The Stitch Fix Guide to Dressing For Your Body Type

Here at Stitch Fix, we believe that every person's shape should be celebrated with fabulous clothes that fit and feel good on your body today. That’s why we put so much attention into finding the right fit for every client we style—because each body is unique.

Let’s face it: Traditional ideas around dressing for your body shape are restrictive, built around “do’s and don’ts,” how to hide “problem areas” and other outdated advice. It’s time to throw those ideas away: You get to decide what looks good on your own body. Most important, if you love something, you should wear it!

That said, we also know that learning how to identify and dress for your body shape can simplify daily closet decisions and build your style confidence. That’s why we enlisted our expert Stylists to tackle this tricky topic and create the ultimate body-positive guide to measure and discover your body shape. Let’s dive in!


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Triangle body type

A.k.a. “pear” shape

women with triangle shape body type


You may be this body type if…

  • Your waist is wider than your bust
  • You consider yourself to have fuller hips
  • You have narrower shoulders in
    comparison to your hips
  • You have a fuller rear

Hourglass body type

A.k.a. “curvy” shape

Hourglass body type shape outfits


You may be this body type if…

  • You’d describe your body as curvy
  • You have a well-defined waist
  • Your bust and hip measurements are
    roughly even
  • You may have a fuller bust, hips + thighs

Heart body type

A.k.a. “inverted triangle” or “apple” shape

heart body shape type outfits


You may be this body type if…

  • You are generally well-proportioned
  • Your shoulders are broader than
    your hips
  • You are not necessarily as curvy
    through your hips
  • You don’t have a well-defined waistline

Rectangle body type

A.k.a. “athletic” shape

rectangle body shape type outfits


You may be this body type if…

  • You’re not particularly curvy
  • Your shoulders and hip measurements
    are nearly the same
  • Your waist is straight up and down
  • Your weight is fairly evenly distributed
    throughout your body

Oval body type

A.k.a. “round” shape

Oval body shape type outfits


You may be this body type if…

  • Your shoulders and hips are proportional
  • You’re curvy through the midsection
  • Your torso is a wider measurement than shoulders and hips
  • Your waist isn’t naturally defined

One last thought on body shapes for women

Everybody and every body is different. If you don’t neatly fall into one of the shapes above, that’s okay! Many women are a combination of different body types. These guidelines are just a starting point to help you find what works for your body. It’s all about mixing, matching and discovering what’s best for you.

Ready to flaunt your favorite features with new silhouettes? Finding the perfect fit is kind of our thing. Our Stylists are standing by and ready to help you find what you love. Take your style quiz and schedule a Fix, then sit back and relax. We’ll send curated pieces for you to try on in the comfort of your own home. Buy what you love and send back the rest. Shipping, exchanges and returns are free. 

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