How to Dress for Your Body Type

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, so how do you find clothes that are flattering your specific body type? The key is to know your proportions, and use fashion to accentuate your best features--and hide everything else! This article is aimed at women, but men can read How to Dress for Your Body Type (Men). 

1.Identify your body type. One way to define a woman's body type is by how her curves connect her bust, waist, and hips. There are four general body types
*Apple - top-heavy; 14% of women; bust three or more inches bigger than hips; if you have this body type, you probably want to emphasize your tight legs and butt, draw attention away from your waist and shoulders/arms (wear long sleeves), and draw attention to your bust and neck (e.g. v-necks).
*Straight/rectangular - 46% of women; waist is about the same as hips and waist, more like a cylinder; if you have this body type, you can "pinch" your waist and exaggerate curves to avoid looking lanky or boyish. Go for ruffles and frills to add texture and volume (and femininity) to your figure. Steer clear of baggy jeans and track clothes if you don't want to look boyish.
*Pear - bottom-heavy; 20% of women; hips significantly larger than bust; if this is your body type, there are things you can do to make your hips and butt look slimmer, but some women might want to make their butts bigger!
*Hourglass - 8% of women; equal hip and bust measurements with a narrow waist; if you're one of the lucky few with this body type, dress to flatter - not flatten - your beautiful curves.
2.Draw attention to your waist with belts and dresses that pinch at the mid-section. If you have a straight shape, this is a must because it'll create the illusion of curves. If you have a pear or hourglass shape, this will accentuate your existing curves.
3.Elongate your legs. No matter what your body type, making your legs look longer is generally flattering.
4.Shape your bust. If you have an apple or hourglass shape, you probably have an ample bust; your main concern should be to wear a supportive bra so that your chest looks perky, not droopy. Book yourself a professional bra fitting; it's life-changing and will make your chest look fantastic! Stock up on V-neck dresses and tops - they're super flattering on big-busted girls. If you don't want to draw attention to your chest, stay away from necklaces and wear chunky bangles instead. You should also wear plain colours around your bust and go for patterned and colourful bottoms instead. If you have a straight or pear shape, wearing a push-up bra to add curves up top might not be a bad idea. If you have a flat stomach and aren't shy about showing it, cropped tops will make your chest look a little bigger in relation to your waist.
5.Choose your colors and patterns wisely. If there are any curves, handles, or lumps that you'd prefer to hide, wear solid dark colors (black, navy, dark purple) over them. Wear bright colors or patterns on your hot spots to draw attention away from your trouble spots!
6.Draw attention away from unwanted curves by enhancing a feature that is further away or you can cover it with dark colors.
7.Wear what you feel most comfortable in for confidence, and make sure that your clothes fit you properly. Clothes that are too tight or too big will not necessarily make you look better.

     *If you're a petite woman (short and skinny) avoid full-length coats and maxi dresses - they'll just swamp       you. Choose cropped jackets,       shorts, and mini dresses to keep your petite frame in perfect proportion. Dressing in one colour or wearing vertical stripes will make       you look taller. Try high heels too!
     *Keep in mind that if you really want to wear something that this article (or any other source) deems "unflattering" for you, you should       wear it anyway. The only thing that really matters is how you feel in your clothes. These are just ideas and suggestions on what to wear       if you want to accentuate (or cover) certain things that make you-you.

How to Get a Body Like Beyonce

In 2010, Beyonce Knowles won six Grammy Awards, setting a Grammy record.Not only does she have amazing musical talent but she also looks fabulous, has curves in the right places, and is nicely toned. For some, she even has "the perfect body". If her shape and appearance inspire you, here are some steps that will help you get in shape like Beyonce.

1.Eat healthy and don't starve yourself. Beyonce enjoys snacks to keep her energy levels up, foods such as fruit, oatcakes with cottage cheese, or yogurt-covered almonds.It's important not to skip meals; Beyonce aims for three meals with two snacks in between each day.Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and two servings of fish each week. 
2.Form an exercise plan. Beyonce has to be able to handle the strenuous pace of dancing, singing, and touring. She works out five days a week and does 100 squats, 100 step-ups, and 100 walking lunges a day.Beyonce does circuit training, and runs two-and-a-half miles each day.If you enjoy running, this can be a great form of exercise. While you might find her schedule way too punishing unless you're doing a music tour too, you can borrow some of her ideas. For example, try choosing exercise that you can follow at least two days of the week; three is better. Have a day of rest between exercise days.You could try swimming, running, dancing, lifting weights, or doing aerobics, whatever exercise fits in with your working out strengths and is something that you enjoy. 
3.Find a source of motivation to keep you going. Beyonce has a goal and so too should you. She keeps a poster of an Oscar on the wall of her gym to inspire her to keep working at it.What's your goal? Perhaps it is to keep fit, or to stay healthy for all your life, or to get ahead in a career or hobby aspiration. Whatever your reason, ask yourself how will you represent this goal visually so that it can serve as a source of motivation for you. A poster, messages, or photos of your goal can all be good ways to inspire you. Be sure to put these in places where you'll be reminded often of the purpose of getting a great body.
4.Be consistent. Beyonce works constantly to achieve her goals, including dancing all day long in high heels in order to get ready for a music tour.Set yourself regular exercise schedules that you can stick to, no matter what else is happening in your life.
5.Be proud of your body. Beyonce has said that she "wears skimpy outfits" because she's "proud of her body".She's not afraid to show off what she's got, being proud to celebrate her body shape the way that it is. She accepts that she is not naturally skinny and she detests fad diets after trying them and finding they don't work.Take a leaf from her book and love your body the way it is and don't harm your health with fad dieting. 
6.Wear what suits you. Beyonce is renowned for wearing beautifully tailored clothes that make the most of her good features. If you can sew or get your clothes tailored to your own body shape, you'll find that you look your absolute best; clothes that fit properly flatter your body. Clothing off the rack is trying to fit a range of sizes that may or may not suit your own shape and this can be made worse by the broad-ranging belief that you should fit into a single size. The reality is that a good wardrobe may well be filled with the sizes that fit in each style of clothing you try on. That may mean that you have larger tops and smaller bottoms, or larger jacket and smaller blouse sizes. Don't make the mistake of preferring a smaller size in the hope it'll look better on you; something that looks too small will ironically make you appear larger! Get the sizing right and a lot of your quest to appear "bootylicious" is sorted. 
7.Love the person you are. Don't seek to transform into Beyonce or be a dead ringer for her. You're a unique wonder in your own right and while she offers a great inspirational role model, your ideal image of her must be tempered by the realities of what's achievable with the body and lifestyle you've got. Love what you have and make the very most of it; use Beyonce's inspiration to motivate you to exercise regularly and to eat well.

*Keep to your exercise timetable by writing down your plan on the calendar or separate paper.
*Exercise with one or more friends to provide social motivation and fun. You're much more likely to stick *with it if you're enjoying the exercise experience as a whole.
*Running up a hill and walking down it is a good way to keep your butt and thighs well toned without losing *their shape.

How to Make Hair Grow Long Faster

Long hair is...

Efficient? No. Sport friendly? Definitely not. Totally amazing and gorgeous? You know it! But hair only grows (on average) about a half inch a month, so to get the lengthy tresses you desire, it could take awhile... This guide should help speed up the process a little bit. Note: This article includes pretty much everything to make your hair grow faster, short of splurging on some hair growth shampoo, which can be quite costly.

1.Get it trimmed. Controversial to popular belief, trimming your hair once every 2-3 weeks won't make your hair grow faster. Get it trimmed once, 1/8 or 1/4 inch (maybe 1 inch if your hair is in bad shape)and just take care to avoid split ends. Some of the things you can do to avoid split ends are avoid using too many heated tools on your hair (if you must, use a good heat protectant on your hair prior to use of your curler/straightener), brush your hair with a wide toothed comb or pick when it's wet, and if you towel dry your hair, squeeze it at the ends to blot out any moisture, don't scrub it out, because that breaks your hair.And when you're shampooing, just focus on your scalp, because the soap will go through the rest of your hair anyway. Also avoid dyes and bleaches, but that one is a no brainer!

2.Buy some new shampoo. While it also cures dandruff, pyrithione zinc also aids hair growth. Look for a shampoo that has 2% pyrithione zinc in it. Not head and shoulders though, because it is really hard on your hair. Garnier works (and smells good too), and Equate is supposed to be pretty good too. These shampoos are pretty cheap, probably 3-4 dollars, so you don't have to worry about it being hard on your wallet.
3.Lather it up. When you're in the shower, take a little time when you're shampooing to massage your scalp, and give it a little scratch. Not only does this promote blood circulation in the scalp, it feels awesome!
4.De-tangle. After you hop out of the shower, and your hair is still damp, take a wide toothed comb or pick (you can find these anywhere) and comb through your hair beginning at the ends and working your way up. Make good contact with your scalp when you reach your roots, and make sure you get the back of your hair way underneath.
5.Prevent split ends. This is optional, but long hair with split ends that is all dull and gross looks terrible. Buy a leave in conditioner (Herbal Essences has a really nice one for about 3 dollars) that helps "repair split ends". It doesn't actually seal up the split ends, but it can help prevent new ones from forming. Start by squeezing some into your hand, then starting at the ends, massage the product thorough hair, working your way up. Brush your hair after to distribute it a little more evenly after. Another thing you can do to get rid of your split ends is to snip them off. Buy some scissors made for hair (normal scissors will only make the problem worse), and just look at the ends of your hair. When you see a split end, snip it off. This doesn't take any length off your hair, but makes hair more healthy looking.
6.Scalp Massage. Giving yourself regular scalp massages is a good way to promote more blood circulation to the head. Make it a habit to give yourself a head massage whenever your watching tv (or reading articles like this one!) These aren't hard, just use the tips of your fingers and starting from the nape of the neck, work your way up your scalp in circular motions. Just scratching your head from front to back helps too, and feels awesome.
7.Drink More Water. This one is sort of general. Water helps everything. Challenge yourself to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day (and reward yourself with a little piece of chocolate at the end?. You can also take biotin supplements, or just a general multivitamin as well.
8.Get in shape. Exercise helps stimulate blood circulation everywhere, and makes you feel good afterwards. Combine this with a little scalp massage and a bottle of water and you'll have half of these steps done already! Also slimming down through exercising hasn't ever hurt anyone, has it? (insert encouraging smile here)
9.De-Stress! Stress leads to hair loss, and nobody wants that. How is your hair supposed to grow if there's nothing there?
10.Deep Condition. Deep conditioners and hair masks work wonders for your hair. Hair grows a heck of a lot better when it's healthy, so deep conditioning once a week will give your hair a healthy shine. Pick up a nice deep conditioner, and put it in damp hair, then put a shower cap on, and a dry towel over that. Leave it for about an hour. Rinse with luke warm (or if you have the nerve, rinse with cold) water.

    Any one of the given steps are optional. But keep in mind that the more you combine, the faster your hair will grow.
    If you're expecting waist length hair in a month, sorry honey. You've come to the wrong place. Pick up some hair extensions at Ebay (They     come in all lengths and colors, and you can get them for under $30)

Things You'll Need
    Anti-Dandruff shampoo (with 2% pyrithione zinc)
    hair cutting scissors
    leave in conditioner
    deep conditioner
    wide toothed comb (or pick)
    fingers, hair, and consistency.
    Optional: Multivitamins or a biotin supplement.

How to Have Amazing Hair

When you walk into a room, are you one of the people everyone turns towards to admire your beautiful hair? If you are, you’re lucky! If not, join the club. Very few people have amazing hair. Here are a variety of ways, both quick and tedious, to get hair that everyone will admire.

1.Keep your hair clean. How often you should wash your hair depends on the type of hair that you have, but generally every other day is a good rule of thumb. See these articles for different ways of keeping your hair clean and washed.
2.Brush your hair every day
3.Watch out for split ends
4.If you want to try a new look, try straightening your hair or curling it. Make sure that your hair is completely clean before using a straightener or curling iron on it. You can also use a heat protecting spray to make sure your hair doesn’t burn.
5.Get a haircut periodically, or do it yourself.
6.Style your hair in a way that is flattering to you. Try several different styles in front of the mirror to see one that suits you.
7.Change up your hair if you want to experiment with it. Try a different color!


  • if your hair is VERY THICK, go to a hair dresser and ask them to thin it out.
  • You can also consider dying your hair a different color, but make sure the color suits you first!
  • you can also buy hair products that can smooth out your hair or make it shine.
  • next thing you know those mean girls will be jealous!

Things You'll Need

  • straightener
  • money
  • effort
  • an amazing attitude to match your amazing hair!