How To Dress Your Body Type? Guide Know Your Body Shape
With all the different styles and shapes of women, it can be hard to find outfits that flatter your figure.
One of the most common fashion questions we get asked is "How do I dress for my body type?" It's a great question because the answer can be different for everyone. To help you out, we've put together a quick guide to dress for your body type. Whether you're pear-shaped, hourglass-shaped, or something in between, we've got you covered. Read on to find out more!
What is My Body Type?
The first step in dressing for your body type is figuring out what shape you are in. To do this, you'll need to take a look at your proportions. Are you widest at the hips, or the shoulders? Do you have an hourglass figure, or are you more rectangular? Once you know your body type, you can start dressing for it.
Dressing for Your Body Shape
Now that you know your body type, it's time to start shopping. Here are a few tips on how to dress for your shape:
- Pear-shaped women should aim to accentuate their waistline and avoid wearing clothing that is too baggy or voluminous. Try fitted skirts and dresses, and emphasize your curves with belted pieces.
- If you're an hourglass-shaped woman, you're lucky! You can wear almost anything. However, you may want to try different styles to find what looks best on you. A wrap dress is always a good option, as is a pencil skirt.
- Rectangular women should try to add curves by wearing fitted clothing and emphasizing their waist. accentuate your waist with a belt or try a dress with a flared skirt.
No matter what your body type, always wear clothes that fit well. Baggy clothes will make you look bigger, while tight clothes will highlight every flaw.
How to Determine your Body Measurements?
Knowing your body measurements is the first step in determining what styles will look best on you. To find your measurements, you'll need a tape measure and to be wearing minimal clothing. The following are the basic body measurements you'll need:
- Shoulders: Measure your shoulder width by placing a measuring tape at the top of your shoulders and wrapping it around, parallel to the floor.
- Bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust and make sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor.
- Waist: Measure around your natural waistline - the smallest part of your torso. Make sure the tape measure is comfortably snug, but not tight.
- Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips and make sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor.
Now that you have your measurements, it's time to determine your body type.
There are four main female body types: rectangle, hourglass, pear, and apple. Once you determine which body type you are, it will be much easier to dress in a way that flatters your figure.
Once you have determined your body measurements it is important to know what body type you have in order to determine the best way to dress your body.
What’s the Shape of my Body?
An apple-shaped woman has a rounder stomach and chest and narrower hips. You’ll want to wear clothes that camouflage your tummy and draw the eye down, such as empire waist dresses and skirts.
A petite body shape is one that has appropriately adjusted measurements and proportions. This means that even if you have a generic body type, you can still have a petite body shape by following the right guidelines.
A pear-shaped woman has curvier hips and thighs and a smaller bust. You should focus on accentuating your waist and drawing the eye upwards with styles that are fitted at the waist and flow out from there.
If you have an hourglass figure, you have a curvy body with a well-defined waist. You can wear almost any style, but you may want to avoid boxy or shapeless garments.
Inverted Triangle-shaped Body
If you have a broad shoulder and smaller hips, you have an inverted triangle body shape. You’ll want to wear clothing that balances out your proportions, such as A-line boho skirts and boho dresses, and V-necklines.
A rectangle-shaped body is straight up and down with no defined waist. You’ll want to wear clothing that adds curves, such as wrap dresses and a fit-and-flare skirt.
Armed with this information, you can start dressing for your body type. If you're not sure where to start, we've got a few tips for each body shape. Curvier women should aim to accentuate their curves by wearing form-fitting clothes and high heels.
Apple shapes should try empire waist dresses and skirts that nip in at the waist. Rectangle shapes should wear clothing that adds curves, like wrap dresses or A-line boho mini skirts and Hourglass figures should embrace their natural shape by wearing fitted clothing and accessories that show off their curves.
Start with these guidelines and then experiment to see what works best for you. Dressing for your body type is all about feeling comfortable in your own skin – so have fun with it.