lunes, 19 de octubre de 2015

The male Body Shape

The Trapezoid

The guys with trapezoid body shape have normally shoulders and chest with relatively narrow waist and hips.
This body being balanced, it means this shape is far simpler to dress than others so if you have it, you have lucky. In general, most styles and fits will suit this shape because it is well proportioned.

The Inverted Triangle

Similar to a trapezoid, you have broad shoulders and chest, however, your hips and waist are narrower.
This means your upper torso is much wider than your lower torso and, subsequently, the lower half of your body.
When dressing for this body type the imbalance between top and bottom is something you should pay special attention.

Consider detailing around the hips with the use of belts or pockets. This will help to break up an outfit whilst drawing attention to this area.
Wear Breton striped tees, which are both classic in style and ideal for men of this shape – particularly if the stripes are focused across the stomach rather than on the chest.
Opt for v-neck knits/tees as they will narrow the chest and draw the eye down.
Use graphic prints and logos to create a central point of focus that will reduce attention to the upper chest.
Try straight or more relaxed slim cuts (rather than too slim/skinny) for legwear as they will help balance your proportions and broad shoulders.
Try unstructured double-breasted jackets as they will help widen the torso without adding width to the shoulders or upper chest.
Try statement or on trend printed/patterned legwear in order to draw the eyeline down.

The Rectangle

Men with this body shape have shoulders that are the same width as their waist and hips.
When dressing a rectangle the aim would be to widen the shoulders whilst making the lower torso appear narrower.
Although you are unable to physically alter the shape, wearing certain styles and cuts can work to give the illusion of a different one.Therefore the aim with a rectangle is to ultimately appear similar to a trapezoid.

Wear structured blazers and jackets that appear padded in the shoulders yet narrow down from the underarm. A good way to achieve this would be to get the sides taken in by a tailor or the jacket arm thinned.
Use scarves and circular necklines to widen the upper torso.
Layer intelligently – shirts and fine knitwear in particular can be used to widen the chest/shoulders and then narrow down towards the hips.
Utilise prints and patterns accordingly – intelligently placed colour-blocks and prints can be effective at emphasising the upper section of your body.

The Triangle

Several parts of the body are used to determine whether this shape applies to you: chest and shoulders are narrower than waist and hips, meaning you appear larger on the bottom half of your torso. This may also result in a sloping shoulder line.
The imbalance is created by your lower half appearing wider than your upper body.
Correcting this imbalance should be the focus when dressing this body type.

It’s imperative you focus on well-fitted clothing, ill fits will only emphasise this shape.
Opt for single-breasted and button-down styles as they will help streamline the torso.
Wear straighter leg trousers and chinos.
Give shape to the shoulders with structured tailored blazers and jackets.
Aim for darker colours on top as they will instantly flatter. Introduce colour with a scarf or a bright piece layered underneath, like a tee or shirt.

The Oval

This shape is self-explanatory. An oval body shape appears round, particularly at the centre of the body. This may result in narrower shoulders and a slimness in the lower leg.
When dressing this shape, attention should be paid to lengthening the torso, making it appear slimmer. Shoulders should be given shape too, in order to make the body shape appear more defined.
This may be a shape that men find they fall into in their later years, however there are those that always fall into this category. Whatever your situation, there are ways in which you can add definition.

Wear vertical stripes and pinstripes as they will instantly lengthen that specific area of the body.
Ensure trouser legs and sleeves are the correct length as gathering will shorten the limbs and fail in adding shape or definition.
Wear detailed prints or textured pieces in darker hues to add a point of interest to an outfit whilst remaining flattering.

Aim to wear fitted, loosely tapered trousers as they will help to lengthen the legs.

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