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Standard body shape dressing guide

The Standard Body Shape

As the International Image Institute in Toronto, Canada describes it, this body is well proportioned. Meaning no one part of the body, hips, waist bust or shoulders is wider or more narrower in comparison to the rest of the body. I don’t mean anything judgemental by saying “standard” body shape.  No judgement, but just the reality. Don’t get hung up on it. Cool?

Also we are talking about “shape,” not “weight.” The girl in the picture above has a standard shape even though she seems smaller in weight than the average North American. Remember this is body “shape.” If you’re not sure whether or not you are a standard body shape then go to our body shape calculator.

Okay, so we’re cool cool right? Good! Let’s get started!

The standard body type is fairly simple. Just wear everything fitted. Period. Not tight though, just tailored to the body.

You don’t have to worry about adding or taking away anything. All you need to look for are just items that fit well to your body.

The only thing that you may have challenges with are spot problems, like a full abdomen, but there are solutions to dressing these areas.

If you are petite or under 5′ 4″ then follow these additional tips.

TOPS, BLAZERS, COATS

Simple. Nothing loose or baggy. Fitted and tailored.

standard body shape over pieces

standard body shape tops (2)

PANTS AND SKIRTS

Skinnies. Straight legged. Bootcuts. Pencil skirts. You can get away with pretty much anything.

standard body shape bottoms

DRESSES

standard body shape dresses

STANDARD BODY SHAPE OUTFITS

WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK

standard body shape outfit 1

HOW TO DRESS SMART CASUAL

standard body shape outfit 2 (2)

WEARING A DRESSY OUTFIT

standard body shape outfit 3 (2)

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