The I body shape is characterised by a long lean body, shoulders are similar to hips, though sometimes marginally wider, (but never linebacker).
There isn’t a particularly defied waist, many describe themselves as boyish. Here are 3 examples.
How to dress your I shape body:
- If you want to create more curves, look for volume or detail in the areas you want to enhance.
- Layers can work well, as can flounces and volume. Trapeze styles work on your frame.
- If you have a longer neck, high neck tops work well for you, crews, turtle and boat necks are all great options.
- You don’t need to shy away from horizontal stripes.
- Double breasted styles can work well for, whether in jackets or coats.
- Trench coats are ideal for your shape. Any sort of belted jacket or coat should work on you.
- Jeans can be wide, skinny or straight, bootleg can also work.
- If you have a flat bottom look for flaps on back pockets. You can also wear jeans with pockets that sit on the outside, or pocket detail on the hips.
- You can rock the cargo pant too, pockets on thighs will add extra shape.
- Don’t shy away from trousers that are lighter than your tops.
- Skirts can come in many shapes, from tulips to straight, circle, gypsy and flared. Pleats and gathers work for you too.
- Shift dresses can look gorgeous, also try shirt dresses and empire-baby-doll styles, though you’ll most likely find that styles like wrap dresses don’t work so well as you are too straight for their curve loving shape.
- Try prints and patterns to add extra shape, don’t shy away from either swirls or even geometrics.
- If you like sharply tailored styles, button-up shirts with collars will fit your shape and flatter.
- Tops with volume and banded hems can work.
- Avoid clothes that really need curves to fill them out.
- Avoid chunky heeled shoes, they will appear to weigh you down.
Celebrities with I shaped bodies include Cameron Diaz, Rachel Zoe, Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman.
Here is more about dressing your I shape.