Sweaters for the Body Types

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Have you ever seen a picture of a cute girl wearing an oversized sweater, holding a cup of coffee, sitting beside a pumpkin? These kinds of pictures seem to pop up a lot during autumn, so you decide to try it for yourself, but lo and behold, the sweater just doesn’t suit you.

Or maybe you’ve been online shopping, and you find this lovely cardigan that looks so sophisticated on the model, but then when it finally arrives and you try it on, it just ages you?

If you’ve been in either of those situations, or just in any situation where you thought a sweater would suit you but then it didn’t, then this post is for you!

Before we begin, I’d like to clarify that this post is about sweaters for the 13 body types. If you’re unfamiliar with this system, check out my body types test to find out which one you have.

Table of Contents

If you already know which body type you have, you can use this table of contents as a quick jump to your body type.

Romantic (R)
Theatrical Romantic (TR)
Dramatic (D)
Soft Dramatic (SD)
Classic (C)
Soft Classic (SC)
Dramatic Classic (DC)
Natural (N)
Soft Natural (SN)
Flamboyant Natural (FN)
Gamine (G)
Soft Gamine (SG)
Flamboyant Gamine (FG)

Romantic (R)

If you have the romantic body type, the lines of your body are curved, rounded, soft, and perhaps slightly wide or fleshy.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in a sweater:

  • Soft knits, or materials that are lightweight and can drape slightly.
  • Feminine details, such as waist emphasis or tapering towards the cuffs will suit your body. If a sweater doesn’t have waist emphasis, you can tuck it into high waisted pants or a skirt, or cinch in your waist with a belt.
  • Some slight rounded or intricate elements, such as round buttons or pattern details (such as openwork or lace knits) will suit you without looking too busy or fussy.

For more examples of romantic clothing and accessories, take a look at my romantic Pinterest board.

Theatrical Romantic (TR)

If you have the theatrical romantic body type, the lines of your body are delicate, curved, and soft, but you have some slight sharpness in your bone structure, possibly in a couple of facial features.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should go look for in a sweater:

  • Soft material, that is lightweight and can drape a bit. Not overly structured.
  • Waist emphasis. If a sweater doesn’t naturally have waist emphasis, you can achieve it by tucking it into high waisted pants or a skirt. Or you can tie a belt or scarf around your waist.
  • A slightly sharp element, such as a V-neck. This will match with the slight sharpness in your body, without looking too separate.
  • Delicate detailing, such as lace, small beaded applique, or intricate embroidery, can add a feminine and sophisticated touch to a sweater.

For more examples of theatrical romantic clothing and accessories, take a look at my theatrical romantic Pinterest board.

Dramatic (D)

If you have the dramatic body type, the lines of your body are long, structured, and angular, perhaps seeming very geometric.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in a sweater:

  • Stiff material that keeps its shape and doesn’t wrinkle easily.
  • A long silhouette, to match the visual length of your bone structure.
  • A long vertical line of color. Either a monochromatic look, or vertical stripes of color. Horizontal ones just break up your vertical line, which clashes with the visual length you have.
  • Sharp geometrics, such as V-necks or triangle shaped slits in the cut.

For more examples of dramatic clothing and accessories, take a look at my dramatic Pinterest board.

Soft Dramatic (SD)

If you have the soft dramatic body type, the lines of your body are pretty long and angular, though you have some added softness and roundness in some of your flesh and facial features.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Long lines, to match the visual length of your bone structure. Anything that ends too short will look like it’s cutting you off, so opt for something that’s on the long side.
  • Large, rounded elements, such as a draped cowl neckline, a stiff cowl neckline, or puffed sleeves. Be careful about sizing, as anything too small won’t be enough to match the energy of your body. Opt for large.
  • Stiff or soft fabric is up to you, but I would recommend going with something stiff, unless you’re going for a draped cowl neckline.

For more examples of soft dramatic clothing and accessories, take a look at my soft dramatic Pinterest board.

Classic (C)

If you have the classic body type, your body is made up blended lines, which are neither very sharp nor very soft. They’re balanced between the two.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Symmetrical silhouette, buttons, and pockets.
  • Smooth clean outlines.
  • A good fit, that is neither too tight nor too loose.
  • Fabric of a moderate stiffness and thickness. Neither too soft nor too structured. Not too thin nor too thick.

For more examples of classic clothing and accessories, take a look at my classic Pinterest board.

Soft Classic (SC)

If you have the soft classic body type, the lines of your body are balanced, but have slightly more roundness or softness than classic.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Symmetrical silhouette, buttons, and pockets.
  • Smooth, clean outlines.
  • Rounded elements, such as rounded collars, buttons, or sleeves.
  • Fabric of a moderate stiffness and thickness. Neither too soft nor too structured. Not too thin nor too thick. When erring on the side of caution, go with something slightly soft.

For more examples of soft classic clothing and accessories, take a look at my soft classic Pinterest board.

Dramatic Classic (DC)

If you have the dramatic classic body type, the lines of your body are balanced, but are slightly sharper than the lines of a classic.

Based on the photos above, here are the qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Symmetrical silhouette, buttons, and pockets.
  • Smooth, clean outline.
  • Some sharp elements, such as a square cut.
  • Moderate fabric and fit. Not too thin and soft nor too thick and chunky. Not too tight nor too oversized. To err on the side of caution, go with something with a bit of stiffness to it, rather than softness.

For more examples of dramatic classic clothing and accessories, take a look at my dramatic classic Pinterest board.

Natural (N)

If you have the natural body type, the lines of your body are broad, blunt, and can be fairly muscular or geometric.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Chunky, textured knits. Cables are great, as are textured stitches such as seed or rib stitches.
  • Large yarn or oversized fit.
  • Slightly long silhouette, and an overall boxy or loose shape.

For more examples of natural clothing and accessories, take a look at my natural Pinterest board.

Soft Natural (SN)

If you have the soft natural body type, the lines of your body are a combination of broad, blunt ones, and soft, rounded ones.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Soft yarn that can drape.
  • Slightly oversized or loose fit.
  • Textured details such as fuzzy yarns, or textured stitches.
  • Some waist emphasis, which can be achieved with a belt around the waist, or by doing a partial tuck into high waisted pants or skirts.

For more examples of soft natural clothing and accessories, take a look at my soft natural Pinterest board.

Flamboyant Natural (FN)

If you have the flamboyant natural body type, the lines of your body are a combination of broad, blunt lines and long, sharp ones.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Rough, textured, and bulky knits. Look especially for texture caused by the stitching, such as seed stitch, ribbed stitches, or cables knits.
  • Horizontal or vertical lines caused by stripes of color or texture in the knit.
  • Oversized and loose fitting silhouette.
  • Asymmetry caused by slouchy fabrics.

For more examples of flamboyant natural clothing and accessories, take a look at my flamboyant natural Pinterest board.

Gamine (G)

If you have the gamine body type, your lines are a mixture of opposites. Some are soft or round, others are long or sharp.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in a sweater:

  • High neckline, and preferably a cropped or short sweater length.
  • Fitted at the cuffs, neckline, and waistline (can be achieved through tucking if the sweater is a bit bulkier).
  • Contrasted elements, such as patterns, stripes, or belts of a different color.
  • Small details, such as thin stripes, or small buttons.

For more examples of gamine clothing and accessories, take a look at my gamine Pinterest board.

Soft Gamine (SG)

If you have the soft gamine body type, your lines are a mixture of opposites. Some are soft and rounded, others are long and sharp. Overall, the mixture of your lines leans more to the soft and rounded side than the long and sharp side.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities you should look for in your sweaters:

  • Contrasted elements, such as stripes, patterns, or different colored buttons or details.
  • Fitted at the cuff, neckline, and waist.
  • A high neckline and a cropped or short length.
  • Small details, such as thin stripes, small buttons, or animated patterns.

For more examples of soft gamine clothing and accessories, take a look at my soft gamine Pinterest board.

Flamboyant Gamine (FG)

If you have the flamboyant gamine body type, the lines of your body are a mixture of opposites. Some of them are short and rounded, others are long and sharp. Overall, the mixture of your lines leans more towards long and sharp than short and rounded.

Based on the photos above, here are some qualities to look for in your sweaters:

  • A high neckline, and a cropped or short length.
  • Asymmetry in either the silhouette or the pattern can be fun.
  • Contrasted elements, which can be achieved with color blocks, stripes, or contrasted buttons.
  • Fitted, especially at the cuffs and neckline.

For more examples of flamboyant gamine clothing and accessories, take a look at my flamboyant gamine Pinterest board.


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