Dress for Your Body Type: Work It at The Office!

How to flatter you your body type -- look glam and be comfy at the same time!

Dress for Your Body Type: Work It at The Office!

How to flatter you your body type — look glam and be comfy at the same time!

-Lisa Germain, Totsy.com

 eva longoria octavia spencer alexa chung kim kardashian

It’s no secret that looking your best in the office can help you do your best and impress your coworkers! It can be an arduous task, but the process gets so much easier when you know what works best for your body type. Buying outfits according to your type can help you accentuate your best features. The most common shapes are apple, hourglass, pear and boyish. Most women fall into one of these four categories, or someplace in between.

So, the next time you hit the mall to update your work wardrobe, use our handy guide to make your trip easy, breezy!

Apple Shape

octavia spencer

Women like Octavia Spencer have an apple body shape tend to carry weight in their mid-section. A v-neck top, lengthy top or a top with an empire line will help to elongate your look. Flared pants and shorter skirts will help to create proportion.

Hourglass Shape

kim kardashian

Women with an hourglass body shape, think Kim Kardashian, usually have a fuller bust and bottom, with a smaller waist. Waist cinching belts, wrap-dresses and flared pants will all help to accentuate your waist and show off your curves!

Pear Shape

 eva longoria

Eva Longoria has a pear shaped figure.That means she (and possibly you) have fuller hips and are usually smaller in the shoulders and chest. Wearing tops with a pattern will help draw attention away from your hips. Boot cut jeans will help your legs look leaner, whereas skinny jeans will make your hips look bigger.

Boyish Shape

alexa chung

Women with a boyish shape like Alexa Chung lack curves. To add curves you can start by defining your waist by wearing a shirt or coat that cinches at the waist. In order to give shape to your bust you can wear tops with detail around the bust. Jeans with buttons on the back pockets and a lighter fade in the center will make you look curvier.

No matter what body shape you have, adding even a small heel will make your legs look leaner. Try nude pumps with a skirt or dress!

This post originally appeared on Totsy.com. Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales at up to 90% off retail! For up-to-date info on sales and other Totsy fun, follow the company on Twitter @mytotsy or Like it on Facebook.


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