How to determine your body shape

This is going to be first in the series of posts on “How to dress according to your body shape.”

Before we directly jump on to determine the female body shapes, you need to understand that there are a number of reasons which states that it is difficult to categorize the shape of a female body –

Firstly, every individual has a different body type which makes it difficult to standardize something which is unique.

Secondly, human bodies are not static objects, it keeps changing over time.

(Disclaimer: this post is not an exact categorization of your body but more about balancing the aesthetics)

Don’t we all like to look at a balanced object?

Human bodies come in all sizes and shapes and that is what makes us all unique. Isn’t it?

Whether you have a ‘rectangle-shaped body’ or a ‘pear-shaped’ it is not important but the main point is that the more balanced the silhouette would appear, the more visually pleasing the outfit would look on you. And fashion could be a great way to highlight the features that you love as well as play down features which you don’t find perfect by opting for the right cuts and fits.

For starting off, the theory of body shapes can be useful to determine the features of your body which need the work of balancing as long as you take it as a rough guide.

Firstly, you need to measure yourself. And while measuring you need to keep the four areas of your body in mind, i.e., shoulders, bust, waist, and hips.

Secondly, there are chances that you may have a primary or secondary body shape and to find that three methods can be used –
1. Determine the shape of your body with the help of the measurements of your hips, waist, and shoulder.
2. Determine the shape of a body with the help of the measurements of your hips, waist, and shoulder.
3. Determine the shape of your body by looking into the mirror and finding out which part of your body does not balance with the rest of the body.

The five basic body shapes –

To determine the shape of your body you need to look at some of the basic shapes. There are various ways in which you can define your shape, but the simplest way is to determine whether you are an –

Hourglass-shaped body

General characteristics of an hourglass-shaped body are that the measurements of bust and hips are nearly equal with a narrower measurement of the waist.

Pear or spoon-shaped body

This body shape is generally characterized by large hips which are wider than the shoulders and bust.

Rectangle-shaped body

This body shape is generally characterized by equal measurements of bust, waist, and hips.

Inverted triangle shaped body

The general characteristics of an inverted triangle shaped body are broad shoulders and the bust which narrows down to the hips.

Apple-shaped body

The typical characteristics of the Apple-shaped bodies are large bust, fuller midsection, and narrow hips.

Many times you would feel that you ain’t fitting well into just one of the categories. Or maybe fit into one but also lean towards another. Yes, this can happen!!

As already mentioned these body shapes are just a rough guide. It is important for you to identify which of the parts make you fit into which category and then work towards playing them down or up accordingly.

I hope this helps you to identify your body shape easily. In my next post, I will be discussing each and every body shape in detail and how you can highlight as well as to downplay your characteristics to get a more balanced appearance.

Kiss 2019 Goodbye in Style!

If there is one night to go all out and get heads to turn, it’s New Year’s Eve. And with that to say, the countdown to New Year has begun already!

Have you thought about what you are going to wear to the parties yet?

Whether you’re trying to dress to impress at your office party or look effortless at a friend’s get-together, dressing for the night without looking extra while also staying warm is a CHALLENGE!!

So, I wanted to share some outfit ideas that might help you when you look into your closet this week for something to wear. Keep scrolling!!

1. Festive, comfortable, and warm enough for the winters, a combination of basics from your wardrobe is a classic for a reason.

2. Nothing says “It’s New Year!!” like a chic sequin dress. Edge it up with a blazer, your favourite pair of stilettos or booties and matching accessories.

3. Winter means oversized cosy sweaters! Wearing a sweater as a dress with boots and a cute belt bag is my current favourite combo. It is dressy enough for a holiday party, yet casual enough to grab a cup of hot chocolate with your friends.

4. Live the party. Love the party. Be the party.

Change your short dresses for a metallic skirt and keep the new year glam alive.

Tip: Pair up shades of the same colour to create something beautiful.

5. Pleats, please! One-piece I have been looking forward to styling for the new year’s eve are the skirts.

Get a surprisingly effortless look by pairing your favourite skirt with a turtleneck, a top with statement sleeves, or even a sweater. Top it off with some accessories and boots for a little more oomph.

6. A blazer dress in winter looks undeniably sexy and the kind of outfit that is perfect for the festive season.

Tip: Try something fun for New Year look?
How about wearing the red blazer as a top and layer it with the pink one?

7. The perfect solution for those who hate sparkle is Leather.

Pair your leather pants with a lace blouse and a matching bralette underneath for a subtly sexy look. Complete the look with a pair of classic heels and accessories.

8. Jumpsuits are a great evening alternative if you’re not quite feeling a dress!

Not only the ensemble is incredibly easy to wear, but will also feel like a party game changer when coordinated with the right pair of stiletto and accessories.

9. That fancy matching set you have been saving for a special occasion? Now is the time to wear it!

There is no denying that matching co-ords look classy. And dressing head-to-toe in the same colour does not only saves your time but matching it up with the right accessories can bring out an elegant and flattering look!

I rounded up these 9 outfit ideas for New Year parties, to help you kiss 2019 goodbye in style!

Would love to hear from you guys how you liked these styles. Lemme know if you would try them out!

Stay tuned for the next one, till then be happy and keep slaying.

More love and positivity to you. ❤️

Kalakar Street – The Festive Edit

“Every brand has a story to tell and a story to sell.”

About six months ago, I planned to curate my own Pop-up Show ~ Kalakar Street. The basic idea to organise this event was to bring together artists from Art, Fashion and Lifestyle backgrounds under one roof to celebrate their work with like minded individuals.

With a line up of 16 exhibitors, a music performance and a poetry session, we came together for the first time on 21.09.2019 in Kolkata. We welcomed a lot of visitors but the event didn’t turn out as we expected due to major rainfall in the city that day.

But, I am grateful to everyone for showing faith on me at the first place. The experience brought a lot of lessons and learnings and new friends.

I’m really thankful to all the exhibitors for being a part of our First Edition and supporting us.

Also, a big thank you and a tight hug to everyone who donated their old clothes. You guys have really made someone’s day special!

Lastly, a Special Mention to –

Mukesh, team Unwritten Thoughts, team Pictophile, Golden Feathers Entertainment, friends and all the visitors who dropped in and graced this event with all the suggestions, ideas & most importantly your blessings.

I am grateful today and forever to have met you all. Thank you for being being a constant support.❤️

P.S. – All the lessons and learnings are noted down and the homework will be done carefully from our side. The next edition is going to be bigger & well planned!

For queries, get in touch at: streetkalakar@gmail.com

Click here to find more about the edition.