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How to Find the Perfect Top for Your Body Shape in 6 Easy Steps

Have you ever laid your eyes on what you thought was the prettiest top in the room? But when you tried it on, it was a complete disaster.

Well, let me tell you something: it is normal.

Sometimes, we get so caught up in choosing the best colours and patterns that we tend to overlook whether they will look best on us. 

To solve that problem, you just need to know one thing: your body shape, of course!

The Supreme Guide to Finding Stylish Tops for Women

Ladies, this is the last guide you’ll ever need for all types of tops.

The first piece of advice of the day is to not be fooled by fashion trends. I’m not saying to disregard them completely, but just because everyone is doing it does not mean you should too.

Everyone has a unique sense of style. However, not everyone is aware of it.

And that is exactly why we are here!

This guide is to help you explore all the options that are just right for your body shape. 

Trust me, once you know what you are looking for, life becomes easier.

Here are the 6 steps you should follow to lay your hands on some essential tops:

   1) Determine Your Body Shape

First and foremost, you are not getting anywhere with the tops without knowing your body type.

While there are numerous body type combinations, the four major ones include:

  • Pear

A pear body shape means having a lower body that is wider than the upper body. Your legs and hip area are visually fuller than your waist, shoulders, and bust. 

Consider yourself lucky if you have a pear-shaped body!

  • Apple

The apple-shaped body is the complete opposite of the pear-shaped body. Most of the focus is on the upper body, rather than your hips and thighs.

Another name for it is the oval shape, as this body type does not have a defined waistline. But it comes with a bigger bust line and broad shoulders.

  • Rectangle

A rectangular body shape is pretty straightforward. You will not be able to see many curves in this body type, and your waist is not as defined. 

This is the body shape for most athletes, as it is quite well-balanced.

  • Hourglass

Alas, the hourglass figure. I’m sure you will know if you are blessed with this body shape.

Also known as the ‘ideal’ body type, the hourglass shape is all about having a slim waist with equal widths in your hips and shoulders.

   2) Choose the Right Colours and Patterns

Choosing the right colour is not that hard if you know your body shape.

For a pear-shaped body, look for bright colours. You can opt for bold-patterned tops as well if you really want to shine.

However, for an apple-shaped body, you should probably tone it down a bit. Darker shades work best, and guess what? You can get a slimming effect if you choose these shades correctly!

Go for subtle prints to get the best effect.

A rectangular body does not have natural curves. Which means it is our job to create those curves. Light, vivid colours on your top can greatly help you with that.

When we talk about an hourglass body shape, you do not need to worry much. Almost every colour and print is going to look fantastic on you.

   3) Consider the Best Fabric

Yes, the fabric of your top plays a huge role in deciding what looks best on you.

So, we are going to help you decide on a fabric that is ideal for your body shape.

Form-fitting fabrics are a great option for a pear-shaped body. This is because they highlight both your petite upper body and your curves below.

If you are having trouble choosing a top, make sure you go for fabrics like cotton, matte jersey, and viscose.

An apple-shaped figure requires fabrics that are substantial. Meaning, you should go for a top that can accentuate your curves very well!

The finest women’s top for this body type would be made of raw silk and linen.

If you have a rectangular body, here’s some advice: be stretchy, clingy, and tight. That’s the kind of top you need.

Moreover, for an hourglass-shaped body, the best fabric would be one that shows off your curves. A top made of spandex, leather, or cotton is the right decision.

   4) Accessories Your Tops

Did you think that choosing a top would be enough? Not at all!

In order to make your top the perfect one, you need to use accessories.

Scarves draw quite a bit of attention to your neckline. Why not pair it with a V-neck top to get the classy look? If you have a pear-shaped body, then there is no harm in trying it out!

Other than that, long, dangly earrings and necklaces also illuminate your upper body.

To my dear apples, belts are the ultimate look for your body shape, as you get the illusion of a waistline. Pair it with your top, and you are good to go.

Belts are a great look for a rectangle body as well. You can wear them directly on your top. Also, chunky necklaces that come right down your top’s neckline look quite wonderful.

Moreover, belts, scarves, and sashes paired with your top are all fantastic choices if you have an hourglass body shape!

   5) Decide on Some Signature Tops

This step is all about picking a signature top for your body shape. You will be surprised once you see that there are a lot of options to choose from.

To save you some time, here are the lists of essential tops for every body type:


  • V-neck t-shirt or V-neck anything!
  • Scoop neck
  • Crop tops
  • Cowl neck


  • Flowy tunics
  • Button-down shirts
  • V-neck tops
  • Boho tops


  • Any strapless top
  • Off-shoulder tops
  • Crew neck
  • Halter tops


  • Wrap tops
  • Peplum tops
  • Round-neck or boat-neck tops

   6) Choosing the Perfect Top with Your Bottoms

It is not necessary that the top that you find perfect will go with a particular bottom.

So, in order to really find that perfect top, you should know what bottoms to pair it up with!

Let’s assume that you chose a fun, printed top for your pear-shaped body. The only way to elevate your look is to wear it with dark or neutral denim.

For an apple-shaped body, all you have to do is pair your flowy tunic or sweater with skinny jeans.

An athletic or rectangular body shape means that you should choose a top that complements your bottom very well. An example of that is pairing an oversized top with fitted pants.

Lastly, a fitted top or a crop top is a great choice with low-rise jeans if you have an hourglass body.

Wrapping it Up

With the 6 steps above, you can never go wrong in finding the perfect top for your body shape.

There will be no more disappointment while trying on your dream outfit because now you know the reasons behind it.

Wearing a top that fits your body shape can make you feel like it was made just for you.

Remember, you are all beautiful women, and it is your confidence that will help carry every look of yours!

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