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Summer Outfits for Different Body Shapes

What's trending, plus how to bring the heat to summer classics.

Women in a bright pink sweater and skirt
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Dresses put in serious work as a one-and-done sartorial solution when creating summer outfits for every body shape. Need to make an errand run? Throw on a dress. Is it just too hot to function? Dress. At-home dinner date? You guessed it: dress.

But while we celebrate the staple's ease as a summer wardrobe essential, we believe that the season deserves more creativity and variety than just dresses alone. So we're sharing tips on how to build summer outfits for different body shapes, the best styles for your figure, and what's trending.

Don't know whether you need summer clothes for pear-shaped body or hourglass? Our guide to dressing for your body type will help. Once you've got that sorted, read on for all the details on summer outfits for every body shape.

Woman wearing a bright pink sweater and polka dot skirt with white sneakers

Summer clothes for pear shaped body

The style formula for summer clothes for pear shaped body creates top-bottom harmony by enhancing your bust.

1. Tie-dye tops

Fun and on-trend, wear a swirl of psychedelic hues to add volume to your upper half.

2. Kick-flare jeans

These winners balance wider hips when you're putting together pear-shaped summer outfits.

3. Satin midi skirts

They float over your prominent curves for a comfortable fit that still celebrates your shape.

4. Graphic tees

Printed T-shirts are always in style and they make your chest the focal point.

White flowery wrap blouse, pattern skirt, white tennis shoes

Summer clothes for apple shape

Dressing an apple-shaped body starts with showcasing your pins, and those are just two of several things you can play up this season. Summer clothes for apple shape will highlight your shoulders, accentuate your waist, and show off your lovely legs.

1. Rompers

Choose a V-neck style that features a belt or waist tie to achieve an elongating effect down your torso.

2. High-waisted shorts

This rise is a no-brainer as it accentuates your waistline and adds inches to your legs.

3. Wrap tops

Add an oh-so-chic note to your go-to jeans and shorts while focusing attention on your collarbone.

4. Pleated maxi skirts

Especially dreamy on apple-shaped figures, long vertical lines lengthen your midsection.

Black blazer, dark wash skinny jeans, white mid drift tank and pointed heels

Summer clothes for hourglass shape

Summer outfits for women who have an hourglass figure consist of pieces that keep your balanced proportions in check and showcase your waistline all in one go.

1. Matching sets

Mirror your frame's natural symmetry with a trendy co-ord in a bold pattern or single color.

2. Cropped tops

Let your fave assets take centerstage when you opt for alternative necklines like one-shoulder and sweetheart.

3. Paperbag shorts

Put the spotlight on your slim waist and flaunt your sun-kissed legs on a warm day.

4. White skinny jeans

Your summer wardrobe isn't complete without a curve-hugging pair that works with any and everything.

Crew neck t-shirt, flowy ankle length skirt and a wide belt

Summer clothes for inverted triangle shape

Get ready to balance out those beautiful broad shoulders, ladies. If you have an inverted triangle shape, embrace pieces that add volume to your lower half.

1. Flared skirts

Both A-line and flared skirts fill out your hips like magic, keeping things balanced with your shoulders.

2. Bodysuits

Make your collarbone the star with deep-scoop or low-cut-V necklines.

3. Culottes

Create fullness in your lower half with a cropped, wide-leg style and a fitted top for proportional styling.

4. Pleated shorts

You can't go wrong with interesting details that draw the eye down to your hips.

Yellow one shoulder dress

Summer clothes for rectangle shaped body

The uniformity in the measurements of a rectangle body shape (also known as straight or athletic) means you have the freedom to accentuate whichever features you'd like.

1. Printed camisoles

Mood-boosting florals and painterly motifs fill out your upper half to give your frame a dose of dimension.

2. Distressed boyfriend jeans

Make a casual-cool statement in jeans with a slouchy, vintage-inspired fit.

3. Ruffled tanks

Match your sunny disposition to cheerful details that add volume and interest up top.

4. Crochet shorts

Get Coachella-chic in the season's trending material that's equal parts contemporary and boho.

Flowery wrap dress with white converse

Summer clothes for petite figures

Calling all women 5'3" and under: Summer is your season to show a little bit of skin. The style playbook for a petite figure is all about playing with proportions.

1. Rompers

For balmy date nights, bring the maturity to an adorable playsuit with statement heels or pointed-toe flats.

2. Cropped tops

Midriff-baring cuts have an elongating effect on your legs to make you appear a few inches taller.

3. Printed shorts

Try them in summer's standouts patterns: edgy camo, resort-ready tropical, and retro florals.

4. Wrap mini skirts

Between the cutaway hemline and ruffling, this style is a flirty complement to your fave tees and blouses.

White t-shirt and linen joggers with sandals

Summer clothes for tall figures

Tall women can look forward to prints that pop and pieces that play up your height this summer.

1. Bright Bermuda shorts

A summertime basic, this length was practically made for ladies 5'9" and taller.

2. V-neck camisoles

Stay cool in a silky camisole that feels more sophisticated and delicate than a plain tank.

3. Linen joggers

Airy and carefree, linen is one of five of breathable fabrics you can wear to beat the summer heat.

4. Printed tunics

Enjoy a relaxed, effortless fit in a top that can go from a Zoom meeting to lounging.

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