Style anatomy: Saleeha Shah

The uber cool artist and digital composer behind @saleehart breaks down her personal style

April 23, 2017

The uber cool artist and digital composer behind @saleehart breaks down her personal style. Learn the style secrets this fashionista always abides by!

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 an hourglass body type, which means that my waist is proportionally smaller than my hips and chest.

Has your body type changed over the last five years?

My weight has fluctuated a lot over the last five years, but generally I have a tendency to gain weight on my hips, arms and chest.

How has your style changed over the years?

I think everyone goes through a multitude of phases but your core style remains the same. I went through an extreme hippy phase during college, and even though my style is now slightly more refined, I think I retain some of that carefree vibe even now.

In your opinion what is your most troublesome area?

My arms and obliques.

How do you dress your body according to your body type?

I don’t always dress according to my body type, but when I want to enhance my figure I like wearing things that cinch at the waist. Also, I try to avoid wearing sleeveless too often because I am conscious of my arms.

In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing here?

You have to know your actual size. Ill-fitted clothes bother me a lot, whether they’re a size too big or too small. Also, overdoing labels kills a look and has never appealed to me. I think people need to be mindful of where they are and dress not only for the occasion, but also keep in mind the kind of environment they are in. You will see people wearing outfits that are not befitting of the occasion and that is a big fashion faux pas for me.

Which silhouettes suit your body the most?

Silhouettes that cinch at the waist usually look the best on me.

What is the one piece of clothing that you shy away from wearing?

Very short crop-tops and very short skirts. My body is not suited for these silhouettes so I stay away from them.


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