How to Dress Spoon Shaped Bodies

Jennifer Lopez dresses to flatter her spoon-shaped body.

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Women come in many different body shapes that make us unique. Hourglass-shaped women have a small waist and larger bust and hip area, while rectangle shapes have more of a boyish frame. Inverted triangles tend to be more top heavy around their chest and stomach areas, while spoon shapes are curvier around their hips and lower body. Dressing for your body shape is the trick to finding the most flattering clothes that will set you apart from the crowd.


Use color to balance your look. Color can be your best friend or your worst enemy. While soft pastels and light neutrals sometimes can create the illusion of a bulkier frame, dark shades do quite the opposite. Go bold with a bright top and keep things simple on your lower half. Pairing a bright top with dark denim pants will slim the appearance of your legs and keep the focus on your colorful top, therefore drawing the eye up toward your face.


Look for A-line styles. A classic A-line styled shirt or dress can do wonders to a spoon-shaped body. This style is ultra flattering on women with large hips and thighs because the eye goes immediately to the waistline, and for A-line dresses, the waistline is higher than your natural waist. The dress or shirt is tighter fitting near the chest and then loosely flares out as it goes down. This creates a flattering appearance over the lower body without drawing too much attention to your lower half.


Incorporate accessories. Adding a few accessories to your look can easily glam up any outfit. Scarves, necklaces and earrings help draw the eye up toward your upper body rather than to your hips and thighs. If your shirt is on the plain side, wearing a necklace or scarf takes the place of fabric embellishments and has the same effect as a more intricate top.

Tips & Tricks


The most flattering pant style for spoon-shaped women are boot-cut or flared styles. The slightly wider pant hem helps balance out the appearance of the body.

When shopping for skirts and pants, avoid styles with bulky side pockets, as they add unnecessary bulk to the lower half of the body.


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