What to wear for your body type

Have you ever wondered why a certain outfit looked good on a mannequin or your best friend but than looked terrible on you?

Most likely, it doesn’t fit your body type and, therefore, it’s not quite flattering once you put it on.

Irrelevant of the shape and size you are here are some quick tips on how to dress for your body’s shape taken from http://www.becomegorgeous.com/

Pear Shapes

Main traits for this body style: your hips, buttocks and thighs are wider than your upper body (shoulders), your waist is small and your bottom is prominent.

What to wear: Wear A-line skirts that help you minimize your wide hips. Go for the bootcut kind of pants to elongate your legs.

Wear accessories that flatter such as a belt to emphasize your tiny waist and pointy-toe shoes.


Main traits for this body type: You have a generous bust, a round stomach and broad shoulders. When you gain weight, it usually goes in the middle area of your body.

What to wear:

Put an emphasis on your legs, sculpt your waist and elongate your upper body.

Wear V-neck tops and dresses, as well as anything that boasts your cleavage to create the illusion of a slim waist and to balance your figure, add belts at the smallest part of your waist.

Flared and bootcut pants are also flattering, as well as monochromatic outfits.

Hour glass figure

Main traits for this body type:

Curvy, round and extremely feminine.

What to wear:

Emphasize your curves, go for skinny and straight-legged jeans, lightweight fabrics, A-line skirts and wrap dresses. Actually, the best dresses for your body type are those fitted, but not too tight.

Inverted Triangle

Main traits for this body type:

You have wide shoulders and a broad chest, small waist and narrow hips. To look your best, show off your legs , while downsizing your upper body.

What to wear:

Go for clothing such as wrap tops, full skirts, harem and high-waisted pants. Bold colors as well as prints are your friends as long as your wear them solely on your lower body.

You may also add belts to your outfit for an inverted triangle body type, making sure that they are statement accessories that shift the focus upon the middle area of your body (and, therefore, avoid the upper half). Opt for embellished, studded and even wide belts to get the desired effect.

By wearing the right clothes matching your body shape you can achieve a gorgeous look, leaving you feeling confident in your own skin.


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