How to Choose the Best Style for Your Body Type (for Women)

how to choose the best style for your body type for womenChoosing 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