When you confine yourself to a body "type," you're defining and labeling features of your body. This forces you to categorize your body and recognize that there are parts of your body you love and hate. You start thinking of things you want to change about your body, compare your body "type" to others and realize that you need to improve features of your body.
It's important to understand how clothes are made based on "body types" so you'll have an idea of what you think will look best on you. But you shouldn't think you fall into a specific body "type" because that's where self-destruction begins.
If you're someone who is unsure of her style, then it is wise to learn what pieces are meant to look best on you. After you've gained a sense of "why" some pieces look better on you than others, you can freely select the pieces that you think look and feel best.
Getting dressed should never be about wearing what other people think you should wear, it should be about what makes you look and feel beautiful and confident. You're less likely to look and feel ridiculous in something that makes you feel beautiful and confident. So you'll probably never wear something that isn't for you. I think the only people who choose to wear things that they really shouldn't wear are forcing a style on themselves.
They feel uncomfortable or ridiculous while wearing these pieces but choose to wear them because they want people to see them a certain way. But when you've learned the effects of owning your personal style, you'll realize that you can't fool people into thinking you look and feel beautiful in a look that isn't you. So they will also not be fooled into believing you're someone that you're not.
Think about why you choose certain pieces over others and how that reflects your personal style. This will make it easier to shop and dress with the mindset of looking and feeling beautiful and confident. Let go of what the world tells you will look best on your body and embrace the beauty of dressing in a way that uplifts your soul.
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