The Right Clothes for Your Body Type

How to find the most flattering clothes for your shape.

  • Kristin Larson

Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape. Most women fall into one of four categories: circle (thick around the middle), triangle (larger at the bottom), hourglass (curvy but evenly proportioned), and rectangle (straight up and down). Here, three seasoned fashion experts―Simon Kneen, executive vice president of design for Banana Republic; Isaac Mizrahi, creative director of Liz Claiborne; and Bridgette Raes, author of Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want―identify the four styles that fit each figure best.