The right dress can make a world of difference. Finding the right dress can be a world of pain. Some women are born with an innate sense of style, but for many, it’s overwhelming to look at the wardrobe in the morning.
If you know what you’re doing, you need apps for the stylish and fashion-minded. But if you require some help, then you need apps that will guide the fashion dummy to make a smart choice.
Here are some of the foolproof women-centric apps to find the right outfit.
1. Body Shape Calculator (Web): Find Your Shape and How to Dress for It
The shape of your body goes a long way in deciding which types of clothes you should wear. Most experts reckon there are five basic body types in women: apple, pear, inverted triangle, hourglass, and rectangle. Don’t look in a mirror and try to guess what you are. Fashion blog Styled 24/7 created a Body Shape Calculator for you.
You’ll need to measure the width of your shoulders, your waist, and your hips. It’s best to recruit a friend for help with this. Enter the measurements into the calculator and it will figure out your body shape.
With the shape, you get guides on what you should and shouldn’t wear, based on your type. It also offers advice on what colors you should wear, wardrobe essentials, and more. Styled 24/7 is on point with its advice here, even if it isn’t among our selection of women’s style and fashion blogs that you should follow.
2. #OOTD (Instagram/Web): Street Style Inspirations
Street style is more about what you’ll wear on a regular day. It’s completely different from fashion for special occasions and outings. And that makes street style harder to understand. The best way is to look at what people are wearing, and understand trends. Rely on Instagram’s Outfit of the Day (OOTD) hashtag for this.
The photo-sharing network has a huge user base of women who love fashion and style. And every day, they’ll show off what they’re wearing by tagging it with #OOTD. If you don’t know what it means, #OOTD seems like one of the cryptic Instagram hashtags no one understands. But follow it for a while, and you’ll be inspired regularly.
Once you understand your body shape, you might be able to look at others’ photos and figure out how they’ll fit you. Try to find your body shape double who uses #OOTD regularly. Bonus points if that person lives in the same city or country, so you’ll be able to match outfits by weather too.
3. Worn On TV (Web): That Awesome Dress From That Show
Another source of inspiration for outfits is the people you see on TV. Maybe you identify with a fashion-forward actor like Sarah Hyland of Modern Family or the quirky stylings of Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Whatever you like, you can find it at Worn On TV.
The site covers a variety of popular TV shows, focusing mainly on the women in those shows. It’s neatly categorized by show, character, and episode, so finding what you saw should be easy. So if you liked one of Hyland’s outfit, Worn On TV will have information about where to buy the top, the jeans, and the bag. It also has recommendations for similar styles.
Check New Posts for the latest identifications, or Available Items to get something that might go out of stock soon. Remember, a celebrity just wore that on TV, you need to move fast! But shop around a little, you can get trendy clothes for cheap too.
4. The Hunt (Web, Android, iOS): Snap a Photo to Find an Item
You saw someone wearing a fantastic dress or shoes that you love. Where can you buy them? Snap a photo with your phone’s camera and upload it to The Hunt.
The community at The Hunt is all about helping each other out by finding a sought-after item, or something similar enough. When you upload your photo, you can set an ideal price as well. Other users will look around, and send you links if they find a good match.
It’s similar to Where To Get It, but with a much more active community. The Hunt deservingly made it to Briallyn’s brilliant guide to learn how to dress better with the fashion you love.
Download — The Hunt for iOS (Free)
5. Stylebook (iOS): Digitize and Organize Your Closet
Stylebook Men made it to our list of the best fashion and style apps for males, so it’s no surprise that it finds itself in this list too. The original Stylebook is a gorgeous app to digitize and organize your closet, and track what you wear.
The first part of Stylebook involves cataloguing your wardrobe. It’s time-consuming, but do it over the weekend and it’ll be worth it. One by one, lay out every item from your wardrobe on a blank white sheet, and photograph it. You’ll be able to remove its background with the built-in software. And slowly, you’ll build a digital representation of all your clothes.
Once that’s done, Stylebook will recommend outfit matches. Every day, it will also ask you what you wore. Add your outfit to the app daily, and you’ll eventually see a calendar of which clothes you’re repeating often and which you aren’t. It’s a smart closet! Before you start, you might want to read the founder’s post on how she uses the app to organize her wardrobe.
Download — Stylebook for iOS (Free)
Who’s Your Internet Fashion Idol?
The web is full of amazing women sharing fashion and style tips. Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen has been discussing personal style for over a decade, and is loved by millions. She naturally made it to our list of the 21 best websites all women should know about.
Which fashion and style blog, Instagram account, or video maker do you like to consider your personal fashion idol?
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