Have you ever tried to dress like your favorite celeb and became a laughing stock? It may be because your body type isn’t matching with that celeb. You have to understand your physique to determine how to dress. Once you know how to dress for your body type, your head will no longer spin straight off. Furthermore, you’ll find a truly timeless style that will draw you appreciation from others.
In this blog, we’ll highlight four main body types of men. First of all, determine what your body type is.
3. Inverted Triangle
- 1. How to Dress for Oval Body Type
- 2. How to Dress for Triangle Body Type
- 3. How to Dress for Inverted Triangle Body Type
- 4. How to Dress for Rectangle Body Type
1. How to Dress for Oval Body Type
If your torso is bigger than your shoulder and hips, you have an Oval body shape.
Best Colors: Dark and bold colors.
Tops: Shirts should be well-fitted to avoid wrinkles and pinching. If your face and neck are broad, pick a shirt with a wider collar.
Slightly tapered and single-breasted jackets are the keys. A jacket having an inward bent around the bottoms will give your torso a nice frame. On the other hand, a jacket with a sharp taper at the waist will be hard to stretch evenly on the stomach.
Pants: Make sure the waist of your pants is loose enough to make you feel comfortable. If wearing a trouser, it should have pleats that widen the pants slightly, creating more room for your big thighs while you’re sitting. And, if your prefer jeans for your bottom, learn here how to wear jeans for different body types.
How Not to Dress for Oval Body Type
a) Avoid squeezing yourself in tight clothes. Doing so will overemphasize the bulk of your body.
b) Ties that will bulge over your stomach are not your friend. Rather, choose one that reaches the belt.
c) Drawing attention to the midsection with visual clutters and patterns is a bad idea. Wear outfits that highlight your body type uniformly and not to a particular section.
Celebrities You can Follow
James Corden, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and more.
2. How to Dress for Triangle Body Type
Triangle type bodies have heavier lower body compared to the top.
Best Colors: Dark colors or micro prints look best on your triangle-shaped body.
Tops: Slim -fit and relaxed single-breasted suits are your go-to. The suit should fit slight loosely around your waist. Wear jackets having structured shoulders as it will not highlight the sloping lines of your shoulders. Fitted waistcoats and blazers in solid colors can bring shape to your waist.
Pants: Solid colored trousers or trousers with vertical stripes will create the illusion of a slim and long lower body.
Patterns and Stripes: Vertical stripes are good but you can choose horizontal stripes if it is visible from your chest upward. Go for patterns and stripes that are light around your mid-section and bold near your chest.
How Not to Dress for Triangle Body Type
a) Narrow trousers will accentuate your mid-section drawing the attention. Therefore, replace narrow trousers with wide-legged ones.
b) Avoid wide belts to not to highlight your waist.
c) Roll neck and fitted polo shirts are also the styles you should avoid as they will make your waist appear rounder.
Celebrities You Can Follow
Look for style ideas from celebrities like Ricky Gervais, Michael Mclntyre, and David Williams
3. How to Dress for Inverted Triangle Body Type
Narrow waist and broad shoulders are the characteristics of an Inverted Triangle body. However, this is the ideal body type for men.
Best Colors: Neutral colors, solid colors and micro prints.
Tops: Keep your look streamlined with lightweight fabrics and trim-fit button-down suits. Highlight your assets with slim-fit jackets and shirts. Make sure your jacket is not sitting loosely over your shoulders. Choose V-neck tees and horizontal stripes to shift some attention towards your lower half too. Horizontal stripes will also create the illusion of a broad waist. Slim cotton polo shirts are also something that will suit your body as it will stretch across your broad shoulders and chest, and will emphasize the sharp lines of your torso.
Pants: Slim-fit pants are a failsafe bet. Trousers with more drop measurement between the crotch seam and the waist band will make you feel more comfortable. At the same time, it will create a balance between your upper and lower half of the body.
How Not to Dress for Inverted Triangle Body Type
a) Avoid skinny jeans as it will accentuate your chicken legs.
b) Prefer horizontal stripes over vertical stripes.
c) Stay away from loose-fitting shirts as it will create a balloon-like appearance and hide your well-maintained torso.
Celebrities You Can Follow
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Lautner, Sylvestor Stallone, and more.
4. How to Dress for Rectangle Body Type
If your shoulders, waist, and hips are roughly of the same size, then you have rectangle body type.
Best Colors: Bright colors
Tops: Shirts and jackets with wide collars will make your chest and shoulder look wide. Try to add layers to create a better shape for your body. Opt for a long unbuttoned jacket to make your lower half look proportionately broad. Horizontal stripes, and block prints are best for a rectangle body type.
Pants: Close-fit trousers will add shape to your lower volume. Look for trouser cuffs as they will make your lower half appear broad. We also have a denim fitting guide for different body type. If you love jeans, you can read the guide here. Straight chinos are also a good option for you.
How Not to Dress for Rectangle Body Type
a) Avoid vertical stripes as it will highlight your thinner areas.
b) Stay away from long ties as they will further elongate your thin and tall frame.
c) Pants having excess fabric will add more bulk to your legs. So, better avoid them.
Celebrities You Can Follow
Ashton Kutcher, Jim Carrey, Hugh Grant, Ewan McGregor, and more.