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what to wear based on your body type

Many people don't realize the importance of wearing clothing specific to what is right for their body type. Here are some tips and tricks to wear the most flattering clothing based off of your particular body type.

  1. Triangle or Pear Shape: The widest part of your body is at your hips

Try wearing:

  • Wrap Dresses

  • Off the shoulder shirts & dresses

  • Structured Jackets

  • A-line Skirts

  • Maxi Dresses

2. Rectangle or Athletic Shape: You have a similar width throughout your body from your shoulders to hips

Try wearing:

  • Wrap Dresses

  • Off the shoulder shirts & dresses

  • Trumpet Skirts & Pencil Skirts

  • A-line Dresses

  • Rompers

3. Hourglass or Curvy: You have a similar hip and bust measurement with a smaller waist

Try wearing:

  • Wrap Dresses

  • Jumpsuits & Rompers

  • Tailored blazers & Jackets

  • Pencil Skirt

  • Bodycon Dresses

4. Inverted Triangle or Apple: You have broader shoulders with slimmer hips and legs

Try wearing:

  • Shorter Dresses

  • Shift Dresses

  • Flowy Blouses

  • Leggings

  • Fit & Flare

Now that you have an idea of what types of clothing would look best on your body, here are some other tips to take note of...

  • Patterned clothing gives the illusion of a bigger build

  • If you have a smaller build, wear smaller patterns

  • If you have a larger build, wear larger patterns

  • Black always gives the illusion of a slimmer body

  • Heels make your legs look longer

  • Black straps from heels placed on your ankle will separate the length of your legs, making them appear shorter

  • Wear jewelry sized based off of your build (ex. if you're a size 0, don't wear a huge chunky gold chain)

  • Oversized clothing can make your body look boxy

Overall, wear what you feel best in! Whatever that may be. Check out Glow Fashion Boutique's site to find styles that will work perfectly for you based off of your body type!

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