How to Dress for Your Body Type

How to Dress for Your Body Type

Ever see an image of an AMAZING outfit? Then try to replicate it? Try it on… Look in the mirror…and say? This looks nothing like the picture!    Chances are, you don’t have the same body type as the guy in the photo.    The truth is… we’re not all built the same.    Don’t worry though flintsmen would teach you how to dress for your body type. Before we get started there are a couple rules. 

Your body type and shape should always take preference over fashion trends. Learn to emphasize the best aspects of your body and divert attention away from your undesirable features. 

Body Shape 1: Triangle

Clothing for Men with Triangular Body Shape

1)Tailored Patterned Blazers 

2)Vertical Stripes 

3)Jackets with Structured Shoulders 

Clothing to Avoid for Men with Triangular Body Shape 

1)Fitted Polo Shirts & Roll Necks Both these styles tend to make the neck and shoulders appear slender while accentuating any roundness in the waist. 

2)Brighter Colors & Busy Prints  Bold and bright patterns will draw attention to your triangular      shaped torso.  Work them in to your outfit as accents in the form of pocket squares, glasses, socks, and trainers. Bold belts will only draw attention to your the width of your waist.  . 

3)Skinny Fits & Extreme Tapers  Narrowing trousers draw the eye of an observer to the center of your body. Swap them for wide and straight leg fits that add proportion to your shape.

Body Shape 2: Inverted Triangle

Clothing for Men with Inverted Triangular Body Shape

1)Slim-fit Shirts 

2)Figure-hugging costumes.   

3) Slim Cotton Polo Shirt 

 4)  Regular V-neck T-shirts 

5)Straight-leg Trousers & Jeans  Skinny jeans body.   

6)Slim-fit jackets

7)Horizontal Stripes 

 Clothing for Men with Rectangular Body Shape

Horizontal Stripes 

 Prints, Color Pops & Detailing 

single-breasted jacket

Clothing to Avoid for Men with Rectangular Body Shape 

 Double-breasted Jackets 

 Body Shape 4: Oval

  1. Classic Shirts
  2. single-breasted
  3. Bow ties

Clothing to Avoid for Men with Oval Body Shape 

Tight Fits in the Torso  or Trying to squeeze into clothing that’s too tight is the worst choice of all it emphasize the body’s bulk, and it makes you look desperate                          

Patterns & Visual Clutter is anything that draws attention to the midsection. Work on outfits that guide the eye smoothly up the whole length of the body and focus attention on your face. 

Clothing for Men with Trapezoid Body Shape 

Show case your athletic body shape in slim and fitted clothes. Take advantage of sports- inspired modern looks. 


 Avoid baggy clothes. Find a brand with a close fit or have your trousers tailored. Stylistically, most colors and patterns should work just fine with your build. Cuffs and pleats are up to personal taste.

Shirts  Vertical stripes will make you appear a little taller.

Checks and plaids add horizontal bulk, so pick which one you need based on your height. 


 A blazer or suit jacket tapers your waist, making you stomach seem slimmer and your shoulders seem broader. Wear it buttoned with a single button at the waist for maximum effect.


Stick to normal length(the tip should be right around your belt buckle) and a                           normal width (about 3 to 3 1/2?). Short, skinny, fat, or otherwise oddly-sized ties throw off the balance of your torso. 

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