The Body Shape Guide You Haven’t Seen Yet

Illustrated by Laura Callaghan.
Season after season, women's magazines and online publications try to tell you how to dress for your specific body type — we've been guilty of it, too. But this time around, we heard you loud and clear: You're sick of having your figure compared to a fruit or a time-telling implement or a... lollipop? And we understand why. There aren't just 10 or 12 or 15 body shapes out there, and no two bodies are the same. So why should we act like they are?
To prove to you that no two are alike (and since we don't have the time or resources to cater to each and every one of you personally), we took a survey of R29 staffers and had them tell us how they would describe their own shapes, fruits and vegetables aside. The results were as specific as "Kardashian-lite" and "Mason Pearson hairbrush" — but what's important is that we're letting the ladies themselves do the describing. From there, we've offered our suggestions for clothes that best celebrate these women.
We hope you can see a little bit of yourself in some of the surveyed folks ahead, because we offered some sick styling tips to suit each one. Click on to shop by shape like never before, and feel free to let us know in the comments how you would describe your figure, so we can tackle it in the next go-round.