Posted on October 06, 2018

HOW TO DRESS FOR YOUR SHAPE

Apples, pears, bananas. When it comes to finding your body type, it’s easy to get confused. The internet is a mind field of conflicting advice but, lucky for you, we’ve put together a fail-proof guide to dressing for your body shape.

APPLE
If your shoulders are wider than your hips, and you struggle to find your waist than it’s likely you have an Apple body shape, don’t let the fruit connotation get you down though! Apples tend to be well proportioned and are one of the most common figures to have.

Clockwise from top left: 3rd Story Thornton Tee, Yaya Canvas Slides, 3rd Story Camilla DressElm Weekender PantsHut Safari Dress

The apple body shape was made for relaxed button ups and different fabrics. A floaty black dress will do wonders for your figure, while showing off your enviable legs. But if dresses aren’t for you then a classic striped t-shirt is your new best friend. Pair it with some slightly cropped pants and chic slides, and you’ll be the star of school pick-up!


HOURGLASS
Hourglass is the classic curvy shape many spend hours in the gym trying to achieve. Typically, hourglass figures have a fuller bust and hips with a small waist.

Clockwise from top left: Yaya Espadrille Wedge HeelsPeplum Zip Thru Jacket, Elm Sunrise Shorts, 3rd Story Hamilton Tank, The Naples Skirt.

The key when styling your silhouette is to highlight your curves, rather than trying to hide them. For summer, shorts and skirts that clinch in at the waist were made with you in mind. To dress it up, simply pair with a flattering peplum jacket and some wedge heels and you’re good to go!

PEAR
Like to the fruit, the pear body shape is narrow at the top before widening at the hips, with a larger waist than bust. If this sounds like you, then we’ve your summer look sorted!

Clockwise from top left: Sol Sana Teresa Slides, Miles From Frill Sleeve Tee, Indra Dress, The Essential Denim Jacket, Elm Nolita Skirt.

Similar to the hourglass, pieces that draw in at the waist look great on you! Pair a floaty skirt that glides over the hips with a detailed top to further balance your figure. Throw on a denim jacket for those cooler evenings and you’re ready for every occasion.


RECTANGLE
You may be this quintessential sporty physique if your shoulders and hips are roughly the same size with little waist definition. When it comes to styling you’ve got the best of both worlds, able to shift focus to either your top or bottom half depending on the day!

Clockwise from top left: 3rd Story Lockhart Dress, Yaya Leather Sneakers, Hammill & Co Oversized Boyfriend Tee, Elm Storm Grey Jeans, Hammill & Co Palm Beach Sweat.

An oversized top or jumper tucked into a great pair of skinny jeans will give an illusion of the waist you’ve always dreamed of. Alternatively, you can play up the figure you have with a sleek shift dress.

While it’s good to know what works and doesn’t work for your body, it’s also important to note that the key to pulling off any look is confidence!


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