Find out which body shape type you are

Style Your Body Shape

Find your type!



1. Rectangle:

  • your shoulders, hips and bust are around the same size
  • You have little or no waist definition
  • Your waist measures from 1″ to 8″ smaller than the bust
  • If you gain weight, typically, the pounds would distribute evenly throughout your body frame

2. Triangle

  • Shoulders are noticeably wider than your hip-line
  • You may have strong-looking shoulders
  • Your body figure may project a sporty and athletic physique
  • Great legs often come with this body shape
  • Your hips look straight given your shoulders being broad
  • You have little to no waist definition

3. Hourglas

  • Your hips and shoulders have about the same width.
  • You have round and sloping shoulders.
  • You have a well-defined waistline.
  • Did we mention cleavage?
  • You buttocks are rather round.
  • Your lower hips are wider than your high hips.
  • Your thighs are full but narrower than the lower hips.
  • Hourglass body shapes gain weight through the hips and above the waist.

4. Pear

  • Your hips are wider than your shoulders.
  • You have round, sloping shoulders.
  • You have a well-defined waistline (and might even have killer abs).
  • Your buttocks and thighs are full and round.
  • Pear body shapes gain weight on their thighs.

5. Apple 

  • Hips and shoulders have the same width; waistline has the same width or is wider.
  • You gain weight mainly around the waist, at least in proportion to the other parts of your body.
  • You probably have slender lower legs and arms.
  • Your high hip is wider than your lower hip.
  • Your bust and/or midriff are larger than your hips.
  • You might be short-waisted.
  • Your thighs or hips are probably the narrowest part of your body.


How to style your diamond body shape?

Style Your Body Shape


Celebrities like Adele, Beth Ditto and others have the diamond body shape.

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You have a diamond body shape when you have…

… a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back, hips and buttocks
… a wide waist
… weight in your upper legs
… well shaped lower legs


How to dress a diamond body type:


  • Tops with belted waist
  • Wide V or U necks, or off the shoulder tops
  • Flutter sleeves or structured shoulders
  • Embellishments around the shoulders and bust
  • Tops flowing around the bust

Look for bottoms that lean and lengthen your lower half:

  • Choose dark colored bottoms
  • Choose pants with simple back and hip pockets
  • Lightly gathered or A-line skirts that skim your figure
  • Straight skirts that fall from the widest part of your hip
  • Pants with legs that fall straight from the widest part of your hip


Pear shape- Style your shape

Style Your Body Shape

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Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian and a lot of others are classic pear shaped women. If you want to find out if you’re also a pear shaped women,  than check out if you have:

  • large hips/ well-defined waste
  • tiny bust
  • rounded bottom
  • lower body wider than your upper body

The styling- key: add volume to upper body for creating the balance between upper and lower body.


  • wear a pushup bra
  • high-waisted skirts and pants
  • A-line dresses and skirts
  • scarf and neckless (or something like Kim in the picture)
  • earings
  • tops which make your shoulder look wider
  • peep-toes (lengthen your figure)


  • skinny Jeans/ Low- waisted Jeans and skirts
  • baggy tops and tunics
  • shapeless tops
  • low- cut boots



Style Your Body Shape

Celebrities like Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow have the same body shape – the rectangle body shape.

Typical characteristics are:

  • Small to average bust
  • Undefined waist
  • Straight hips and bottoms
  • Not many curves
  • Well aligned shoulder and hips
  • The ratio of bust:waist:hips is 3:3:3


  • Lower, wider necklines such as jewels
  • skinny jeans
  • Scoop boat necklines
  • Dresses with simple and clean style lines
  • Off shoulder, scoop, and open necklines
  • Add roundness to your necklines or sleeves
  • Kaftans with splits at waist, simple straight lines, empire line
  • Crossover, flip, panelled; A-line skirts
  • Trousers are easy: you can wear most pants styles and don’t have to worry about them being too tight. In fact, clothes that hug your body will create the illusion of curves
  • Details on your bum e.g. back pockets, embellishments work well


  • Details at the waist such as noticeable waistband
  • Crop tops
  • High-waisted trousers
  • Belted jackets
  • Straight lines from top to toe e.g. straight jacket worn with straight trousers/with pin stripes/with a pencil skirt
  • Fussy, busy or droopy style in your clothing




Style Your Body Shape

Celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Hudson have the same body shape – the apple body shape.

Typical characteristics are:

  • broad shoulders
  • fullness around the middle, less defined waist
  • narrow hips
  • average to big bust
  • good legs
  • the ratio of bust:waist:hips is 4:4:3


  • opt for structured pieces as they will add definition and hide the extra weight
  • Elongate the torso, draw attention to the legs and create the illusion of a waist
  • V and wide necklines
  • Empire cut tops and dresses
  • Knee length A-line skirts
  • Wrap dress with A-line or slightly flared bottom
  • Boot cut and straight leg jeans and pants
  • statement necklace and dangly earrings
  • Wedges


  • High-waisted pants and skirts
  • Heaving detailing or embellishment around the waist
  • Bodcon
  • Shapeless and boxy clotthes
  • Tiered, gathered and ruffle skirts
  • Shoulder bags




Style Your Body Shape


Celebrities like Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Nicki Minaj have the same body shape – the hourglass body shape.

Typical characteristics are:

  • Ideal body type by many women.
  • The bust and hip are approximately the same size
  •  The waist is narrow
  • Your bust and hips are well balanced
  • you have a beautifully defined waist
  • Your have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips
  • Your waist is obvious and gracefully curves out to your hips
  • You most likely have a rounded bottom and beautiful side as well as front profile
  • Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs which are shapely
  • From top to bottom, you are a picture of harmony and balance


  • look for styles and fabrics that reduce bulk and prevent boxiness
  • Also look for pieces that draw attention to your narrow waist
  • Wear low, slimming necklines
  • Wear dark colors and vertical stripes if you want to downplay your curves
  • Wear tops that extend below your hipbone to further slim you down


  • Avoid volume-enhancing details
  • Avoid bottoms with too many details at the hip
  • Avoid skirts with open pleates
  • Watch that the sleeves around the arms don’t cut in






Style your shape – Banana

Style Your Body Shape

banana_shapeCelebrities like Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz have the banana body shape.

Typical characteristics are:

  • Your shoulders and hips are around the same size
  • Your hips are non defined waist
  • Your waist measurement is less than 9” smaller than your shoulders or hips
  • Banana shaped women commonly have short waist and flat bottoms


  • Wear evening dresses that create body-shaping silhouette
  • Wear pants of any style
  • Wear empire waist tops or evening dresses
  • Wear loosely cut shirts


  • Don’t wear wrap tops
  • Avoid detailing around the waist
  • Don’t tuck in tops if you have short waist
  • Don’t wear clothing that are too tight