The Fitting Room
Step into Oakridge’s fitting room to learn about your body shape
and the type of clothing that most flatters you!
Your Body Defined
As suggested by its name, an hourglass body shape means you are cinched at the waist.
Style Recommendations: Opt for clothing items that accentuate your gorgeous curves! Structured pieces like wrap dresses, high waisted jeans, pencil skirts, and fitted blazers are all excellent options.
An apple body shape appears to be top heavy with a full chest and upper back with little or no waist definition. Most of your weight is distributed through your bust and midsection and you may have slim arms and legs.
Style Recommendations: Look for pieces that add interest to the shoulders and neckline, and skim the mid-section. Avoid clingy jersey knits – woven fabrics with structure are better. Look for details on hems and sleeves. Tops that extend below the hip bone draw attention away from the mid-section.
This body shape is similar to the hourglass but with no defined waist. Your body’s features are shaped proportionally throughout.
Style Recommendations: Create curves by accentuating your waistline with slightly cropped jackets, tapered pants, and cut-out dresses. Look for tops with interest and avoid stiff shapeless garments. When possible belt or cinch the waist on dresses or tops to help create a waist.
You have a defined waist, with hips that are larger than your bust and shoulders. Shoulders may be sloped. Legs may be full or muscular.
Style Recommendations: Enhance or add volume to your upper body while highlighting your waist. Optimal clothing selections include billowy tops or off the shoulder shirts, boat neck tops, A-line skirts, boot-cut or trouser-cut jeans, and clothing that features bright colours and bold patterns. Structured shoulders or shoulder pads may help balance your shoulders to your hips. Put lighter or brighter colours on top and darker colour on bottom.
This shape is wider across the shoulders than the hips.
Style Recommendations: Select clothing items that balance your shoulders and chest to create an hourglass figure. Narrow v-necks and wrap-style tops all work for you, as do bootcut pants and a variety of skirt lengths. Flared pants and wide leg pants can help balance out the broader top. Soften your top with draping fabrics.