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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 25 Mar 2022, 12:43 IST

How To Wear Shirt-Dress According To Your Body Type

Are you confused about which pattern or fabric of a shirt dress will accentuate the curves of your body? Read on!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 25 Mar 2022, 12:43 IST
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What is the best kind of couture that you can effortlessly don in the summer season? It is none other than the shirt dress. It offers a chic look that you can style in many ways. It suits every body type and makes for a fun yet casual look for office, date or a day out with family and friends.

Take a look at the tips below to style a shirt dress according to your body type,

Apple-Shaped Body

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If you have round shoulders, a round waist and a full bust, you have an apple-shaped body. Women with such body types often have great legs to show off in a shirt dress. Before styling a shirt dress, you must get a well-fitted bra to accentuate the chest area.

Once you are happy with the fitting of the bra, you can try out a short shirt dress that will highlight your legs. Choose couture with sleeves and complement it with a broad belt around your waist. The V-shaped neck goes well with such a voluptuous body type.

You can pair the shirt dress with long boots, sports shoes and small heels. For such a style, women can choose a fabric that flows in the body or soft denim too. Keep your hair casual when styling the dress. Either pick a loose braid, messy bun or allow natural waves to flow off the shoulders.

Hourglass-Shaped Body


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When you have a defined body with a full bust and hips, you come under the category of an hourglass body. Women with such a body shape should refrain from wearing wide clothes because they do not accentuate the curves. 

You can also wear a hugging denim dress that will fall perfectly on the curves of your body. Such women can also go with floral prints in a shirt dress. It gives a poised look, and you complete it with small heels. 

From knee-length to thigh-length, women with an hourglass-shaped body can choose among a number of shirt dresses. If you choose a short dress, make sure to pair it with a lose thin belt to achieve a model-type look.

Women boasting such a body type should choose a flowing and light fabric like cotton or linen. They keep you comfortable in summer and are effortless to style. Keep it chic. 

Pear-Shaped Body

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Women with full hips and small busts have a pear-shaped bodies. Their shoulders are narrow than their bottoms. Hence, they must style a shirt dress in a way that their beautiful torso is highlighted through it.

You must avoid dresses that can draw attention to your hips and thighs. Therefore, you must stay away from wearing colourful skirts and dresses. The shirt dress must offer definition to your waist. 

You can go with a skinny fit shirt dress that falls loose on your body. Women must make sure that the dress has pockets around the waist so that the bust area volumes up.

Such a style will help you grab attention for the torso and arms. You can wear peep-toe heels or small heels with dresses. Women with pear-shaped bodies can also choose a sleeveless shirt dress or the one with vertical stripes.

If you are going with a striped dress, make sure the dress has a satin or similar kind of fabric. The soft lines tone the fuller bottoms and get you ready for a casual event or office. It is a perfect summer outfit

Women with such a body type can also layer their dress with a denim jacket or any other short jacket. However, in such a case the length of the dress should remain above the knees. Keep the two buttons at the top open. 

Greek Column-Shaped Body

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Greek Column body has narrow shoulders, hips and waist. Women with such a body type have a small bust and lean limbs. To style such a body with a shirt dress, women must go with fitted stitch. It offers an illusion of a defined waist.

You can choose a dress with short and long sleeves to accentuate the length of your arms. Floral and printed patterns also go well with this body type. You can also don vertical and horizontal effortlessly. It will add volume to parts of your body. 

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You can wear a short dress that will show off your legs. Women with the greek column-shaped body can choose A-line dresses that will offer them the illusion of an hourglass body. It is a casual outfit to wear on any day. 

Inverted Triangle-Shaped Body

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Women with inverted triangle body shapes have a definition between waist and hips. The upper portion is broader than the bottom part. Hence, you need a shirt dress that can accentuate your bust and legs.

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You can choose a shirt dress with a short length, one that has a high waist and wide bottom. A dress with asymmetric bottom ensures that your legs grab attention. Such a dress with knee length is perfect for inverted triangle bodies. 

However, you must gentle and flowy fabrics that offer a shape to your body. Women can also choose a straight shirt dress with bright colours that grab the attention of their eyes. Black and white prints look gorgeous on such a body type.

If you liked this article, share your styling tips with us in the Facebook comment section. Till then, stay tuned with HerZindagi for more styling tips. 


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