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Sustainable Fashion For All: Green And Gorgeous Outfit Ideas For Every Body Type

What’s your body type? How do you choose the best sustainable outfit to accentuate your curves? Read all about sustainable fashion for all body types here.

Have you ever wondered how that one outfit always steals you so many compliments? Even you love your silhouette in the mirror when you are wearing it. But what makes it so good?

The answer to this mystery lies in two words: “Body Shapes”

Yes, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but we humans are suckers when it comes to visual balance. We like seeing all things in a specific proportion. And that is why you may think that specific cuts and shapes don’t suit you, right?

Well, lo and behold! At the Swiss Impact Store, we believe sustainable fashion is for everyone. Not only is it good for the planet and every creature living in it, but we also strive to make sustainable fashion suitable for everyone.

So whether you are an hourglass goddess or an apple-shaped babe, we’ll find the outfit that would compliment your natural curve and bring out the best in you.

What are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!

But How Do I Figure Out My Body Type?

Yes, I know. So many of us don’t have our body shape and size figured out yet.

Not a problem.

Read below for the easiest and most straightforward way to use a measuring tape to find out your body type:

Anne Hathaway at Cannes Film Festival

1. Rectangle

Shoulders = Bust = waist = hips

We refer to this body type as an athletic one. It is generally petite, straight, and not too heavy on the curves.

Celebrity for inspiration: Anne Hathaway

Beyoncé Wore Dolce & Gabbana & Retrofête To The Oscar Gold After-Party

2. Hourglass

Shoulders = bust = hips > waist

Hourglass figures showcase a prominent curve at the waist with fuller busts and hips.

Celebrity for inspiration: Beyonce

Kim Kardashian

3. Pear

Hips > waist, bust > shoulders

Also known as a triangle, a pear body has hips as its most prominent feature.

Celebrity for inspiration: Kim Kardashian

LOS ANGELES - Angelina Jolie Pitt

4. Strawberry

Shoulders = bust > hips

The strawberry shape is the opposite of the pear shape. Here the shoulders are the widest, with smaller hips and slender legs.

Celebrity for inspiration: Angelina Jolie

Melissa McCarthy

5. Apple

Bust = waist

Apple-shaped bodies feature a full waist and busts with comparatively slender ankles.

Celebrity for inspiration: Melissa McCarthy

So How Do I Choose My Outfit According To My Body Type?

SiS has got you covered. Below we list some game-changing tips to dress according to your body type, plus bonus sustainable outfit recommendations.

So keep reading!

1. Sustainable Fashion For Rectangle Body Shape

If you have a rectangular body shape, congratulations! Your body is the easiest to dress and versatile enough to look good in almost all outfits. But to create a visual balance, you may need to bring out the curves on your waistline. Here are some tips that will help you do just that:

Sustainable fashion tips:

  • First up, let’s talk about creating the illusion of curves. One way to do this is to go for pieces with ruffles, pleats, or a gathering at the waistline. This can give the illusion of a more defined waist and create the illusion of curves. Another option is to go for dresses or tops with a peplum or flare at the bottom, which can help balance your figure and create a more defined waist.
  • Another way to add some shape to your outfit is to play with layering. Try wearing a crop top or a fitted shirt with a jacket or cardigan over it. This can add some dimension and depth to your outfit, creating the illusion of curves in all the right places.
  • When it comes to bottoms, opt for high-waisted pants or skirts that cinch in at the waist. This can create a more defined waistline and add shape to your hips and thighs. You can also wear a belt over your outfits to create a more defined waist.
  • Finally, don’t be afraid to play with accessories! Adding a statement necklace or a scarf can draw the eye to your upper body. And don’t forget about shoes – wearing heels can help elongate your legs and create a more balanced silhouette.
  • You should steer clear of body-hugging outfits because they make you look straighter. But if you love a straight-cut silhouette, we say, “Go ahead and wear what you love!”

So, embrace your rectangular shape and have fun experimenting with different styles and outfits! With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create the illusion of curves and feel confident and stylish in sustainable fashion.

SiS’s top wardrobe picks:

2. Sustainable Fashion For Hourglass Body Type

Hourglass divas are born with a sexy-AF body! They are naturally gifted with curves in all the right places! If you are blessed with an hourglass shape, your outfit goal is to choose the ones that flatter your curves. Here are some tips that might help:

Sustainable fashion tips:

  • Highlight your waistline with form-fitting tops and dresses. Wrap dresses and tops, in particular, are great for cinching in your waist and accentuating your curves.
  • Don’t be afraid to play with different silhouettes to show your figure. Bodycon dresses and fitted tops will hug your curves, while A-line skirts and dresses can balance out your proportions. And if you’re feeling daring, try a cropped top to show off that tiny waist!
  • When it comes to fabrics, look for ones that will enhance your curves. Stretchy materials like spandex and elastane can offer a comfortable fit while accentuating your shape. Opt for bold prints and patterns to draw attention to your curves, or keep it simple with solid colours that flatter your figure.
  • Remember, dressing sustainably doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. With these tips and tricks, you can show off your hourglass figure while doing your part for the planet!

SiS’s top wardrobe picks:

Sustainable Fashion For Pear Body Type

Ah, the lovely pear-shaped body! The truth is, your body shape is something to celebrate! You have a beautifully defined waist and runway-ready curves. The only challenge is dressing in a way that highlights your best features and makes you feel confident and comfortable.

Sustainable fashion tips:

  • Emphasize your upper body: To balance out your proportions, draw attention to your upper body. This could mean wearing tops with interesting details like ruffles, statement sleeves, or bold prints. V-neck or off-the-shoulder tops are also great options, as they draw the eye upward.
  • Show off your waist: Don’t hide your waist under baggy clothing! Instead, opt for dresses and tops that cinch at the waist or are fitted in that area. This will accentuate your curves and create a flattering silhouette.
  • Choose the right bottoms: When it comes to pants and skirts, look for styles that elongate your legs and create a streamlined look. A-line skirts and wide-leg pants are perfect, as they balance out your hips and create a more even proportion.
  • Experiment with colour and pattern: Don’t be afraid to play with different colours and patterns! Bold, bright colours can add a pop of fun to your outfit, while prints like stripes or polka dots can draw attention to your best features.
  • Outfits that may not flatter your beautiful curves are skirts and bias cuts. Also, try to avoid heavy embellishments across your bottoms and low-waist jeans.

Remember, the key to feeling confident in your outfit is to wear what makes you feel good. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your style!

SiS’s top wardrobe picks:

4. Sustainable Fashion For Strawberry Body Type

If you have a strawberry body shape, you may have broader shoulders and a narrower hip and thigh area. This body type is also known as an inverted triangle shape. Dressing for this body type is all about creating balance and accentuating your assets. Here are some tips and tricks to help you style your strawberry body shape.

Sustainable fashion tips:

  • Highlight your lower half: Since your shoulders are broader, you can create balance by focusing on your lower half. Opt for skirts or pants with a flared hemline or more fitted around your hips and thighs. This will help create the illusion of a more hourglass figure.
  • Go for V-necklines: V-necklines are perfect for strawberry body types since they can help elongate your neck and draw attention away from your shoulders. You can also opt for tops with a scoop neckline or boat neck.
  • Accessorize wisely: Accessories can help create the illusion of a more balanced figure. For instance, statement earrings or a chunky necklace can draw attention to your neckline and away from your shoulders.
  • Embrace wrap dresses: Wrap dresses are perfect for strawberry body types since they help create a more defined waistline. Opt for dresses with a flared hemline or a flowy skirt to create balance.
  • Choose the right jackets: Jackets with a cinched waist or a peplum can help create an hourglass silhouette. You can also opt for jackets with structured shoulders to balance your frame.
  • Create more detail in your lower half: Focus any embellishments or detailings in your lower half and avoid them in your top.

A strawberry-shaped body stays true to its name. It’s sweet, tangy, and loved by all. Play with sustainable fashion to see what makes you most confident, and stick to it!

SiS’s top wardrobe picks:

5. Sustainable Fashion For Apple Body Type

Oh, the gorgeous legs apple body types have! Something to die for, right? But many apple-shaped divas struggle to find outfits that flatter their natural form. We wonder why!

Here are some tips that’ll come in handy.

Sustainable fashion tips:

  • Opt for clothing that draws attention away from your midsection. This can be achieved by wearing V-neck or scoop-neck clothes, creating a flattering vertical line that elongates your torso. A-line dresses and tops flowing over your stomach can also be flattering.
  • Avoid clothes that cling too tightly to your midsection; opt for items that drape loosely over your body. Loose, flowy tops paired with skinny jeans or leggings can be a great outfit for apple-shaped bodies.
  • Accessorize to draw attention to your amazing legs and arms! Statement jewellery, such as big, bold earrings or necklaces, can draw the eye upward towards your gorgeous face, while a pair of killer heels can help elongate your legs.

And lastly, remember that confidence is key! Whatever you wear, make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. You are beautiful just the way you are, and we can’t wait to see you rock your apple-shaped body with style and confidence!

SiS’s top wardrobe picks:


Imagine a world where sustainable fashion isn’t just a trend but a way of life. Where every piece of clothing you wear makes a positive impact on the planet and society. Where your wardrobe not only makes you feel confident and beautiful but also helps you to be a superhero in the fight against climate change.

By making mindful choices about what we wear and buy, we can create a world where fashion is both sustainable and stylish. And it all starts with our own personal choices.

So, whether you’re a pear, apple, hourglass, or rectangle, there are sustainable outfit choices for every body type. It’s all about finding what makes you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to take on the world.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles, colours, and patterns. And remember, sustainable fashion is not just about the clothes; it’s about the impact you make with your choices.

So, let’s take a pledge to choose sustainable fashion and create a better world for ourselves and future generations. And to help you get started, visit the Swiss Impact Store for a vast collection of sustainable outfit choices for every body type.

Together, let’s make sustainability the new fashion statement!

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Making Sustainable Lifestyle Transformation Easy

SiS is more than a simple e-commerce platform. Our mission is to encourage, help, and inspire people to look for sustainable sourcing, reduce production waste, carbon footprint, and make conscious choices.

Whether you’re on the hunt for sustainable clothingclean beauty, or ethical homeware, our team has done the hard work for you, carefully screening brands before ever being displayed at SIS.

So all that’s left for you is to shop with peace of mind.