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The Pear
This boldly curved shape typically has narrow shoulders, a smaller bust, a well-defined waist, and full hips and thighs.
The goal for a pear shape is to enhance the waistline and arms while avoiding clothing that draws attention to the hips and thighs. High-waisted, wide-leg jeans with a wide U-neckline
are flattering. Also, a wide-leg, cinched waist jumpsuit can be complimenting, but avoid baggy tops with low-rise skinny jeans. Celebrity Pears: Beyoncé, Shakira
The Inverted Triangle
This athletic silhouette is defined by broad shoulders and a broad bust line that narrows down through the hips with the shoulders and bust as the strongest part of this shape. Invest in V-neck tops in dark, solid colors with boot-cut or flared jeans. Tulip or box pleat skirts are also flattering with lots of layers but avoid straight necklines, loud patterns, and narrow hemlines. Celebrity Inverted Triangles: Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus
The Hourglass
This voluptuous contour has a full bust, a well-defined waist, and a curvy, luscious bottom. The goal here is balance while highlighting all the curves. And, that spectacular waistline deserves the most attention. Invest in wrap dresses, A-line skirts, and peplum tops. Stay away from high necklines, low-rise jeans, and boxy tops.
Celebrity Hourglasses: Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria
The Rectangle
This equally proportional physique tends to be tall and lean with very few, if any, curves, an undefined waist, and a flat bottom with perfectly aligned shoulders and hips. Any weight gains tend to be evenly distributed throughout the body so search for open necklines which work best paired with sleek skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. Cut-out dresses, cropped pants, and a hip-length blazer can help achieve a waistline. Just avoid crop tops, straight dresses, and baggy jackets.
Celebrity Rectangles: Queen Latifah, Cameron Diaz
The Apple
This striking outline is exactly as it sounds, an average to large bust, broad shoulders, less defined waist, and narrow hips. This makes your stunning legs your most powerful asset, and you need to highlight those flawlessly succulent legs by creating a killer waistline. Look for knee-length A-line skirts, boot-cut jeans, and wide necklines. Avoid anything high-waisted, boxy, or ruffled. Celebrity Apples: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Hudson
But no matter where you landed on this list, always remember you are beautiful.
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    High-waisted, wide-leg jeans with a wide U-neckline are flattering for the Pear shape.
An open neckline paired with a pencil skirt works best for the Rectangle shape.
A knee-length A-line skirt works well for the Apple shape.
Peplum tops accentuate the waistline for the Hourglass shape.
V-neck top in solid colors with boot cut or flared jeans compliment the Inverted Triangle shape.

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