Diamond ShapedStyle Tips for Your Body Shape


The diamond body shape is similar to the apple shape, except that your tummy sits higher up than an apple, and your profile side-on may be slimmer. You may carry some weight in your upper legs, while your arms tend to be slender.

For a flattering silhouette, you may want to try to define your waist better while adding volume to your shoulders to balance out your hips. Look for women's clothes that may elongate your body as well.



Contrary to what some may believe, there is a large range of tops that the diamond body type can wear that are visually pleasing.

  • Low necklines
  • Bright colours/soft, loose material
  • Belted waists
  • Capped or puffed sleeves
  • Tight fabrics
  • Puffy or bulky material
  • Empire waist tops


The key objective here is to slim down your lower body with the right pieces.

  • Dark colours
  • Relaxed or straight fit bottoms with high or large pockets
  • Straight, flare or gather skirts
  • Baggy and shapeless bottoms
  • High waisted pants
  • Clingy skirts or dresses


With one of your best assets being your slender and shapely calves, almost all shoes will look flattering on you.

  • Stretchy boots that end around mid-calf
  • Strappy sandals
  • Dark colours to match pants for elongation
  • Chunky platforms
  • Overly delicate styles
  • High stilettos


  • Draw attention to your bust while slimming the midriff and tights with an asymmetric neckline or A-line skirt.

  • Two-tone pieces with a light coloured bust and dark lower half.

  • Play with embellishments and ruffles around the bust, legs or wherever attention is desired.

  • One piece swimsuits offer ample coverage and support of the midriff.


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