Clothes For My Body Type: How To Find What Looks Best On You

The fashion industry is worth around 2.5 trillion dollars. People take what they wear seriously. Clothes, when they fit right, make us feel good about ourselves. It can be hard to find the right clothes for you depending on your body type.

If you’ve been wondering “what are the best clothes for my body type?” Make sure you keep reading to learn how to style your body shape and feel confident in your clothes again.

Pear Shaped 

The pear shape is also known as the triangle shape. If this is your body type your waist is typically wider than your bust along with having fuller hips.

You may run into the issue of find tops that fit your bust and also your waist. Since you probably have fuller hips, you’ll want to find pieces that will accent your waist and more narrow shoulders.

Plunging necklines and scoop necks will be your best friend since these tops will help draw the attention upwards. You can even add more of a pop with a statement necklace that will draw attention to your neckline.

For your bottoms try and stick to darker was denim or dark slacks. This will help keep your hips look slim and not draw attention to the wider portion of your body. If you’re into a dress, an a-line dress will be your best friend. The dress will come in at the tiniest part of your waist but then flare out to hide wider hips.

Hourglass Shaped

If you describe your body shape like an hourglass, you most likely have a small waist with a bigger bust and hips. You may even have thicker thighs, which can make pant shopping a hassle.

For your tops, try and find tops that are going to go in at your waist. Peplum and wrap tops are great cause they’ll come in at your waist making you look curvy. If you want to pair a jacket with your top make sure you stay away from boxy shaped jackets that will swallow your shape. Make sure to check out these fall essentials for your wardrobe if you’re still figuring out what you need.

Pants may be challenging since you can never find pants that fit both your thighs and your waist. High waisted jeans are a great fix. They’ll come up on your waist and pull everything in and if you can find a curvy fit you won’t struggle with the fit in the thighs. 

If you want to wear a dress go for a fun fit and flare dress. This dress will come in and show off your waist and then flare out, so if you’re worried about your bigger hips you won’t have to with a fit and flare. 

Apple Shaped

Apple-shaped or the inverted triangle means your shoulders are broader than your hips and you most likely don’t have a defined waistline. You’re typically evenly proportioned. If you have a small waist you most likely have an hourglass shape.

With this shape, you can show off your bust and wear flowy tops. Go for tunic tops and boyfriend button-downs. You can also rock v-neck tops and if you want to show off your arms, go with a sleeveless top. If you prefer sleeves go for a more fitted sleeve to balance out the rest of your top. 

For your dresses don’t be afraid to work a strapless dress, this will help show off not only your arms but also your bust. Maxi dresses are a great choice since they’re not only comfy but will make sure to show off what you want.

If you’re wondering what to pair your tunic with, grab your favorite pair of skinny jeans or leggings to show off your legs. The golden rule is that if your top is flowy go for a tight bottom to balance the outfit and vice versa. 

Athletic Shaped

With an athletic build, your shoulders and hips are almost the same measurements, and your weight is evenly distributed throughout your body. You may not be particularly curvy, but you don’t need curves to show off your body. 

Starting with your tops don’t be afraid to go for a halter top or even a racerback. Since these tops are sleeveless you can show off your shoulders and arms. If you have a long neck you can go for a nice cowl neck top. Going for a high neckline will also help accentuate your bust.

If you’re looking for layers, you can go with a bomber jacket or even a stylish peacoat.I If you want more shape in your waist go for jackets that are cropped or even have an elastic midsection. This will help show off your waistline.

When it comes to dresses, don’t be afraid to show off your legs. Go for a shorter dress and even wear a strapless dress. This will both show off your legs and shoulders. If you’re not into dresses you can go with a jumpsuit. You can wear a halter jumpsuit to show off your back. 

When it comes to pants make sure to keep following the rule that was discussed previously, if you are going for a loose top make sure to pair that with a skinny jean or legging. If you’re wearing a fitted top you can always pair the top with a wide leg bottom or even a pair of bellbottoms that flare out at the bottom. 

Clothes For My Body Type: Now You Know

It’s important to remember that all body shapes are beautiful. One is not better than the other. It may seem difficult to find clothes for my body type, but now that you’ve read through this article it’s time to go shopping.

Go out of your comfort zone to find pieces that will work with your body type, some pieces may surprise you!

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