A Guide to Dress According to Your Body Shape and Type

Body Shape

Trends keep on changing but it’s not easy for all of us ladies to adapt especially when we have our own unique body types. Fashion should be about feeling great in who you are and what you wear. For that, some of us have to stick to certain guidelines.

If you need some help choosing a casual outfit according to the shape of your body, you have come to the right place. Let’s start by learning about the shape of your body and how to pick casual dresses for women accordingly.

Pear-Shaped Body

It’s kind of a triangle-shaped body. If this is your body type, then:

  • Your waist must be wider than your bust
  • You might have fuller hips but narrow shoulders
  • You would have a fuller rear

How to dress?

If you style correctly, even on a pear-shaped body, you can successfully create an hourglass illusion. Pick outfits that would enhance your lower body. For instance, wide-legged pants, pattered dresses, ruffled tops, and A-line skirts would look flattering on you.

To create an hourglass illusion, wear skinny jeans with a loose top. Other clothes that would balance your bottom include deep V-necks, boat necks and crop tops.

Hourglass Shaped body

It’s a curvy shaped body. You might have a well-defined waist. Your bust and hip measurement might almost be even. Females with this body shape have fuller hips, bust, and thighs.

An hourglass body is a well-balanced figure. Therefore, choose a dress that balances your body shape. Your dress must have the right curves and outlines.

How to dress?

Wondering what dress would fit you the best. The one with a cinch at the waist. To flaunt your upper body, get a V or plunge V and sweetheart neckline.

For flaunting your waistline, wear a belt at your natural waistline. You can also wear it below your belly button. It will look amazing either way.

To take care of the lower part of your body, choose A-line dresses. Feel free to wear the dresses that hug your body.

Apple Shaped Body

An apple-shaped body is like an inverted triangle. If you this type of body, you will be:

  • Well-proportioned
  • Your shoulders must be broader than your hips
  • Hips might not be much curvy
  • Your waistline is not that well-defined.

How to dress?

Most of the weight and concertation is above your hips, right? Your midriff will look heavier than the rest of a body while you will have a minimal waistline. Therefore, when you are about to dress, you must take the attention away from that part of the body. The key is to highlight your strengths.

Flaunt your legs. Wear dresses with a deep V neckline to create an elongated illusion of your torso. A-line or empire cut dresses would look great on you. Feel free to wear a patterned jacket or a printed dress. Flowy tops, dark colors, and monochrome looks would do wonders. To create a balance, you can also wear a flared bottoms like a palazzo.

Athletic Shaped Body

Such a body type is rectangular or straight. In this case, your body will have the following characteristics:

  • You would have a curvy body
  • The measurement of your shoulders and hip would be nearly the same
  • You don’t have a small or well-defined waist. It’s straight up and down
  • Your body weight is eventually distributed

How to dress?

When you are choosing a dress for an athletic boy, you must focus on adding definition to the hips. The key is to create a balance. Wear straight jeans and dresses that have an inverted V look. Such dresses will compliment your body really well.

Since you have narrow hips as compared to your shoulders, you will look great in a pencil skirt, skinny jeans and any type of top.

Make sure you don’t add up much layering to your upper body. Choose V-necks to create an illusion of narrow shoulders.  Avoid wearing ruffles, patterns, and layers. Keep your upper body minimalistic.

Summing Up

Being aware of your body type can save you from a lot of shopping nightmares. If a dress is not fitting you well or you are not looking as good as you imagined, it doesn’t mean you are out of shape. It simply means you have chosen the wrong dress.

So, before you head out to buy western or eastern Khaadi Women clothes, make sure you know what suits you well. As long as you know what to buy, you will never encounter a wardrobe malfunction.