Every woman comes in different body types and shapes, and so do clothes. Indeed, a classic problem that we often face is choosing which clothes best suit our body type. We may have made many wrong choices, and ended up building our wardrobe with pieces of pricey clothes that we no longer wear. Even if you think the clothes are cheap enough, they were still, a waste. Worse yet, choosing the wrong outfit can also hide the best parts of your figure that you should be able to highlight.
Knowing how to dress nicely to elevate your body’s best features is a bit tricky. Despite the countless types of garments on the market, remember, not every piece of them will suit every body types. You need to consider the styles and cuts of clothing that work best for your body, so you will get a flattering silhouette in your outfits. The key is to understand your body type, including know your body shape and which features you need to highlight or cover up to look completely stunning. And, most importantly, choose clothes that not only compliment your body type but are also comfortable to wear. Looking gorgeous is important, but feeling comfortable is a must!
To make it easier for you to dress according to your body types, below are tips on how to choose clothes that will look flattering and feel comfortable for 6 different body types. Make sure you don’t miss any of them and read until the end!
1. How To Dress A Rectangle Body Types
The rectangle body type is usually also known as a straight body. Rectangle body shape is less curvy where the shoulders and hips are proportionate. The dress guide for this body type is, of course, creating a curvy silhouette. Stick to lacy outfits to add volume to your body and give it a feminine vibe. Skip the straight or wide cut pants, instead, pick up miniskirts, skinny jeans or leggings that can flatter curves. Wear a trendy belt to define your waistline, or you can also pinch your waist with shapewear undergarments to create fabulous curves instantly.
2. How To Choose Outfits For Inverted Triangle Body
This body type has broad shoulders and bust, while the hips tend to be narrow. Instead of focusing on imperfect areas, it would be better if you divert people’s attention to your waist and give volume to your hips. The best tops for you are off-shoulder, one-shoulder or V-neck cut, which are light on the shoulders to balance your body proportions. Skip shoulder pads as you don’t need them. For the bottoms, you can pick up straight or wide-cut bottoms and A-line skirts.
3. How To Style A Pear Body
The pear body type has wider hips, while the upper body tends to be narrow or small. Of course, balancing and enhancing your look is possible with the right clothing choices. The essential rule is to create strong shoulders to achieve your ideal look. Go for V-neck, boat neck or cowlneck tops, and avoid any top that droops your shoulders. The best skirts and bottoms for the pear body type are those that come in A-line, wide or straight cuts. You can also play with textures, for example, choosing a dress made of smooth satin with a shiny effect for a party or romantic date.
4. Choosing Outfits For The Skinny
The classic way to dress up for those of you who have a bony figure is to choose clothes with horizontal stripes to give a fuller effect to your silhouette. But, of course, you don’t have to stuff your wardrobe with the same pattern. Gonna get bored, right?
You can play up your style by picking bright colors, adding texture or accents to your outfit and layering an outer, such as a denim jacket or woolen knit which are perfect choices for you, as they will create the illusion of a more curvaceous figure. You can also wear a tube top in a peplum style when it’s blazing hot outside. A big bow on the chest is not only a trendy garniture but will also add volume to a bony figure, and make you look totally adorable. You have to steal this style, because it just so happens that summer is coming soon, right?
5. How To Dress For The Petite
Petite bodies are dazzling, and Ariana proves it! Basically, the petite can elevate their look by considering several things, for instance, choose outfits above the knee, wear monochrome colors, stick to high-waisted pants, wear skinny jeans, and don’t forget a pair of high heels. For accessories, you can wear a belt to make your figure look proportional and choose a smaller bag that is more suitable for your body type. Wearing outfits in vertical stripes can also elongate your figure to help you achieve a taller look.
6. How To Dress For The Tall
Some are petite, some are tall. Actually, a tall figure will look great in any outfit, if you are one of them, lucky you! Even so, you still have to know how to choose the best clothes to celebrate your special features. Knowing the style that best suits your body type will help you accentuate your enchantments to take your look to the next level. Those of you who are tall and slender will be perfect for wearing maxi or midi dresses, jumpsuits and straight-cut jeans. If you are, perhaps, insecure about your height, wear cropped pants to make them look proportional. Most importantly, make it a habit to stand, walk or sit with a straight shoulder and back position to get an elegant silhouette.