T-shirts are shaped like exactly as the name implies: a T. But in women’s case, t-shirts are not shaped like straight Ts, for obvious reasons. Since there are a lot of female body shapes, the t-shirts are available in different styles too so that they can accentuate the women’s bodies in the best possible way.
Here, I’ve assembled a list of different female body types and what kind of t-shirt will suit best for them. Let’s see what they are:
An hourglass figure is very proportional in nature with wide hips and chest area accompanying a slimmer waist line. An ideal hourglass figure’s hips and bust are almost exactly the same width while the waist is at least 8-10 inch slimmer.
For this body shape, a typical women’s t-shirt might do the job. If you want a straight t-shirt, find the one with a lighter fabric so that it clings to your slimmest body part and compliments your figure. A little tip: shorter t-shirts are more flattering for an hourglass figure.
Women who have a similar hip and bust width but their waists are less than 8 inches slimmer are considered to be of a banana figure. Their bodies are almost straight from to top to bottom.
Now, these women have two choices: They can either show off their slim, athletic build by wearing a tight fitting straight t-shirt or if they want to look more feminine, they can choose t-shirts that have a nipped waist.
Pear Shaped Figure:
As you probably have guessed, the women who have a pear shaped body tend to have a small chest area as compared to their hip measurement. Their waist is usually more than 10 inches slimmer than their hips. This kind of proportion makes their bodies look like a pear.
The t-shirts that go best with this kind of body are short and body-fitting to really accentuate their slim upper body and their hem should fall shortly below the waist line so that a horizontal line at the widest part of the hips can be avoided. If the t-shirts have cap sleeves, that’s even better because it will show off the woman’s slim arms.
Apple figure is the opposite of the pear shaped body. Women with apple figure have a larger bust are than their hips with waist that measures less than 8 inches than the hip measurement.
For this kind of figure, straight v-neck shirts or t-shirts with an A-line shape work the best. The reason behind it is that longer t-shirts that have flair at the hem tend to make the hips look bigger than their actual measurement and it makes the body look really flattering.
So, these are the general t-shirts that work for different body shapes. You can experiment with them and see for yourself which one suits your body type. Maybe your body looks better in a straight t-shirt than it looks in a t-shirt with a nipped waist. In the end, it’s your choice whichever one works best for your body type is fine.