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Your body shape helps you dress your absolute best!

Getting dressed has always been a tough task for a lot of women. Haven’t you ever tried a dress that looked beautiful in the store window, but didn’t like it on you?! This is not an indicator that there’s something wrong with your body! You simply didn’t dress according to your body shape.


Most women fall into one of 5 body shape categories; pear, rectangle, wedge, apple, and hourglass.



Here are some tips from Max that will help you look at your absolute best!


Pear body shape:


If you have this body shape, then your lower body is wider than your upper body. Keep your skirts, pants, and dresses wide to balance your hips. Opt for light-colored tops and dark-colored bottoms for contrast.


As for your shoes, pointy-toed shoes are the best for your body shape; they elongate your legs.



Rectangle body shape:


If you have this body shape, then your waist, hips and shoulders have the same width. Opt for a pencil skirt to show off your legs and add visual interest.


Wear belts to define your waist and layer items like accessories or tops. You can also wear tops with collars and details to flatter your chest.


And when wearing pants or leggings, have fun with the colors and feel free to experiment.



Wedge body shape:


This body shape is also known as the inverted triangle as it features a broad chest and wide shoulders with narrow waist and hips.


Wear a statement necklace to draw attention up, use a fabulous belt to really show off your waist. Always wear bright colors on the bottom, wide-leg pants, and full skirts.


Try some high-waisted styles and always look for clothes that create the illusion of a waist.



Apple body shape:


Most of your weight is above the hips, which are narrow. Your back, ribs and shoulders are broad. It's important to lengthen your body.


Always select dresses that have necklines to elongate your figure, like V-necks. Wear a jacket with your dress especially during times when it can still get chilly from time to time. 


Go for monochromatic looks, v-neck tops, empire tops and dresses. As for your bottoms, opt for boot cut and flared jeans to create an even line from the shoulders down.



Hourglass body shape:


If you have this body shape then your shoulders and hips are similar in proportion and are set off by a tiny waist. Balance is key to select your clothes!


Search for dresses that have a fitted top and hug your waist to avoid adding bulk. Wear dresses with V-necks or sweetheart necklines to slim down the bust.


Don’t hide your curves and always wear fitted dresses. Try wrap dresses and go for high-waisted skirts. Skinny and straight leg jeans are the best for your body shape!



No matter your body shape and preferred style, you’ll definitely find it at Max! Shop now and don’t forget to share your photos using #MyMaxStyle for a chance to get featured on our website!