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Dress for Your Body Type With Help From Monroe and Main

How to Dress Your Body Type
Our beautiful bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Do you embrace your body type when you dress? Do you even know what your body type is? The folks at Monroe and Main help women confidently dress to fit her style needs, balance her shape, and flatter her figure as her body ages. They are poised to be an  industry leader in clothing that fits various body types covering sizes 6-24 or S-3X. They have something for nearly everyone.

How to Dress For Your Body Type

Tips to Dress for Your Body Type

The first step is figuring out your body shape. When you don’t dress right for your personal shape, it can really throw off your proportions. Once you determine your body type, you might select some shapewear to help further accentuate “what ya mama gave you!” Monroe and Main provides great information in their “How to Dress Your Body Type” info graphics. Find the full info graphics and instructions here.


Measuring my body as per the Monroe and Main instructions, I determined that I am an hourglass shape. I am widest at my bust and hips. Before selecting my outfit, I checked out the Monroe and Main shapewear section. Not only plus size women can benefit from shape wear. Many celebrities (even the ones you think are “perfect”) wear them, they just don’t want you to know about it.

How to Dress Your Body Type

The “muffin top” area is my trouble zone. In case you have not heard this term, it’s the part of your hips/waist that spills over the waistline of your bottoms. I selected a high waisted brief to provide smoothing around my waist a bit of lift to my bum. No one needs to know, right? I love that I look great and feel confident that my shape looks its best.


I selected this lovely blouse (Temptress Tie Top) that ties in the middle to accentuate my waist. The printed bottoms (Paisley Brocade Pant)highlight my hips and bum and the platform sandals (Zip Canvas Wedge) elongate my legs. The entire outfit is super comfortable and cost less that $200. I love looking great without breaking the bank, don’t you?


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Well guess what, now YOU have a chance to win a “How To Dress Your Body Type” Kit, including Monroe and Main Measuring Tape and $185 Monroe And Main shopping spree. Woo hoo!!

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This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. I was provided with a free outfit from Monroe and Main. All opinions are my own.


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Christy Peeples DuBois

Sunday 31st of May 2015

I have read a post similar to these on Monroe and Mains blog but it wasn’t as detailed but I find it so interesting how different patterns, colors, shapes can influence our overall appearance/look and flatter or not flatter our body shape, and by all means we prefer that they flatter!! I am an hourglass body type and would want medium support shapewear. Thanks so much for this great opportunity.

Gail Williams

Sunday 31st of May 2015

I learned that I am an hourglass figure-type even though I am a plus size woman.

Linda Kish

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Your shapewear shouldn’t be restrictive! Make sure you can breathe and move around easily, even in corsets and other strong-control shapewear styles.


Sunday 31st of May 2015

I learned that you have to consider not just how the clothing is cut, but also what color it is, and what kind of print is on it to figure out how to successfully flatter your body type.

Anita k

Sunday 31st of May 2015

I learned that I am an Oval,and I have been wearing the wrong clothes.

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