The misconception is that men don’t have to consider their figure when dressing up and we may have fewer curves than women but men could still make do with figure and style guidelines
Just like women have various figures and silhouettes and there are clothings that fit each person’s silhouette, men also have theirs.
The misconception is that men don’t have to consider their figure when dressing up and we may have fewer curves than women but men could still make do with figure and style guidelines.
So, here’s a selection of men’s figures and silhouettes and the different looks that could work with each of them:
Upside triangle: These can be defined as men with a chest and shoulders much broader than their waist and hips are. Their best bets are Horizontal stripes, regular V-neck T-shirts, slim-fit shirts, straight-leg trousers and jeans, many slim fits will work, too, but not too slim. Also, patterned leg wear is a great choice.
Trapezoid shape: If you have a broad set of shoulders and chest and a subtle taper from the top down through the waist, hips and legs, then you’re well-proportioned. Which means that you can try your hand at pretty much every look and still look good.
Triangle shape: This is for those who are predisposed to being larger around the waist and hips and narrow on the top. What it means is, unfortunately, most clothing is made for body types opposite from yours. You can try vertical stripes, jackets with structured shoulders, single-breasted suits and brighter colour panels and detailing across the chest and shoulders.
The rectangular shape: This person is tall and thin, with shoulders roughly the same width as their waist and hips. You’ll need to create an illusion of structure. So, you can try horizontal stripes, structured tailoring that’s tweaked to suit you, layered looks, scarves and prints, colour pops and detailing across the chest and shoulders.
The Oval shape: They appear round, especially at the centre of the body, with shoulders and lower legs looking comparably slimmer. To undo some of an oval shape’s negative effects, you’ll need to wear vertical stripes. Also, watch out for the right length and fitted, loosely tapered trousers.