Fashion Tips: How to Dress for Your Body Type

With so many styles out there, it can be challenging to determine the best way to dress for your body type. The way you dress will not only help you to look good, but it can also increase your confidence in the process.

In this brief guide, you’ll find some useful tips that will help you scope out the clothes that work best for your body type. And by doing this, no matter where you shop, you’re going to find something that works for you and your body, like a personalized shopping trip.

Identify Your Shape

Before you can determine how to dress your body, you need to figure out your body shape. There are so many body shapes out there that it’s crucial to understand what yours is, and it also helps to see others that have your body shape and how they choose to dress it.

Some of the most common body shapes include:

  • Inverted triangle
  • Hourglass shape
  • Pear shape
  • Rectangular

The inverted triangle shape means your upper half is more significant in width than your bottom. This means you might have shoulders that are broader than the width of your hips. If your body is rectangular shape, it means you’re essentially symmetrical and will wear the same size of clothing on your top as you do on the bottom.

The pear shape is when you have a larger bottom, which means wider hips and a more robust butt than you do on your top half, which is proportionally smaller. Now that you’ve got some information on the different body types, it’s time to go a step further and check out the tips we’ve provided to find the clothes that fit you the best.

Purge Your Closet

The first thing you should do is go through your closet and get rid of clothes that don’t fit. As a member of the fashion club, keeping clothing items that don’t fit, you do yourself a disservice. Unless the items are bigger, and you’re able to get them tailored, you should just let it go.

The last thing you want to do is set yourself up to be disappointed if you buy something that doesn’t fit and set unrealistic expectations about ways to make it fit your body. This will cause you to be uncomfortable and reduces your confidence when you look at yourself in the mirror.

As you embark on this new clothing journey it’s essential to start by decluttering your closet.

Start With the Basics

The next tip we have to offer to you is to fill your closet with the basics. The reason you want to start with the basics is that you can dress things up or down, which means you can create a variety of combinations with these basics in your closet.

It also means that you’re not buying clothes with the ever-changing clothing trends that take place in the fashion industry. Which, in the long run, will ensure you’re choosing clothing that has longevity, and you’re not wasting money this week on a clothing item that you might not like next month.

Take Your Time

When you’re shopping for clothes that are specific to your body type, the longer you spend trying on clothes, the more annoyed you might begin to become. But we want to tell you that you need to be patient and continue to take your time.

You don’t want to walk out of a store with a clothing item that you don’t 100% love. Even if you have to leave multiple stores before you find a clothing item that fits you perfectly, we encourage you to do so. Buying clothes that you love increases the chances that you will wear them frequently.

If you’re buying clothes based on outfit inspiration, you don’t need to buy the entire outfit because each element may not work for your body type. You might also want to wait to go shopping until there is a sale that can help you continue to save on the clothes you want to buy.

Dressing Your Body the Right Way

When you are looking to find ways to dress your body, the first step is to determine what your body shape is. After you’ve determined your body shape, you can move forward with doing things like finding inspiration for clothes you want to buy from different outfits you’ve seen, whether in magazines or on television.

You should also start by stocking your home with the basics. For more fashion tips, continue scrolling through this blog. We want to keep you ahead of all the other fashionistas out there.