Spring Fashion Trends For Every Body Shape

"In this time of icy sidewalks and bulky down jackets, nonetheless spring is just around the corner. Before we had time to blink, our shopping radar changed direction from woolly turtlenecks and Sorel® boots to slinky tops and caramel colored ballet shoes. With an eye on the trends that best suit your body, you will soon be equipped for smart shopping and be all ready for your best looking spring season so far."

Patterns, slit skirts, dressy pants, transparency, wide stripes, sweeping lengths, and lower heels. These are some of the major fashion trends that we will encounter this spring. And certainly we look forward to shopping among the fresh spring styles, but how do you choose among all the trends and inviting pieces that fill the stores? What cast of mind do we need in order to avoid making those mistaken purchases that after a few wearings mostly hang collecting dust in the closet? A tried and true approach is to think about which designs and trends suit you and your body shape best. On the basis of five common body types, we will guide you in how you can accentuate and flatter your particular body.

Body type number 1: Hourglass (well recessed waist, shoulders the same width as the hips).
Aim to create a balance between the upper and lower regions. Bring out your curves, using pliable materials and styles. Match tops and bottoms, so that there is not a clash in patterns and colors. Avoid square cut garments that hide your attractive shape.

Spring trends particularly for you: Graphical or small-patterned dresses with a gathered or otherwise indented waist. Long-striped, dressy pants with a simple top, or sweeping lengths in long skirts, dresses, and "pant dresses". For dresses or pant dresses, draw them in at the waist, to accentuate your shape as much as possible.

Body type number 2: Triangle (narrow at the top, wider at the bottom).
You should be striving for a little more balance in your shape. Add focus to your thin torso, using shapely tops that do not go down over your hips. The lower part should be in a darker shade than the top. Avoid thin, flimsy material in skirts and pants, and rely on lower garments in materials with a little stability.

Spring trends for you: Bright, airy tops in silky materials. Patterned tops, and necklines that draw attention to themselves. Transparent tops with a layered impression.

Body type number 3: Straight (not curvaceous, with little or no indentation at the waist).
Strive to appear as if you had a few more curves. Choose plenty of contrasts and patterns, so as to create the illusion of shapes and curves. Avoid matching tops and bottoms, which reinforce the impression of straightness.

Spring trends for you: Patterns of all kinds. Wide, sweeping skirts. Dressy pants with extra width. It may be advantageous for you to try a trendy slit skirt, because it gives the impression of a more curvaceous figure.

Body type number 4: Triangular (broad at the top, narrow at the bottom).
You should strive to even out the shape. Think the opposite as with the upside down triangle shape described above. Avoid loose, translucent tops with eye-catching necklines. Instead, choose a heavier material for the top, preferably in darker colors. In order to get an airy spring feeling, have a sweeping garment hem.

Spring trends for you: Wide, sweeping pants, and tops in solid colors or very subdued patterns. Patterned bottoms that draw attention to themselves.

Body type number 5: Very curved (many curves, with indented waist).
Strive for a taller, slimmer impression. Choose vertical seams and lines, and highlight your curves with the help of clothing that follows your body. Choose turtlenecks, and garments that do not have their own shape.

Spring trends for you: Small-patterned dresses and pants, that are pulled in at the waist. Long, thin necklaces, and stylish cuts in everything from tops to pants. Wide, vertical stripes, and asymmetrical cuts.

Last but not least: Whatever your body shape, highlight the part or parts of your body that you think are the most flattering, and use your imagination. When you feel good, you will radiate an irresistible confidence, whatever the trendy spring clothing you choose to wear.

Read useful beauty tips here.

Learn about the latest fashion trends.


Become a member of Reward Me and get exclusive offers!

Become a member

Read how to select shorts according to your body type.

Know what your summer wardrobe must have.

Author: Karolina Modig.

Confirm your personal information

In order to finalize your request, please fill-in the requested information below.