'Shop your shape' - Fashion for all body shapes

“Beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes.” This could not be more true. 

G'day girlies!

Let's face it...in today's society, fashion is key to making each of us feel confident and happy. 
Though picking the right clothing to fit your body shape can be slightly daunting.
Just because a piece of clothing may look fabulous on the rack, doesn't always mean it will look fab on you too. Lets face it...we are all in the same position.
But...all is not lost...once you know your own individual body shape, you will be on your way to success in no time at all!

As I'm petite for my age, trying to find clothes to fit which didn't have 'Dora' plastered all over it was harder than it seemed.
Though now that I've found my personal body shape, it's made this process so much easier.
Saying that, my personal body shape is somewhat like a pear...small(er) bust, curvaceous bottom ;)
Let's see where you fit in.


There are about five different body shapes, Pear, Hourglass, Apple, Cone and Ruler.

Pear: The hip measurement is greater than the bust measurement. 

Hourglass: The hip and bust are almost of equal size with a narrow waist.

Apple: Apple shaped women have broad(er) shoulders compared to their (narrower) hips. Apple shaped women tend to have slim legs/thighs.

Cone: The bust is greater than the hip measurement.

Ruler: The waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hips or bust measurement.

Pear shape:

If your body is pear-shaped like Kim Kardashian's:
  • DON'T wear clothing that draws attention to hips and thighs.
  • DO look for boat neck tops, square and cowl necklines.
  • DO wear strapless dresses. They show off arms and even out proportions.
  • DO try styles with ruffles on top. This also evens out proportions.
  • DO experiment with light-colored tops and dark-colored bottoms for contrast.
  • DO wear jackets that hit right above the waist.
  • DO rock a pair of straightleg jeans.
  • DO try a-line skirts, which camouflage wider hips.

Hourglass shape:

If your body is hourglass-shaped like Beyonce's:
  • DON'T hide your curves.
  • DO wear fitted dresses.
  • DO wear a belt at the waist to enhance your hourglass shape.
  • DON'T wear baggy clothing.
  • DO try wrap dresses.
  • DO go for high-waisted skirts to show off your hips.
  • DO pick thin, lightweight styles and fabrics.
  • DO wear skinny or straightleg jeans.

Apple shape:

If you have an apple-shaped body like Jennifer Hudson:
  • DON'T bring attention to your waist.
  • DO go for v-neck tops. They create the illusion of a longer torso.
  • DO look for v-neck wrap-style tops with cinching on the sides.
  • DO wear belts at the smallest part of your waist.
  • DO conceal tummy bulge by wearing empire tops and dresses.
  • DON'T wear oversized empire tops.
  • DO wear low-rise jeans and pants in a straight leg. They are chic and stylish for most shapes.
  • DO wear shorter skirts to show off your legs. This takes attention away from and disguises the midsection.

Cone shape:

If you have a cone (or inverted triangle) body like Audrina Patridge's:
  • DO wear full skirts.
  • DO wear tops that call attention to your waistline.
  • DON'T wear spaghetti-strap tops.
  • DO experiment with high-waisted styles.
  • DON'T wear boat neckline tops.
  • DO wear wideleg pants, which even out body proportions.
  • DON'T be afraid to bring attention to your waist. It draws the attention downward.
  • DO wear bright colors on bottom.

Ruler shape:
If your body is rectangle-shaped like Natalie Portman's:
  • DO wear scoop neck and sweetheart tops. It helps create curves.
  • DON'T go braless.
  • DO wear long jackets to create a lean look.
  • DO wear skinny, low-rise jeans.
  • DO wear tops with collars, ruffles and details to flatter your chest.
  • DON'T wear overwhelming styles.
  • DO layer! It gives your rectangle figure more dimensions.
  • DO wear dresses with ruching. Cinches on sides are ideal.

What's your personal style? Who's your fashion icon?

That's about all for today, hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks :)

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  1. Thanks for this awesome post! I've read a few articles about body shapes and what I found most difficult was to define my body shape. Sure, you overall know what your body looks like, but do you? Really? I thought, for years that I was an hourglass and only a few months ago found that I'm actually a Pear. And that explained why most hourglass perfect fit clothes didn't look good on me... :P . I just discovered, however, a very nice website that recommends clothes for every type and I find it very useful: stylingup.com

    1. Your welcome. I'm glad you've found your perfect body shape. Thanks for the website suggestion :)

  2. This was very informative, thanks for the post darling. xo