Stylist, make-up artist and owner of the blog swearuponcoco, Samiya Ansari shares how she styles herself according to her body type.
Understanding your body is the key to looking good and a trait found amongst all impeccably dressed fashionistas. While people shy away from talking about their bodies, these brave souls explain how they work their anatomies to their advantage
How would you describe your body type?
I have a beach body and I’m very proud of it!
Has your body type changed over the last 5 years?
It definitely changed drastically! In 2010 I was a UK size 10 and today I’m a UK size 6.
How has your style changed over the years?
It’s been a real ride from being a tomboy with great love for cargo pants, to a girl with love for urban-chic.
In your opinion what is your most troublesome area?
I don’t feel conscious about any of my body parts. Though I wouldn’t mind being taller! I wish I had long legs.
How do you dress your body according to your body type?
I usually dress according to my height, rather than my body type. I like leg-hugging lowers with long heels that give me the appearance of length!
In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing here?
Not wearing clothes appropriate to your individual body type. It’s important for you to embrace your shape, be experimental but change the moment you feel uncomfortable as it really affects your self-confidence!
What silhouettes suit your body the most?
Tight, well-fitted silhouettes. It doesn’t matter if it is loose at the bottom. I also love casual skinny jeans with sneakers.
What is the one piece of clothing that you shy away from wearing and why?
Dresses and skirts that are of an awkward length, they really make me look wide and short.