Body type dressing guidelines that create traditionally flattering outfit proportions are helpful, but not essential. Instead follow your own set of figure-flattering priorities. Choose proportions and fits that celebrate your body and style, not a generic standard.
We all have different figure-flattering priorities, and they evolve over time. It might be about looking streamlined, structured, and long in the leg. Or it might be about boxy cuts and volume in the right places. Follow yours and feel your best.
Outfits that are traditionally flattering and outfits that veer away from this standard can both be fabulous. The important thing is to go with the combinations that make you feel the most attractive, comfortable, at ease, and ready for the day.