I recently facilitated a lively workshop where I spoke to several women about the importance of understanding our body types to dress for success. We have no more than 7 seconds to make a great first impression – how we present ourselves nonverbally sets the tone for victory.
Before we jumped into the second part of my workshop, fun with accessories, I educated the attendees about body shapes and ideas on how to select the right clothing item to enhance her silhouette. Although each woman has her own unique body shape, we all typically fall into one of four primary categories: Triangle (smaller shoulders, wider hips –sometimes referred to as pair shaped), Inverted Triangle (broad shoulders with small hips and thin legs), Rectangle (no defined waist, shoulders and hips same width apart), Hourglass (shoulders & hips align with a clearly defined waist – think Marilyn Monroe!). The hourglass is the most balanced shape. The goal for the other shapes is to select pieces that create visual alignment. [Read more…] about How to Make a Statement With Accessories