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Making the decision to lose weight, eat healthy and get into shape is one of the best decisions a person can make. Women everywhere are beginning to see the importance of a healthy lifestyle, not only for themselves but for their families as well. Therefore, every woman should be proud of her new healthy body once she finally sheds that extra weight and builds some lean muscle.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of women who don’t feel this way. Many women are self-conscious of their new, fit body and struggle to feel confident in their new skin. The most common reason for this is because they cannot find clothes that fit their body properly anymore. Especially for women who were able to make a drastic change in their physic, the clothes that used to fit them well might not fit at all anymore, this can be extremely frustrating.
Instead of giving up on fashion entirely and resorting to only wearing fitness clothing, women should embrace their new bodies and be proud of what they have done to create a healthier life. Here are some tips to help fit women dress their new athletic body.
Start with the basics
Finding the right fit is the biggest struggle for athletic women. Women with new, fit bodies should try to start from the most basic wardrobe elements to create looks that will flatter their new figure. For example, women should look for a perfect fitting t-shirt bra that will work for their new cup size. Women who have changed a lot in cup size should even consider getting a professional bra fitting to make sure that they have the best fit possible. There are even bra fitting mobile apps that even the most self-conscious woman can use in the comfort of her own home. Creating this base will make every item of clothing fit better, making creating an outfit that much easier.
Show off strong shoulders
Prominent shoulders are one of the most common complaints of an athletic built woman. Strong shoulders are proof of what fit women are capable of, inside and outside of the gym, so they should be proud and excited to show them off as much as possible instead of trying to mask them. A great trendy item to try is halter tank tops with high necklines that draw attention to the face and make the shoulders look more balanced against an otherwise small frame. This effect can also be achieved with big necklaces and bracelets to dress up any look. However, when using jewelry, fit women should try to stick to one bold piece at a time instead of stacking on layers of big jewels to create a more professional and functional look.
Finding pants that fit around muscular thighs while still hugging a small waist can seem almost impossible. Fit women will try on hundreds of pairs of jeans before they find a pair that fits their correctly. However, a lot of great skirts can be found that flatter a fit figure and fit properly in all the right places. Fit women can look for fuller A-line skirts for a classic look that accentuates a small waist, or even try a daring pencil skirt that will create an hourglass figure. When wearing pencil skirts, fit women can look for skirts with piping that will balance out their hips and thighs, but they should never be afraid to try out a slim fitting skirt. Wearing skirts means much less tailoring and an easily flirty look every day.
Play with patterns to define a waistline
Most women, especially women with athletic figures, are afraid to play with big patterns and other new trends on the market. Patterns can seem intimidating, but pattern can be a great way to define a small waist and perfectly proportion a healthy body. Though fit women may not be able to work with the printed pants trend, they are lucky that most new trends will be able to work on their bodies better than anyone else’s. Use horizontal stripes around the waist and hips to make them look fuller, or even play with some big jewelry around the neck to draw attention to the face. These ideas can help any fit woman feel more beautiful and confident in her new body every day.
Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. You can find her on Twitter.