Pear shaped or apple shaped? Discover your body type and dress accordingly

FASHION 101- How To Dress In Any Body Shape

Will this look good on me?

This is the most recurring question a woman will ask herself in her lifetime, (Well, apart from do I look fat in this.) And the reason behind that is most of us are insecure, not about our fashion choices but are body type. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with our body. We simply don’t dress according to our body shape. Fashion is about feeling great in the looks we love and feeling great in who we are. But if we know our body type and dress according to it, then we can achieve both! Remember don’t change yourself for fashion; instead change your fashion for yourself!

And for doing so, the first thing you need to know is your body shape. There are four basic body shapes.

Pear Shaped:

Key features: Lower body is wider than the upper body, narrow shoulders

What will look best?

To get a balanced figure, pear shaped body type should focus on highlighting their shoulders. Make them look broader by going for a boat neck or puffed sleeve.

Avoid skin tight pants; instead opt for flared pants and A line skirts.

Apple Shaped:

Key features: Shoulder’s broader than hips, not a defined waistline

What will look best?

Since most of the weight is concentrated above the hips, we need to highlight your legs and draw away attention from your upper body. A line, Monochrome looks, three fourth sleeves and flowy tops will create a balance.


Key features: Curvy, well defined waistline, bust and hips are roughly even

What will look best?

Since an hourglass figure has a well-defined waistline you should wear dresses that cinch at the waist. Also V or sweetheart necklines will help you flaunt your upper portion. Since your figure is perfectly balanced, you should avoid baggy clothing.


Key features: Shoulder’s and hip roughly same, not curvy, straight structure

What will look best?

Focus on enhancing the arms and legs. Ruffled and layered tops will work well with this. Peplum jackets, tops, dresses and skirts will create the illusion of an hourglass shape.

So to sum it up anyone can look their best when they dress according to your body type! But the important thing to remember is to love yourself- Be it whatever shape you are. You may not be able to customise your body shape but you can customise your clothes according to your body shape! Sounds bizarre right? Not when you shop at Samshek. With Samshek’s 3D body scanner technology you can get up to 100 measurements within seconds. And on top of that you can customise your garments by changing the neckline, length, sleeves colour and much more! Change your clothes according to your body type and get delivered within 5 days! How exciting is this?