Chic Chicks: How to dress yourself just the way you are

Monta Reinfelde

You might know a girl whose body is so gorgeous that she could put on a garbage bag, call it a new fashion fad and still look incredible. She might be your best friend, your roommate or your sister who is by your side on a daily basis, which makes it sometimes hard to handle.

Don’t get me wrong, I know this person means so much to you and you care deeply about her, but let’s be honest: you are slightly jealous of those tall, skinny legs — especially in the summer season — and the way that short dress hangs on her, like on a perfectly shaped retail-store mannequin.

The point is we are all very different and beautiful in our own way. That’s nothing new.

However, we have to love ourselves the way we are and work with what we have.

The biggest mistake you can make is to follow fashions blindly. Not every silhouette and style is the right one for you.

On the other hand, if you are that gorgeous friend to someone else, you are more likely to get away with wrong size and color as well as shape. However, there is always a slight chance that even you can get it so incredibly wrong that people will actually notice it.

To start the spring break on the right foot and show your assets in the best light, here are some tips to look fantastic regardless what the scale and the size tag tell you.

Pear shape — Your waist is well-defined and your hips are wider than your shoulders.

If you are pear-shaped, try to emphasize your waist and arms. Wear A-line skirts to camouflage your hips, experiment with light-colored tops and dark-colored bottoms for contrast. You should also keep the hem of a dress, pants and a skirt wide to balance the hips.

Don’t be afraid to wear strapless dresses, they will even out your proportions. And finally, the best jackets for you are those that hit right above the waist.

Wedge shape — Your shoulders and chest are broad in contrast with narrow waist and hips.

To balance their bodies, wedge-shaped ladies should wear bright colors and experiment with high-wasted styles. Full skirt and other outfits that create an illusion of a waist will also be the right choice.

Try to avoid boat neckline tops. Your shape usually comes across athletic not manly, remember it!

Rectangle shape — Your waist, hip and shoulder widths are similar and are usually on the slim side.

Rectangle-shaped girls don’t need to minimize anything. The ultimate goal is to create curves and show off those slender arms and legs with scoop necks and sweetheart tops as well as colorful bottoms.

Have some fun with layering. It is the ultimate way to add some volume. Invest in a good bra and anything that has collars, ruffles and details to flatter your chest.

Apple shape — Most of your weight accumulates above your hips, which are narrow.

Apple-shaped girl’s best friends are a waist-belt, V-neck top and boot cut, flared jeans to elongate the body and create an illusion of a smaller waist.

Go for shorter dresses and skirts to show-off your lean legs and draw attention off from your midsection.

Hourglass shape — Your shoulders and hips are similar in proportion and set off by a tiny waist.

Not every girl can be proud a of body shape like Beyonce’s, so embrace it! Don’t wear baggy clothing to hide your curves. Go for fitted dresses and skin-tight jeans.

Choose to wear lightweight, thin styles and fabrics. To emphasize your hips even more, wear high-wasted skirts and pants. To draw attention to your tiny waist, add a belt.