In short, if you have a narrow shoulder line, a slender waist and wide hips, you are a pear type. That means you should add some additional volume to your upper torso! Your best friends are horizontal elements and prints, upper pockets and horizontal stripes for your upper body. Some examples of such are bustier shaped tops and tops with puffy sleeves. As for your neckline, you will look perfect when wearing tops with round to square necklines. Also you can use large collars without any fear. Should you choose to refuse shoulder straps, your perfect neckline will benefit and will look splendid! Look at Natalie Portman, she often uses this method.
(many ruffled upper elements, Victorian lace tops)
Inverted triangle body shape
This is the opposite of the pear type. The Inverted Triangle is a lady who has a wide shoulder line and narrow hips. Hence, these gals need to make their shoulder look smaller. You can use blouses and tops with wrapped upper elements. V-neckline will solve your little problem. If you want to have some shoulder straps, use wider straps. ¾ sleeves, flutter or batwing sleeves play an important role for your silhouette.
(batwings sleeves Nataya tops)
(wide straps beaded camisole)
Rectangular type of figure
If you have both wide hips and shoulders and approximately the same waist (the difference between the waist line and hips line is less than 11 inches), you have a rectangular body type. That means you just cannot do without high waist t-shirts, dropped neck neckline. Also you may purchase any top with prints and frills. Put some accent on your waistline which means you should create your waist in an artificial way.
(Upper waistline element top)
You should use ¾ sleeves or very long sleeves. The rectangular body type may be paired nicely with volume and rolled sleeves. You should use the illusion of twisting and curving so that everything appears very harmonious. You are lucky because you can use wide belts and vary them every day and season!
(whimsical ¾ sleeves with curving illusion)
(another idea for twisting and curving)
The Hourglasses typeThe hourglasses type means you have wide hips and wide shoulders but narrow waistline (the difference between waist line and hips or shoulders is more than 11 inches). If you are a little bit skinny and petite then you have no restriction for your wardrobe, anything will go with your outfit. But if you are a bit plump then use the rules below:
- · ¾ sleeves or very long sleeves
- · Heart shapes or lasso shaped necks
- · Sometimes V-neckline
- · High waist (or empire) blouses or wrapped style blouses
(long sleeves peasant top +V neck)
You are almost of the same type as the hourglasses but you have one problem area… your belly. You should hide your belly line and attract as much attention as possible to your upper body (neck, shoulders and face).
You can use wings-shaped sleeves, ¾ sleeves and long-length sleeves. The fashions must be simpler in comparison to the aforementioned rectangular body. Use heart-shapes and v-necklines.
The sets with protruding zippers and zipper-like elements on your side will go perfectly with your nature. Forget about belts, except for the cases when you put something on to make your lower body wider.