Let me preface this guide by saying that you can wear anything you want, regardless of your body type. If you feel comfortable in whatever it is that’s draping over your lovely frame, continue wearing it.
With that being said, these are the five most common body types and pieces that are known to flatter each one by creating the illusion that certain proportions have been modified.
This body type is generally characterized by slim legs and a larger waist/upper body.
For this reason, you might like to focus on clothes that highlight your arms and legs. Try wearing flowy tops, straight leg pants, and shift dresses to compliment your silhouette.
Pear body types tend to have smaller shoulders and upper bodies, and larger bottoms and thighs.
Any piece that highlights your upper body would be great. Try fit and flare dresses, off the shoulder tops, structured jackets, and A-line skirts.
People with the hourglass body type generally have shoulders and hips that are around the same width, and a waist that is narrower than this measurement.
To highlight your curves, wear clothing that accentuates the area between your waist and hips. Try jumpsuits, dresses that cinch at the waist, tailored blazers, and wide leg pants.
Rectangle or “banana” shapes generally have similar upper body, waist, and lower body proportions.
To create more curvature, try wearing V-necks or off-the-shoulder tops. As for bottoms, steer towards more form-fitting jeans and pencil skirts.
This athletic frame is usually marked by a large bust, narrower hips, and shapely legs.
To create the illusion of more similar bust and lower body proportions, wear wrap style tops, v-necks, A-line skirts, and fit and flare dresses.