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Your Body Shape

Your Body Shape

TRUTH TIME: Becoming your most stylish you doesn’t have to be so hard.

Looking your best is simply about knowing how to dress for your basic body type and choosing pieces that flatter + work with your unique shape– not against it.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by all the clothing choices out there (V-neck? A-line? Patterns? Oh my!) or suffered from, “I have no clue what to buy!”-itis, this guide will help you set clear goals next time you hit the racks so you can pick perfect-for-you pieces, plus learn how to rock the goods you’ve already got.

In short: You’ll be dressed to the nines in no time!

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Determine Your Body Shape

We’re all proportioned a little differently, and knowing your proportions plays a huge role in how to look your best in clothes. Enter your measurements into the body shape calculator below to learn your shape instantly!

Find out your

unique body shape here


Measure around your entire body (inches) + enter the nearest WHOLE number below.

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CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL!

your body shape is:

Find out all about how to dress your body shape below
NOTE: Above results reflect your basic body frame & does not infer exact likeness to the celebrity mentioned.

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Step 2: Review Your Body Shape

Once you have your measurements, find + review your body shape below so you can start shopping + wearing the most flattering + perfect-for-YOU garments!


The Angelina Jolie

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Shoulders & hips are narrower than width of bust
  • Waistline is as wide as or wider than your bust
  • Medium to Full breasts
  • Undefined waist
  • Slim arms and/or legs

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Minimize your tummy area
  • Accentuate your bust
  • Highlight your slim arm & legs
  • Balance your bottom half with top half
  • Create waistline
  • Create a long lean vertical line
What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • Figure flattering tops (and dresses) with an empire waist, peplum & wrap tops
  • V-necks, scooped necks & open shirt collars
  • Tops with fabrics that contour the body and not cling 
to it
  • Dark colors
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Jacket/Blazers with deep neckline and one or no buttons
  • Tops/Jackets/Blazers that end at hip bone

ON BOTTOM:

  • Lighter colors and/or patterned clothing
  • Flat front pants
  • Flare or bootleg jeans/pants
  • Skinny jeans/pants can also sometimes work
  • Straight leg pants without front pockets (back pockets are okay & encouraged!)
  • A-line, pleated + flare skirts that hit right above the knee
  • Monochromatic colors to create illusion of length

The Cameron Diaz

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Torso & upper body almost same width as hips
  • Lean limbs
  • Straight waist
  • Naturally athletic frame
  • Small bust

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Define your waist
  • Create curvature on top & bottom
  • Create one a long, lean vertical line
What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • Low V & U neckline tops that fall below your collarbone to break up your torso
  • Figure flattering tops (and dresses) with an empire waist, peplum & wrap tops
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Wide strap sleeveless tops & dresses
  • Jackets & coats that flare from the waist
  • Jackets/Blazers that have a tulip hem
  • Jackets/Blazers that are double breasted

ON BOTTOM:

  • Skinny + boot cut jeans/pants
  • Circle, pleated & A-line skirts
  • Dresses & Skirts with tulip hem
  • Pants with pleats, volume
  • Pants or skirts with pattern

The Halle Berry

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bust & shoulders are approximately same width as hips
  • Defined waist
  • Average to full bust line
  • Usually round bottom

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Highlight your waistline
  • Lengthen leg line
  • Maintain balance on top + bottom half
What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • Tops/dresses with v-necks, scoop, square, sweetheart & open shirt collar necklines
  • Tops/Jackets that fall right on your shoulder line (not past shoulder)
  • Tops/Jackets/Blazers that end at hip bone
  • Jackets/Blazers that have a tulip hem
  • Jackets/Blazers that are single breasted and single button
  • Wrap tops & dresses
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Belts

ON BOTTOM:

  • Dark colored bottoms
  • Monochromatic looks worn with belts are slimming + flattering
  • Pencil, A-line, Trumpet + Circle skirts
  • Bootcut or Straight leg pants/jeans
  • Flat front pants
  • Skirts & dresses worn at the knee

The Jennifer Lopez

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Width of hips is greater than the width of shoulders
  • Slim torso, bust & waist
  • Curvier hips, thighs & butt

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Balance top with bottom half
  • Elongate your legs
  • Create long, lean vertical line
What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • Tops with texture, details + colors
  • Detailed necklines like beading, ruching and pleating
  • Tops/dresses with v-necks, scoop, square, cowl, sweetheart & open shirt collar necklines
  • Tops/Jackets that fall right on your shoulder line (not past shoulder)
  • Tops/Jackets/Blazers that end at hip bone
  • Jackets/Blazers that have a tulip hem
  • Jackets/Blazers that are single breasted and single button
  • Wrap tops & dresses
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Shoulder pads
  • Belts

ON BOTTOM:

  • Keep pieces simple, structured & very well tailored
  • Wear dark colors on bottom half
  • Straight leg or boot cut jeans
  • Pencil, A-line, Trumpet + Circle skirts
  • Wrap dresses
  • Flat front pants
  • Skirts & dresses worn at the knee

The Naomi Campbell

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Width of shoulders is greater than width of hips
  • Narrow hips
  • Relatively slender limbs

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Balance bottom half with top half
  • Define your waist
  • Create curvature on bottom
  • Create long, lean vertical line
What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • V-neck + low scoop necklines
  • Jackets & coats with deep V lapels
  • Button down shirts & wrap tops
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Structured jackets nipped in the waist
  • Tops with fabrics that contour the body and not cling to it
  • Dark colors
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Jacket/Blazers with deep neckline and 1 or no buttons
  • Tops/Jackets/Blazers that end at hip bone

ON BOTTOM:

  • Belts
  • Full circle, a-line, pleated, bias cut skirts
  • Skirts with front pockets at hip line
  • Boot cut jeans/pants
  • Skinny + boot cut jeans/pants
  • Circle, pleated & A-line skirts
  • Dresses & Skirts with tulip hem
  • Pants with pleats, volume
  • Pants or skirts with pattern

The J-Lo / Cameron Diaz Combo

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Torso & upper body is almost the same width as shoulders
  • Straight waist
  • Width of hips is greater than the width of the shoulders
  • Straight torso, bust, & waist
  • Curvier hips, thighs, & butt

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Define your waist
  • Create curvature on top & bottom
  • Create one long, lean vertical line
  • Balance top half with bottom half
  • Elongate your legs
What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • Low V & U neckline tops that fall below your collarbone to break up your torso
  • Tops, sweaters & dresses that cinch at the waistline or right below bust (i.e. empire waist, peplum)
  • Jackets & coats with deep V lapels
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Wide strap sleeveless tops & dresses
  • Jackets & coats that flare from the waist
  • Jackets/Blazers that have a tulip hem
  • Jackets/Blazers that are single breasted

ON BOTTOM:

  • Keep pieces simple, structured & very well tailored
  • Wear dark colors on bottom half
  • Straight leg or boot cut jeans
  • Pencil, A-line, Trumpet + Circle skirts
  • Wrap dresses
  • Flat front pants
  • Skirts & dresses worn at the knee

The J-Lo / Halle Berry Combo

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Width of hips is greater than the width of shoulders
  • Full bust line
  • Slim torso & waist
  • Curvier hips, thighs & butt

GOALS: Create a more proportioned frame by:

  • Highlight your waistline
  • Lengthen leg line
  • Maintain balance on top + bottom half
  • Create long, lean vertical line

 

What to Wear

ON TOP:

  • Tops with texture, details + colors
  • Detailed necklines like beading, ruching and pleating
  • Tops/dresses with v-necks, scoop, square, cowl, sweetheart & open shirt collar necklines
  • Tops/Jackets that fall right on your shoulder line (not past shoulder)
  • Tops/Jackets/Blazers that end at hip bone
  • Jackets/Blazers that have a tulip hem
  • Jackets/Blazers that are single breasted and single button
  • Wrap tops & dresses
  • Bias cut tops & dresses
  • Rounded hem tops
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Shoulder pads
  • Belts

ON BOTTOM:

  • Keep pieces simple, structured & very well tailored
  • Wear dark colors on bottom half
  • Straight leg or boot cut jeans
  • Pencil, A-line, Trumpet + Circle skirts
  • Wrap dresses
  • Flat front pants
  • Skirts & dresses worn at the knee
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