How to Layer for Your Body Type This Spring

Here’s some good news: winter is finally on its way out, and sunny spring days are almost here. That means it’s time to stash your bulky winter wardrobe and bring your lighter spring wardrobe to the front of your closet. You might even want to buy a few key pieces to get the season started off right. Layering for your body type is a great way to show off your beautiful figure this spring, and you’ll discover how to do it correctly below.

If You Have an Apple Shape

You likely carry your weight in your bust and middle, and have long, lean arms and legs. This spring, pick up loose dresses that don’t cling to your stomach and pair them with cute ankle booties (hopefully it’ll be warm enough to ditch the tights so you can show off those legs). Another good option for apple shapes is a lightweight wrap shirt. Wrap styles are known for their ability to slim your middle. Pair your wrap shirt with skinny jeans to accentuate your toned legs. Finally, layer a structured blazer over a wrap shirt for a work-appropriate spring outfit. The blazer (or cardigan) should hit at your hip or upper thigh for the most flattering look.

If You Have a Pear Shape

Your waist is the narrowest part of your body, your shoulders are also narrow, and your hips are wider than your upper body. Your best bet are clothes that highlight your slim waist and bring attention upwards, away from your hips. Some of the shirt styles that will flatter your pear shape are V-necks, bell sleeves, and scoop necks. Pair it with a chunky cardigan.

As far as dresses go, again, anything that draws attention to your slim upper body is going to look amazing on you. Try a dress with an embellished neckline or one that’s belted. A-line styles that hit right beneath your knee are great options. For pants, a high-waisted pair of wide-leg jeans will bring attention to your tiny waist. Throw on a cropped denim jacket to also draw attention to your middle.

If You Have an Hourglass Shape

With an hourglass shape, your bust and hips are about the same size, but your waist is slender and smaller. Similar to the pear shape, dressing for this body type is all about showing off your tiny waist. Some of the coolest spring styles that will look great on you are rompers, fitted sundresses, and anything that ties at the waist—whether that’s a shirt, dress, or jacket.

Basically, you want to wear items that are formfitting; jersey knits, peplum blouses, and wrap shirts all fit the bill. Cap sleeps or tank tops will allow you to show off your arms, and you can layer these warmer weather shirts or dresses underneath a fitted blazer, lightweight sweater, or bomber jacket. To show off your curves, pair a crop top with high-waisted flare jeans and a pair of heels.

If You Have an Athletic Shape

You don’t have many curves, your shoulders and hips have basically the same measurements, and your weight is evenly distributed. As a general guideline, you want to find a balance between your broad upper half and smaller legs. Your muscular arms deserve to be on display, so this spring, rock halter or racerback tops, scoop T-shirts, and strapless dresses.

Pair these spring essentials underneath a pea coat or bomber jacket. If you want to make your waist look smaller, try an A-line jacket that sits right below your knee. Are you interested in wearing an oversized shirt? Throw on a pair of leggings or skinny jeans to keep your athletic body balanced. You can also wear cardigans that go past your butt.

Get Your Body Ready for Spring

Layering for your body type is just one way to accentuate your favorite features and draw attention away from areas you’re not quite as happy with. If you’re looking for something a little more permanent, you can also try SculpSure®, an FDA-cleared, noninvasive laser treatment that can be used on your tummy, love handles, thighs, and back. SculpSure® reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area and safely eliminates fat in just a few 25-minutes sessions. Talk to a provider if you’re interested in finding out more.

With these tips for layering clothes for your body type and targeting those trouble areas, you’re ready for a successful and stylish spring!

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