How To Dress For Your Body Type: Boyish

It’s clear that we are all not the same.  We all come in different shapes, sizes, and proportions. It is important to understand your body type in order to buy clothes that fit you properly.  Looking good in clothes is a combination of proportion and the art of illusion.  Finding the right clothes for your body can be tricky.  I’m here to help.  I have narrowed it down to six general body types that most women can relate to.  Try and determine the body type that most reflects yours and follow the useful tips below in order to purchase clothes that flatter you! Check back here each week for tips on how to dress for your body type!

Boyish- square torso, straight waist, thin legs

General Rules:

  • choose fabrics with movement
  • asymmetrical styles give a natural waistline
  • scoop and v-necklines work well


  • Choose tailored styles that taper at the waist
  • cropped styles work well


  • choose straight skirts with flat fronts
  • go for styles that taper at the knees


  • high waisted styles add shape
  • cropped and cigarette styles work well
  • flat fronts are flattering for shorter women
  • pleats are flattering for taller women
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