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How to choose the best outfit according to your body type

Feb 21, 2019 | News

Trends are changing fast, and it is not always easy to know, how to adapt them for our own unique and beautiful body type or shape. We believe that fashion is about feeling great in the looks we love and feeling great in who we are. You could follow hundreds of guidelines, but what is most important is that you feel comfortable with, what you are wearing. It is important to choose the outfit according to your body type and your personal style, because your outfit says a lot about you as a person and what you stand for. Here is a guide to help you learn more about how to dress your body type and play up your most favorite features with style you have in your closet. But first you must know your body type.


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  • Pear shaped body type

You may be this body type if:

  • Your waist is wider than your bust
  • You consider yourself to have fuller hips
  • You have narrower shoulders in comparison to your hips
  • You have a fuller rear


  • Hourglass shaped body type

You may be this body type if:

  • Your body is curvy
  • You have a well-defined waist
  • Your bust and hip measure is roughly even
  • You have fuller hips, bust and thighs


  • Apple shaped body type

You may have this body type if:

  • If you are well-proportioned
  • Your shoulders are boulder than your hips
  • You do not have well-defined waistline


  • Athletic shaped body type

You may have this body type if:

  • You are not particularly curvy
  • Your shoulders and hip measurements are nearly the same
  • Your waist isn’t very small or well-defined but rather straight up and down
  • Your weight is fairly evenly distributed throughout your body.


How to dress according to your body type

How to dress for your apple body shape?
Since most of the weight and concentration is above the hips, the mid-riff appears heavier than the remaining body with a minimal waistline. The idea here is to take the attention away from that part of the body and highlight your strengths. That’s why you need to flaunt your legs.

Best clothes for apple shaped body:
A-line or empire cuts are ideal for you. Wear printed dresses or patterned jackets that add a layer to shift the focus. Monochrome looks, dark colors, full sleeves or 3/4th sleeves dresses and flowy tops will help you. Since your shoulders are broad and you might already have a bigger bust line, ensure you wear the right bra.

What not to wear when you have apple shaped body
Avoid figure hugging dresses or tops with skinny jeans, this will make your hips more visible and focus the attention there. You can try to replace the waist belt upper waist belt to strike a balance.


How to dress if you have an hourglass body shape?

This body type is the most balanced of all body types with a proportionate top and bottom part of the body with a well-defined waistline. When you look for a dress to fit your body type, choose a dress that is fit, that will flaunt your figure well.

What are the best clothes for hourglass shaped body?
Dresses that conch at the waist will be your best fit. V or plunge V and sweetheart necklines help you flaunt your upper body. To flaunt your waistline, go with a belt at your natural waist line or below the belly button, either way it only looks great. If body hugging dresses are your thing, why not, it is best for hourglass body shaped as it flaunts every curve in your body well.

What not to wear when you have an hourglass shaped body?
Almost anything looks great with this type of body, but pairing it up with loose tops or bottoms might kill the look and figure of your body.


How to dress when you have a pear shaped body?

The advantage of this body type is that you can create an illusion of an hourglass shaped body, by flaunting your lower body, choose a dress or an outfit that will do so.

What are the best clothes for pear shaped body?
Wide legged pants, A-line skirts or dresses with patterned or ruffled tops that add definition to the upper body look great. Skinny jeans with loose tops help create an hourglass illusion. Crop tops, sweetheart, V or deep V, scoop or boat necks will balance your both.


How to dress when you have an athletic shaped/rectangle shaped body?

Choose A-line skirts, ruffled and layered tops. Dresses that add definition to your bottom and necklines that add meat to the upper body. Sleeveless, strapless and sweetheart lines are your thing. Blazers, long jackets and capes add the much-needed drama here.


Let all the patterns, ruffles, layers, etc. be a part of the bottom part of your body, and upper body be minimalistic. As long as you remember this, you will do more than good. Being self-aware and most importantly informed can solve a lot of your nightmare shopping. You at least know that if a dress is not fitting or not looking a certain way. You have to work around things and more than anything, there are outfits that are meant for all of us. You can for instance check out to choose your own design and outfit for your next event. Find what your clothes and accessories items for your chosen style should be, mix and match your outfit accordingly.

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