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How to Style your Wide Hips

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A lot of women look at fashion magazines and their heart sinks, when they see models with the “perfect” bodies. As they flip through the pages, they start to wonder why they were not blessed with such amazing figures? The truth is that there’s no such thing as the “perfect” body. Every figure is perfect as long as you know how to style it. Dressing for your body type is the key.

Many of these celebrities we look up to and admire have wide hips, like Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, and they are rocking them like divas. When wide hips balance out your whole body, it gives you a sexy figure. But when your hips are far wider than the other parts of the body, you need a couple of styling hacks to get you through. And if you are wondering how to get bigger hips, there will be a post on that shortly.

Having wide hips does not mean that your figure is not attractive. The trick is to aim for a balance. The key to styling wide hips is to direct focus away from the hips and to other parts of your body, so your bust, waist and legs.

Here are some styling tips for you:

Say NO to Bright Colours

Make sure you avoid bright colours, patterns or any type of accessories anywhere in the hip region. They attract attention to your hips.
If you have wide-hips, and you have trouble finding the right clothes to style your figure, then I’ve got you covered.

Cover Up

Tunics and shirts, that reach the middle of your hips or below your bum region, help create a balance with your figure. Make sure that the hemlines of your tunic or shirt is loose so that it flares out. This helps create more room for your hips. If you like, you can wear a waist belt over your shirt to keep the focus on your waist and way from your hips.

No Lyca

Although tunics and shirts help in balancing your figure, you need to be extra careful with the type of fabric you choose. Avoid fabrics that hug your body like fitted polyester or lycra. They make your hips look bigger. The same goes for woolly clothing.

Wrap Dresses Are Needed

Tops with empire-cut waistlines or wrap dresses help cover your hips by accentuating your waist and flaring out to your hips thereby keeping your hips away from view.

 

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Layer with a Long Jacket

There may be times when you would like to wear a shirt or top that does not cover your hips. In such a situation, go for a long jacket that reaches your bum area or flows up to your knees. The long jacket will hide your hips and create that needed balance.

Go for Trousers with a Higher Waist

When styling your figure, you need to take attention away from your hips. Trousers with a high waist give you that most needed balance as it diverts attention from your hips and makes your legs appear longer.

Wear A-line Clothing and Straight Skirts

A-line clothing and straight skirts cover the hips and give you a lovely figure. A-line clothing starts at your waistline and flare out all the way to your knees. This way it covers the hips and accentuates the waist. If you want to go for an A-line dress, try the ones with a plunging neckline. This will help create additional focus on your torso.

Straight skirts help to maintain a line such that the hips are in proportion with the rest of your body.

Style with Shoulder Pads

I can see you rolling your eyes at this tip BUT it is a very clever way of creating a balance in your figure. Shoulder pads make the shoulders appear wider. Coupled with your wide hips, it makes your frame look square which helps to prevent your hips from attracting any extra attention.

 

What do you think of these tips? Sound off in the comments section please.

 

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Famous actors and their suits

I like seeing a man in a smart well-tailored suit – there is nothing quite like it. However, choosing a good suit can be very tricky. You have to get the measurements right or you may end up looking like you borrowed the suit from your big brother! With that in mind, the next time you need to go shopping for a new elegant suit, have these famous actors and their suits on your mind…

 

Daniel Craig Filming Spectre

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Now this beauty over here is what I call a suit! It fits like a glove and looks amazing on him. But then again, I wasn’t expecting anything less from Daniel Craig. When you are James Bond, you have fashion stylists and designers working around the clock to ensure you look the part. And he does certainly look the part in this elegant suit right here.

 

Ryan Gosling Filming Crazy Stupid Love

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I am a huge fan of Ryan Gosling’s style and his movies are usually epic. He wore this lovely looking suit while filming Crazy Stupid Love, and I love everything about the suit. The maroon colour is right up my street! I love how sharp it looks. I can see many blokes being inspired by this piece. It is such a beautiful suit.

 

Will Smith Filming Men in Black

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We can’t talk about actors and their suits and not mention Will Smith’s fabulous looking black suit in Men in Black. This black suit is so stylish. I love the tailoring and I love how it looks on him. This famous black suit and tie ensemble is one of the safest ways to look good in a suit. It is almost impossible to get this look wrong.

 

Brad Pitt Filming Inglourious Basterds (Photocall)

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Brad Pitt is a true style icon, and only true style icons with the right dose of confidence and carriage can look this good in a 2-piece pale pink suit. I am in love with this look. I think he pulled it off beautifully. But then again, it is Brad Pitt, and he can look good in pretty much anything!

 

Kevin Spacey Filming House of Cards

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If you watch series on Netflix regularly, then you would have come across Kevin Spacey, as Frank Underwood in House of Cards. And you must have noticed Frank Underwood’s impeccable style. I love his suits, and this suit right here is one of my favourites.

 

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These men are some of the most stylish actors in Hollywood. They wear their suits, their suits do not wear them. I see many men walking around in suits that are look too long, too baggy, or ill-fitted, and it makes me wonder why they go for suits that do not look good on them. If you are inspired by these stylish actors and their suits, and want to step up your style game by shopping around for some good-looking suits, check out Fielding & Nicholson for stylish bespoke and made to measure suits. Fielding & Nicholson suits are made to the highest quality, and they offer customers a personalised service.

What are your thoughts on these suits? How will you describe a good-looking suit?

 

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