Love The Shape of You! Create your own Illustration out of Fashion

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Traditionally, India has a lot of clothing types, especially the new arrivals of international styles are on to the edge with their style and trendiness in the market. Still it is being impossible to beat Indian traditional outfits as they are the best fits if you know your shape and how to leverage the beauty in you with different dresses.

Most of these imported brand that fits are targeted especially towards slim women or either plus size. There is no middle ground. With respect to the former, they might have sizes going up to XL, but the patterns and silhouettes are not ones that would flatter women with different body shapes. Especially the Indian women. Here are certain body types and talk about what looks good – especially with Indian clothing and focus on your high points rather than point out flaws. It’s all about loving the shape of you and dress elegantly into the right fit.

Majority of Indian women falls under the following body types with minor variations such as Apple, Pear, Hourglass, Vase, Triangle, Rectangle, Slim, ect., You could see some comparisons of the basic body structure and the recommended dress types below:

Apple Body Shape

You know you have an apple body shape if you have a larger bust than the hip section, undefined waist, round shoulders, smaller hip, and slimmer legs and arms. You also tend to put on weight first in the upper body section than the rest with excess weight accumulated near the stomach. Women with such body types should always try to highlight the upper torso, especially the cleavage. The apple body shape is beautiful and can look gorgeous when you wear the right kind of clothes.

You can opt for shapewears such as tummy tucker corsets or minimizer bras to hold in the weight and give the appearance of a slim and shapely body. Of course, this doesn’t need to be done on a daily basis but if you wish to wear a fitted dress for a special occasion, shapewear is a great investment for those days and nights.

Waist Nipping
We feel like we cover this a lot, but giving definition to the waist is a pivotal step in changing the entire look on a woman’s body. This creates the look of femininity as well as sleekness. Options to nip the waist are wearing clothes with an empire line, long tops, tunic shirts, which will lift your chest and make your waist look trimmer

Pear Body Shape

If you have large hips and a tiny bust, you have a pear body shape. This type of body is also known as the triangle shape. Your body has a very well-defined shape and shows off those curves well. You have broad hips and your waist section can look beautiful if you dress up the right way. So, what To wear?

Wearing bright and beautiful scoop-neck and boat-neck tops will make your shoulder look wider. Gorgeous bracelets and accessories should be used to highlight the appearance. Also, wear a pushup bra or a padded bra to make your upper body and lower body look balanced. But you cannot wear all types of cuts and patterns. Here is what you should avoid wearing.

Skirts are the perfect way to mask your wide hips to create a slim silhouette. Opt for maxi skirts if you’re conscious of your legs. Look for colors, prints, everything possible that will bring some color and vibrant into your look. If you wanna show off some ankle, short skirts are also a good look for you. Avoid skirts above the knee length though, as they might draw unwanted attention to your thighs. Your upper body is your strength and you have every right to show it off. Try some strappy tops with different necklines, halters and play with clothing patterns. Keep your silhouette fitted under the bust, below your arms and along your waist. Tunics are a great option as they hug your curves at all the right places.

What Not To Wear

Avoid wearing balloon dresses, cigarette pants, and tight skirts.

Hourglass Body Shape

The name says it all. This body shape is curvy in all the right places: bust and booty. It’s pretty much a universal perception of what is womanly and attractive.Health Implications: Hourglasses tend to have more estrogen because of their wider hips and breasts, which is ideal for fertility and pregnancy.Celebrity Examples: You may have already guessed—Marilyn Monroe and Christina Hendricks (the modern 50s gal from “Mad Men”) are hourglasses.Fashion Tip: Pencil skirts in a solid color show of curves and leave much to the imagination—intriguing!
It is quite similar to the hour glass shape and also looks wonderful. If you have this shape, thank heavens! Because you are lucky! Your waist is the most gorgeous section of your body. You should definitely make an attempt to highlight them. Your shoulders will be a little round and the buttocks tend to be bigger than your hips. You will have a proportionate body and well-shaped legs.

Lucky you! Your buttocks and bust lines are very well balanced and the waist is also defined beautifully. Your buttocks are round naturally and your body is in proportion throughout. You have slightly rounded shoulders that align perfectly with your shapely buttocks, and your legs are in proportion with your upper body. Though your figure is the most attractive, you can go wrong if you don’t wear the right clothes. Here is what you should do.

What is best

Accentuate your waist and wear clothes that show off your perfect curves. Wear broad belts over your shirt or dress, wrap-around tops and skirts, flowy dresses, skirts, well-fitting tops, fitting jackets, tops or dresses with pleated waist, pencil skirts, ¾ skirts with side or back slits, jeggings, boots, strappy sandals, high heels, peep toes, and necklaces that fall till your navel. Though you can look beautiful and hot in any attire, you should avoid wearing the following.

What to avoid

Stay away from shapeless and loose tops and dresses, and gaudy embellishments.
If this is not your body shape, worry not, we will give you all the tricks to appear like one. Let’s find out if you have the next flattering body shape.

THE LEAN COLUMN (Rectangle or Straight Body Shape)

You don’t have a very defined waist, as your shoulders, waist and hips fall somewhat into the same width, but you have long lovely limbs and you’re on the narrow side. This body shape is popularly known as the supermodel body.

You know you have a straight body type if you have the same measurements for all sections of your body. This type is also been called rectangular or ruler body. Since it does not have a well-defined waistline, the body tends to look straight. Here is what you should wear. You’re an inverted triangle if you typically wear the same clothing size for your tops and bottoms, you have a minimal bust, little waist definition and flat hips with a minimal bottom.

A very small population of girls possess this body shape. So how do you dress if you’re this body type? Wear Tube tops or dresses would look charming on you. Not only does it suit the shape of your body, but also highlights your features. A nice and snazzy belt along with a tube dress would be a stunner. This will also help you create that slim and sexy hourglass shape you must have desired for. You should wear bright colors, try different textures, and cuts. Great ideas right? Let’s find out what you should avoid wearing.

Create volume with your tops. As you have a minimal bust and relatively narrow shoulders, create volume with your top options such as empire lines, yoke lines and square necks. Look for details and patterns in terms of textures, such as horizontal lines. Polka dots and florals are great, as are stoles and scarves.

What to avoid

Do not wear clothes that highlight your waist. Avoid wearing rigid and shapeless clothes. Sounds sensible? Well, if you do not have a straight body shape, then probably you the body shape described in the next section. Avoid figure hugging clothes. Wear high or low waisted styles. The whole key to dressing for your body type is to create the illusion of shape, which high waist pants/skirts happen to do.

OVAL BODY SHAPE (Somewhat similar to apple shape)

If you have a body that is oval in shape, your bust will be larger than the rest of your body. The hips will be narrow and the midsection shall look full. Women with these body shapes tend to gain weight in their stomach before anywhere else. The waist is not very well-defined and ends up being the widest section of the body. The buttocks are flat and legs are slender. Since your legs are the best asset, you should flaunt this the most. Here is what you should wear.

What to choose

Wear square neck, V-neck, and U-neck tops or shirts. You should also wear wrap around tops, skirts, and jackets to slim down your mid-body area, vertical stripes, peplum tops, tunic tops, belted dresses and tops, wide collared jackets, fish-cut or flared skirts, cargo pants with pockets near your hip, empire waisted dresses or tops, dresses or skirts just above your knee to show off your legs and make you look well proportioned, high heels, long and slender earrings, and necklaces that fall till your cleavage. Those are some pretty sexy options you have got there. Just make sure not to wear the clothes mentioned below.

What no to choose

Avoid wearing tapered jeans or trousers, loose fitting tops, wide stripes, ruffles, pleated skirts, baggy jackets, tight t-shirts, high necks, turtle necks, cardigans, chunky earrings and necklaces, round toed shoes, heavy boots, and flats.

Skinny Body Shape

You have a skinny body shape if your pelvis and shoulder are in perfect alignment. You have a small bone structure and are as light as a bird! You don’t tend to gain weight quickly but do tend to lose weight with a blink of an eye. You have slender arms and legs. Your buttocks are flat and have a defined jawline. It is perfect as you can virtually wear all the hip clothes and look flawless.

Good fit

Tapered ankle length jeans or trousers, balloon skirts, and pants, baggy jeans, harem pants, light colored dresses, belted tops, tunics, and flowy dresses, low waist jeans, push up and padded bra, crop tops, bat-winged tops, flowy fabric, high neck tops with fluttered sleeves, long skirts, pencil skirts, balloon tops, peplum tops, platform heels, pencil heels, wide stripes, broad stripes, thigh-high boots, leather jackets, jeans with hip pockets, sequined belts and shrugs, and colourful flip flops.

Not so good fit

Skinny tops or skin tight dresses, block heels, chunky plastic bangles, loose fitting dresses and tops, dark color jeans or trousers, and big floral prints.

Athletic Body Shape

Athletic bodies are considered to be the sexiest body shapes by many. You know you have an athletic body shape if you have well toned attractive curves. You basically have a more muscular body, have tight thigh and calf muscles, your shoulders are well built, and have a broader and elongated neck as compared to other women. Also, your arms are well built and toned but not flabby. Sexy as you are, here is how what you wear can make you look elegant, beautiful, and perhaps a little mysterious.

What to wear

Well fitting knee length dresses and skirts, accentuate your curves by wearing belts above the waist with dresses, wrap around dresses and tops, off-shoulder tops and dresses, boat necks, tube tops, high neck, you can also play around with sleeve lengths, sports wear, sports shoes, chunky shoes, slender and long earrings, collar bone length necklaces, medium heel pumps, and pencil heels.

What to avoid

Steer clear from padded shoulder tops, dresses or jackets, baggy jackets, boxy shirts, V-neck, plunging U-neck, noodle or spaghetti straps, halter neck, strappy sandals, flats, and chunky earrings.

Lollipop Body Shape

Yeah, that name surprised me too! But did you know that Angelina Jolie also has a lollipop body shape? That alone should tell you how blessed you are. Lollipop body shape is characterized by full round bosoms, a slim waist and hips, legs that are long and shoulders that are broad. Women who possess this shape should wear dresses that bring all attraction towards the waist. Let’s find out more.

What to wear

Wear dresses and tops that broadens your hips and shoulders, V-necks, off-shoulders, boat necks, wrap arounds, thigh-high slits, pencil shirts, slender and flowy dresses, pseudo-leather jackets, peplum tops, coats with belts, tapered pants, high heels, walking shoes, and wedges.

What not to wear

Loose and boxy skirts and tops, long skirts, chunky necklace, high-waisted pants, bell bottoms, heavy sweaters, empire dresses or tops, bolero jackets, and turtle neck.

Cornet Body Shape

Oohh! one hot body shape this is! You have broad shoulders, small hips, and slender legs. Though you do not have a well-defined waist, your upper body is voluminous and should be accentuated to draw away attention from the waist. They also compare this shape with a VASE

This type is less curvy and is elongated. The less feminine curves along-with longer frame are favorite of most of the fashion designers. Single-buttoned jacket paired with tank top or blouse with broad necklines flaunting their collarbone can work wonder for women with this body shape. They can accessorize this look with a pair of pointed shoes.

What To Wear

Ruffles around the neck, plum tops, jeans with back pockets, low waist jeans, checks and stripes in slanting angle, front pockets in skirts, satin dresses, V-necks, A-line dresses and skirts, fish cuts, shorts, chunky shoes and earrings, slender necklace, long dresses, high-waist pants, bell bottoms, and sequined skirts.

What to avoid

Baggy and shapeless dresses and tops, pencil skirts, tapered jeans and trousers, spaghetti and noodle straps, ¾ sleeves, horizontal stripes across your shoulders, baggy waistline, and padded shoulders.

Now that you know your body shape and the best ways to accentuate your curves and edges, go take on the world. Love your body shape because you can dress to impress like no one can!


Whatever the shape of you. Love it. Embrace it and discover your own style.

Which one are you? Tell us in the comments!

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Shirley George
Fitness & Nutritionist - Blogger

Counsels athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, face lift, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, skin care and supplementation.

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