They say, “you are what you wear”. And what you wear depends on your body shape as well, isn’t it? This is something most of us simply don’t know or are unaware about and continue to not be bothered by it or how it impacts our daily outfits and looks.
There is a lot of science behind body shape and how it impacts our dressing. When it comes to making a style statement, this could be the most important thing. But hey, there’s more to it and this will get your closet sorted.
Wondering what I am talking about? Just keep reading and you will figure out yourself.
- Body Shape: Triangle
With this shape, your shoulders and bust are narrower than your hips. You probably have slim arms and a fairly defined waist. Your waist most likely slopes out to your hips.
Styling Tips: Try wearing statement tops with medium or large prints that shift the focus to your upper body. And if you’re someone who likes layering then go ahead and throw a shrug or denim jacket over a top or shirt.
- Body Shape: Hour Glass
If your hips and bust are nearly equal in size and you have a well-defined waist that’s narrower than both, you have an hourglass shape. Your legs and upper body are probably considered proportionate. Your shoulders may be slightly rounded, and you most likely have a rounded buttocks.
Styling Tips: Try wearing wrap tops or wrap dresses, they would draw the right attention to your waist and help highlight your curves. You could also go ahead and wear some skirts or flared pants.
- Body Shape: Rectangle
If your waist measurements are about the same as your hip or bust, and your shoulders and hips are about the same width, you have what’s called a “banana” or rectangle body type.
Styling Tips: Experiment with strong blocks of colour to help define your body. Tucked in blouses and 3/4th sleeves usually work well for such body types! You can also accessorize with belts around the waist.
- Body Shape: Inverted Triangle
If your shoulders and bust are larger than your relatively narrow hips, you have what’s known as an inverted triangle or “apple” shape.
Styling Tips: Focus of shifting the attention to your legs and waist. Wear vertical stripes, bat sleeves, jackets or dark coloured tops! Prefer large orV-necklines. Try avoiding necklines that enhance your shoulders like bandeau, boat neck or structured pieces.