The Two Core Principles for Dressing YOUR Body Type

When dressing for your specific body type, you're often told to minimise this and emphasise that to look your absolute best. Right? While this is undoubtedly solid advice, chances are you may be a bit lost (we were!) with the specifics on what exactly to minimise and emphasise for your specific shape. To break it down for you, we highlighted styling tricks below, whether you consider yourself an hourglass shape, a pear, an apple, or anything in between.

Keep scrolling for tips and shopping advice to flatter your body type.

You carry more weight around your hips and thighs and are slimmer up top, so it's best to look for pieces that move away from your bottom and accentuate your upper half.

Topshop Grid Print Bonded Midi Skirt ($105)

This skirt moves away from your hips to hide those problem areas.

Jonathan Simkhai Ribbed Crop Cutout Top ($325)

Accentuate your upper half with a formfitting crop top with cutout details.

You have broad shoulders and are slim or straight between your waist and hips, so try pieces that balance out your upper half while creating depth down low.

Alexander Wang Chalk Cotton Cropped Jacket ($990)

Mask your broad shoulders with a slim, cropped jacket. 

Zara Striped Culottes ($60)

Create more of a shape on your lower half with flowy, wide-leg culottes.

Your figure is striaght up and down. Add volume all over to create more of a shape.

H&M Silk-Blend Jumpsuit ($70)

A billowy jumpsuit with a larger opening at the leg gives your overall shape volume. 

Kenzo Oversized Denim Jacket ($745)

This oversize denim jacket will emphasise your shoulders while adding bulk to your waist. 

Your waistline is your widest measurement, so you don't want to necessarily define your waist, because your bust and hips are narrower. Think drop waists.

Mother of Pearl Gudwin Dropped-Waist Dress ($869)

This drop-waist dress will minimise the largest portion of your body. 

J.Crew Collection Cropped Eisenhower Jacket ($228)

A cropped jacket is the best way to highlight your small upper half.

You're curviest at your thighs and have a full bust, so emphasise your best asset—your waistline!

Zimmermann Silk Cotton Flutter Top ($290)

This wrap top is incredibly flattering to help minimise your larger bust.

Opening Ceremony Ribbon Jacquard Dress ($745)

Accentuate your figure with this dress that cinches right at the waist. 


What do you think of this styling advice? Will you take any tips into consideration when you're getting dressed tomorrow? Let us know in the comment section below!