Men’s Perspective…On Women’s Bodies

Here are some fun facts about men and their perspective on women’s bodies. Enjoy!

78% of men would rather date a confident plus-sized woman than an insecure supermodel

“My favorite part of a woman’s body is…”

Her butt: 22%
Her chest: 17%
Her legs: 7%
Her face/eyes: 15%
Other: 10%
The whole package: 29%

Your girlfriend/wife calls herself fat. React.

“What the heck? She’s gorgeous. I’m with her, after all”   28%

“We all have insecurities. I’d try to help her feel better”   61%

“If that inspires her to improve herself, I’m all for it”   11%

You generally find that women…

Have an accurate opinion of what they look like: 18%

Are overconfident about their looks: 10%

Should have more confidence in their bodies: 72%

My ideal female body type is…

Athletic and ripped, like Cameron Diaz: 8%

Super skinny, like Zoe Saldana: 2%

Fit, but womanly, like Jennifer Lawrence: 34%

Very curvy, like Christina Hendricks: 18%

A fuller figure, like Melissa McCarthy: 3%

Cute and compact, like Rachel Bilson: 17%

ALL OF ‘EM! 18%

…and have you ever dated a woman who didn’t have that body type?

Yes: 84%

No: 16%

Do you compare women’s bodies to the ones you see in magazines?

Yes, I can’t help it: 14%

Probably subconsciously. But I try to remember that real women don’t have the benefit of good lighting and retouching: 51%

No. That’s just fantasy: 35%

Would you ever date a woman who is taller than you?

Yes: 70%

No: 30%

What gets your attention more?

How sexy a woman’s body is: 41%

How much confidence she carries with it: 59%

Neat statistics, right? Hope you enjoyed them! And as always, have a lovely day!

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How to Style Your Shape (continued)

Hey everybody! It’s time to continue our little series for how to style yourself depending on your body shape.

If you want to see last week’s post about apple shapes, click here

Our focus today is pears!

PEAR

Women (myself included) who are pear-shaped carry their weight right below the waistline, meaning their shoulders and waist are smaller in proportion to their hips, thighs, and booty. In order to detract from the hips, which are the widest points of the silhouette of the pear, pears should focus on their arms and shoulders.

Wardrobe Essentials:

  • A-line or full skirts
  • Brightly-colored and patterned shirts and blouses
  • Jackets that skim the waist or mid-thigh
  • Flat-front pants with a wide leg that skim the hips

OH-NO’s

  • Cargo pants
  • Bottoms with pocket detail
  • Patterned or lightly-colored pants
  • Straight skirts
  • Dresses with structured bottoms (finding dresses with A-line or flowy skirts gives your lower body a lot more room than a body-biased dress.

Neckline: Boat neck and STRAPLESS! Also, try to go for a lot of neckline detail to detract attention from your lower body.

Dress: A sleeveless or spaghetti-strap styles that have either an A-line or a full skirt, so that they accentuate your upper half.

Jeans: Mid-rise waistbands and wide legs to accommodate thighs. Try some boot-cut jeans with large pockets to minimize the booty.

Bathing suits: A suit with a high-cut bottom that elongates your legs that are made in a darker color. On top, go for pieces that have ruching or ruffles or bold prints and colors. If you are gunning for a one-piece, try to look for padded cups that enhance your bust.

Woohoo! Another edition of HTSYS done! I’ll be updating you guys next week with the hourglass shape.

As always, have a lovely day!

How to Style Your Shape

Hey guys! It’s been a while, but I am ready to offer you all some advice and key tips on styling yourself based on your shape. We all worry whether or not we are dressing ourselves properly based on our specific body types, and trust me, there are some people out there who have definitely missed the mark. But you should not let the fear of your own body’s shape distress you!

Every woman’s body is beautiful. Beauty is not dependent on shape or size, even though society nowadays seems to believe that is the case.

So here’s the deal – there are 4 basic body types that women could be: Apples, Pears, Hourglasses, and Rectangles.

Let’s start with apples:

APPLE

Women who carry most of their weight in their midsection are classified as having an apple body shape. This imbalance can make you look shorter and wider. In order to counteract it, you must minimize your midsection and showcase your amazing legs.

Wardrobe Essentials:

  • A-line shifts
  • Short skirts
  • Blouses with a gently-curved waistline
  • Wrap shirts and dresses
  • Single-button jackets
  • Pants that flare at the leg or wide-legged trousers
  • Long-fitted shirts and sweaters that disguise a fuller midsection

OH-NO’s

  • Bold-patterned tops
  • Shiny fabrics
  • Short jackets and sweaters that skim the waist
  • Tapered pants like capris or skinny jeans
  • ANYTHING with shoulder pads
  • Chunky knits

Neckline: Cowl neck, scoop, or V-neck

Dress: An empire-waist dress that falls just below your bust that flares with an A-line skirt

Jeans: Trouser-cut jeans with a higher waistband and a simple straight leg.

Bathing suits: Either a one-piece with a deep, plunging neckline to create a defined waist, or a bikini with a solid top and a colorful bottom. (Ruffles, bows, and ties on bikini bottoms also work great with apples).

I hope this helps all of you apples out there! I will be continuing this series with the version for pear shapes…get excited!

As always, have a lovely day!