Looking good in whatever you wear is the main goal of fashion and a great way to feel confident. The best way to accomplish this, is by making the clothes you wear, fits you perfectly and that can only be done if you know your body type. That way you can highlight your best features.
So we are here, to help you identify your body type and give you guidance, about how to choose the best clothes that will work for your body shape and create your wardrobe accordingly.
There are five types of body, which are pear, square or column, apple, hourglass and strawberry.
Read more to find out the characteristics of each body shape and the best tips to select clothes that will work perfectly for each of them.
Pear type, also known as triangle. If you have your hips more prominent than your shoulders you are a pear shape/ triangle. You can see this body type in celebrities like JLo and Kim Kardashian, so you are lucky to have this body type, as you can find great examples on how to style.
Starting from the top, the best pieces to have are: plunging v-necks, scoop neck, boat neck, cowl neck, crop tops, tops with bell sleeves and structure tops, pattern or ruffle tops, also include padded jackets and tops. Dresses with patterns are a great option and for the bottom pant include wide leg pants, a line skirts and belted options that will give the image of hourglass shape. Another option is layering, adding a jacket or any other extra layer to add volume. The idea is trying to draw attention to the upper body.
Avoid tops or dresses with halter neckline, skin fit tops, mini skirts, bodycon style dresses, clingy kurtis, pencil skirts or skinny jeans, but if you want to wear them pair them with a loose top or include an extra layer in the form of jacket or blazer to resemble an hourglass look. Even though these are items to avoid, if you want to wear them, then remember the main rule which is to draw attention to the upper body, so just consider the tips to create a style that will let you wear what you want giving you the best look possible.
The square body type is also called rectangle or athletic type is a proportion shape as both shoulders and hips are almost the same size, however the waistline is not well defines. It is not a curvy type of body. Celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson have this body type.
With the square or column body type again the recommendation is to wear a-line skirts and dresses that can add definition in ordee to create the illusion of a curvy body. Wearing structure items is the best tip to have in mind so ruffle tops and dresses, use textures and patterns, belted tops and dresses are of big help as well, as they help form a narrow waist line. Wrap tops and dress are another great option.
Avoid wearing boxy clothes as they accentuate the rectangle body shape, baggy bottoms or flare or wide leg pants are a big no no. For the top, oversized clothes are not of help, but if you want to wear it, include a belt to create a femenine waist look.
The apple body shape also called round or oval is characterized by broader bust and shoulders than hips and an undefined waistline.
Knowing this, the main goal in dressing an apple body shape is to give volume to the lower body and give more definition to the midsection or waistline. Drew Barrimore and Kate Winslet are examples of this body type.
The most have garments to dress an apple body shape are Flowy tunics, V-neck tops which creates the image of a long upper body part, strapless are another most have garment that you can consider, include accessories like statement necklaces, earrings and/or scarves to shift the attention away from your shoulders and bust area. You can also include jackets for layering. A-Line skirts and dresses are also a great balance the body shape. Skinny jeans and leggings are also for this body type, try to pair them with flowy blouses and tunics and also flare pants are another great option, make sure to wear them with heels for a better look.
Stay away from turtlenecks, crew neck or tops with higher necklines, remember that the idea is to take the attention away from your upper body. Also avoid bodycon dresses and skirts that will show the lack waistline.
The hourglass shape, one of the most desirable body types with a curvy look. The characteristics of this type are that the hips and shoulders are close in size, and the waistline is smaller and well defined. Many of the tips used for previous body types are to emulate the hourglass shape specially the waist definition. Celebrities like Beyonce and Sofia Vergara are great representations of this type.
As we usually say with all the body types the idea is highlight the best attributes, in this case the small waistline natural look is the feature to show, so bodycon dresses and skirts, wrap tops and dresses, even a-line style dresses, Everything that shows your silhouette is a must to wear, form-fitting tops, skirts. All kinds of necklines like v-neck, round neck, boat neck are great as well. Always consider including belts to your outfits as they highlight the waistline.
One of the reasons why it is the most desirable body shape is because almost everything looks great on this body type, but consider avoiding loose tops and bottoms.
Strawberry body shape also known as inverted triangle, it is called this way as your shoulders are broader than your hips making it look very athletic, so making your lower body more visible to give the illusion of narrow shoulders is the goal. Angelina Jolie and Zendaya are best celebrities know with inverted triangle body shape.
Again we bring v-necklines as a way draw less attention to your upper body, bootcut pants, pencil skirts and skinny jeans pair with any type of top will do the trick. Wearing structured garments that can give volume to your hips and lower part of your body will work great.
Avoid add to many accessories to your upper body that can highlight your broad shoulders, try keep it in a minimalistic style, remember the attention should focus on the bottom part.
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