Finding clothes that fit and flatter can be challenging, but we’re here to help cut through the frustration! Identifying your shape category can make the challenge of parsing through endless cuts and styles much easier. The first step is measuring your figure to determine which shape category you fall into. Ready, set, measure!
Once you’ve determined your proportions, it’s easy to discover which shape category you fall into. Use your measurements to choose the appropriate category from the seven options below from The Shape Report collection. We’ve also included photos of some of our favorite influencers (you might already recognize them from our First Fit Photo Reviews on the site), so that you can recognize your shape visually, as well. Browse the looks associated with your shape to find pieces that have been carefully curated by our fit experts. The collections are constantly refreshed with our latest styles.
Consider these shapes and the tips associated with them as helpful guidelines—not rules—for those who are looking for a little help. Above all, we encourage our members to try new things and wear what they love. You have to feel good in your clothes to look good!
Oval girls have rounder middles; the bust and hips are relatively close in measurement with a full waist. Styles that cinch right under the bust—the smallest part of your midsection—will create a more curvaceous silhouette. Look for V-neck cuts and vertical patterns to create a dynamic and lengthened shape. View our Oval styles collection to start closeting now.
You’re an hourglass if you’re just about equally wide in the bust and hips, but narrower in the waist. Dresses that tie or come in at the waist will play up your curves, as will bodycon pieces. It doesn’t have to be all about that figure-hugging look, though. Try symmetrical prints to play up an hourglass figure, too. View our Hourglass styles collection to start closeting now.
If your hips are the widest part of your figure, you’re a triangle shape. Triangle ladies are great at pulling off styles with flowy or generously cut tops. These styles do well to add a little balance to wider hips, creating a more curvaceous silhouette. A-line dresses and skirts also help to show off this shape. View our Triangle styles collection to start closeting now.
You know you’re a column shape if your bust, waist, and hips are all pretty much the same size. Experiment with a fit-and-flare dresses to add some shape to your look, and take peplums for a spin for a more defined waist. Try out a tank shape or a boyfriend blazer on top to work with your similar proportionality. View our Column styles collection to start closeting now.
If you find that your shoulders and bust are wider than your waist and hips, you fall into the Inverted Triangle category. A-line silhouettes and dresses with a flared bottom look exceptionally good on this figure because they add a little balance to wider shoulders. Peplum tops can also be a good shape for narrow hips. View our Inverted Triangle styles collection to start closeting now.
April, Inverted Triangle
Itty bitty mini dress? Not a problem for girls under 5’4″! The Short styles collection boasts tons of short dresses that you can pull off without being scandalous. Paneling and contrast details create the illusion of a lengthened torso. And while some crop tops might look boxy or ride up on someone with a longer torso, they will hit just at the hips on a shorter girl, making it a great fit option. View our Short styles collection to start closeting now.
It’s no secret that maxi dresses are a great go-to for ladies over 5’9″, and you’ll find plenty in our collection. Midis are also a great option—a flash of calf can strike the perfect balance between sexy and chic. A longline cardigan is another excellent style for a longer torso, which won’t be overwhelmed by its length. View our Tall styles collection to start closeting now.
Have you discovered a certain style that works great for your shape? Have any fit tips to share with the GB community? Comment below with your shape, and tell us what you’ve found that works best for you!