- Plunging V-necks in any silhouette
- Cowl necks
- Scoop neck
- Breezy A-line silhouettes
- Flowy tunics
- Relaxed, boyfriend button-ups
- V-neck anything
Looking for more structure? Choose a substantial fabric that will streamline your look from your bust through your hips. Fabrics like raw silk, linen, tweed, gabardine and thicker cotton will all do the trick.
In the event that you adore your arms and shoulders, and are glad for those push-ups, go strapless or sleeveless! On the off chance that you like to conceal, attempt a progressively fitted sleeve to help balance your more full bust and midsection.If you're on the surprising side, stretch your neck with diving (or shallow) V-neck or scoop-necks.
THE BEST JACKETS TO HAVE IN YOUR CLOSET
Apple shapes look great in any vest, coat or jacket that hits at the hip or upper thigh. A-line coats or straight, knee-length trench styles (without the waist belt) , and ponchos are your go to.
Ideal Dresses For The Apple Shape
Strapless styles look incredible on you. Maxi styles with a lower neck area are excessively complimenting, and a wrap dress can be your clear-cut advantage (avoid “wardrobe malfunction” moments by wearing a cami underneath) . In the event that you like your legs, go mini (dresses or skirts). If not, knee-length move and sheath styles look incredible as well! A-line styles are extraordinary for stunning apples. Also, if all else fails, diagonal stripes and darker hues are slimming.
The Apple-Shapes Favorite Jeans and Pants
Take your pick! Thin pants and leggings look extraordinary on your shape, particularly combined with a breezy tunic, oversized sweater or button down. Flares with heels are incredible for extending your silhouette. In the event that you have long legs, don't hesitate to wear bootcut or flared pants with flats. Remember that the hem should either come to the top of your heel, or all the way to the ground.
Classic trouser fit, cropped, ankle… you can pretty much pull them all off! As a decent principle guideline, if your top is very breezy, you’ll want to grab a more structured or skinny pant to balance your look.
Must-Have Tops For Hourglass Shapes
Say it with us now: fitted, fitted, fitted! With hourglass shapes, it’s all about celebrating your waist and highlighting your neckline. Your power pieces include:
- Form-fitting jersey knits
- Wrap tops
- Peplum blouses
- Tailored tops with ample room in the chest
- Anything with a V-neck, round neck or boat neck
The hourglass shape is the perfect shape for structured, more tailored silhouettes. And, the beauty of this shape is that your curves are already very balanced. Everything from your most basic pieces (like casual tees!) to your button-up workwear blouses should be fitted to show off your narrow waist.
The Best Sleeve Lengths for Hourglass Shapes
You can enjoy lots of flexibility when it comes to sleeve length! Want to draw the eye to your waist? Try elbow-length styles. Love to show off your arms? Try a cap sleeve, flutter sleeve or even a tank top.
The Best Jackets For Hourglass Figures
Look for jackets that show off your waist! A classic trench, fitted blazers, cropped silhouettes and bomber jackets with elastic waistbands look amazing on you.
Beware Of: Boxy styles—they won’t do your curves justice. Instead, focus on silhouettes that draw the eye to the most slender part of your frame.
Perfect Dresses For The Hourglass Shape
The hourglass figure was made for dresses. Channel your inner Monroe and reach for iconic silhouettes like the wrap dress or the fit & flare. These shapes will naturally play up your best features.
If you’re looking for something new, an empire silhouette also works wonders. Why? They highlight your natural waist.
Beware Of: Flowy styles. If you love a dress and it’s a trapeze or other loose-fitting silhouette, simply add a belt. In fact, as a general rule—when in doubt, belt it!
What about hemlines?
As far as hemlines go, take your pick! If you love your legs, reach for that mini. If you’d like to cover up a bit more, look for high-waisted skirts that hit right below the knee. For the lovely hourglass shape looking to downplay their curves (why would you?), choose very simple silhouettes in solid, dark colors.
The Best Jeans & Pants For The Hourglass Shape
Grab your high-waisted, floor-grazing flares and your favorite dancing heels. If you love your flat stomach, then you can pull off more daring low-rise hip-hugging styles (which look amazing with a slightly cropped or very fitted top). Stretchy skinny jeans and leggings are perfect for showing off the curves of your hip and the taper of your leg, and work best when the inseam is a regular (not cropped) length.
Fitted jumpsuits (so on-trend!) can look incredible on you. Just remember to go for waist flattering styles. Because your shape is so balanced, remember that you won’t need any extra details (like large seams or cargo pockets) to accentuate your hips.
Must-Have Tops For Athletic or Rectangle Shapes
An athletic figure looks best when they’re drawing attention to their muscular arms, defined shoulders and showing off their waist. Your power pieces are:
- Halter styles
- Racerback styles
- Scoop & round necklines
- Strapless anything!
If you’re on the curvy side of athletic, play up what you love: your shoulders, your collarbone, and/or your arms. If you’d rather downplay your shoulders or elongate your neck, choose a more narrow neckline like crew, cowl, or v-neck.
To play up your bust, lean towards styles with statement collars or embellished necklines. You can also score serious style points with a high neck and an open back (halters are great for you).
What about sleeve lengths?
The choice is yours! If you love your arms, show them off with strapless or tank styles. If you’re looking to cover them up, go right ahead with ¾ length sleeves in dark shades. Chances are, you have straight shoulders, which means you don’t need to add much structure here.
If you’re looking to add some curve to your waistline, choose tops that can be tucked in. Belted tops also help create the illusion of a more slender waist.
The Best Jackets For Athletic or Rectangle Figures
Peacoats, dusters, bomber jackets, and flowy outerwear look amazing on you! If you’re slender, you’ll look great in a fitted, structured style. If you’re looking to create more shape around your midsection, look for cropped or elastic waist styles help create and accentuate your waistline. To minimize your waist, choose A-line cuts and hems that hit at the hip or below the knee.
Perfect Dresses For The Athletic or Rectangle Shapes
When it comes to dresses, most styles work on you so it’s all about figuring out which feature you want to play up. Love your legs? Hike up that hemline. To play up your bust, choose strapless (with a great push-up bra) or plunging necklines.
If you’re more of a jumpsuit kinda chick, grab a halter style and show off your back. Skirts can be worn in pretty much any style or length, but it’s always a good idea to wear a heel if you’re rocking tea-length. To minimize anywhere, stick with darker colors, vertical stripes, or A-line styles. And as always, if you’re looking to create more of a waistline, grab a thin belt.
The Best Jeans & Pants For The Athletic or Rectangular Shapes
Remembering the athletic shape general guideline, pick the pant style that will best complement your top shape. If you’ve gone oversized up top, grab a skinny jean, leggings, or structured trouser style.
Want to appear taller? Floor-grazing flares or bootcut styles with heels are both slimming and elongating. If you’re on the petite style, you can balance your frame with flowy and wide-leg styles, gathered waists, and even cargos. If your torso is on the long side, you might want to pick a medium rise jean. High-waisted pants could be a little tricky if your midsection is straight, but if you find a style with stretch, they could work. To be on the safe side, make sure you try them on first.