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How to determine your body type and choose the right clothes
How to determine your body type and choose the right clothes

We understand the main five types of figure and find out what things are recommended to be worn by "hourglass", "triangles" or "apples".

How to determine your body type and choose the right clothes

First, you have to figure out which of the five main body types is yours. To do this, you need to answer a few simple questions.

Which part of your figure is narrower: hips or shoulders?

If your hips are wider than your shoulders, then your body type is “triangle".

If vice versa - “inverted triangle ".

If the hips and shoulders are about the same width, then a little refinement is needed. Does your figure have a pronounced waist?

If the waist is much narrower than hip and shoulder width, your type is “hourglass".

If not, the last question will dispel any doubts. Are you the owner of an impressive breast size?

Answered positively - your type "Apple"… Negative - you have athletic build figures.

And now we will tell you which things are most suitable for each type, allow you to focus on the advantages and visually smooth out small flaws.


In "triangles" the upper part of the body is visually much narrower than the lower one, so the main task with such a figure is to balance the volumes of the top and bottom. A dress with a fitted bodice and a flared hem is the best for this. New look looks are the perfect choice. They will beneficially demonstrate the fragility of the hands and collarbones and hide excess volume in the thighs.


H&M, 599 rubles.


New Yorker, 1299 rub.


Bershka, 2699 rub.

Inverted triangle

The inverted triangle problem is obviously the exact opposite - a strong visual difference between a wide top and nearly the same width at the waist and hips. What thing can balance the imbalance? This is a fitted jacket, slightly flared at the bottom. It will clearly define the waistline, and the wide lower part will visually add volume to the hips.

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Topshop, 4999 rub.

Athletic silhouette

For girls with an athletic body type, there is no strong difference between the width of the shoulders, waist and hips. The problem of achieving balance in the silhouette will be handled by a skirt that visually increases the volume of the hips due to the cut or decorative details - ruffles, draperies or patch pockets. With such a skirt, the desired volume in the thigh area will be achieved.

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Zara, 2499 rub.


"Apples" often have problems with weight distribution in the shoulders, back and waist. With thin legs, everything accumulated during the winter is concentrated in the upper body. However, it is not difficult to hide it with a dress with a free cut or with a low waist. It does not place a pronounced emphasis on the belt and shows its strong side - slender legs. And options with a low waistline also stretch the silhouette.

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Mango, 3999 rubles.


Wrap-up jackets or blouses can help draw your eye toward the hourglass's strengths. They accentuate the slim waist and seductive neckline. Complete with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt, they make it clear that you have nothing to hide - nature has endowed with the most successful type of figure possible.


H&M, 5999 rubles.


Mango, 3299 rub.

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