How To Dress Right According To Your Body Shape
Dressing nice matters - apart from the obvious ‘looking good’ factor, it can elevate your confidence and lift up your mood. And we have to our convenience, the power of online stores and fashion blogs for the quintessential fashion inspiration. But not all great outfits necessarily look great on us. The truth is, when it comes to dress nice, it has a lot to do with our body type and how we carry the style.
Now that we have that established, let’s check out some of the commonly defined body shapes for women and the kind of clothing that goes along with it.
The Pear-Shaped Body (Triangular Type)
If your hips are wider than your bust and shoulder, you most likely have a beautiful pear-shaped body. Our style experts recommend brighter shades and bold patterned tops for this form factor. Some of our go-to styles are -
- Plunging V-necks in any silhouette
- Cowl necks
- Scoop neck
When selecting an outfit to compliment this specific body type, look for fitted or structured upper wears to define your narrow shoulders which draw attention to your gorgeous waist. A-line dresses and layered clothing such as waist length jackets and mid-thigh shrugs are all great choices to highlight your pear-shaped body well. Do make sure to go for neutral or darker shades for your bottoms while contrasting with bright colour patterns for your upper body part.
The Hourglass Shaped Body (Curvy Type)
To all ladies with that hourglass body, we have got some great fashion tips to accentuate those wider hips and bust and a relatively narrow waist. If you fit the overall description, it’s about celebrating your curves by highlighting your neck and waist line. These are the tops to go for -
- Form-fitting jersey knits
- Wrap tops
- Peplum blouse
- V-neck, round neck or boat neck - all looks great!
Speaking of those curves, outfits such as high-waist, stretchy jeans can look stunning. You can also go for a classic trench, fitted blazers, crop tops or bomber jackets with elastic waistbands for a trendy look. Although, you might want to stay away from boxy styled outfits as they don’t do justice to your wonderful hourglass body.
The Apple Shaped Body (Inverted Triangle Type)
If your mid-body frame is on the heavier side along with a wide torso and broad shoulders, you are likely to have an apple shaped body. The best range of outfits which looks amazing on this specific body type are -
- Flowy tunics
- Breezy A-line silhouette
- Relaxed, boyfriend button-ups
While shopping for your body frame, look for fabrics like raw silk, linen, tweeds, thick cotton, etc. which streamline your look from the bust through your hips. You can style your look with a coat or jacket which falls to your hips or just above the thighs. A-line or knee-length trench coats can be super flattering as well. In terms of bottom wear, skinny jeans and leggings look stunning on you when paired with a breezy tunic or an oversized sweater.
The Athletic Shaped Body (Rectangular Type)
If your highlights are your muscular built frame and not so much the curves, you may have an athletic body type. It’s time to draw attention to those amazing muscular arms. Some of the styles to go for are -
- Halter neck style
- Racer back style
- Scoop neck
- Strapless back
With your specific body type, it’s all about showing off your shoulders, collar bones and arms. Some of the outfit styles which look stunning on you are pea coats, dusters, bomber jackets and flowy outerwear kind of attires.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your personal fashion preference. There’s no rule of strictly fitting into a particular body frame either. Our best bet is to take cues from our above tips and blend it with your own style. Feel free to experiment with your outfits and see for yourself which ones do you carry well the most! We hope this was helpful. Let us know if you would like to add on to the list or simply browse Babicoco for our amazing collection of clothes online.