ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Beauty Hacks: How to Put Together an Outfit

Updated on May 16, 2020
Meryam El Makhloufi profile image

Hey everyone, my name is Meryam, i like writing articles, i hope you like them.

Body Shapes & How to Dress for Your Body Shape

Hi guys how's it going I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far, today's article is going to be talking about, building basics the time capsule wardrobe series, this new one is just gonna be about basics in general and the very first one today is going to be about your body shape and dressing for your body shape.

Let's get into it your body shape, basically it refers to your curves and your measurements, so your bust, your waist and your hip measurements.You can pretty much figure out your shape based on which of those areas your body holds the most weight.

Today we are going to be covering five different body shapes, I'm sure there are a zillion more because, let's face it no two people have the exact same body but the five that I'm going to be covering are:

  1. The pear shape this is what I personally am this basically means that your hip measurements are a lot wider than your bust and your waist, so your bottom heavy and you have thicker thighs or wider hips.
  2. The apple body, shape and the apple shape, means that your waistline isn't as defined and you have more of a round silhoette, typically this means that your bust your waist and your hip measurements are very similar and you carry most of your weight in your torso.
  3. The straight slash rectangle body shape, this means that you have little, or no waist definition your bust, your waist and your hips are very similar, and your silhouette is pretty well straight.
  4. The inverted triangle, which is pretty much the opposite of the pear shape, meaning that you hold most of your weight in the bust area.
  5. The hourglass shape,this means that your bust and your hip measurements are around the same size,your waist is smaller and more.

We've defined some of the different body shapes, why does this matter ?

Basically the human eye is naturally drawn to symmetry and symmetrical things, so if you can figure out which body shape you are, then you can figure out how to visually balance out your outfit basically making it seem like everything is more symmetrical.

Next,we are going to go through each of the different body shapes, and then give you some suggestions on clothing that can wear really well setup body type.First I just wanted to mention something to keep in mind things like color darker colors like blacks, they tend to minimize the appearance of things, where as brighter colors, tend to maximize the appearance of things, and also things like patterns and details those can also maximize the appearance of things, like ruffles or pockets in certain areas, so just be very conscious of things, like that if you're only interested in hearing about your specific body type.

We are going to start with a pear shape, with a pear shaped body, you ideally want to balance out your upper half since you are a little bit more bottom heavy, so some items that can work really well for you, include things like patterned or brighter colored tops, off the shoulder styles,maybe something with some ruffles darker colored bottoms, or a line skirts.

Next up, for the Apple shape.Typically you're gonna want to focus on 0things that are gonna define your waistline, to give you that visual symmetry,some items that can work really well on your body type, include things like belts that help bring in your waistline something like a wrap dress, maybe some deeper necklines longer flowing skirts wider leg bottoms or bottoms with patterns or details going on.

With a straighter or rectangle body shape, you typically want to create a little bit of dimension with your clothing, so items that can work really well for your buddies type include "Parham" style pants tops with gathered waist some oversized shirts, or blouses with details maybe around the shoulders,or something like that.

With the inverted triangle shape, you're trying to visually balance out your bottom since you are a little bit more top-heavy, so items that can't work really well for your body type, include things like autumns with patterns or details maybe a wide leg pants, a line skirts, tops that are peplum,style or v-neck style tops just items like that.

And then lastly, with the hourglass shape, some items that can work really well for your body type, wrap style dresses, v-necks, fittedjackets and blazers pens skirts and mid or high-rise pants that is pretty.

Hopefully you found this article helpful, thank you.

Women's body shapes.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)