DAAMN! - On Demand Style Opinions

How to Dress For Your Shape

How to Dress For Your Shape

When it comes to style, individuality is the name of the game. Wearing what makes you feel confident is the key to looking and feeling good. Having said that, there are a few tips and tricks when it comes to styling different body shapes which can help you along the way. Find out which body type you have and discover how to make the most of dressing for your shape.

Pear – if your hips are wider than your shoulders and your carry your weight on your lower half, then you are a pear shape. The key to dressing for this body type is to show off your smallest points on your upper body with spaghetti straps, crops, or strapless tops. Stick to well-tailored pieces on your bottom half; skinny jeans worn with midi skirts with crops are a perfect example of what to wear.

Apple – Apple shapes have thin arms and legs with most of their weight sitting across the middle of the body. The key for styling an apple shape is to highlight the legs and shoulders by wearing mini skirts and dresses, as well as shorts or culottes. Pair these with a flowy top to skim nicely over the mid-section, or try a slip dress to show off the arms and legs, diverting attention away from the stomach.

Hourglass – The goal here is to highlight your curves rather than hiding them. Body con styles suit this body type perfectly, as well as belted dresses and jackets. Pencil skirts are also ideal.

Column – A column body type tends to be tall and lean with an even distribution of weight and not much in the way of curves. The goals for a column shaped body is to create curves and femininity – try to stick to wide leg pants, crew neck tee’s, flowy feminine dresses and button up shirts tucked into low rise jeans.