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As you have probably already noticed, some people look better in certain types of clothes than others. For example, the dress that fits one woman may not look as nice on another—even if they are the same height and weight. This is due to differences in body shape. Although you may be the same height and weight as another person, you may find that he or she has either a wider waist or broader shoulders or some other different sized feature than you do. Different body shapes are often more noticeable with weight gain.
The most common body shapes are apple, pear, hourglass, or banana/ruler. The rule of thumb is to dress in a way that accentuates your best feature. Here are descriptions of the most common body shapes, as well as a few tips on how to dress for each one.
Once you identify what shape your body is closest to, you can dress with that shape in mind. This will help you look the best that you can! Remember that, while you can control whether or not you are at a healthy body weight, you cannot always control exactly what shape your body takes to. Try to be happy with being at an ideal weight and dress accordingly!