Some days it seems like nothing looks right and nothing fits like it’s supposed to. This can happen when our bodies retain water, when we feel uncomfortable with our bodies or when the clothing in our wardrobes are not made to fit our particular body shapes. Once you know your body shape it’s much easier to find flattering outfits and styles that suit your body best.

To give you an idea of which body shape you have, take a look at the body shape profiles below:

 

Pear body shapePear

  • Smaller bust
  • Narrower shoulders
  • Waist is wider than bust and narrower than hips
  • Wider hips and buttocks
  • Thicker thighs

Find out which clothing styles look best on a pear body shape here.

 

Rectangle-body-shapeRectangle

  • Hips and shoulders are a similar width
  • Smaller bust
  • Undefined waist
  • Straight shape from top to bottom
  • Flat hips and buttocks

Find out which clothing styles look best on a rectangle body shape here.

 

Inverted-triangle-body-shapeInverted Triangle

  • Wider shoulders and bigger bust
  • Squared shoulders
  • Undefined waist
  • Narrow hips and buttocks
  • Slender thighs

Find out which clothing styles look best on an inverted triangle body shape here.

 

Hourglass-body-shapeHourglass

  • Well-proportioned body
  • Hips and shoulders are a similar width
  • Full bust and buttocks
  • Well defined waist
  • Proportional to thick thighs

Find out which clothing styles look best on an hourglass body shape here.

 

Round-body-shapeRound

  • Hips and shoulders are a similar width
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Flat hips and buttocks
  • Undefined full waist
  • Larger bust

Find out which clothing styles look best on a round or apple body shape here.

 

Diamond-body-shapeDiamond

  • Hips are wider than shoulders
  • Smaller bust
  • Wider waist
  • Thicker thighs
  • Flat buttocks

Find out which clothing styles look best on a diamond body shape here.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “A Guide for Plus Size Women – Body Shapes

  1. Neva says:

    I feel like my body shape has changed as I’ve aged. Although my weight is the same, I’m now more hourglass than I was in college and I definitely have had to change the clothes I wear to get ones that fit well and look good on me. Thanks for the guidance.

  2. Peyton Edwards says:

    I always thought that I was a pear, but now I know that I am a diamond. I didn’t even know that that was a thing. But diamonds are a girl’s best friend! So thankful to finally be able to find clothes that flatter me! Thanks 🙂

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