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


Style Your Body Shape

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Celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, Kylie Jenner and Jennifer Lopez have the pear body shape.

Typical characteristics are:

Your hips are larger than you bust.

Your have a nicely defined waist.

Your have a elegant neck and proportionaley slim arms and shoulders.

You first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body.

Your waist is your best asset so don`t be afraid to show it of.


  • Use Horizontal lines upper body
  • Bring the attention upwards to the bust area, puff sleeves broaden the shoulders to balance your lower body.
  • Dresses that are body-hugging on the top, accentuate your tiny waist and then drape outwards, drawing a discreet veil over the width of your thighs.
  • Wide-leg or straight pants in a flat fronted style that hang from the top of your bottom and don’t cling to your thighs.
  • Wear a darker colour on the lower half of your body to help slim the legs.
  • Straight & slightly flared skirts
  • Shape wear that is like a biker pants to skim the thighs and bottom and enhance the slim waist and flat stomach.


  • Shapeless garments
  • Side Pockets on pants
  • Pencil skirts
  • Spaghetti-strap tops
  • Jackets that cut across the bum
  • Cropped trousers
  • Stretched trousers of any kind

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