4 Main Body Types: How to Dress Properly

Celebreties Body Types

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The female figure has its curves, and clothing is a way to emphasize them or hide imperfections.
Each of us is unique. Our body has its own shape and every day we strive to dress it appropriately. However, we make a significant mistake – we focus on height and weight, and it does not matter much. The shapes, the curves of our body are really important.
We dress them – the shapes, not the weight. That is why it is important to first determine the shape of your figure, and then to decide what suits her and what does not.

1. Pear-shaped body

The best examples of a pear-shaped body are Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Catherine Heigl.


Beyonce Pear Shaped Body Type
Resource: Beyonce.com

In this shape of the figure the body is wider in its lower part. In other words, the thighs are wider than the shoulders. The buttocks are rounded and well defined.

What to emphasize: Shoulders and torso. Emphasize your waist and arms, add volume to your shoulders and upper body. The neckline of your dress or blouse must emphasize your shoulders and waist, as well as your back. Choose dresses, skirts and pants that visually narrow the hips and thighs, such as the tulip shape.

What clothes to choose:

  1. Skirts in line A
  2. Choose pants, skirts and dresses that optically shrink your hips
  3. Experiment with a combination of light and dark colors for contrast
  4. Wear strapless dresses to show off your arms
  5. Choose a top with wavy elements
  6. Wear jackets reaching to or above the waist


2. Apple-shaped body

In this shape of the figure there is a width in the waist area. Typical examples of apple-shaped bodies are Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.



Catherine Zeta-Jones Apple Shaped Body Type
Resource: Pinterest.com

Your best accent: these are the legs! Emphasize them, because in this body shape they are usually weaker and longer.

What clothes to choose:

  1. V-neck dresses – creates the illusion of lengthening the torso
  2. Belts designed for the middle of the waist
  3. Jeans tucked into a boot to mid-calf or higher
  4. Short skirts, emphasizing the legs and attracting attention in this area

3. Hourglass-shaped body

In the hourglass shape, the shoulders and thighs have similar proportions and at the same time the waist is very thin. Typical examples are Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek.



Kate Winslet Hourglass Body Shaped Type
Resource: People.com

What to emphasize: The main focus you need to emphasize is your slim waist. It is key in choosing clothes. In this body shape, the bust and thighs are usually lush. You can wear them in tight skirts, pants, bustiers, blouses. Suitable dresses are those up to mid-calf or knee-length, cut from the hips down. Include belts in the ensembles you choose.

What clothes to choose:

  1. Never hide your curves with loose clothing
  2. Emphasize the bust with deep or tight necklines
  3. Wear a belt
  4. Let the dresses be the main focus in your wardrobe
  5. High-waisted skirts are great for your figure
  6. Light, thin fabrics are suitable
  7. Straight pants or cigarette pants

4. Rectangular-shaped body

Typical examples of the rectangular shape of the figure among celebrities are Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Hillary Swank and Keira Knightley.


Keira Knightley Rectangular Shared Body
Resource: Celeb Health Magazine

What are the advantages of a rectangular body shape: arms and legs. You should try to emphasize them. The width of the waist, hips and shoulders is similar, so choose clothes with curves that emphasize your arms and legs and make them look thinner and longer.

What clothes to choose:

  1. Pencil skirt
  2. Deep neckline with curves and waves
  3. Wear a top with a collar or polo to emphasize the chest
  4. Include more dimensions in the toilets
  5. Choose tailored skirts and dresses
  6. Colored bottoms in clothing are preferred

NB: This article is sharing personal opinion. I don’t have a degree in fashion. Just sharing my passion and experience with you. Thank you!

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