How to Dress for Your Body Type: A Guide for Women

How to Dress for Your Body Type: A Guide for Women

How to Dress for Your Body Type: A Guide for Women

Hi there! If you are looking to learn how to dress for your body type, you are in the right place. As a woman myself, I know firsthand that dressing for your body type can be a bit overwhelming, but with the right tips and tricks, you can feel confident and stylish no matter your shape because we are all beautiful just the way we are. 

Our guide below will go over our top tips to dress for your specific body type. Remember that the most common body types include, pear-shaped, hourglass, apple, rectangular, and inverted triangle. Read on to learn more so that you can choose clothes that flatter your shape. 


This is when your hips and your thighs are wider than your bust and your shoulders. If this is your body shape then you want to draw more attention to your upper body. Opting for tops that have interesting patterns and details from shops like lovely boutique clothing will help draw more attention to your upper body. To help balance out your shape you can opt for dresses that flare out from the waist and A-line skirts.


The hourglass figure is when your hips and bust are in balance with a well-defined waist. You can choose clothes that are form-fitting because they will help accentuate all of your curves. If you really want to define your waist you can opt for high-waisted skirts and high-waisted pants


You want to create a more defined waistline if you have a waistline that is wider than your hips and your bust. Choose A-line dresses and more flowy tops that cinch at the waist. These clothes will help create an hourglass silhouette.

Even if you use plus-size clothing you can find a perfect formal dress if you are attending a party or prom in the near future. A strapless ball gown with plenty of skirt volume is going to look fabulous on your body. 

Rectangular Shape

Having a rectangular body shape means that your hips, bust, and waist are all similar in size. The key with this body shape is to add curves with clothing that helps to create the illusion that you have a smaller waist. 

You can use peplum tops, wrap dresses, and belted jackets to create this illusion. 

Inverted Triangle Shape

When your shoulders and your bust are wider than your hips, you can buy clothes that help draw more attention to your lower body. Use A-line skirts and also flared pants because they will give the illusion that you have wider hips than you do. 

Ready to Dress and Feel Your Best?

We want to remind you that our tips above are just guidelines, and we all have unique and perfect bodies that complement us. We think it is more important to wear clothes that make you feel 100% confident and also comfortable in your own skin. Have fun experimenting with different styles!

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