Apples or Pears: Are you dressing appropriately for your body type?
by Staff
Take our fashion challenge quiz and find out if you can apply the right tips to help the hard to fit!

Marie is tall and thin. Stacy and Clinton want her to have a curvier, more balanced look. What type of fit should her clothes have?

  • close to the body
  • baggy
  • tight

How long should Marie's jackets be?

  • They should hit at the waist.
  • They should land above the waist.
  • They should drop below the waist.

If you are tall like Marie, how long should your skirts be?

  • above the Knee
  • at the knee or slightly below the knee
  • well below the knee

Mitsi is a bit short. Her clothes can look a bit baggy and sloppy at times. She wants a more sophisticated and more slender look. To help Mitsi look hip and slim, her skirts should:

  • flare out at the bottom
  • have a straight cut
  • sit low on her hips

True or False: Mitsi's thick-soled shoes elevate her and give her a taller look.

  • TRUE

Mai is on the short side and likes to show off her curves. Clinton and Stacy want to tone down her style and make her look more professional. What sort of jacket would be most flattering for Mai?

  • a jacket with a straight cut
  • a broad-shouldered jacket
  • a jacket that comes in at the sides

Amy tends to wear long shapeless dresses that she thinks de-emphasize her body. Stacy and Clinton want to create a hip-slimming look for her. Which trouser cut will look most slimming?

  • tight-fitting trousers
  • wide-legged trousers
  • trousers that flare at the bottom

Nancy dresses for comfort, not style. She is a bit larger on top than bottom, and Stacy and Clinton want to make those areas look more proportional. What sort of jacket should they fit her with?

  • a long, buttoned-down jacket that goes past the buttocks
  • a short, one-button jacket
  • a jacket that hits right above the hip

Laura is 33, but she still dresses like a kid. She is on the thin side, so the oversized clothes do not complement her. What sort of sweater would accomodate her chest?

  • a long V-neck sweater
  • a tight button-up sweater
  • a long sweater that flows well past the waist

Alana has a straight frame. Clinton and Stacy want her to have a curvier look that is also professional. They suggest a blazer with a specific cut to help create this fuller look. What is the jacket like?

  • It has a straight tailored look.
  • It is structured and comes in above the waist with a small flare at the hips.
  • It is wider in the shoulders and narrows at the waist.

Jaimee has well-balanced curves and tend to wear tight clothes that draw the wrong type of attention to her curves. Stacy and Clinton want to create a classy and classic look for her. What type of skirt would they recommend?

  • high-waisted skirt
  • short skirt
  • A-Line skirt

If you have an hourglass shape like Jaimee, how should you accentuate your small waist?

  • wear a wrap or belted dress
  • wear a double-breasted jacket
  • wear separates of different prints

Lisa has a funnel shape. This means that most of her weight is above the waist. What part of her body should Lisa try to show off?

  • shoulders
  • legs
  • breasts

If you have large breasts like Lisa, you should avoid:

  • wide belts
  • V-neck tops
  • long jackets

If the widest part of your body is below your waist, how should you draw more attention up top?

  • wear lighter colors on top and dark colors below the waist
  • wear wide-leg pants
  • wear pleated skirts

What type of jeans should you avoid if you have broad shoulders?

  • skinny jeans
  • boot cut jeans
  • trouser jeans

Jane is dressing for an interview and would like to hide her belly area. Stacy and Clinton suggest a dress and blazer. For the dress, what type of neckline do the duo recommend?

  • scoop neck
  • mock turtleneck
  • deep V-neck

Christina is planning a trip to the Caribbean and is swimsuit shopping. She has short legs, and would like to create an illusion of longer legs. What type of suit should Christina shop for?

  • one piece
  • bikini with a high cut bottom
  • a two piece with boy shorts

What type of jeans should you wear if you have thicker thighs?

  • skinny jeans
  • boot cut jeans
  • trouser jeans

Amanda has a very small frame and often wears ill-fitting clothes. To create a fuller look, what did Stacy and Clinton suggest?

  • a structured jacket hitting above the waist
  • a ribbed V-neck sweater
  • a structured jacket hitting below the waist