Your body type will help you determine what clothing fits your body well. From there you can make better informed shopping decisions that you will be happy with!
|Body type||Definition||Focus on||Try to stay away||Yes!|
|Round/Apple||Larger upper body vs. lower body with no defined waistline.
Some bodies have slim waist and great legs but lack definition in hips.
|Need to define waist||Bodycon dresses
Embellishments on top
|Simple tops and jackets. Think balanced look.
Well fit tailored tops but not tight
Slim fit above knee pencil skirt & loose fit top
Straight leg jeans, highlight legs!
|Pear/Triangle||Wider lower half, need to draw attention to upper half||Draw attention to upper half||Long shirts, cropped shirts||Colors on top half
Wider neckline, sweetheart, boat, layer tops
Dark colors for bottoms
|Inverted Triangle||Bigger top, small bottom & no waist definition||Define waist||Halter, boat||Boyfriend jeans, large trousers to accentuate bottom|
|Rectangular/athletic||Same size top and bottom & no waist definition||Define waist||Vertical, straight items||Belts around waist, mid waist pants, belted jackets, jeans, midrise|
|Hourglass||Equal size hip and shoulders.
Well defined waist
|Accentuate waist because it's small||Baggy clothing
|Boat or scoop necks
angled pockets, not inseam or no pocket
Cute flirty dresses with sneakers
Empire waist, peplum tops
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