Tag Archives: Body Shape

Swimsuits for Your Body Type

Three women in bathing suits

We have taken a look at the most flattering clothing for each body type, but let us take a moment for a more personal (albeit sometimes painful) clothing issue — swimsuits. For most of us, swimsuit shopping is almost as much fun as a root canal. But if you go to the store better informed […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Strawberry

Woman putting on earrings in body-length mirror

As we have learned, Strawberry is sort of the opposite of the Pear, and characterized by broad shoulders, typically a generous bust, a wide back, narrow hips, and sometimes a flat behind.  Your best feature is usually lean, shapely legs.  This shape is essentially an inverted triangle.  There are numerous ways to flatter and accentuate […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Hourglass

Woman getting ready

As we have learned, the Hourglass body shape is defined by a figure that has an equal balance of shoulders/bust and hips with terrific waist definition.  By many experts, this shape is considered the ‘ideal’ body shape.  Do keep in mind that some people can have a secondary body shape.  For example, if your hips […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Apple

Woman getting ready in mirror

As we have learned, the Apple body shape is defined by a figure that is ‘top heavy’, with broader shoulders, a wider torso, and a full bust, waist, and upper back.  The arms, hips, and legs tend to be slender and weight gain usually happens at the undefined waistline.  There are numerous ways to flatter […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Column

Stylish woman outdoors

As we have learned, the Column body shape (also known as the ruler) is characterized by little to no waist definition, with the shoulders, bust, and hips being mostly equal.  There are numerous ways to flatter and accentuate the positives of this particular shape while minimizing the “less favored” aspects. The overall goal for a […]

Dressing for Your Body Shape: Pear

Stylish red-haired woman outdoors

As we have learned, the Pear body shape is characterized by a narrower upper body and a fuller lower body.  There are numerous ways to accentuate the positives of this particular shape while still flattering the “less favored” features. The overall goal for a pear-shaped figure is to lengthen your body visually to balance out […]

How to Dress for Different Body Shapes

Woman choosing a dress to wear

There are obviously millions of variations since there are millions of us, but there are several basic body shapes that we all fall into.  Once we determine what our basic shape is, we can learn to dress to accentuate the positive parts of us!  Let’s start with the basics on how to identify which body […]