5 Different Body Types of Women & How To Dress Up Accordingly

In the world today, there are different forms and sizes of beautiful that people are slowly learning to accept. If people worship a specific type of beauty, body shape & size before, nowadays people are slowly understanding that there are different kinds of beautiful in one’s shape & size. One of the best ways to show off one’s body is through fashion and  styles that can be bought from any clothing stores. To make the most of this and flaunt your best assets, here is a short overview of the most common body types how to dress accordingly.

Straight Body Type

Also known as the rectangular body type, the straight type is the most common one among women who wears rose gold sequin formal dress. It means that one’s hips and bust are balance, but the waist not very defined and they have a bottom that is more flat than round. They tend to gain weight in the torso first, followed by the upper thighs and arms. Having that said, their lower legs are very well shaped, and it’s one of your best assets.


Fashion tip: Define your waist. Since you’re body type doesn’t define your waist very well, it’s the part you have to focus on the most. Proportionally dress up your upper and lower body while emphasizing your waist to create an hourglass body type illusion. Opt for high-waist pants paired with a belt to make it more defined.

Pear body type

This is sometimes called the triangle body type. Someone with a pear-shaped body type has hips that are larger than the bust, but have a nicely defined waist which makes it your best asset. They have slim arms and shoulders. Women with this body type easily gains weight in their bottoms and the legs, and then the stomach and their upper body.


Fashion tip: Aside from emphasizing your waist, add volume to your upper body to create an hourglass body illusion. It’s best to wear A-line skirts or a boot cut jeans that fall straight down from the widest part of your hip.

Inverted Triangle

The inverted triangle is the athletic body type. Women with this body type have a proportionally larger upper body. They have broad shoulders, ample bust and a wide back. Their hips are slim and the waist is subtle. Those with the inverted triangle body shape tend to gain weight in the belly and upper body. The legs are the best asset.


Fashion tips: Play with different skirt lengths to show off your beautiful legs, but don’t get too carried away and go for skirts that are too short. Super mini skirts might give you a top-heavy look that does not really look good.

Hourglass body type

This is the most coveted body type that many women strive for. Those with the hourglass body type have a well- balanced bust and hips. They have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with the hips. The upper body is proportionate with the length of the legs. Women with an hourglass body type is the epitome of harmony and balance in terms of body shapes.


Fashion tip: Accentuate the waist, while dressing proportionately in your upper and lower body. No matter what you do, always try to maintain balance because you already have a great body shape. Also, people with this body type have nicely shaped legs so don’t be afraid to play with skirt lengths to show it off!