Following the latest clothing trends in fashion magazines is always a great way to stay current, but the most popular and upcoming looks won’t look good if they don’t fit you well. Wearing clothing that compliments your body is the best way for you to look and feel confident in your clothing, so it is important to know what works on you.

If you have a pear shaped body, smaller on the top and bigger on the bottom, it is best for you to use layers to dress your body. If you wear a form fitting top with form fitting jeans, your bottom half will look larger than it actually is because there is no balance. Try throwing on a cardigan or a tunic instead to keep your look proportional.

If you have a larger upper body and a smaller lower body, you need to create balance in the opposite way of the pear figure. Wear form fitting tops with wide leg pants to create balance.

An apple shape is thin legs, delicate shoulders, and a rounder midsection. Your body is softer, and to counteract the lack of shape you need to create it by wearing structured and fitted tops to accentuate your best features. Wear a blazer with a peplum top with some skinny jeans to put your best assets forwards.

An athletic body is very slender and straight. You have a bit of a boxier shape because of lack of curves, so you want to wear clothing that will help give you shape like ruffles and halters to give you a more feminine shape.

An hourglass shape is a dream body type for any woman. Proportional and curvy, think Beyonce. Wear clothing that hugs your curves and outlines the contours of your body like pencil skirts and simple t-shirts. While an hourglass figure is very sexy and curvy,  the best way to emphasize that is by accentuating and covering it not by wearing revealing tops.

So know how to dress for your body type to look and feel confident in the season’s latest styles. Embrace what you have and love your body by dressing it well.