As a woman, how do you know if you have a muscular build? Well, some women can identify their body shape quite easily. Maybe their arms and legs are quite strong and have visible strong muscles to prove it. However, some women may find it a little bit challenging to tell if the shape they have is muscular or not.
The muscular build woman has an inverted triangle shape. This means that her shoulders are broad, her waist and hips are narrow, and she has smaller derriere. Whether or not your arms and legs muscles are akin to that of a body-builder, as long as your shoulders are significantly broader than your hips, then you have a muscular build.
If you´re wondering what clothes flatter you best, check out my popular post, How to Dress a Body Building Muscular Female Shape with Broad Shoulders.
This blog post will focus on the styles of dresses than will flatter your muscular shape because let´s admit it, nothing will make you sexier and more feminine than a gorgeous dress.
1. A Belted Flannel Shirt.
This is a belted vegetarian leather-trimmed wool-flannel shirt dress by Stella McCartney.
It will flatter a muscular build female because of its fit-and flare silhouette. Emphasized by the belt and supported by the drapery at the sides, you are going to create an illusion of wider hips and a bigger derriere. The flare on the skirt will balance the width of your shoulder, and as a result, you´re going to achieve a more elegant, feminine shape.
2. A Long and Sexy Shirt Dress.
This is a long shirt dress in nude. Your first punch to femininity is by wearing this soft color.
Then you have this soft, flowy shirt dress that is belted, thereby creating a somewhat smaller waist and wider hips, and then the side slits on the skirt is super sexy. These slits will attract attention to your legs rather than your shoulders.
3. A Printed Linen Shirt Dress.
So this is another shirt dress but the statement maker here is the print. You´re going to complement your muscular shape with feminine floral prints.
Yet, this dress is also about the shape. A shirt dress pull together at the waist with a belt, it creates a fit and flare look that is always flattering for any inverted triangle body shape.
So remember, dresses with belts are often your best friends.
4. ABlack Flanner Shirt Dress.
Shirt dresses are always flattering for you, that´s a fact. But this style of dress also comes in many variations. This black flannel shirt dress has long sleeves with ruffles. The ruffles here will essentially soften the muscular shape of your arms and shoulder.
Notice also how the dress is fitted around the shoulder and then extends to the skirt with a roomy silhouette. This is important because it will downplay your narrow hips and small derriere. If worn with black stockings and high heels, you are going to extend your vertical line. So you will appear taller, leaner, and softer thanks to the ruffles and gathering at back yoke.
You can always add a slim colored belt. For example, a pink slim belt will give you waist and the peek of brigh color will make the outfit look more interesting.
5. A Ruched Dress.
Ruching is great for creating curves. It is even better if you can find a dress with ruching just around the hips down to the skirt.
6. A Mini Shirt Dress.
Most women with muscular build have lean and well-toned legs. That´s why a mini shirt dress with belt is flattering because it will display your toned legs while also creating an illusion of a well-balanced. Shoulders and hips proportion.
7. A Two-in-One, Solid + Printed Dress.
This is a tow-in-one dress. The top is a solid, muted color. Remember that because it´s black, it´s going to make your shoulders look smaller or narrower than they actually are.
And then you have this beautiful, multi-colored printed flare skirt. It also has extended seems and fringe detailing. What the skirt will do is add width to your hips and volume to your derriere. Exactly your goal.
8. A Beautiful Floralt Dress with Belt
As a female with muscular dress, you can´t have enough dresses with belt. Always look for a dress with belt due to the reasons I´ve mentioned above. Once you´ve got the basics covered, it will never hurt to invest on a gorgeous, long floral dress with belt.
9. Bias Cut Slip Dress.
If everything fails, opt for a bias cut slip dress instead. Nothing is sexier than a confident woman. Instead of hiding and covering those broad shoulders and muscular shape, embrace them. Slip into this soft, long dress than skims your figure. It will emphasize your lean, well-toned figure and in effect, minimize whatever you would rather hide.
So these are the best dresses than will flatter a female figure with muscular build. Remember, in dressing your body type your goal is to create balance between your shoulder and hips.
Choosing dresses with belts or anything that creates a fit-and-flare silhouette will help you achieve that.