Body Type and How to Dress Accordingly!

Picking outfits for yourself can be a tough task specially when the market if full of garments in different silhouettes, colours and cuts! To make shopping an easier affair it is crucial to understand your body type and the kind of outfits that compliment it. Here is a guide to make you understand your body proportions along with examples of outfits that would suit it:




Apple or Circle Body Type

apple shape body

Heavier upper body and slender legs define an Apple Shaped body. Women with this body type usually have broader shoulders and unidentified waist line. Celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha and Kate Winslet are known to have an apple shaped body. A-line or fit and flare garments like anarkalis compliment this type of a body the best! Also, Full or 3/4th sleeves with V necks can be worn to create a vertical effect adding to your height. Flared bottoms like palazzos with A-line Kurtas, boot cut jeans suit them. Specifically, fitting is a key detail to keep in focus as loose and uneven clothes will form a rift with the apple shape. 

 Rectangle or Banana Body Type

rectangle body type

A rectangle shaped body has slender legs and body.  The shoulder and waist of this body type usually has approximately same measurements. Women with such body types, therefore, may define their waist by wearing garments having a fitted waistline. Focusing on arms and legs too is great, since they are their assets. A-line skirts, Peplum tops, sleeveless garments, ruffles and flared tops, sweetheart necklines, strapless tops are the kind of garments that would compliment this figure type the most. Flared Kurtas, skirts and lehengas also are you best Indian choices.

Hourglass Body Type

hourglass body type

In hourglass body type, the shoulder and the hip are proportionate, having a well-defined waistline.  A-line dresses, Anarkalis fitted at the waist suit them well. Also, A-line Kurtas are your best Indian wear Options along with flowy sarees hugging the body. For instance, Sweetheart and V-necklines are suitable to show-off the upper body.

Pear or Triangle 

pear shape body

Women with pear-shaped body  type have curvier hips and thick thighs with narrow waist and shoulders. High waist pants, long-flared skirts suit them. To make your shoulders broader, scoop neck, boat necks, ruffled necklines and also off-shoulders are suggested. Wearing a saree is the best option to flaunt the waistlines. Lehengas exposing the mid-riff is also a very figure  flattering option. In recent trends, cape blouses, emphasizing the shoulder, is a great option for this body shape.

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