4 Most common body shapes and their corresponding dressing styles

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For any woman, getting dressed up can one of the most difficult tasks if they are not familiar with their body shape. But once they come to know about their shape, it becomes easier for them to choose and avoid certain styles that make them look like goddesses and some that don’t. Dressing styles when adopted according to the body shape, can change your entire personality, because when you start looking good, you also shine with a newly found confidence.

Mainly, there are 4 types of body shapes. Apple shaped (thick in the middle), Pear shaped (larger at the bottom part), Hourglass figure (curvy but evenly proportional) and finally athletic or boyish shape (straight up and down).

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Here are some tips on how to dress according to the body shape category your body falls in.

1 Apple shaped figure

The Apple shaped figure is called so because the weight of the body is gathered in the middle part. Women with such body shape should dress using more vertical lines so that they reduce the softness and roundness of the shape.

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Try wearing shirts with flaps that hide the waistline. Try shirts or t-shirts with deep V necks and include straight pants which have a high waistline and stretch a bit. The higher waistline keeps you stomach tucked in.

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Women of such body type should avoid anything that looks baggy, for instance Indian style long skirts. Always wear something that gives you a concrete form. Also don’t wear any complex patterns or drawings on your clothes.

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Try and wear a body shaper under your clothes in order to give a smooth surface to your clothes.

2 Pear shaped figure

The second most common body shape for women is the pear shape. Women of this shape have a narrow upper body but a wider bottom half. Such women should wear clothes that give some volume to the upper body to get a uniform overall shape.

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Pear shape figure

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Try and wear pants of darker colors that are made of stronger fabrics and which give the effect of slimness on the bottom part. Try wearing belts that are wider and also wear them low on the waist. Also try wearing shirts that have a little breathing space on the neck.

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Pear shape figure

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Try and avoid bright colored pants and especially denim pants because they tend to bring the problem area into focus. Also avoid skin-tight upper body wear that again focuses on the difference between your upper half and lower half.

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3 Hourglass figure

Hourglass figure is self-explanatory, meaning curves around the bust and the hips with a small waistline. This is the most attractive figure all over the world. But if you wish to dress according to it, try and bring your waist into focus here. Instead of hiding something, try and show something more.

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Try wearing clothes that accentuate your waist with simple and solid forms. Things like pencil skirts, wide belts and shoulder straps will make your already narrow waist narrower, so try and avoid them. Wear shirts and t-shirts with off shoulder pattern. The trousers that you wear should fill your thighs and must be straight.

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Hourglass figure

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Avoid wearing square shapes. Also avoid anything that has pleats, ruffles or has studs. Your best secret dressing weapon is a fitted bra that spreads around the waist.

4 Athletic/boyish type of body shape

The athletic or boyish type women have no curves and their body shape is straight from top to bottom. Such women should wear clothes that create curves where none exist.

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Athletic/boyish type of body shape

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Wear clothes that can create fullness in the upper part of the body, something with flaps and folds as they are capable of giving volume to your upper body.

Athletic/boyish type of body shape

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Women with this body type are perfect candidates to wear anything without sleeves to show off their perfectly toned arms. Please for the love of god, avoid anything inspired by boy’s clothing styles. Straight cut pants, boyish jeans, shirts like boys. The best combo for you can be a frilled top with a high waist skirt.

We hope you take some cues from this article and adopt dressing styles that suit your body shape perfectly. Keep experimenting with attires flattering your body and become the “Goddess of dressing styles”, in your group of friends.

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