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Best buys for your body type this season(body shape series)

31 Aug , 2017  


A complete guide to dressing up for your body type.

What you’ve read in the fashion magazines, wearing what makes you look good is the most important thing. If it fits your body type it will definitely look good. Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape. Most women fall into one of the four categories: Hourglass, Apple, Pear, and Banana.

In today’s post we will give you a more in-depth look at dressing for your body type. It’s never really a bad idea to dress aptly.


This is the least common with only 8 percent of women. The hip and bust measurements are usually equal, with a narrow waist. Your goal is to highlight your curves—not hide them—by emphasizing your waist.

List of styles that you can try:

  • Belted jacket
  • Crop top
  • Belted dress
  • Wide leg pants with belts.

Avoid wearing boxy dresses.

Apple Shape?

Generally described as “top-heavy”. About 14 percent of women have an apple shaped body type. The bust is usually three or more inches bigger than the hips.

Your goal is to minimize your midsection by highlighting your shoulders and legs.

Here is a list of styles that will highlight your shoulder and legs:

  • flowy top.
  • high waisted circle skirt
  • shift dress
  • low waisted straight leg pants

Avoid bulky tops and things that are tight around your waist.

Pear shape?

Pear body type is just the opposite of apple shape. This one is bottom-heavy (or triangle).  About 20 percent of women having hips significantly larger than bust.

Your goal as a pear body shape is to elongate and balance your figure by emphasizing your top half.

Here is a list of styles that you can try:

  • off-shoulder dress
  • A-line skirt
  • Boot cut pants

Avoid skinny fit jeans,wearing belts and bodycon dresses.

Banana shape?

About 46 percent of women are this shape where the waist is about the same as hips and bust. Your silhouette isn’t as curvy as the pear or apple bodies. Instead, you’ll look fairly straight up with flat shoulders.

Here is a list of styles that you can try:

  • Ruffled top
  • cropped jacket with banded top
  • side cut out top
  • tapered pants
  • miniskirt

Avoid tops, jackets, and dresses with straight lines.

What style is more flattering on you?Still confused? Download kakchoapp and chat with our stylists for their expert advice.



Diksha Kedia

Stylist at Kakcho
A fashion stylist, and a vivid creativity enthusiast. Fashion to me has always been self-expression. Connect me on the kakcho app to get yourself styled.
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