The Best Spring Trends for Every Body Type

We don’t know about you, but we’re itching to ditch our winter coats and snow boots in favor of brighter, lighter spring clothes. But which new trends should we try? While anyone can wear what they please, we’ll be referring to this handy guide for the most flattering trend for different body types.

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If You're Tall...try A Statement Trench Coat

The classic tan trench is a staple that should be in pretty much every woman’s closet. But lately we’ve also been pining for some of the unexpected takes on the silhouette in cool prints, gorgeous colors or slightly sculptural silhouettes. While those can be overwhelming on a shorter frame, taller ladies have a little more room (literally) to pull off something a bit zanier.

Get the look: Elvi ($80); Lauren Ralph Lauren ($190); Dorothee Schumacher ($560)

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If You're An Hourglass...try A Belt Bag

If you’ve read it once, you’ve read it a million times: If your shape mimics that of an hourglass, a belt should be your best friend. This season, spice things up a little with a belt bag (aka a fashionable fanny pack). The key is to have it sit where a pair of high-waisted pants would. Any lower and it loses its waist-cinching effect.

Get the look: BP. ($32); Lovestrength ($130); Gucci ($1,100)

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If You're Pear-shaped...try Puff Sleeves

If last spring was all about off-the-shoulder, this spring is all about puff sleeves. When it comes to pear-shaped gals, we often advise balancing out a bigger butt and hip area with a little something something up top. In this case, that something something takes the form of super-pretty, feminine statement sleeves. 

Get the look: A.L.C. ($135); Lewit ($227); Rebecca Taylor ($295)

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If You're Apple-shaped...try A Utility Jumpsuit

We know and love jumpsuits, but this version is extra-special for ladies looking for a more defined waist. Slouchy and belted, utility jumpsuits have a loose fit (making them super-comfy) while still defining your midsection. This style typically has very little give, meaning it can be tough to find the right fit if you’ve got boobs or a butt, but if you’re more apple-shaped or straight up-and-down, try it with block-heel booties or even white sneakers. 

Get the look: Rachel by Rachel Roy ($159); PRPS ($338); Emporio Armani ($525)

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If You're Petite...try Side-stripe Pants

Looking to fake Karlie Kloss-like legs? Wear pants with a stripe (thin or wide) running down the side of your pants from your hip to your ankle. Side-stripe pants slim and lengthen the appearance of your legs by drawing the eye up and down. Plus, they just look really sporty and cool.

Get the look: Topshop ($90); BlankNYC ($98); Rag & Bone ($395)

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...