I started my how to dress your body type journey by measuring my bust, waistline and hips (with the help of this infographic) and comparing the numbers to the body type list. As I suspected, I am sill an hourglass. That means that my waist is smaller than my chest and hips.
Even though I have a balanced shape, I still like to keep everything in place with shapewear. I found amazing shapewear that pulls everything in called a braless body suit. It pulls in the stomach, hips, legs and back without constricting the bust area. This allows me to choose the bra coverage so that I can wear it with everything from a low cut bra to a t-shirt bra.
The Monroe and Main graphic gave tons of awesome tips on what to wear based on your body type. As an hourglass, the graphic advised me to choose a bold print dress if I wanted to bring attention to my curves and a monochromatic one if I want to downplay my curves. I decided to downplay the curves with this canary yellow dress.
One April Golightly reader will win How to Dress Your Body Type Kit” which will include the Monroe and Main measuring tape and a $185 Monroe and Main shopping spree for shapewear and an outfit.