We all want to give off our own unique image to the world at hand. It doesn’t matter what image you would like the world to see. If you’re not dressing to match your body style, then it doesn’t matter what you choose to wear since you’re only going to be wasting your time. No matter how you see yourself, be it either trendy, corporate or casual, your overall goal is to look complete.
A man’s body usually varies less in form with other men than a womans body does, but that doesn’t mean that variations don’t exist. It is important for every guy to know how to dress for their own body type as well as which style they should avoid at all costs. Knowing these tricks is the key to honing their own unique, personal style. Dress for your body type, find clothes flattering for you, and avoid the common body-type faux pas men make through these quick tips:
Monochromatic colors You don’t want to wear a shirt with a pair of pants in two contrasting colors. A white shirt with black pants will not only make you look like a waiter but also break you in half with your belly and hips standing out from the rest of you. Wear shirts and pants which are similar in color creating a nice, clean impression. It will also make you look ten pounds thinner. Actually anything in black will make you look slimmer, just make sure you add some color with accessories to prevent that goth look.
Steer clear of turtlenecks For those of you out there who are body mass challenged or on the heavier side, you don’t want to be wearing turtlenecks this winter. Try to buy sweaters or long sleeve shirts with a V-neck. This naturally draws the eyes downward creating the effect of a sleeker silhouette. It also makes you appear to have a longer neck instead of your short neck or double chin.
Say no to horizontal stripes There are a large number of guys out there who have a little more in the stomach area than they would like. Sometimes it’s a beer belly, other times it just lack of exercise. If you are one of these guys, then you need to stop wearing shirts with horizontal stripes. Vertical ones are ok but say no to horizontal ones. The reason being is that vertical stripes elongate your silhouette giving you the appearance of being visually slim. Paired up a nice black dress shirt, you cannot go wrong with a pinstripe suit for any office Christmas party this year.. Even a nice pinstripe dress shirt can work for you at any occasion.
Pick your prints carefully Don’t wear T-shirts and dress shirts that have large or busy prints on them. This holds especially true for larger, bulky men. Not only are the tacky but they also draw attention to your body’s upper half. Not the best plan if you are trying to stop everyone from noticing your big belly. Wear a shirt with a small print that is spaced quite far apart and you’ll no doubt look your best.
Buy a belt A nice belt not only looks stylish but will also give you an added tuck in your waistline to make you look slimmer. You don’t want any belly overhang also known as a muffin tops so don’t wear your belt too tight.