What body shape am I

Different body types: what suits my body shape?

Find the right outfit for your figure type

Regardless of whether we have a few pounds too much on our ribs or envy the wonderful curves of our neighbor: The clothing size doesn't say much about how we look in certain outfits. Rather, this effect depends on how well the garment fits our body shape - and knowing them is essential. We explain how you find the right outfit for your figure type.

The different body shapes

There are basically five different body shapes: the round, the rectangular, the triangular, the square, the inverted triangle and the hourglass. These can be determined regardless of whether you are rather slim or plump.

Round body shape (also called O-type)

Your legs are relatively long and slender, and your chest is full and round. Your waist is hidden under a few pounds of comfort and your shoulders are rather broad: This is what makes your body round.

The goal when choosing clothes is to stretch the body and make the silhouette appear slimmer.

You can achieve this with, for example:

  • V-neck tops that end just above the hipbone
  • A-line dresses with a high waistband
  • tight-fitting dark jeans with a high waistband

That flatters you:

You should avoid:

  • Tops with eye-catching and colorful patterns
  • very large chains
  • wide waist belt
  • light-colored trousers with eye-catching washes

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The hourglass (also known as the X-type)

This figure is particularly characterized by a narrow waist. The chest and hips are roughly the same.

If you are in the shape of an hourglass, you should try to use clothing to keep your upper and lower body in balance.

You can achieve this with, for example:

  • Jackets that are not too tight, but clearly follow the figure
  • Tops that end just above the hipbone
  • Waisted coats that end on or just above the knees
  • Belts that accentuate your waist

Ideal for this figure shape:

Also read: Festive dresses for chubby women

You should avoid:

  • Clothes made of very thick material
  • very wide-fitting sweaters
  • puff
  • pants that are too tight
  • Pants with large back pockets

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Triangular body shape (pear type, A type)

Narrow shoulders, small chest, small waist circumference and comparatively wide hips and strong legs - these are the characteristics of the triangular body shape.