To look your best in the clothes you wear, you should know first your specific body type because understanding your body figure is an essential aspect of building your personal style. Remember that not all colors, designs, fabrics, and trends suit every figure. The five general body shapes are Apple, Pear, Rectangle, Inverted Triangle, and Hourglass (the most ideal body shape). Once you know your shape, you will be able to correct and hide parts of your body so you can achieve a balanced silhouette.
If you have an Apple figure, opt for colors that will make you look slim suck as black, brown, navy, and gray. Avoid overly busy prints or patterns and instead go for subtle prints. Choose fabrics like matte jersey, cotton, and wool. Pear-shaped women should wear darker colors to slim the rear, hip, and thigh area. She should not wear an all over pattern or print and opt for fabrics like matte jersey, cotton, and polyester blends. Those with a rectangle shape should wear bright colors to create the illusion of a bigger body. Wear bold prints and patterns and choose clingy fabrics like silk and satin as well as stretchy ones like spandex and cotton.
A woman with an Hourglass figure is lucky because she can wear almost any color. Keep in mind though that white, cream, light pink, baby blue, and canary yellow makes you look larger than you really are. Most prints and patterns look great on a woman with this figure. Since curves should always be emphasized, form-fitting fabrics like spandex, leather, cotton, and matte jersey are the best. Steer clear of overly heavy fabrics. The Inverted Triangle body shape is the most athletic-looking silhouette characterized by wide shoulders and lack of curves. Wear clothes that will draw attention away from your shoulder line. Opt for clothes that will make your hips and thighs look fuller and rounder.