There is a right way to dress your features, shape, and body type. Our bloggers agree! They were each tasked with reviewing our How To Dress Your Body Type infographic 4 part series and reviewing the process and a Monroe and Main outfit. They each took their measurements (with a handy Monroe and Main measuring tape), identified their shape, chose shapewear, and then found the right prints and colors to play up their assets and camouflage problem areas. Take a look at their styles and tips! Comment below on which looks you like best.
All bloggers were compensated with complimentary product in exchange for an honest review of the items.
Opinions expressed by bloggers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Monroe and Main.
CRUSIN’ MOTOWN WITH GREAT SPRING LOOKS – Still Blonde After These Years!
I wore this outfit when my friend and I went to the Detroit Institute of Arts for a special exhibition ofDiego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit. Diego Rivera created magnificent murals of Detroit Industry. These Clark Zia Castle platform sandals never hurt my feet throughout our whole busy day. I loved that I could wear these 3 1/2″ leather wedges to elongate my legs and help me to look more shapely. . .This top isn’t my usual choice. . . so why have I tried some new styles? This time when I chose my clothes, I referred to the Monroe and Main’s “How to Dress Your Body Type” Infographic Series. The 4 infographics helped me to make some new clothing choices which better suit my body, including the right shapewear. [Read More]
Dressing for a Box – Modly Chic
I fully admit that I spent years being anti-shapewear of all types. I even hated nylons and tights because they were restrictive. But now under most dresses I’m wearing some kind of shapewear. For me, it’s a matter of smoothing everything out to avoid awkward bumps, panty lines, etc.. Plus, shapewear helps the outer garments flow the way they are meant to. Usually I’m in some generic shapewear from a large retailer, but I snagged up this body suit to go with a number of summer dresses. It’s comfortable and easy to wear, which of course is always a bonus, and it certainly does the job of smoothing everything out.
This Convertible Diva Dress is bound to be a frequent flyer this summer. It’s one of those versatile dresses that can literally be styled a dozen different ways by wrapping, twisting, and tying the ‘sleeves’ in different fashions. The dress is a strapless midi with two long ribbons that come off the back, or front depending on how you want to wear the dress. Monroe and Main even sends a useful guide illustrating different ways to style the dress. [Read More]
Highlight Your Curves – Makobi Scribe blog
Since I am an hourglass, I can highlight my curves with all over prints and bold colors or downplay them with darker neutrals. You can find out about dressing your shape at Monroe and Main. I found two great outfits which are multi-functional. I am excited to have found such comfortable, versatile clothes that fit me from Monroe and Main. You can too! [Read More]
Confident Dressing – ComeBack Momma blog
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.
I selected this lovely blouse that ties in the middle to accentuate my waist. The printed bottoms highlight my hips and bum and the platform sandals 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? [Read More]
Dress Your Body the Right Way – LW Vogue Blog
Knowing your measurements is the first and most important step when it comes to choosing the best clothing for your body. This is especially true if you are an online shopper like me. I had taken my measurements before, but after reading through the Monroe and Main tutorial, I found out I had been doing it wrong all along!
I have always struggled with finding outfits that suited my body, so I was excited to finally learn what styles are most flattering for my shape. After taking my measurements, I found out that I have an hourglass figure. For this shape, Monroe and Main recommends bold prints and colors. [Read More]
What to Wear Based on Your Body Type – April GoLightly Blog
The Monroe and Main graphic gave tons of awesome tips on what to wear based on your body type. As an hourglass, the graphic advised me to choose a bold print dress if I wanted to bring attention to my curves and a monochromatic one if I want to downplay my curves. I decided to downplay the curves with this canary yellow dress.
Yellow looks amazing with turquoise accessories and neutral wedges. These shoes are out of control comfortable and super cute. [Read More]
Makes Me Feel More Confident – My So Called Balanced Life blog
As most of you may already know, I love Monroe and Main. They offer a vast selection of clothing for women sizes 6-24 or Small to 3X. They really have something for every body type including shapewear. Do you know your body type? I know I wasn’t 100% sure of mine until I followed the Monroe and Main “How to Dress Your Body Type” infographic series.
Having an hourglass figure, it is important to choose colors and clothing that highlights my assets and draws attention to my silhouette. I chose the Royal Rose Maxi Dress because the V-neck, surplice bodice, and empire waist flatter my body shape, while also covering my problem area. . . .I absolute love this dress it is super comfortable and makes me feel more confident when I wear it. [Read More]
WIN WIN WIN! – Candypolooza Blog
The Make It Mesh Floral dress is just beautiful. I could not have chosen a more perfect dress. It is an A-line which I normally don’t go with but it had extra mesh panels cascading from the front that were great for camouflaging my tummy area. With the corset on it worked fabulously. I’m normally not one to go sleeveless either. The top was wide enough to cover my shoulders and the tops of my arms which I appreciated. I didn’t feel self conscious in this dress at all. WIN WIN WIN!! [Read More]
Funky Cool Pattern – Being Zhenya blog
This scuba dress is amazing, and I wanted a funky cool pattern for the summer. And the shoes are something I can run around in all summer, besides they go so well with this dress. [Read More]
Dressed to Flatter – Momma Told Me blog
It doesn’t matter whether you feel you are too short, or too tall, to busty, or too bony, bow footed, or poor postured; all your really need is the knowledge of how to work what you were born with. Every body can look like a model when it’s dressed to flatter. . . I love shopping Monroe and Main online because they have such a wide range of flattering fits and fashions for everyone from millenials to baby boomers. Their collections are constantly growing and I can always browse the seasons hottest trends through carefully curated collections of clothes. Or, if I’m feeling adventurous, I can browse hundreds of fashions by clothing/accessory type or style! [Read More]
How I Dress My Body Type – Kirstin Marie blog
Dressing for your body type is an important skill to hone. Sure, everyone can wear whatever they want, whenever they want. The idea behind dressing for your body type is to dress in the best way that suits your body and makes you look and feel amazing. It’s the difference between feeling frumpy versus feeling put together and ready to take on the world. Thanks to a great LBD, some cute jewelry a large brim hat, and comfortable basics underneath, I am going to tell you how I dress for my body type featuring Monroe and Main. [Read More]
Wonderful Flow & Colors – Day by Day in Our World blog
When picking my selections, I kept both the hourglass and triangle shapes in mind. With an eye towards regaining my hourglass shape and knowing I had the power of shapewear to help out, I couldn’t pass up the Make It Mesh Floral Dress with its wonderful flow and colors. This dress is cut in such a manner that it really flatters a variety of body shapes. [Read More]
An Enlightening Experience – Jade Louise Designs blog
Speaking of areas you want to minimize…that is where the miracle of the Monroe and Main Shape wear options come into play! You can get the perfect shapewear to help you minimize the areas that may be sagging, or not as perky as you would like from growing older. This has been such an enlightening experience! Thanks to Monroe and Main’s tools, I was able to learn the best colors or combinations to draw the attention away from my hips and more upwards towards my shoulders or face! This top features soutache ribbons to enhance the bust and create a narrow empire waist. It draws attention away from the hips. And gives plenty of room for a wider “trunk” space. But still very flattering. And best of all, I will be able to wear it for months to come as this pregnant belly keeps getting bigger! [Read More]
Super Comfortable & Very Slimming – The Socialite’s Closet blog
Wearing darks or neutrals on the bottom when you’re a triangle can help tone down your hips. Wearing a bright color or patterned shirt will help draw attention up and away from your hips as well. Of course, shapewear can always help smooth and minimize your less than ideas areas too. I used the suggestions from Monroe and Main when I was choosing my outfit. I chose a pleated top in fuschia because it’s a bright, happy color that is one of my favorites. The detailing around the neckline also draws attention upward and away from my hips. [Read More]
Looking Pretty Darn Awesome – I Am The Maven Blog
Getting All Gussied Up – Mommy’s Block Party blog
Balance & Flattery – Mother Unadorned blog
Clothing and shoe shopping online can be quite the challenge when you’re unsure of size and fit. I know I’ve certainly been shy of it in the past. But Monroe and Main has great tools to help you confidently choose styles that balance and flatter your own personal beautiful shape and style, no matter your size. For me (hourglass) the recommendation is to wear a bold color or print to highlight my curves, or if I prefer, I can go monochromatic to downplay them. It’s about you being your best you, and feeling good in your own skin. I have personally loved stripes and chevron for quite some time. I’m also drawn to blues, teals, purples, grey and black in my wardrobe. So when I saw the “Cool Water Dress,” I just fell in love. [Read More]
Easy, Breezy Dresses – Jinxy Beauty blog
There are a few keys to making your wardrobe the best it can be and at the top of the list is choosing the right clothing for your body shape. The right clothes can accentuate your assets, balance your shape and flatter your figure.With warm summer weather on its way, I love easy, breezy dresses that I can slip on for everyday wear. The Zelda dress is perfect for that. It is lightweight in rayon and super comfortable. It’s also easy to dress up for wearing beyond my daily errands. [Read More]
Are You Dressing Right For Your Body Type? – Bay Area Mommy Blog
According to the guide, I need to wear outfits that draw attention to my upper body. I need to place visual weight on my shoulders with eye-catching prints and bright-colored tops, and wear dark pants. This helps me balance out my silhouette.The Bateau Neck Ruched Top draws more attention to my upper body because of its color and its shape. The ruching on the tummy area also helps in making that area look smaller than it actually is. The black Sailor Pant, on the other hand, keeps my bottom half dark so that it doesn’t attract too much attention. [Read More]
Chic and Comfortable – Whirlwind of Surprises blog
I honestly loved that Monroe and Main had recommendations for the different body types. You want to have a great outfit without going crazy. I decided to try to mix prints and as I learned, the key to mixing prints was to keep them within the same color family. In my outfit, I chose to go with varying shades of silver, grey, black, and whites. I will admit, I decided to go for a pop of color in my shoes, however I purposely chose a darker shade of red as to not go overboard. Overall, I’m in love with this outfit. The vibe is so chic and comfortable and I feel like I just walked out of a magazine shoot. [Read More]
Versatile Outfit – Broken Teepee blog
My eyes have been opened recently – little did I know that there was a method to dress specifically for MY body shape! Monroe and Main has this really cool series of infographics – How to Dress Your Body Type .What I love about this denim set is how far it can go in a wardrobe. Both pieces can be worn separately with other items from my closet or they can be worn together . . [Read More]
Tunics are Perfect – Way 2 Good Life blog
I have discovered the a tunic is a great fit for any body type. Tunics are perfectly lightweight and breezy, and they’re versatile enough to transition easily from the office to the beach to a backyard barbecue. And guess what, the tunic is a flattering style that looks good on every body type. [Read More]
Making it Easy – Libby’s Library blog
Here is the Head Librarian in the Fringe Duster over the Kimono Tunic in blue. I’m wearing dark jeans here, but they are both equally fitting for casual and more formal wear. I love the colors and print. The cut allows for plenty of extra room in the arms. [Read More]
Really Loving The Results – Mommy Who Loves Giveaways blog
Choosing my shapewear was easy for me. I knew I wanted my tummy slimmed. That being said, I choose Monroe And Main’s Front Corset Cincher. Let me just say I absolutely love this shapewear. I am very comfortable and it really does it’s job. For my hourglass shape, Monroe And Main recommends that I draw attention to my silhouette by wearing a bold color or print to highlight my assets. If I wanted to downplay my curves, I should use a more monochromatic look with darker neutrals. The latter was my choice. The tips I received from the Monroe and Main “How To Dress Your Body Type” Infographic series were amazing. I must say I am a loyal Monroe and Main Fashionista and adore their style. Be sure to also check out their How To Dress Your Body Type Pinterest board. [Read More]
Armed with New Knowledge – My Un-Entitled Life blog
I used the measuring tape that comes with the kit and it was so easy to do. I actually felt kind of special, like a celebrity getting fitted for a fabulous outfit to wear on the red carpet! Once I had my measurements written down, it was time to shop! The styles I would have chosen before would limit me a lot. Armed with my new knowledge (thanks, Monroe and Main!) I was able to consider new and different styles. I feel like it allowed me to open up and be a bit bolder in my style because before, I would look at an outfit and say, “no, I couldn’t wear that”. Now I am looking and saying “oh yeah, I could definitely rock that, it’s perfect for my body type!” I have a confidence I didn’t have before because I now know the best ways to flatter my figure and embrace my curves. [Read More]
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