“The perfect outfit does not exi…” Stop right there! It’s time to re-think how you are shopping for clothes and prove to yourself that not only does the perfect outfit exist, but also that it’s possible to have a closet full of perfect garments made for your body type!

What does your checklist look like today for buying clothes? Personally, I always used to focus primarily on picking clothes with a nice color, beautiful design, and the right size.

But what about paying attention to the right cuts or silhouettes based on our body types? Some clothes may look amazing on a mannequin, or our best friends, but then when you try it on you think… is it really me? Why does it not fit me perfectly if it's the right size?

Well, it's not your fault girl!

Clothing is not only designed to adorn the body, but also emphasize our favorite aspects of our bodies to create a visual balance.

So, for starters, we need to learn what body type we have… if you don’t know that yet, make sure to read our previous blog post: ¨FIND OUT YOUR BODY TYPE!¨

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…

What to wear according to your body type?


1. Hourglass Body

Your shoulders and hips are about equal width and a narrower waist. So we’ll need to concentrate on that! Focusing on accentuating your waist is the primary objective when dressing up. 

   1. Wrap top and dress
The perfect top to highlight the good stuff. (We mean your waist!)
2. High-waisted / belted bottoms
This rise accentuates your defined waist for a flattering fit.
3. Jumpsuit
Okay, not a dress, but jumpsuits still show your curves and add volume to your lower half.
4. Belts
If your clothes don't give you a defined waistline, a belt can do the trick.

Brand recommendation for hourglass body: ¨Zunilda Gutierrez¨



2. Inverted Triangle Body

Your shoulders are the broadest part of your body, so we should focus on giving your hips more volume and accentuate the waist that way we can balance your silhouette!

1. Peplum top
A built-in waist creates an hourglass-like shape around your hips.
2. Wide-leg + print/pattern bottom
Wide-leg flared pants create an “X” shape—your own version of an hourglass.
3. A-line dress
Balance happens when a triangle-shaped dress meets an inverted triangle frame.
4. High-cut bottom swimwear
The higher the cut, the fuller your hips will look.


Brand recommendation for Inverted triangle body: ¨Zazzuᨠ



3. Rectangle Body Shape

Your shoulders, bust, and hip measurements are fairly uniform. One of the biggest perks of having a rectangular body shape is that you get to choose which assets you want to play up. If you’re looking to create the appearance of curves, you’ll want tops that accentuate your top half and give shape to your waist.

1. Sweetheart Top
Shaped like the top of a heart, this neckline is scalloped to create curves, and the peplum bodice accentuates the waist.
2. Belted Dress
A flowy dress contrasted with a belt is a great way to cinch the waist and create an hourglass silhouette.
3. High-waisted bottom
Especially in darker washes, high-rise jeans (or mid-rise for a shorter torso) will make your legs look a mile long.
4. Cut-out one-piece
Mimic an hourglass shape with strategically placed cut-outs.

Brand recommendation for rectangle body shape: ¨Dayra Studio¨



4. Apple-Shaped Body

As a general note, we recommend looking for pieces that accentuate your shoulders, neckline, or bust. Tastefully, of course. 

 1. Wrap / airy sleeves top / v-neck
Specifically constructed to create a more defined waistline. Reveals your collarbone, which helps break up a uniformly shaped top half.
2. Open-front
Jackets without closures flatter your frame by adding long vertical lines.
3. Bootcut
The slightly flared hem balances out a curvy silhouette.
4. Wrap
A more fitted cover-up that creates a waistline.

Brand recommendation for apple-shaped body: ¨Wasi Clothing¨



Pear-Shaped Body

Your hips and thighs are wider than your shoulders and bust. Therefore, adding more volume to your upper part of the body is the perfect balance for your body type.

1. Square-neck
Any open neckline (a V-neck works, too) shows off your collarbone and chest, helping draw the eye up.
2. Straight bottoms
We especially love curve-conscious jeans for pear-shaped bodies.
3. Fit-and-flare dress
Similar to A-line dresses, but usually with a more defined waist and more flounce in the skirt.
4. Ruffles on top
An equally stylish and dramatic way to bring focus to your top half.

Brand recommendation for pear body shape: ¨Leda¨ brand




  1. Balance your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. Body shape is almost entirely based on your bone structure, not your weight.
  2. Use lines to focus the eye where you want it to go. They can help you create curves, lengthen, or emphasize your favorite parts of your body.
  3. Think about color. Your eye is also drawn to patterns and light, bright colors more so than solid dark colors.

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