trying to look like someone else, so choose your subject of inspiration carefully. People come in so many shapes, sizes and colors, and what looks good on one may fail miserably on another.
Looking back, I have definitely made some errors. For example, I thought I could pull of the "tiny and cute" look (As I've mentioned before, I'm 6 feet / 182 cm and have been for a while), and there was a baggy pants faze, which was even worse.
Luckily, my clever cousin gave me a book called "The Body Shape Bible", and I came to realize that there was nothing wrong with my figure - I only needed to dress to flatter my shape. Knowing your fashion is not always enough to do it justice.
The authors of "The Body Shape Bible" (Trinny and Susannah. A pair of british stylist's) has divided our figures into 12 body types. Straight figures: The Column, Brick, and Cornet, The top heavy: Lollipop, Goblet, and Apple, The bottom heavy: Pear, Skittle, and Bell, and The curvy: Hourglass, Vase and Cello.
In my previous post about "Body Image", I wrote some guidelines. I will repeat them again.
Step 1. Who am I, what style do I like?
Step 2. What flatters my figure, looks, and colors? (This is where the 12 Body Types, face shape and color rules come in).
Step 3. Make step 1 and 2 work together and for you.
To better achieve the desired results, you should know that:
- If you are petit, large prints will make you look even smaller, and small pattern make the large, larger.
- Dark colors are slimming and shiny material, light and bright colors draw attention to the area and make it look larger.
- A hat can emphasize height, by making the short look shorter and vice versa.
- A cut, belt, or a hemline can broaden or slim the targeted area.
- Details like flowers, bows and pockets will draw attention to the spot.
Figure out what your like, use the rules as guidelines, and edit until you find a way to make the style look good on you.
There will always be new trends, but they might not all be for you. If you find your best look, you can still apply elements of these trends to better suit you.
Nonetheless, it is important to stay true to yourself. There's a difference between taking pride in your appearance, and feeling like you have to hide what sets you appart from the rest to fit in. Dressing to flatter your shape can make you feel good/better about yourself, but do it because you enjoy it and not because of outside pressure.
Last but not least! The most attractive thing you can ever wear is confidence and empathy.
There will be more about the different body shape's, how to dress, personal style and colors later.
(The images of all the pretty ladies in this post are borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
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