The human body comes in many different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to dress accordingly. Learn which body type you have and the clothes that will make you look and feel your best. Women have specific needs when it comes to dressing, and while one style or color may work for one woman, it may not look right on another. There are several body types women fall into, and knowing your type and learning how to dress for it will help you look your best every day.
We all want to look our best, whether we’re drawing attention to ourselves or trying to fit in. That means choosing the right colors, styles, and cuts to suit our body type. While you’re at it, why not take it a step further and choose the right accessories, too? That said here is how you dress for your body type.
Apple-shaped bodies are easy targets for harsh criticism, but the beautiful thing about these bodies is that there are many ways to dress them that will make you look and feel great! A pear-shaped body has a bigger lower half, while an apple-shaped body has a bigger top half. In other words, people with an apple-shaped body have a larger bust area and smaller hips, thighs, and bottom. There are several tips for dressing a woman with an apple-shaped body, including choosing clothes that make you look taller (this can be done by wearing heels), avoiding big, bulky tops, and opting for fitted, less fitted pleated skirts, so you look slimmer.
If you’re pear-shaped, you might have a bit of anxiety about what to wear. Pear-shaped women are the lucky ones: they can get away with wearing almost anything. Pear-shaped bodies have wide hips, and narrow shoulders and are defined by their bottoms. Since their bottoms are larger than their tops, they can get away with wearing just about anything, including dresses, skirts, slacks, and jeans.
The hourglass body shape is curvy on the hips and thighs with a small waist but curvy in all other areas. Women who have an hourglass body should wear clothes that draw attention to their waist but avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes or clothing styles that draw too much attention to their hips or thighs. Women with hourglass bodies should avoid wearing clothing that draws attention to their arms and shoulders.
Inverted triangle body shape
Inverted triangles have narrow shoulders and a large bust, a small waist, and hips that end about an inch above the knees. They work well in a dress with a high neckline, and they look most flattering when they wear tops with fitted waists. For bottoms, choose pants that are fitted at the waist and hips and loose at the hem.
Rectangle body shape
When people think of clothing for a rectangular body type, they tend to envision clothing that accentuates the torso. This is often true; the torso is the defining feature of the body shape. But there are also plenty of options. There are petite clothing items that can emphasize the waist and hips, while longer tops and dresses can help to create the illusion of longer limbs. And, when wearing clothes, make sure to wear clothing that fits tightly, as this will help create the illusion of curves.
Tall body types
Tall women often have a hard time finding clothes that look great on their bodies. Tall women tend to have longer torsos and shorter legs, which means finding clothes that fit them can be a bit of a challenge. The key is resistance training, which builds muscle and tones your body. This also helps your body naturally fill out your clothes.
A plus-size body doesn’t mean you need to dress like a size zero. To cover your body in clothes and feel stylish, all you need to consider is the dress for your body type. Plus-size bodies come in all shapes and sizes, so you can really own your style when you can embrace your curves.
Dressing well is as much about how well you present yourself as it is about feeling good. Dressing well is always a conscious effort and seems like the only constant in this world.