How To Dress Like Your Celebrity Doppelgänger

There are a few different ways to identify what kind of body type you have. Imagining picks from the produce aisle — pears, apples, carrots — as you stand in front of the mirror is one. Looking to a famous body double is another. After all, once you can recognize someone else with a figure like your own, it's easy to dissect what works, what doesn't, and what your closet is missing. And, the answers often lie right on the red carpet.

The celebrities in our slides not only fit the bill as far as our usual 11 body types go, they’re also pros at dressing amazingly. Be it through the help of a stylist or simply having access to the best of the best, they exemplify both the ability to dress to flatter their frames and also to not give a damn about the rules. In other words, they know how to create balance among their more generous assets, but they're not afraid to show off their shape in a bold, unapologetic way. Ahead, we break down the dressing-for-your-body-type tips from some of Hollywood's best-dressed power players.
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You've got the long, lean muscles of a dancer. But, what's more, you're tall. Like, runway-walker tall. In fact, the supermodel below was the inspiration for this frame.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Karlie Kloss
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Baggy and oversized are not the kind of clothing that easily complement every shape. But, your frame naturally lends itself to pulling off a bit of borrowed-from-the-boys slouch. Maintain some balance though this look by pairing a midriff-baring crop top with an oversized, low-rise pant.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
In general, you're a slim lady but you have super-long limbs, too. So, play that up in your outfits. Go over-the-top with embellishment, fabric details, and shapes because your frame can handle it. Bonus: Keep the heels at home should you prefer a flat sandal, like Kloss'.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Do a little of red carpet photo-digging and you'll find proof that Kloss loves a high neckline. And, it's no wonder. A halter lays especially well on someone who already has a long, swan-like neck. It lengthens her stature even further.
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The trademark of this frame is that you hold the majority of your weight toward the center of your body, and comparatively, your limbs are much smaller. In general, we tend to recommend pieces for this frame that don’t draw direct attention toward your middle, but rather, create allover symmetry.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Melissa McCarthy
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Over the past couple years, you’d be hard-pressed to find a designer who hasn’t created a graphic print dress. But, the style is not only widely popular; as McCarthy shows us here, it’s incredibly flattering. The mixture of lines and prints — especially in diagonal lines across the midsection — help strike balance amongst your frame.
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEImages.
Cropped jackets on apple shapes — and especially on petite ones, like the 5-foot-2 actress — will only add additional volume to your middle. Long, lean, streamlined jackets that pass the hip are so your jam.
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Photo: Photo Jim Smeal/BEImages.
Be it dresses or skirts, look for silhouettes that have a full shape on the bottom. The waistband should land above the widest part of your stomach and the rest of your ensemble can remain slim-fit so as to show off, never hide, your shape.
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The majority of your curves are in your hips, butt, and thighs. And, they're only further accented by the fact that you're also petite on top, with slim shoulders and a smaller chest.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
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Photo: Alo Ceballos/GC Images.
Off-the-shoulder tops are not only flirty and on-trend, they also give the appearance of more width across the top half of your body and create more symmetry with your ample bottom.
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Photo: Alo Ceballos/GC Images.
We know Beyoncé loves a great bomber jacket, but there's also an underlying reason why they look so great on her. This classic style gives your upper body more volume and balances proportions below. Furthermore, the banded bottom will hug your naturally slim waist.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX_Shutterstock.
When dressing for a formal affair — say, an appearance at the MTV Music Awards — a flared or mermaid-skirt gown lays especially well on you. The widening at the bottom of the hem helps to offset the curve in your backside.
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An hourglass figure is really one of the most symmetrical of the bunch. You typically have an ample bust and booty, and slim waist in-between. It's the classic pin-up look, but of course, you probably already knew that.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Kim Kardashian-West
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Just a peek of midsection highlights your smallest area and flatters your curves, too.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX_Shutterstock.
Oversized silhouettes don't have to swallow your curvy frame. But, if you do choose a powerful shape — like Kardashian's wide-leg pants or floor-length vest — leave another body part bare to counter all that fabric. In this case, it's her sleeveless arms and whisper-thin tank.
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Photo: Beretta/Sims/REX_Shutterstock.
When it comes to the basics, like jeans and tees, keep both clean, simple, and slim to show off your shape. A boxier top or boyfriend jean might make for an alternative, but keep in mind that you won't be able to see your shape as clearly. It's all a matter of what's most comfortable.
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Yours is the body type with the fewest curves, regardless of your actual size. Your chest, waist, and hips all hit about the same place as far as measurements go.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Tilda Swinton
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
For the bravest souls, trying a silhouette that mimics your shape to a T, like this rectangular, horizontal-striped creation.
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Embrace the androgynous vibes of a less-curvy frame in tailored separates. Get creative with clashing fabrics, colors, or a peek of skin (via sheer fabrics or a low neckline) if you're up for it.
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Photo: James McCauley/REX_Shutterstock.
However, if you decide to counter your natural shape, go big or go home. Swinton's hourglass-creating gown plays up her curves in an exaggerated, ladylike shape.
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Small Chest
Quite a few different body types on this list may have a small chest, but for someone who fits this description, there are a few similarities as far as what you may be looking for. Namely, freedom to embrace your petite top and wear silhouettes that don't require a bra, as well as opportunities to fill yourself out and balance proportions.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Lena Dunham
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Go deep, as in plunging necklines or even an open back. Your body type has the freedom to go without a bra. Take advantage and play around with creative, even risqué, strap and neckline situations.
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEImages.
Statement patterns bring focus to your upper half. You may not be blessed with ample cleavage, but there's no reason not to highlight this section of your body with beautiful, attention-grabbing patterns and materials.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
Befriend anything with a button-front and then fasten it all the way for a polished look that can be paired with anything (even Dunham's full, puffy couture skirt). It's a look that's more challenging on a frame bustier than yours.
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Your largest measurement is up top, around your bust. And, no matter what your clothing size, the rest of your frame is smaller. Normally, this also means you have slim hips that are similar in width to your waist.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Kate Upton
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Photo: Fred Duval/FilmMagic.
Clashing prints head-to-toe are busy in a good way. They create a flow of color and pattern across your whole body, not just on one part (usually the prominent part) of your frame. If you’re hoping to highlight your bust, choose a lighter colored pattern for the top. If you’re looking to minimize, go for darks.
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Photo: Jonathan Hordle/REX_Shutterstock.
A common gripe for the girl with big boobs is the potato sack syndrome. It’s the occurrence that happens when your outfit shows off no distinction between your shoulders, chest, waist, and hips. So, shop for styles with a cinched midsection. It can be as defined as the sash across Upton’s waist or a loose D-ring belt that pulls in your center.
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Photo: Beretta/Sims/REX_Shutterstock.
We swear by the style tip that V-necks are incredibly flattering on a busty frame. They elongate your neckline and show off some cleavage (why not?). Even a layered V-neck look like this one will do the trick, especially if you prefer some more coverage.
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Petite & Compact
Okay, so you're a pretty small lady. But, even if you stand under 5-foot-4, are slender, and only have a small amount of curves, your closet possibilities are far from limited.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Hayden Panettiere
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Photo: Richard Young/REX_Shutterstock.
A mini, printed dress is the petite woman's bread and butter. The short length makes your legs look longer, and a bold, graphic, all-over print makes the most impact with just one clothing item, rather than piling on the fabric.
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It may be challenging for a petite lady to wear monochrome, as you don't want to look like you're overwhelmed by one shade. But, breaking up the look just slightly with a touch of a lighter or deeper hue avoids this pitfall and helps create an elongated silhouette, like Panettiere's.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Expecting or not, this super deep neckline helps elongate the line of a petite body, especially when paired with a maxi gown. Don't be discouraged if you need to enlist a tailor to achieve the perfect length — most petite women do.
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Short Torso
Proportionally speaking, the top half of your frame is significantly smaller than your bottom. The downside: There’s less real estate (so to speak) above your waistline. The upside: Legs for days.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
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Photo: David Fisher/REX_Shutterstock.
Drop-waist dresses do exactly what the name promises. It drops the waist down and elongates short-torsos. Of course, being the fearless style star she is, Solange also opts for a low skirt with extra volume and ruffle.
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Don't let a tailored jacket overwhelm your shorter frame. Instead, dare to keep it open with a peek of skin that lengthens your neckline and décolletage. Also, choose a blazer length that hits below your hips so as to not emphasize your shorter waist.
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Choose a silhouette that will cinch below the bust, therefore camouflaging the start of your hips. Also, a long pencil skirt, like Solange’s here, is exactly the kind of awkward length that looks killer on someone with extra-long legs.
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Long Torso
As the opposite of the short-torso'd girl, your legs are shorter than your upper body. In fact, your celeb doppelgänger once described her body to InStyle as, "the torso of a tall woman and the lower body of a short woman." Couldn't have said it better ourselves.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Olivia Wilde
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Photo: Everett/REX_Shutterstock.
Statement shoulders bring attention to your torso, but they also broaden your frame. This width counters the natural length of your torso quite nicely.
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Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages.
Wilde is a big fan of band tees, but we especially love when she pairs them with something as formal as a tailored suit. Since her torso is long, she can wear a low- or mid-rise trouser and the half-tucked, oversized top will look intentional and cool — instead of sloppy or out of place.
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Look for designs that automatically accent a waist. It's okay if yours falls below it — this detail will fake waist placement and make your legs looks lengthier.
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Often referred to as an inverted triangle, the carrot body shape boasts broad shoulders, waist and hips that are similar in measurement, and slim legs and ankles.

Your Body Type Doppelgänger
Angelina Jolie
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
Since your shoulders are the widest part of your frame, look for tops with draped fabric that soften them. Anything with a defined or strong shoulder might widen your already wide proportions.
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Photo: Lucy Young/REX_Shutterstock.
Another way to balance a carrot frame is with a full pant. Choose something higher-waisted that will show off a slimmer middle section.
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Photo: REX_Shutterstock.
There's a reason why Jolie looked so amazing in her high slit at the 2012 Academy Awards. The strapless top of her gown let her strong shoulders shine, but the full skirt and deep slit added volume and width to her slimmer bottom half. Also, because she's Angelina.

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