Guide to Choosing the Right Top Regardless of Your Body Type

Guide to Choosing the Right Top Regardless of Your Body Type

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of clothing, only to try it on and feel disappointed that it did not look as good on you, compared to the in-store mannequin or in the advertisement?

Well, know that the problem is not with you.

Here’s an explanation why and how you can choose the clothes that look flattering every single time, no matter what shape and size you are.

Clothes interact differently depending on body shape

The shape of the human body can’t be reduced to a binary description of fit or unfit. In fact, fashion designers commonly recognise five general body shapes: oval, triangle, rectangle, rhomboid, and the inverted triangle.

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If a piece of apparel does not look very good on you, it is very possible that it just isn’t flattering for your body type. This isn’t any fault of yours, nor is there any deficiency on your part. You’re just different and need to find something that suits you better.

So if you’ve been hesitant to buy athleisure, thinking that only superhuman athletes would look good in them, then we invite you to read on and discover the right apparel that would fit you and your lifestyle.

Cut has the biggest impact on how a top wears

A well-fitting top with a flattering cut is probably the most important factor in dressing well. This is because a clothing’s cut can help to accentuate areas that you are proud of and hide parts that you prefer to blend in the background. This allows you to look your best, regardless of your body shape.

Even if you think you are not in the best shape, you do not need to hide your curves behind baggy clothes. Instead, you could opt for clothes that help narrow the bulky parts of your torso, adding to the perception of being strong yet streamlined.

Colour: The most eye-catching part of your outfit

After you’ve selected appropriately flattering clothes, the next decision you need to make is what colour to choose.

Colours like Redwood, Saddle, and Olive are flashy, which are great if you want to draw attention to yourself. Alternatively, you could choose more muted colours like Ash Navy, Walnut and Deep Ocean for a more understated, stylish look. 

Bonus points if the colours you wear aren’t the typical white, black, or primary colours. A tastefully chosen palette can give you the added advantage of looking more sophisticated.

Great for all body types

Now that you understand the science of how clothes interact with our bodies, you might wonder what would be examples of practical apparel that help you achieve what you set out to do, while being versatile enough to be flattering for the widest range of body types.

The new Interval Logo Tee comes in a casual, relaxed fit, which looks good on people with arms of all sizes, while hiding any additional torso bulk.

With its breathable 4-way stretch material, the Interval Logo Tee keeps you comfortable all day while helping you still look sharp and well put together.

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Another option you can consider is the Apex Curved Hem Tee, whose namesake provides added freedom of movement during workouts where mobility is crucial. The extra fabric provides more coverage to hide the curves of those with Oval and Triangle body shapes.

In addition to having 4-way stretch and lightweight features, this performance-oriented top comes with anti-bacterial and sweat-wicking properties. This ensures you would be as dry and odour-free as possible during the sweatiest of activities.

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Finally, for those with physiques akin to the Inverted Triangle or Rhomboid and prefer something more figure-hugging, the Resurge Muscle Tee II has got you covered. It is a classic slim fit tee levelled up with stitching details.

Designed as an everyday go-anywhere top, we took our sweat-wicking 4-way stretch fabrics and added a peached finish for added comfort.

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Level up your wardrobe today

Customers expect a lot from performance apparel these days – and rightly so.

Everyday, every wear.Everyday, every wear.

First and foremost, outfits must fulfil their utilitarian function of being well-fitting, and perform their intended purpose of providing adequate protection and mobility. But beyond that, they also need to be flattering and help wearers present their best selves to the world.

At Kydra, we’ve always sought to accomplish both of these goals, not just for fitspos but for everyday heroes and heroines as well. Each new product launch expands our line of apparel to be even more inclusive and serve a wider demographic.

Go ahead; we’re sure you’ll find something that fits you to a tee.

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