How to Dress for the 8 Body Shape

The figure 8 body shape is characterized by a high hip. 

  • Shoulders tend to be curved
  • The shoulders and hips are similar in width
  • Bust size ranges from small to large
  • Well-defined waist
  • The widest part of the hip is higher, closer or at the belly button, whereas the widest part of the hip on the X or A is by the thighs
  • Tend to be short waisted due to high hips
  • Small waist suddenly juts out to high hip, giving it a shelf-like appearance

As the figure 8 body shape is generally balanced, it is important to maintain the balance in the upper and lower parts of the body while highlighting the waist without making her look wide.

  • Wear straight or tapered skirts and pants to keep the figure narrow
  • Opt for soft drapey fabrics that follow the body's natural curve
  • Look for tops and dresses with waist defining details
  • Open necklines such as scoop, v, off-the-shoulder, sweetheart for a big bust, while a round, boat or crew neck flatters a smaller bust
  • Avoid boxy or shapeless clothing that hides the waist
  • Avoid flared skirts or wide leg trousers

Floral Print Wrap Top


Peplum Blouse


Tunic Top


Leopard Print Tie Waist Blouse


Plaid Pencil Skirt


Satin Midi Skirt


Straight Fit Suit Skirt


Slim Fit Jeans


Wide Leg Jeans


Straight Leg Pant


Midi Bodycon Dress


Patterned Midi Dress


Belted Dress
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