Info & advice

What body type do I have?

By Tessa van Dashorst, 25 October 2021

Every woman sometimes struggles with her outfit for the day. So many nice items in your wardrobe, but you still find that your outfit doesn't quite fit like you want it to. We know that feeling only too well! That's why we felt it was time to dive a little deeper into all the information and tips & tricks that can help women with different body types find their perfect match! Questions such as ‘What shape do I have?’, and ‘What clothes are right for me?’ are now a thing of the past! Read on to find out which body type you have!

How do you start?

1. First take a look at the overview diagram below.

2. Take a good look at all the body shapes and decide, based on the images and key features, which figure type suits you best. Not sure? Then measure the circumference of your shoulders, waist and hips and compare them with the outline diagram.

3. Scroll further down the page to see styling advice for each body type to create the perfect outfit.

Women’s figure types

What body type do I have?What body type do I have?

Reverse triangle

Dos

A-line skirts or dresses balance your shoulders and hips

• Prints on the bottom of your outfit draw the focus away from your shoulder

• Tops with a round neckline draw attention away from your shoulders

Jeans that sit on the hips make your hips look wider


Don’ts

• Tops or blouses with prominent shoulders put the focus on your shoulders

• Narrow spaghetti straps make your shoulders wider

  1. Black shirt dress with dots
    Black shirt dress with dots
    Black shirt dress with dots
    As low as €27.97 Regular Price €39.95
  2. Grey sweater dress with ruffles
    Grey sweater dress with ruffles
    Grey sweater dress with ruffles
    As low as €27.97 Regular Price €39.95
  3. Wrap skirt with mesh & floral print
    Wrap skirt with mesh & floral print
    Wrap skirt with mesh & floral print
    As low as €11.98 Regular Price €29.95
  4. Black skirt with floral print & layers
    Black skirt with floral print & layers
    Black skirt with floral print & layers
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  5. Black pleated skirt with floral print
    Black pleated skirt with floral print
    Black pleated skirt with floral print
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  6. Black jeans with hearts
    Black jeans with hearts
    Black jeans with hearts
    As low as €17.50 Regular Price €44.95
  7. Pink flared pants with leopard print
    Pink flared pants with leopard print
    Pink flared pants with leopard print
    As low as €17.50 Regular Price €44.95

Hourglass

Dos

• Always emphasise your waistline

• A short jacket or blazer will show off your narrow waistline

• Shirts with sleeves that end at the waist emphasise your waistline

• Trousers or skirts with a high waistline emphasise the right point


Don’ts

• Trousers or skirts that sit on the hip because your waist is less prominent

• Horizontal stripes at the widest point of your body. This draws attention away from your narrow waistline.

  1. Grey leopard wrap dress
    Grey leopard wrap dress
    Grey leopard wrap dress
    As low as €15.98 Regular Price €39.95
  2. Grey dress with shoulder piece
    Grey dress with shoulder piece
  3. Wrap dress with leopard print
    Wrap dress with leopard print
    Wrap dress with leopard print
    As low as €15.98 Regular Price €39.95
  4. Bomber jacket with star print
    Bomber jacket with star print
    Bomber jacket with star print
    As low as €17.50 Regular Price €49.95
  5. Beige rib skirt with split
    Beige rib skirt with split
    Beige rib skirt with split
    As low as €20.97 Regular Price €29.95

Petite rectangle

Dos

• Tailored tops or blouses emphasise your slim upper body

• Wide trousers or skirts give the lower half of you more ‘body’

• Dresses with a fitted top and wider bottom create curves

• Wear a belt to emphasise your waist


Don'ts

• Vertical stripes emphasise your narrow build

• Shapeless clothes like a boyfriend blazer or oversized sweater dress make your figure look shapeless

  1.  Plaid shirt
     Plaid shirt
    Plaid shirt
    As low as €24.47 Regular Price €34.95
  2. Black blouse with floral print
    Black blouse with floral print
    Black blouse with floral print
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  3. Black wrap dress with print
    Black wrap dress with print
    Black wrap dress with print
    As low as €15.98 Regular Price €39.95
  4. Black skirt with layers
    Black skirt with layers
    Black skirt with layers
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  5.  Blue skirt with ruffles & leopard print
     Blue skirt with ruffles & leopard print
    Blue skirt with ruffles & leopard print
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  6. White mom jeans
    White mom jeans
    White mom jeans
    As low as €27.97 Regular Price €39.95
  7. Grey straight fit jeans
    Grey straight fit jeans
    Grey straight fit jeans
    As low as €35.96 Regular Price €44.95
  8. Waist belt with knot | Waist belt in black at My Jewellery
    Waist belt with knot
    Waist belt with knot
    As low as €15.96 Regular Price €19.95

Pear

Dos

• Wear heels to make your legs look optically slimmer/longer

• Accentuate your upper body with ruffles, puff sleeves, prints, etc.

• Tops with a tailored fit emphasises your narrow waistline

• Keep your clothes calm at the bottom

Don'ts

• A pencil skirt emphasises your hips, as do lively prints and thick fabrics.

No pockets on the hips/thighs or buttocks, as you will put extra emphasis on this area

  1. Pink wrap top with ruffles
    Pink wrap top with ruffles
    Pink wrap top with ruffles
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  2. Black flared leggings
    Black flared leggings
    Black flared leggings
    As low as €27.96 Regular Price €34.95
  3. Grey structured flared pants
    Grey structured flared pants
    Grey structured flared pants
    As low as €27.96 Regular Price €34.95

Apple

Dos

• Always focus on your slim legs

• Generous V-neck tops, dresses or blouses accentuate your décolleté and make you look slimmer

• Trousers or skirts with a print emphasise your slim legs

• Jeans or light trousers with flared legs balance your slim legs with broader shoulders


Don’ts

• Chunky knit jumpers or cardigans will emphasise your broader torso

• Tight tops accentuate your wider waistline

  1. Black pleated skirt with print
    Black pleated skirt with print
    Black pleated skirt with print
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  2.  Black skirt with smocking & print
     Black skirt with smocking & print
    Black skirt with smocking & print
    As low as €13.98 Regular Price €34.95
  3. Wide-fitting black dress with V-neck
    Wide-fitting black dress with V-neck
    Wide-fitting black dress with V-neck
    As low as €39.96 Regular Price €49.95
  4. Black shirt dress with dots
    Black shirt dress with dots
    Black shirt dress with dots
    As low as €27.97 Regular Price €39.95
  5. Checkered pants
    Checkered pants
    Checkered pants
    As low as €27.97 Regular Price €39.95
  6. Blue flared jeans
    Blue flared jeans
    Blue flared jeans
    As low as €31.47 Regular Price €44.95

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