Fall Layering Tricks For Every Body Shape

Body shapes, figure "flattering" outfit tricks—we've read it, wrote it and seen it all. But really, there's no right or wrong way to dress your shape. It's your body! When the weather really takes a turn for the frosty, we're all about textures, rich knits, oversized sweaters, jackets and layers for days. Here are some of our favorite fall trends and how to wear them to flaunt your fave features.

Keep reading for simple tips and tricks for dressing for your body shape this season. 

How To Wear Layers If You’re An Apple Shape

First things first—a little body shape 101. If you’re an apple, this might be how you’d describe yourself:

  • You tend to carry your weight in the middle.
  • You have long, lean limbs & toned legs.

formula for stylish success? A dress with a looser waist, ankle booties and opaque tights. Feeling more casual? Take advantage of the season’s lightweight knit tops in looser styles (bonus points for a wrap top!) and layer on a structured jacket or sweater for a simple, modern look.


How To Wear Layers If You’re A Pear Shape

Think you’re a pear shape? Here’s a quick litmus test:

  • You have narrow shoulders.
  • Your waist is the narrowest part of your body.
  • Your hips tend to be wider.

Have fun with volume! On-trend details like bell sleeves not only give the simplest outfit a mood boost, but they’re perfect for drawing attention from the waist up. Need new jeans? Try a new silhouette like high-waisted, wide-leg jeans—perfect for the pear.

How To Wear Layers If You’re An Hourglass Shape

Think you might be hourglass shaped? Here’s a quick test to find out:

  • Your bust and hip are approximately the same size.
  • You have a narrow waist.
  • You have curves for days.

When dressing your hourglass figure this fall, embrace styles that highlight your narrow waist. Think: jumpsuits, fit and flare dresses and tie-waist details. And, the more fitted the better. As the saying goes, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it!”

How To Wear Layers If You’re An Athletic Shape

If you’re a gym bunny (or just a natural athlete!) here’s how you might describe your shape:

  • You would not describe yourself as curvy
  • Your shoulders and hip measurements are nearly the same
  • Your waist is straight up and down

This fall, make sure you add styles like wrap tops and dresses to balance your broad upper half by accentuating your legs and other curves. And, since you’ve worked hard for your toned arms and legs, take a moment and really embrace skinny jeans and body-skimming dresses!

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