MALE BODY SHAPES: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FIGURE!
Body shapes are not just a women’s issue, men are also affected by this subject. For men, there are three main types of body shapes: V body shape, H body shape and O body shape. Discover them without further delay and follow our invaluable fashion tips.
MALE BODY SHAPE: H BODY SHAPE
If you have an H body shape, you have square shoulders and your pelvis is the same width as your shoulders. In this case, it will be enough to balance out your masculine figure by bringing less volume to your shoulders and your pelvis.
H BODY SHAPE: HOW TO DRESS WELL?
A man with a H body shape should (ideally) wear semi-fitted clothing. In term of collars, you can favour Mao collars but also Windsor collars. With regard to jackets, you can opt for comfortable double-slit jackets that will emphasise your waist and ensure a slimmer, structured figure. A male H body shape can also opt for printed sweaters to bring additional build. Another piece of clothing not to be neglected, outerwear such as coats and jackets, should be long or even mid-length. As for the trousers, don’t hesitate to opt for low waists and to play with tone-on-tone to attract the attention towards the chest. As for the accessories, have fun: take out your most stylish hat or original glasses.
H BODY SHAPE: TRAPS TO AVOID TO SUCCEED IN DRESSING WELL
For a H body shape, you should go great lengths to avoid tight clothes which are likely to break up your masculine figure. You can also say no to high-waisted trousers, instead, favour straight and fitted cuts. Loose cuts should also be banished from the wardrobe of a male H body shape, confirms our Personal Shopper. If you have a slim figure, favour bright colours over dark colours. To avoid squaring your shoulders too much, set aside heavily structured jackets that will bring extra volume to your shoulders, which is not the desired effect for a H body shape.
H BODY SHAPE: OUR MEN’S OUTFIT IDEAS
Whether you have a BCBG, casual chic style of dress or a sportswear style, every look can be made to suit you with low-rise straight jeans. If you want to adopt a sportswear style, go for on-trend trainers, a semi-fitted blazer without epaulets and a turtleneck sweater. As for accessories, go for round glasses, the fashion trend of the moment. Finally, be assured that our Personal Shopper will be delighted to bring you more advice on your male H body shape.
MALE BODY SHAPE: V BODY SHAPE
This type of male body shape is different from the others because men who have this figure have a broad chest and shoulders compared to a relatively narrow waist and lower body. The V body shape requires balancing out, as men with this shape have slim legs and an imposing chest.
V BODY SHAPE: HOW TO DRESS WELL?
To balance the overall look of a male figure with a V body shape, we must minimise broad shoulders and bring volume to the pelvis to enhance your figure. Upper body clothing will be adjusted to highlight the build. In this sense, the fitted jacket is ideal because it will highlight your shoulders without weighing down the male figure. Tops such as t-shirts or sweaters with straight cuts and V-necks are perfectly suited to the V body shape. Indeed, they lengthen the figure in an efficient and trendy way. Regarding colours, choose plain and non-patterned colours such as shirts that are tailored at the waist. They will fit your chest without becoming too tight-fitting and accentuate the frame of your chest.
For male figures with thin legs, belted trousers and slim-fitting jeans with patterns such as prints or vertical lines are highly recommended. In contrast, male figures with muscular legs favour straight jeans. Regarding accessories, opt for a sleek watch, an essential for a chic and sophisticated men’s outfit.
V BODY SHAPE: TRAPS TO AVOID TO SUCCEED IN DRESSING WELL
V body shapes must avoid shoulder pads on jackets, but also jackets that only serve to accentuate the imposing size of his chest. Outerwear should not be long, as it may risk compressing the figure. Therefore, choose coats that do not exceed your mid-thighs. Regarding tops, avoid tight-fitting materials that will accentuate your chest.
V BODY SHAPE: OUR MEN’S OUTFIT IDEAS
No matter what your dress style is, our image advisers will guide you throughout your shopping trip to offer you a makeover that will complement your V body shape. Image consulting is essential to help you understand your expectations and needs in terms of men’s outfits. Our certified fashion stylists will be happy to offer different looks to satisfy all your desires. Our man-made idea for a trendy V-shape: a denim jacket, black V-neck T-shirt and Prince of Wales trousers that will add a touch of originality to your look.
MALE BODY SHAPE: O BODY SHAPE
An O body shape means that you have rounded shoulders and that your pelvis is around the same width as your shoulders. Here, the challenge will be to structure your male figure by minimising the pelvis and bringing more build to your shoulders.
O BODY SHAPE: HOW TO DRESS WELL?
A man with an O body shape must primarily structure his shoulders. For that, do not hesitate to play with fitted jackets or semi-fitted shirts. Favour straight cuts to bring a squarer shape to your shoulders and opt for tops that stop at your pelvis to enhance your figure.
O BODY SHAPE: TRAPS TO AVOID TO SUCCEED IN DRESSING WELL
A man with an O body shape should avoid large clothing but also small patterns, which will tend to compact the figure. As for the bottom, slim-fitting trousers will not flatter you. In terms of fabrics, bet on leather but also on faux leather, which will mould your figure and bring volume. With a male O body shape, there’s no need to camouflage yourself behind loose and formless clothes, so, don’t attempt to wear oversize looks.
O BODY SHAPE: OUR MEN’S OUTFIT IDEAS
Whatever your dress style, our image consultants will accompany you throughout your shopping trip with their invaluable fashion tips. Your preferences in terms of men’s clothing style, your personality and your needs will be taken into consideration in order to establish a look that suits you through different male outfit ideas. For example, our certified fashion designer may recommend that you wear a stunning black jacket with a solid V neck sweater and straight trousers for a trendy casual look. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with them via The Village Outlet website and application!