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How To Select A Dress As Per Your Body Shape


Fashion is not for any particular body type or size. This is for all of us. But sometimes we tend to tremble in thinking that they are not for us.

When you wear clothes according to your body type, it not only makes you look attractive but promotes you along with faith.

Apple body shape

Apple body is “heavy at the top”, which means you have a wide torso, broad shoulders, a full chest, waist, and upper back. Women with apple-shaped bodies also tend to have thinner arms, legs, and buttocks and tend to gain weight around the waist.

What to wear?

A straight dress or empire cut is your ideal choice. Wear a printed dress or patterned jacket and add a layer to move the focus. A monochrome look, a dark, full or 3/4 sleeve dress and a flowing top will help. You can also wear shirt dresses to look cool and balanced.

What not to wear?

Avoid skinny dresses or tops with skinny jeans; this will make your muffins even more visible. Try replacing that broad belt with a thinner one to accentuate your curves.

Rectangle body shape

The rectangular shape is one of the most common among athletic women. Women with a rectangular body have a balanced appearance of the chest and hips, but their waists are not defined as an hourglass.

What to wear?

Choose the A-line skirt, ruffles, and tiered tops. A dress that adds some definition to your hips and neckline, focussing on the upper body should be your all-time favourite. You can choose sleeveless, strapless and sweetheart lines for your special occasions.

What not to wear?

Avoid wearing clothes that are above knee length, as they will make your figure look straighter.

Hourglass body shape

The hourglass shape is one of the four traditional female body shapes described by the fashion world. Other shapes such as rectangular, inverted triangles and pear need to think a lot before buying a dress, but hourglass ones are the luckiest as they look hot in everything that they wear. The shape of the hourglass has a wide bust, a narrow waist, and a wide buttock measurement similar to the bust.

What to wear?

A dress with a tight waist will be the right fit for you. V neck, plunge V and sweetheart neckline can help you show off your upper body. To show off your waist, wear a belt under the natural waistline or under the navel – it looks great both the ways.

What not to wear?

This type of body carries every dress perfectly. However, pairing it with a loose top or bottom may damage the appearance.

Pear Body Shape

A typical feature of a pear shape is that your hips are larger than your chest. You have a good waistline. You have an elegant neck, slender arm, and shoulders.

What to wear?

Wide-leg pants, A-line skirts, dresses with flair and ruffled tops add a touch of glamour to the upper body. Skinny jeans with a loose top improve your personality. Cut the top, sweetheart, V or deep V, shovel or neck to balance with your heavy bottom.

What not to wear?

Avoid skin fitting tops and loose bottoms.

Inverted triangle body shape

Inverted triangle body shape, the upper body is a bigger proportion. You have wide shoulders, a rich chest, and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your hips may tend to flat.

What to wear?

Since your hips are narrower than your shoulders, any jacket with a pencil-cut skirt, skinny jeans, etc. would be great. However, make sure the upper body doesn’t have too many layers as it will end up making you look fat. The V-neck line works well, creating the illusion of a narrow shoulder, so this should be your ideal neckline.

What not to wear?

Let all the patterns, hem, layers, etc. become part of the bottom of the body; and the upper body is simple. As long as you remember this, you will look better and feel confident.

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Aastha Maheshwari
Aastha Maheshwari, Staff Writer for the CEOWORLD magazine. Aastha has a decade of experience as a journalist and editor working for various magazines, newspapers, and digital publications and is now a Staff Writer at The CEOWORLD magazine. She is passionate about disrupting the status quo and unlocking the business value to create sustainable results. She specialized in reporting on both local and world news, as well as interviewing well-known business leaders, senior management executives, investors, and high net worth individuals. She can be reached on email aastha-maheshwari@ceoworld.biz.