Triangle: The triangle shape describes women who hold most of their weight in the hips, thighs and butt area. For this body type it is so important to show off your smaller mid-section and wear things on top to balance out your bottom half. This can be achieved by wearing ruffled sleeves, for example.
Inverted Triangle: The inverted triangle are women who have broad shoulders and generally a big bust. Often the lower half of the body is slender. For this body type it is important to wear fuller pieces on the lower body. Examples of this are fuller skirts, wide leg pants, and bold patterns. V-neck tops are great to counter the wide shoulders. Be careful with puffy sleeves, halter tops and ruffled tops as this can make your top-half look larger.
Rectangle: Rectangle are women who are straight up and down. For this body shape, you need to accentuate your waist, this can be done with belts or outerwear that bring attention to the midsection. Also, high-rise jeans are great as they will bring attention to your smaller waist. Avoid oversized clothing and low-rise pants which will only make you look longer and shapeless.
Oval: Women with an oval body type carry their weight in their mid section. For this body type you want to choose longer length tops to showcase a longer top section. Avoid any shirts that are boxy as it will draw attention to your mid section and make you look rounder.
Hourglass: This body type has broad shoulders, a larger bottom, and a small waist. Women is this body type should wear properly fitted clothing to showcase that figure! Baggy clothing will make you look heavy instead of hourglass shaped. Wide leg bottoms are great for your figure, also belts help to cinch in your waist.
The Shape Chart (below) will help you in determining your shape, an how you can look your best!