What to Wear (for Her)

(Part 2 of 3) Hourglass, Rectangle, and Inverted Triangle Body Shapes

Finding just the right outfit

We hope you enjoyed the previous post about the apple and pear shape body types. In this post, we take a glimpse into what to wear for the hourglass, rectangle, and inverted triangle body shapes. As we continue to explore some of the body shapes out there, we want to reiterate that you are beautiful as you are. You do NOT need to look like the TV actresses in order to have value. Our desire is to give you some tools to help you find the perfect outfit that makes you feel as amazing as you are. If your body shape doesn’t fit into these five or you want more information on these, check out our Pinterest boards.

Hourglass Shape

The hourglass shape typically has a narrow waist and the shoulders and hips are the same width. Your goal is to show off your curves and emphasize your waist. Wearing wrap style dresses, v-necks, fitted jackets, pencil skirts, and mid/high rise pants will help you do just that. Find clothes that follow your body’s curves. You want to avoid baggy and boxy clothing because it hides your beautiful curves. Use a belt to cinch in the waist. To slim and flatter your upper body, wear v-necks, scoop necks, or sweetheart neck tops. Elongate your bottom half by wearing skinny or slim leg pants and pencil skirts with a slit paired with a peep toed heel. Embrace your curves and show them off! For more ideas, check out our Pinterest board on the hour glass figure.

Rectangle Shape

The rectangle body shape typically has small or no curves. You want to give the illusion of curves by accentuating your bust, waist, and hip areas. Choose fabrics that are soft and can drape and curve over your body. Clothes that tie or cinch at the waist helps define the waistline. Adding details to your bust, shoulder, and hip area create the appearance of more curves. Off shoulder, scoop, v-neck, sweetheart, and open necklines are great. You can wear skinny jeans, cropped pants, pencil skirts, A-line skirts, and hip length jackets and blazers. Keep in mind you want to create curves. Check out our Pinterest board on the rectangle shape.

Inverted Triangle

The inverted triangle body shape has broad and straight shoulders that are wider than the hips and waistline. Your goal is to draw attention away from your shoulders. A scoop or v-neckline will make you look taller and less wide as well as darker and more neutral colors on top. Also accentuating your waist with a belt will draw the eye away from your shoulders. Dark colors slim the body so choose this for your tops. Pair it with a fitted jacket that flairs at the waist. Avoid embellishments around the neckline as that will draw the eye to your shoulders. Skinny, boot cut, and straight jeans as well as flared or pleated skirts are great choices as well. For more ideas, check out our Pinterest board.

Everyone has their own unique body shape and finding the perfect outfit that will flatter your body can make you feel like a million bucks. These are just a few tips and tricks we’ve found to help you get started in finding that perfect outfit. We hope these posts help make your photo shoot a fun experience. Now that you know how to find that perfect outfit, we want to help guide you on what to choose for your photo shoot. Until next time, remember you are beautiful as you are!

Blonde hair girl in black and white patterned dress to the knee. In front of limestone brick wall.
Illustration of the hourglass, pear, rectangle, apple, and inverted triangle body shapes.
Illustration of the apple, pear, rectangle, and hourglass body shapes.
Mixed interracial women in tights of different sizes.

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  1. […] So, whether you are a pear or an apple shape, these tips will guide you into finding the perfect pieces to accentuate your perfect body. We can’t wait to see the outfit you picked out for your shoot! Like we said before, we already know that you look amazing. We’ll take a look at the hourglass, rectangle, and inverted triangle shapes in the next post. […]


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