Your body type is: StraightYou have the most common body type. Over 45% of American women have a Straight body shape (sometimes called rectangle or ruler). This means that your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined. You probably have a bottom that is more flat than round. You tend to gain weight in your torso first and then your upper thighs and arms. Your lower legs are always shapely and one of your best assets.
How to Dress a Straight Body ShapeThe key to dressing a Straight body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while enhancing your waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing (such as a tube-type dress) and create a waist by adding a wide, dark belt. However, to create a more curvaceous effect add volume (or the illusion of volume) proportionally to your upper and lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.
These the recommended types of styles of clothing
TopsLook for tops that will add curves to your upper half and create a more defined waist:
- Tops with nipped or belted waists.
- Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, wide V or U necks.
- Structured shoulders, princess or flutter sleeves.
- Embellishments around the bust and shoulders.
- Tops that are full, rushed or flowing around the bust
Look for bottoms that add curves to your lower half while creating an hourglass effect:
- Pants with full or moderately flared legs.
- Go for details such as whiskering, embellished pockets & flap pockets.
- Full, tiered or bubble skirts.
- Cargo or safari pants with pronounced hip and rear pockets.
- Mid to low-rise waists with wide waistbands.