The Guide: Dressing For Your Body Shape

Now, read on for more tips for styling your shape!

Pear Shaped Body Type

aka a triangle shape. 

pear shape body type guide

You may be this body type if…

  • Your waist is wider than your bust
  • You consider yourself to have fuller hips
  • You have narrower shoulders in comparison to your hips
  • You have a fuller rear

Learn how to dress your pear shape

Apple Shaped Body Type

aka an inverted triangle. 

apple shaped body guide

You may be this body type if…

  • You are generally well-proportioned
  • Your shoulders are broader than your hips
  • You are not necessarily as curvy through your hips
  • You don’t have a well-defined waistline (If you do, you’re likely an hourglass!)

Learn how to dress your apple shape

Athletic Shaped Body Type

aka a rectangle or straight shape.

athletic body shape guide

You may be this body type if…

  • You’re not particularly curvy
  • Your shoulders and hip measurements are nearly the same
  • Your waist isn’t very small or well-defined, but rather straight up and down
  • Your weight is fairly evenly distributed throughout your body

Learn how to dress your athletic shape

Keep reading for more advice on dressing your body type!

One Last Thought On Body Shapes

Everybody and every body is different. If you’re not one of these shapes—that’s ok! These dressing guidelines are best used as a starting point to understand the basics. And, let’s be honest—most women are a combination of several! It’s all about mixing & matching until you find what’s best for you.

And, we believe the best place to really get the lowdown on how to dress your body is from real women—just like you. From dishing on how to find the best jeans for petite, to understanding how to dress your curves—hear from all shapes & sizes in our series: My Body, My Style.



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