Guide to Dressing Your Body Type with Our Line


Here at mod bod for every new line we always have something for every body type. We try to appeal to women of all different ages, shapes and styles.

Have no idea what body type you have? Have no idea where to start? Then hopefully this post will help start you in the right direction.

One of my favorite blogs is the Cardigan Empire; she really is the queen of style and the most knowledgeable person on how to dress for your body type. She has incredible style and helps women LOVE their body type. Just look at her fabulous badges you can proudly post on your sites. She offers a great guide on how to find your body type if you are not sure how!





All the outfits she puts together are fantastic and using mod bod to add another layer, making sure they are modest and cover enough, is the perfect addition.

We wanted to explain a little about body types and show you pieces from our Spring/Summer line that fit into these categories!

Pear: A-line skirts do a great job of hiding wide thighs. Choose light or bright colored tops and darker bottoms to draw attention to the upper half of your body and slim the lower half. Find and wear tops that are gathered or cinched right under your bust, in the middle and choose a blazer the buttons right below your chest so you draw attention higher not lower.

Perfect mod bod example: A-Line Skirt

Inverted Triangle: For this kind of body it is important to be able to balance your upper body with your lower body. To do this, you must de-emphasize the upper body and draw attention to your hips and legs. Stick to tops of darker color, simple designs and shapes; the best top is a classic V-neck. Work with pants and skirts that are brightly colored, have large prints or that make your bottom half appear wider.

Perfect mod bod example: Paper Sack Skirt in Green

Rectangle: Look for items that are tailored at the waist. The shirt, jacket or dress should nip in at the waist to create the illusion that your figure has the waist. Choose brighter colors at the bust line to break up your figure and make your bust look larger. Many shirts and dresses feature extra color or styling at the top. These can help you to instantly look curvier and less like a rectangle.

Perfect mod bod Example: Brandi Top

Hourglass: Don’t do anything to TAKE AWAY from your figure! Choose tops that define your small waist, don’t break up your curves and really accentuate your figure!

Perfect mod bod Example: Cowel Neck Top

Apple: Buy skirts and pants with flat fronts and avoid pockets, pleats and gathers near the waist. Be sure to emphasize those legs to create the illusion of length rather than width. Look for fabrics that skim your shape. Instead of dressing in clothes that are tight or clingy, buy flowing and tailored clothing and fabrics in simple designs.

Perfect mod bod Example: Pencil Skirt

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Ruffle Tank

The Ruffle Tank from my line is one of my very favorite designs we’ve done at modbod. I wanted to show you a bit more in detail how you can add them into your wardrobe.

As we said in the previous post it is the perfect match with our Pencil Skirt no matter the skirt’s color (khaki, black or brown). If you didn’t want to go sleeveless you could throw on a cardigan (our banded cardigan would be perfect) or even a nice jacket that meshes well with the Pencil Skirt. This look would be perfect for the office. The ruffle tank gives you a bit of femininity to your outfit but certainly keeps you professional and modest.

The Ruffle Tank is extremely light, airy and comfortable but with the type of fabric it is made from and the attention to detail it will take your comfy outfit to another level!

Fantastic Make Up Finds

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Kim Kardashian SWEARS by her Nars lip gloss in Turkish Delight, and it is really as good as she claims. It is yet another product that is affordable at $24 a tube, which is worth it if you LOVE it…and you will!

Free People put together an awesome YouTube video showing makeup application tips they use to photograph the models in their latest catalog. Watch and learn!

Working Mod Bod into your Winter Wear

www.BlendFashions.com put together a fun video of their new sweaters and jackets for Winter 2010 and gave Mod Bod a shoutout! Just another way to work our Mod Bod Basic line into the current fashions. Remember, Mod Bod can make your outfits appropriate and give them even more pop!

Holiday Looks Using Mod Bod

On our blog we love to show you great examples on how to use our layering line of Ts. Blend Fashions put together some of their favorite looks. Every single pick has a long sleeve layering T underneath! When you use mod bod it doesn’t take away from your outfit.  It keeps you covered up and warm.

Check out their great picks:

All of the holiday looks being featured today are available online and off! You can buy them by clicking on the link under the picture OR head into our store location to try them on!

Isn’t this the perfect outfit for going downtown, checking out holiday lights, grabbing a cookie and hot cocoa or a late dinner? Our customers have been loving our jackets that are 3/4 sleeve because those of us with long arms find that blazers sometimes can be a bit short and look funny. With a 3/4 sleeve you won’t find yourself constantly pulling on your sleeves. You can also just layer an undertease or mod bod long sleeve T underneath to make the outfit warm enough! We love the top paired underneath.  We love the ruffles and “flapper” look of this top that pulls off a casual toned-down look.
Something fun, something with a Bohemian twist, something that no one else will have and you will look fabulous in…..Our Drummer Boy Vest! Look how it accentuates the waist and adds more oomph to the bust area.  This is a very flattering top! You can pair it with a button-up top like you see above or just a long sleeved white T.  It’s such a fun outfit and perfect for a casual work party, your holiday family photos or a fun date night out.

Don’t you love fun cocktail dresses that can be worn on their own with a great pair of knit tights or leggings?  Don’t you love when you can also pair the dress with a fun jacket and great pair of denim jeans to make it a bit more casual?  We love pieces that can be so versatile! This sequined cocktail dress is perfect for this and shows off the season’s biggest trend–Sparkle and Shine! A perfect dress to wear for an adult work party and to switch around for a great everyday outfit.

Fringe and Sequin Tunic 2068

The owner of Blend Fashions was recently on the news and showed off this look.  She looked amazing! This is such a beautiful and fun outfit! It is very trendy and up-to-date on current fashions.  It also makes the figure very slim and beautiful. Once again, you can wear this with leggings as a dress or you can pair it with some black skinny jeans for a more casual look.

Be sure to stop by Blend Fashions at our location in Utah or shop online for these styles!

Slimming Your Figure

We absolutely loved these tips and had to share! We all love to eat all the yummy goodies during the holiday season, but then our cute holiday outfits get a bit snug!
Use these fabulous tips and products so you can continue to eat the yummy treats but still look beautiful in your outfits!

See the video here.

Join the Mod Bod Squad!

We currently have a couple of positions open here at Mod Bod!

We need a Road Show Representative & Retail Consultants in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Bernardino area.

You can apply online here and find answers to questions you might have.

Please pass this along to anyone you know in those areas who might be interested!

Featured Look of the Week

Our favorite boutique http://www.BlendFashions.com (where you can buy items online now too) featured a “Look of the Week” that is a perfect example of how to use one of our tops. This sheer polka dot top needs some extra coverage which is why you just simply layer a mod bod top underneath. Fabulous outfit.

Look of the Week

I am a big believer in comfort.

Yes, I admit, I subject myself to a lot of pain in the

name of fashion;

that is why, I love finding outfits that look great

and FEEL great!

What is more comfortable than a great pair of jeans.

This week, I featured another pair of our Prvcy jeans,

which not only fit great,

but keep their shape wash after wash.

I then paired the jeans with this great new white tunic

that arrived this week.

It is a 3/4 sleeve sheer polka dot top.

It is simple, yet dresses up a pair of jeans.

You could also pair this tunic with some leggings and boots.

Because the look is clean and simple,

you can put a great necklace with it,

to add more style.

I finished the outfit off with our new brown boots.

Now you are ready to go out and finish your holiday shopping.

The R House

I know we have said this before, but we have just LOVED seeing all of our blogger’s takes on our line! Everyone is so unique and personable and puts a whole new spin on our line.

Lindsey from The R House put the outfits together so perfectly.  We love the tunic she paired with our 3/4 length sleeve top. Even more, we love her reasoning behind preferring 3/4 length sleeve to long sleeve. As she put it, “As a mom of two messy toddler boys, I am glad it’s not long sleeve–especially since it is white.  At the end of the day, I am always surprised to see marker, m&m stains and playdough sticking to me around the wrists.” We never thought of it like that but are glad to be helping mothers out!

the r house button

To see her FULL review and to find out what piece she loved the most from our line, be sure to check it out here!

HUGE SALE!

You asked for it.  Here it is- a sale for our customers who don’t live in Utah and buy our items online!

Biggest Sale of the Year

Until Wednesday December 9th

Select Styles UP TO 75% OFF!

Let me show you just a couple, but you really do need to hurry on over to catch these great deals! http://www.themobod.com

CLEARANCE-Perfect Cami s-5000
CLEARANCE-Perfect Cap Sleeve s-7000

Perfect Cap Sleeve, Perfect Tee, Perfect Cami, Perfect Tank select colors and styles $5!

This beautiful Georgette Blouse in select colors is $8!

Amazing deals.  Get your holiday shopping done and take advantage of this sale!