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Men’s Body Types for Different Fit

Do you want to find out what your body shape is and what type of clothing you fit into?

Men’s body type comes in different forms and shapes and with different characteristics.
Knowing your body shape and features will allow you to decide what to wear perfectly. 


Men’s body type categorized into five types:
  1. Rectangle
  2. Triangle
  3. Trapezoid
  4. Oval
  5. Inverted Triangle


Once you know your body type it will become much easier to identify what clothing has a positive or negative impact on your appearance. When this knowledge is applied to your everyday shopping habits, it will improve your style and look, and it will create confidence in what you wear is an exact FIT for you. 



Men with Rectangle body shape have shoulders that are the same width as their waist and hip.

When you have rectangular body shape your aim should be widening the shoulders and making the lower torso appear narrow.



Styles Recommended For Rectangle Body Types:

Structured blazers and jackets with padded shoulders. 

Layering- shirts, and knitwear are worn together to widen your shoulder/chest and then narrow down your hip.

Emphasize prints, patterns, and color blocks to enhance your upper body.


Styles To Avoid:

Large geometric prints and photographic tee, which will mimic your rectangular shape.

No, No to sleeveless styles.

Don’t pick any color block styles.




When you have Triangle, body shape your shoulders and chest are narrower than your waist, in this case, your bottom torso appears larger than your top portion. Also, this results in a sloping shoulder line. This body type creates imbalance by appearing lower half is wider than your upper body part.



Styles Recommended For Triangle Body Types:

Need to focus on WELL- FITTED garment, which will emphasize your shape.

Wear straight-leg pants and trousers like- Chinos.

Structured blazers and jackets will give shape to your shoulders.

Go for darker colors on tops.


Styles To Avoid:

Horizontal Stripes, especially around your stomach area.

Wearing skinny or tapered bottoms will make widen your central part of the body.

Avoid wearing jackets that have pockets close to your stomach.






Men with Trapezoid body shape has broad shoulders and chest, in-comparison they have smaller waist and hips. This body type fits most of the clothing yayyy!. Most clothing will look proportioned. If your body shape is Trapezoid, you can stay on with trends and fits by filling up your wardrobe……more fun and exciting to shop.

No restrictions on what you wear because your upper and lower body are well balanced.






This Body type is very well self- explained! Oval body shape appears at the middle portion of your body. So, you have a narrow shoulder and slimmer in your lower legs. You have to give focus to your shoulder to appear more defined.



Styles Recommended For Oval body Types:

Vertical and thin stripes will make your body look longer.

Your pant inseam and sleeve lengths are in correct lengths.

Wear loosely fitted pants to lengthen your legs.


Styles To Avoid:

Horizontal stripes 

Crew necks and polos.

Avoid tight fit/slim fit garments.




Inverted Triangle:

This Body type is similar to Trapezoid which has broad shoulders and chest, but narrow waist and hips. Which means your body is wider on your upper part than your lower. This body type is mostly seen in athletics. When dressing this body type there is not balance between your top and bottom portion.


Styles Recommended For Inverted triangle Body Types:

Wear straight or relaxed fits that will balance your board shoulders.

Wear v neck tees which will narrow your broader shoulders.

Wear graphics tees which gives focus to the stomach area rather than your wider shoulder


Styles To Avoid:

Scoop necklines which will make your shoulder look wider.

Don’t go for skinny fits.






Once you figure out what kind of body shape you have, start with the simple basic silhouette as a starting point to understand what clothes look good on you.


Now, are you curious to find out what’s your body type? We'd love to hear from you! Leave any questions in the comment section.

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