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Body Type Style Guide

HOW TO DRESS FOR YOUR FIGURE

Knowing how to dress to accentuate your (ass)ets can be tricky, especially when certain clothes look amazing on your favorite influencers and celebrities, but only to make you look like a potato when you try it on. Sigh… I created this guide to help you identify your body type and included styling tips on what tops, dresses and bottoms to wear to look your best, regardless of your size. Because unlike Megan Thee Stallion, we don’t all have curvy, wavy, big titties, lil’ waists. Now, if you would please step into my office…(*insert “Body” song here*)

The 4 Body Types

01

Rectangle

You’re probably a rectangle if: 

 

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Celebrities who are rectangles: Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria, Cameron Diaz

02

Pear

You’re probably a pear if: 

 

Celebrities who are pears: JLO, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce

03

Inverted
Triangle

You’re probably an inverted triangle if:

 

 

Celebrities who are inverted triangles: Zendaya, Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell

04

Hour Glass

You’re probably an hour glass if: 

 

Celebrities who are hour glasses: Sophia Vergara, Salma Hayek, Marylin Monroe

Style Tips

Now that you know your body type, let’s explore styling tips and Swap & Strut clothing recommendations. 

01

Rectangle

Style Tips

If you’re looking to create the appearance of curves, you’ll want to define the waist by breaking up the rectangle.

Tops

Dresses

Bottoms

Swap & Strut Recommendation

The Swap and Strut Gemma Dress is a flattering dress on rectangles as it creates the appearance of curves with the statement puff shoulders, and accentuates the waist with her side waist cutouts.

02

Pear

Style Tips

If you’re looking to create the appearance of an elongated body, you’ll want to draw the eye upward and highlight the waist or neckline.  Accessories like statement necklaces and earrings are your BFFs.

Tops

Dresses

Bottoms

Swap & Strut Recommendation

The Swap and Strut Celeste Tie-front Dress draws the eye upward with its v-neckline and tie front detail. She accentuates the waist with her waist hem and flowy skirt that hits mid-thigh, making her a flattering dress for pears. 

03

Inverted
Triangle

Style Tips

You’ll want to highlight your full bust and legs – move over Betty Boop! In general, silhouettes that don’t rely on a traditionally structured waistline are your best bet.

Tops

Dresses

Bottoms

Swap & Strut Recommendation

The Swap and Strut Stella Dress is a flattering dress on inverted triangles as it delivers a structured A-line silhouette and shows off your legs with its above the knee length. 

04

Hour
Glass

Style Tips

You’ll want to define your waist and show off your curves! Body hugging silhouttes, belted, and waist cutouts are your BFFs.

Tops

Dresses

Bottoms

Swap & Strut Recommendation

The Swap and Strut Scarlett Knit Dress defines both your bust and waist, while showing off your curves with its fitted curve hugging knit material. The tie front detail draws the eye upward, towards your bust and waist. While the black hugging material accentuates your curved hips while providing a slimming look. 

Knowing your your body type will help you pick styles that make you look your best. No more looking like a potato (just looking good eating them)! Give my recommendations a try and see how you look and feel. I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!  As always, I’m so grateful for your support and love having this opportunity to serve you with fashion intel.

-Jocelyn

 

Am I the only one with Megan’s “Body” song stuck in my head?

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