Here are some basics, it’s not a universal science but it works pretty well for the majority of us and stylists recommend it… So which clothes for which body types? Find your body type and discover what is the best for you.
1. The tall man
The most important tip for you is simple: add elements to break up the height. Bet on horizontal details (checks and windowpane fabrics are perfect, patterns, belts and defined jacket pockets). You can use stripes but only some which have weight in them such as chalk stripes because it will balance your height by creating an illusion of width.
To look more proportional, choose clothes with a ticket pocket, trousers with larger cuffs, pocket squares ... they will break up the vertical lines to get a proportional style.
If you want you can wear a hat to put a limit at your height and to finish your style. By wearing the best fitted clothes, people will pay attention to your personality and won't focus on your height.
First of all, you need an eye-catching style with bright or deep colors to attract attention and stretching your height. In contrary to the tall man, avoid horizontal lines which includes square pocket fold (so choose a double point fold). Opt for vertical lines and solid fabrics (but no textured solids such as plaids) which will catch the eye.
Always match your jackets and trousers for a dark or light style but never both at the same time which would visually cut you into 2 parts. But in any case, your jackets must be as short as possible meaning not longer than the bottom curve of the backside.
If you wish to wear a tie, opt for a colored pinstripe or a bright narrow one because both would guide the eyes upwards.
Your trousers must be worn natural waist and be accessorised with suspenders which will increase the length of your legs.
Finally, get some plain leather shoes for a stretching effect and to create a vertical line from head to toe.
First of all, avoid tight-fitting clothing which wouldn't be flattering as it's better to have a loose fit in the midsection rather than being tightened. In general, you should wear your jackets and trousers a bit loose. For a slimming effect, wear dark colors or warm colors as you can see in this article.
Attract the eye toward the face thanks to a slight taper at the waist of a jacket, but no large jackets which wouldn't flatter you by creating what we call the boxy effect. Also, two button jackets with a deep "V" are your best friend as they will stretch the chest! Finally you want to go for a single breasted suit, choose peak lapels to shape your chest.
Your trousers must be worn higher than the hips so it covers the belly instead of squeezing it.
4. The thin man
Always make sure that your shirts fit correctly and they fit different parts of your body such as the neck (2 finger allowed) and you can't slip your cluff on your wrists without unbuttoning them. To complete, go for double breasted jackets which will add texture in order to shape your body. Double pleated trousers will have the same effect so do not hesitate.
You can add accessories such as neckties, bow ties, watches or belts to finish your style and to attract attention to the right places!
Therefore you need to find tapered jackets to fit the shoulders and the waist. Remember to go for minimal paddings on the shoulders to smooth the silhouette out. Also, it is a bonus if the jacket is longer in the back as it helps to perfect the shape. One last advice, it is better to keep them on to cover your backside to minimise its prominence.
Opt for tapered, pleated trousers and wear them quite high or go for trousers with ample room in the seat which will have a bulking effect on your hips to balance your general bodybuilding.
6. The average sized man
As your body type is already quite well-balanced, there is nothing much to say. You have to know how to attract attention to certain parts of your body thanks to colors, textures, accessories, hairstyle... You can opt for unusual details and get the most of your fit by trying different styles and fittings. Try it on and be imaginative. But always dress neatly!
(For all of them, refer to the 2 types of advice)
The most important tip is about your jackets: First of all, dramatically reduce the paddings in your shoulders and choose thick stripes if you don't want plain colors. The pockets must be proportional to your shape and finally, generous lapels are very good for you as they will attract attention toward your face whilst stretching your height.
8. Tall and slender man
9. Short and heavy man
10. Short and thin man
I hope this article will be useful and you'll remember these tips,
Thank you guys!