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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. Coral crochet dress with ruffled collar
    Coral crochet dress with ruffled collar
  2. Black skirt with pompoms
    Black skirt with pompoms
    Black skirt with pompoms
    As low as €25.19 Regular Price €35.99
  3. Lime green pleated skort
    Lime green pleated skort
    Lime green pleated skort
    As low as €20.00 Regular Price €39.99
  4. White ruffled dress with multicoloured boho print
    White ruffled dress with multicoloured boho print
    White ruffled dress with multicoloured boho print
    As low as €25.00 Regular Price €49.99
  5. Beige A-line skirt with buttons
    Beige A-line skirt with buttons
  6. Rust-coloured layered drawstring dress
    Rust-coloured layered drawstring dress

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. Light blue button down dress
    Light blue button down dress
  2. Dark green cut-out halter neck dress
    Dark green cut-out halter neck dress
  3. Purple linen look wrap top
    Purple linen look wrap top
    Purple linen look wrap top
    As low as €18.00 Regular Price €35.99
  4. Orange linen look wide leg trousers
    Orange linen look wide leg trousers
    Orange linen look wide leg trousers
    As low as €34.99 Regular Price €49.99
  5. Black linen look blazer dress
    Black linen look blazer dress
  6. Mint green cropped blazer with buttons
    Mint green cropped blazer with buttons
    Mint green cropped blazer with buttons
    As low as €29.99 Regular Price €49.99
  7. Orange linen look wrap top
    Orange linen look wrap top
    Orange linen look wrap top
    As low as €25.19 Regular Price €35.99

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. Blue palazzo pants
    Blue palazzo pants
    Blue palazzo pants
    As low as €35.99
  2. Beige crochet halter neck top
    Beige crochet halter neck top
  3. Blue ruffle denim skirt
    Blue ruffle denim skirt
    Blue ruffle denim skirt
    As low as €23.99 Regular Price €39.99
  4. Beige bow back maxi dress
    Beige bow back maxi dress
    Beige bow back maxi dress
    As low as €39.99
  5. Pink palazzo pants
    Pink palazzo pants
    Pink palazzo pants
    As low as €21.59 Regular Price €35.99
  6. Pink Ciao Bella print midi-skirt
    Pink Ciao Bella print midi-skirt
    Pink Ciao Bella print midi-skirt
    As low as €23.99 Regular Price €39.99
  7. Black bow back maxi dress
    Black bow back maxi dress
    Black bow back maxi dress
    As low as €39.99

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. Purple ikat print maxi dress
    Purple ikat print maxi dress
  2. Blue palazzo pants
    Blue palazzo pants
    Blue palazzo pants
    As low as €35.99
  3. White 3/4-sleeved crochet top
    White 3/4-sleeved crochet top
  4. Pink floral print ruffle smock top
    Pink floral print ruffle smock top
  5. Orange rib top with bow detail
    Orange rib top with bow detail
    Orange rib top with bow detail
    As low as €15.59 Regular Price €25.99
  6. Black wide leg trousers
    Black wide leg trousers
    Black wide leg trousers
    As low as €45.99

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. Orange short sleeved wrap dress
    Orange short sleeved wrap dress
    Orange short sleeved wrap dress
    As low as €23.99 Regular Price €39.99
  2. Olive green top with ruffled sleeves
    Olive green top with ruffled sleeves
  3. Red speckle print ruffle skirt
    Red speckle print ruffle skirt
    Red speckle print ruffle skirt
    As low as €18.00 Regular Price €35.99
  4. Beige bow back maxi dress
    Beige bow back maxi dress
    Beige bow back maxi dress
    As low as €39.99
  5. Lilac layered puff sleeved dress
    Lilac layered puff sleeved dress
  6. Coral double button blouse
    Coral double button blouse
    Coral double button blouse
    As low as €18.00 Regular Price €35.99
  7. Blue floral print belted skort
    Blue floral print belted skort

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