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Know How to Dress Your Body Type and Become a Style Guru



The secret to becoming a style guru and always looking like a million dollars?

Knowing your body type!

Understanding what works for you and what doesn’t will transform how you dress and make you feel confident in whatever you choose from your closet every morning.

Men’s Body Types

There are 5 main male body types, and understanding which one is yours will make a real difference in your style.

Inverted Triangle and Trapezoid

Are your shoulders wider than your hips? Then you have an inverted triangle body shape.

The trapezoid shape is similar; only the difference between the shoulders and waist is usually smaller.

Dressing for these types is pretty simple because most brands have many options highlighting this physique.

What to wear

Fitted shirts, tees, and jackets

Fitted clothes are the best way to highlight your shoulders, but remember that “fitted: doesn’t mean tight. In fact, size up.

Most tee necklines, from Polos to V-necks to crew necks work well for these body types. Avoid very deep V necklines, as they’re both tacky and have a narrowing effect on your chest.

Straight pants

While any type of pants will look fine, we recommend choosing the classic straight slim fit.

It keeps the eyes on your chest and shoulders without being distracting with unnecessary details or highlighting skinny legs.

What not to wear

  • Loud patterns often look awkward on a broad chest.
  • Scoop necklines tend to make these body types look disproportionate.
  • Structured jackets and blazers with shoulder padding and wide lapels will make you look top-heavy.


Rectangle body type is pretty rare. Imagine a straight line from shoulders to hips without almost any difference – that’s a rectangle.

In this case, you want to work on creating a structure by choosing clothing that makes your shoulders appear broader and gives a tapering effect on the rest of the torso.

What to wear

Structured clothes

Structured jackets and blazers emphasize your shoulders very well. Opt for one that’s taken in around the waist.

And don’t shy away from shoulder pads and wide lapels.

Bulky layers

Wear a shirt, a jumper, and a blazer! It’s never too much because bulky layers help broaden your chest and shoulders.

Accessories and prints

Scarves, pocket squares, pins, ties, and other accessories, as well as prints, will keep drawing attention to your chest and help “broaden” your shoulders.

Horizontal stripes

It’s a classic because it works! Tees and jumpers with horizontal strips will visually broaden your upper body.

What not to wear

  • Double-breasted jackets, coats, and anything that emphasizes your rectangle shape are best avoided!

Triangle and oval

Triangle is a common body type for older men because of age-related weight gain.

The oval shape is similar, with the midsection and hips even wider.

Dressing for these body types means elongating the body and drawing attention away from the larger waist.

What to wear

Vertical stripes

Vertical stripes elongate the body and have a slimming effect.

Structured jackets and blazers

Jackets, coats, and blazers with structured shoulders (yes, shoulder pads are great) will create a nice frame and balance out the entire torso, drawing attention away from the heavier center.

Opt for single-breasted jackets and suits, as double-breasted ones tend to be very bulky.

Mix and match

Wearing dark-colored pants with patterned blazers and coats will create a lovely balance without focusing on the belly.

Color blocks

It’s all about creating illusions! Wear a jumper or a tee with bright colors on the chest and dark ones on the waist.

Wide pants and pleats

Go for straight or wider pants that fall loosely. Pleated pants are a great choice.

What not to wear

  • Tight polo shirts, turtle necks, and roll necks are a no-no.
  • Skip crazy prints and colors to avoid looking funny.
  • Skinny pants will create an imbalance with a heavy top and chicken legs, and nobody wants that.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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The Different Types of Hosiery and Stockings Available: Tights, Leggings, Socks, and More




If you’re like most people, you probably think of hosiery as one type of product. But the truth is, there are many different types of hosiery available on the market today. Tights, leggings, socks, and more all fall under the category of hosiery. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of hosiery available and what makes each type unique. So whether you’re looking for something to keep your legs warm or wanting to add a little bit of style to your outfit, read on to learn more about the different types of hosiery!

Introduce the topic of hosiery and stockings, discussing the different types available on the market

Hosiery and stockings have been an essential fashion accessory for centuries. Today, stockings are available in a wide variety of styles to fit different occasions, from classic sheer stockings that adorn bridal wear, to bold and textured stockings designed to pull an outfit together. And don’t forget the garter belt! Traditionally used to hold stockings in place, it can now be seen as a style statement of its own. Whether you’re looking for a bit of something sexy or you simply want stockings with a high-end feel and appearance—there’s something for everyone in the hosiery market these days.

Talk about tights, leggings, socks, and other types of hosiery in detail

Hosiery is a term used to describe stockings, pantyhose, tights, and socks. It comes in many shapes and sizes to fit the needs of individuals and is available in an array of colors and styles. Tights are typically skin-tight garments, made out of thicker fabrics such as nylon or spandex, which can be worn by both men and women. They come in full-length versions or footless varieties. Leggings are similar to tights but often times have a more tactile feel since they can be composed of materials like velour or cotton. Stockings are usually held up with a garter belt that goes around the waist; stockings are also generally lighter in weight than tights or leggings. Lastly, socks can range from ankle length to knee high depending on what they’re intended for; they come in all sorts of materials too—knit wool during cold months or lightweight cotton when it’s warmer outside. Hosiery is an incredibly diverse product that adds fashion flair to any outfit!

Offer tips on how to choose the right type of hosiery or stocking for an outfit

When choosing stockings or hosiery for any outfit, there are several factors to consider. The first step is to decide which kind of stockings will work best with the look you’re trying to achieve. Opaque stockings can add warmth in colder weather as well as adding an air of sophistication and class. Sheer stockings offer much more range when it comes to building a look for any occasion, along with leg support, depending on the fabric chosen. For special occasions, stockings and garter belts can be an exquisite way to finish off your desired aesthetic with a hint of glamour and flirtation. If a traditional look isn’t what you have in mind, there are many other options available; fishnets, lace stockings, and colored stockings are just a few of the most popular types that buck up any tried-and-true style. Thinking carefully about what will work best for you and when it comes to accessories like stockings is essential in creating looks that show off your individual style and personal flair.

Discuss the benefits of wearing hosiery or stockings

Wearing stockings and hosiery can provide many practical, aesthetic and health benefits. These garments can keep your legs warm and protect from the elements when worn under clothing, helping to minimize chafing and create a more comfortable experience. They add an extra touch of elegance to any outfit, whether it be formal or casual. Additional coverage for stockings is provided by garter belts as they hold stockings up securely without sagging. This extra layer can help improve circulation throughout the lower body, reduce discomfort related to varicose veins, and prevent leg swelling. With all these positive qualities, stockings can be an integral part of any wardrobe!

Share ideas on how to style different types of hosiery and stockings

With so many styles of stockings and hosiery available, it can be difficult to know how to style them for everyday wear. The key is to find stockings that allow your individual personality and fashion sense to shine through. Try pairing stockings with a slim-fitting skirt or dress for an elegant look, or stock up on sheer tights in bold colors for a more playful outfit. For an extra touch of glamour, try combining stockings with a garter belt for an unforgettable nighttime ensemble. No matter what style you decide upon, you are sure to be ready to rock any hosiery look with confidence.

This blog post provided a comprehensive overview of stockings and garter belts. We discussed different types of stockings and highlights the sheer stockings with garter belt combo as one of the most popularly worn stockings set. Additionally, it went over some of the reasons why stockings are so popular, mainly for style, confidence, and comfort. As stockings have had a long history in fashion – from classical elegance to modern-day style – this post concluded by emphasizing that stockings and garter belts add warmth and glamour to an outfit and should still be part of today’s fashion.

In conclusion, when it comes to hosiery and stockings, there are a variety of options available for any woman to choose from. Tights, leggings, socks and even fishnet stockings can complete any look with ease. With the help of certain tips and tricks on how to choose the right type of hosiery or stocking for an outfit, adding a touch of sophistication and style can be achieved. What’s more, wearing hosiery or stockings has many benefits such as supporting legs while still looking fashionable. To inspire women to make the most out of their wardrobe choices and keep up with the latest fashion trends, styling different types of hosiery and stockings in unique ways can go a long way. All-in-all, understanding the power that hosiery and stocking have when it comes to dressing stylishly is key when making any clothing purchase.

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Cover-Star Leesa Rowland Celebrates at Il Tinello East



Jose Castelo Branco, Errol Rappaport and Leesa Rowland Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Actress, Philanthropist, and Author Leesa Rowland celebrated her recent cover on New York Lifestyles Magazine at neighborhood hotspot Il Tinello East in New York City.  The feature, covering several pages of the latest issue her photographed at home with an insightful interview about Leesa’s multi-verse of interests.

Photo credit: Michael Ostuni/PMC

Leesa’s most recent book, The Charisma Factor: Unlock the Secrets of Magnetic Charm and Personal Influence in Your Life, published by Hatherleigh Press, seeks to understand how to harness charisma.  Her book identifies charisma as an unseen, yet powerful force that has many different facets. Charisma is a special and compelling spark that makes you unique and sets you apart from the rest of the crowd, and it is something all people possess–whether they are aware of it or not. which is available in bookstores and online.

Leesa Rowland (Photo credit: Michael Ostuni/PMC)

Errol Rappaport, Leesa Rowland Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Cassandra Seidenfeld/ Errol Rappaport Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Notable attendees included: Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, Marc Bouwer, Krissy Ross, Aaron Paul, Nadja Sayej, Benny G Bello, Nicole Noonan, Steven Knobel, Cagri Kanver, Dawne Marie Grannum, Erick Shervington, Jose Castelo Branco, Olga Ferrara, Elena Gibbs.