No two of us are shaped exactly the same, so here at Who What Wear, we love to celebrate the many different body types of women. And these beautiful differences definitely affect how each of us dresses. After all, there is no shame in being aware of which areas of your body you want to emphasize or minimize. In fact, it tells a lot about a woman if she knows how to dress in a way that shows off her body in a way that makes her feel most confident—especially in the workplace. Because what better place is there to feel 100% secure in yourself than in the daily routine of your career?
To preface, the below formulas are merely a guideline based on pieces that women with those particular body types tend to gravitate toward. By no means are these rules or facts. Only you know your body best, we are just here to give you a helping hand should you feel a little lost on what you think feels and looks best on you.
Hourglass: Midi Skirt + V-Neck Blouse
Opt for a midi skirt that will flow away from the tiniest point of your body—your waistline. The pairing of a V-neck blouse will draw the eye down toward your cinched waist.
Apple: Swing Dress + Cropped Blazer
A swing dress easily flows over your midsection and flatters the smallest parts of your body, which are your bust and hips. A cropped blazer on top will add structure and a strong focal point up toward your narrower shoulders.
Athletic: Pencil Skirt + Wrap Top
Odds are you have strong shoulders and a tiny waist. The best way to show off those assets is with a wrap top that will accentuate your waist and a pencil skirt to show off your straighter midsection.
Pear: Formfitting Top + Culottes
If you're looking to draw more attention to the top part of your body, try a more formfitting top and culottes on the bottom which will most flatter your lower body.
Petite: Mock Turtleneck + Straight-Leg Trousers