Not all women’s body shapes are constant from birth to death. It varies with age. And Still many women end up shopping for their costumes without knowing their shape. To solve your structure and costume malfunction we provide styling ideas according to your body shapes. Read on to discover the top 5 common women body shapes and find your own perfect shape and style of costumes from them. 

5 Common Women Body Shapes You Must Know
1. Straight/Rectangular Shaped

Straight/ Rectangular Shaped women body shapes

If you have the same structure or measurements from top to bottom of your body, then your body shape comes under the category of Straight body shape. It is also called a rectangular or ruler body. 

What to Wear

Tops

  • Tube tops
  • Polka dresses
  • Wide V and U neck sweaters
  • Trench coat
  • Patricia dresses

Bottoms

  • Bootcut jeans
  • Skinny jeans 
  • Safari pants
  • Full and tiered skirts
  • Mid to low waist skirts with belts

Lingerie 

  • Bralette bra
  • Padded bra

What Not to Wear

  • Avoid straight line clothes
  • Avoid clothes that show off your waist

2. Pear/Triangle Shaped

If your hips are larger than your bust, then you have a pear-shaped body. Usually, pear-shaped structures are defined as cornet shaped. If you dress up accordingly, your hip shape and waistline will look more beautiful.

What to Wear

Tops

  • Tops with statement sleeves
  • Scoop and boat neck tops
  • Tunics
  • Knitwear
  • Light-coloured or printed dresses

Bottoms

  • Bootleg trousers
  • Wide leg trousers
  • Lightly gathered skirts
  • Harem pants
  • Dark coloured slacks

Lingerie

  • Push up bra 
  • Padded bra

What Not to Wear

  • Avoid skinny dresses
  • Avoid wearing balloon-type dresses

3. Hourglass-Shaped

If your butt & bust line is well balanced and your waist is in perfect shape, then your body shape comes under the hourglass category. This is considered to be one of the perfect shapes in women.

What to Wear

Tops

  • Tailored jackets and shirts
  • Wrap style tops
  • Tops with banding
  • Form-fitting clothes
  • Dress with well-pleated waist

Bottoms

  • Pencil fit skirts and jeans
  • Skirts with side and back slits
  • Jeggings
  • Boot cut and straight pants
  • High waisted pants

Lingerie

  • Plunge bra
  • Balconette bra

What Not to Wear

  • Try to avoid shapeless dresses
  • Avoid loose tops and dresses

4. Apple-Shaped

You will fall under this Apple-shaped structure category if you have a wider waistline with narrow bust and butt. Your lower body will be slim when compared to your upper body. 

What to Wear

Tops

  • Wrap blouse
  • Scoop tops
  • Tops with V-neck and cuff sleeves
  • Ruched T-shirts and shirts.
  • Form-fitting clothes

Bottoms

  • Boot-cut jeans
  • Flared bottom skirt and jeans
  • Low waist jeans
  • High waisted shorts
  • Jeans with back pockets

Lingerie

  • Underwired bra
  • Minimizer bra

What Not to Wear

  • Avoid tight-fitting clothes
  • Avoid half and cold shoulder tops

5. Inverted Triangle

If you have broad shoulders with a narrow waistline and slender legs, then you fall under this inverted triangle body shape category. 

What to Wear

Tops

  • Shirts with a deep scoop
  • Peplum & Trapeze tops
  • V-neck T-shirts
  • Satin dresses
  • A-line tops

Bottoms

  • High waist jeans
  • Fish cut skirts
  • Jeans with Pockets
  • Umbrella type skirts
  • Bell-bottom pants

Lingerie

  • Lace bra
  • Printed bra

What Not to Wear

  • Avoid off shoulder dresses
  • Pencil fit jeans and skirts

Finding the perfect costumes according to your shape is not a major threat. You can easily find the best panty, lingerie, and all other costumes for your shape without sacrificing your style.