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January 22, 2021

What to wear to celebrate your body

Feeling comfortable in your clothing is a lot to do with wearing clothes that fit you well. Part of this is knowing what to wear to compliment your figure and look at your best. In a nutshell, the way to achieve this is by wearing clothes that draw attention to your best part and celebrating what you love about your body. For more practical advice - below you'll find our recommendations on how to style Psylo streetwear to compliment every body. 

Before we dive in to sharing our styling tips, it feels important to mention - we here at Psylo believe in freedom of expression through the clothing you wear. Part of the Psylo concept and style is not following one certain set of rules. Drawing inspirations from various Arts & Cultures, and enfusing them into original streetwear, designed for your free expression and unique style. Which is why you’re going to find in this guide recommendations for how to draw attention to those parts of your body you love. What you will not find is rules of what “not to do”.

Oh, and one more thing to remember. To create this guide, we had to make some generalizations. Like all generalizations - they may be true at times, but there are ALWAYS exceptions…

How to style for your body - Women

common body shapes for women 

  • Hourglass

    * You’d describe your body as curvy

    * You have a well-defined waist

    * Your bust and hip measurements are roughly even

    * You may have fuller bust, hips, and thighs

    * Your shoulders and your hips are similar, you have narrow waist

    Most complimenting:

    Tops: Scoop neckline, ¾ sleeves

    Bottoms: Wide leg, flared, or mid-rise skinny cut.

    Dresses: Mini dress with a plunging v-neck, or princess cut

    Jackets: Fitted & military style jackets.

    Sweaters: Low buttons, belts, wrapped cardigans

    Find the best Psylo styles for you:

    Hourglass Style Recommendations

  • Straight

    * You’re not particularly curvy

    * Your shoulders and hip measurements are nearly the same

    * Your waist isn’t very small or well-defined, but rather straight up and down

    * Your weight is fairly evenly distributed throughout your body

    Most complimenting:

    Tops: Ruffles, halter tops, boatneck & off-the shoulder shirts

    Bottoms: Long and lean, bootcut or skinny

    Dresses: Anything A-line

    Jackets: Tuxedo jacket or a blazer with a flare

    Sweaters: Chunky dainty classics, turtleneck

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Straight Style Recommendations

  • Pear

    * Your abs or waist is 10% greater than your shoulders and hips

    * Your waist is wider than your bust

    * You consider yourself to have fuller hips

    * You have narrower shoulders in comparison to your hips

    Most complimenting:

    Tops: Layers, cowl neck & off the shoulder looks

    Bottoms: Mid-rise straight or trouser cut, or high waisted classic straight leg

    Dresses: Structured waist or defined waist

    Jackets: Short, cropped jackets.

    Sweaters: Large necklines, stitched zipped cardigans

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Pear Style Recommendations

  • Inverted Triangle

    * Your shoulders and chest are broader

    * Your waist and hips are narrower

    * Your upper body is heavier than your lower body

    Most complimenting:

    Tops: Halter tops and off the shoulder looks

    Bottoms: Wide leg, flared, or mid-rise skinny jeans

    Dresses: Wrap dresses

    Jackets: Tie waist belted sweater jacket

    Sweaters: Belted cardigans, wrap sweaters

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape;

    Inverted Triangle Style Recommendations

  • Apple

    * You’re not particularly curvy

    * Your shoulders and hip measurements are nearly the same

    * Your waist isn’t very small or well-defined, but rather straight up and down

    * Your weight is fairly evenly distributed throughout your body

    Most complimenting:

    Tops: Wide v-necks, off the shoulder & flutter sleeves

    Bottoms: Dark coloured straight leg trouser styles with a little flare

    Dresses: Wrap dresses

    Jackets: Blazers

    Sweaters: Button downs, v-necks, pleated cowl neck

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape;

    Apple Style Recommendations

 

How to style for your body - Men

common men body shapes
  • Rectangle

    * Your chest, hips and waist are about the same width

    * Your torso shape is straight

    Our Advice:

    Bring balance to your look by emphasising your shoulder and neckline with printed shirts. Block prints are great for you, too. Layering the upper body, while wearing dark colours for your bottoms - would also draw attention up, and create focus that broaden your shoulders. Trousers cuffs are another good choice!

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Rectangle Style Recommendations

  • Triangle

    * Your chest is narrower than your hips

    * Your lower body is heavier than your upper body

    * You might have a sloping shoulder line

    Our Advice:

    You may play with dressing for your body to appear proportionate and create balance with what you wear. Printed shirts will draw attention to your upper body part, as well as wearing light coloured tops to widen your shoulders. Layering your tops will also give extra bulk to your upper body - bringing balance to your look.

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Triangle Style Recommendations

  • Trapezoid

    * Your shoulders and chest are broad

    * Your waist and hips are medium-narrow

    * Your upper torso is bigger than your lower torso

    * You are well-proportioned

    Our Advice:

    Your body shape is one of the easiest to dress! Giving you choice to play with the greatest variety of styles. You'll probably want to wear our more fitted styles - to celebrate your shape. Knitted jumpers, turtlenecks, and figure-hugging shirts, T-shirts, tops & jackets are just some of the clothes that should be in your closet.

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Trapezoid Style Recommendations

  • Oval

    * Your overall appearance is round

    * You might have a bigger stomach

    Our Advice:

    Detailed prints or textured pieces in darker colors will create the appearance of a longer and slimmer torso. Also V-necks tops, with long sleeves - will create a slimmer silhouette illusion. While vertical stripes and panels would lengthen your look.

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Oval Style Recommendations

  • Inverted Triangle

    * Your shoulders and chest are broad

    * Your shoulder, arm and chest muscles are well developed and bulky

    * Your waist and hips are narrow

    * Your upper body is significantly heavier than your lower body

    Our Advice:

    Dress to highlight your toned fit body. Tank tops and sleeveless tops will make your shoulders noticeable, while V-necks will draw attention to the centre of your chest. Fitted styles would accentuate your lower body and torso, and balance your well-shaped upper body. Wearing trousers with straight or wide legs, low crotch or cargo style trousers - would give the impression of a slightly bigger hip and could bring good balance to your look.

    Find the best Psylo styles for your body shape:

    Inverted Triangle Style Recommendations


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