From Apples To Pears: How To Dress For Your Body Shape

Do you know which body shape you have? Apple-shaped women have quite broad shoulders and thinner hips while pear-shaped women are a lot rounder at the hips. Those with an hourglass figure have busts and hips that are the same width. These aren’t the only body shapes, there are actually quite a few more. You just need to quickly Google different body shapes to find out which is closest to yours.

So, once you know this, how can you use this information? Well, lots of people buy their clothes according to their shape, as different styles will flatter various types of body. If you dress according to your body, you will find that all your clothes look great on you! Ready to start dressing in a way that flaunts your natural shape? Here are some great tips:




As most pears carry more weight on the bottom half of their body, you will find that plus size dresses work very well and will greatly highlight all of your fantastic curves! Try and find a dress or top that has a neckline which accentuates the shoulders. When it comes to dresses and skirts, asymmetrical hemlines will also work wonders for your body as they attract attention down to your gorgeous legs!


If you have a full bust and thighs, but a thin waist, then it sounds like you have an hourglass figure. Which is cool as it’s the same as Beyonce! One of the main things to remember when it comes to buying new clothes is that you should stay away from baggy clothes. These will seriously hide your brilliant curves! Wrap dresses will look great on you, and you will also find that belts will help to accentuate your shape.




Is most of your weight above your hips? If so, then you have an apple shape just like Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Hudson. One great look that always helps apples look totally gorgeous is the monochrome trend. Lots of apples also like to wear v-line tops as these accentuate the torso and make it look longer than what it is. When you do wear this kind of top, it’s important that you were a strong and stable bra to ensure you have good lift.


Do people compare your body to Cameron Diaz and Natalie Portman? Then it sounds like you have a rectangle body shape. You won’t be the most curvaceous woman, but there are various ways you can create the illusion of beautiful curves. One of the easiest ways is to wear tops with sweetheart necklines. Layering up is also a great idea as this will create further curves. One of the best things about being a rectangle is that you will be able to get away with bright and colorful bottoms. Most women may wear these bright items of clothing, but few will pull them off as well as you!


Hopefully, you now know everything you need to so that you can dress for your body shape and look amazing every day!

Zoe Griffin

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Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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