HomeOutfit Inspiration By GenderGirlsHow to Choose the Best Style for Your Body Type (for Women) Choosing the Best Styles for Your Body Type Body Positive (#BoPo) isn’t only a movement – it’s a feeling! But sometimes brands make it tricky to be #BoPo to the fullest. Your personal style should compliment your body type and heighten your confidence. Not hide it! You are a women, be proud of what you’ve got! Flaunt it girl! Below is a guide sure to help you find the right style to feel great for your body shape! Stats on Body Types Here are the stats for the average North American woman: Hourglass: 26% Straight: 18% Pear-Shaped: 22% Inverted Triangle: 9% Apple-Shaped: 25% The majority of women fall into 1 of 8 body shapes. While manufacturers create styles based on the following average dimensions, #BoPo women know – average doesn’t always define you. 44 % women with B Cup 26 % women with C Cup 36C is the average breast size according to Time Magazine. 2 is the average increase in cup size since 1995. 32.5″ is the ideal waist size for women according to Dr. Oz. 5′-4″ is the average height for an American woman. YOU are better than average. Styles for your body Since you come in all shapes and sizes, it’s not easy to always find the styles that suit your shape or your personality. Here is a guide to help you out: Hourglass Figure: Tops – Scoop necklines, 3/4 length sleeves Jeans – Wide leg, flared, or mid-rise skinny jeans Dresses – Mini dress with a plunging v-neck, or princess cut Jackets – Fitted and military style jackets Sweaters – Low buttons, belts, wrapped cardigans Straight Figure: Tops – Ruffles, halter tops, boatnecks and off the shoulder shirts Jeans – Long and lean, bootcut, or skinny Dresses – Anything, A-line Jackets – Tuxedo jacket or a blazer with a flare Sweaters – Chunky dainty classics, turtleneck Pear Figure: Tops – Layers, cowl neck, and off the shoulder looks Jeans – Mid-rise, straight or trouser cut, or high waisted classic straight leg Dresses – Structured waist or defined dress Jackets – Short cropped jackets Sweaters – Large necklines, stitched zipped cardigan Inverted Triangle Figure: Tops – Halter tops and off the shoulder looks Jeans – Wide leg, flared, or mid-rise skinny jeans Dresses – Wrap dresses Jackets – Tie waist belted sweater jacket Sweaters – Belted cardigans, wrap sweaters Apple Figure: Tops – Wide v-necks, off the shoulder and flutter sleeves Jeans – Dark colored straight leg denim or trouser styles with a little flare Dresses – Wrap dresses Jackets – Blazers Sweaters – Button downs, v-necks, pleated cowl neck Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.