The waist is the highlight of X-shaped bodies

Do you have a well-defined waist and very pronounced breasts and hips? Then you probably have an X-shaped body. Read all about which fashion styles suit you best here.

Women with X-shaped bodies have plenty of feminine curves. The X shape is usually defined by a large bust size and a curvaceous hip area. The narrowest part of the body is the middle, where the waist is particularly well defined.

Opt for fitted styles

 Stretch Blazer

  • V-neck
  • single button closure
  • long sleeves
  • on-seam pockets
  • partially lined
  • Size-adjusted length approx. 27½’ – 31′

Stretch Knit Top

  • gathered round neck
  • 3/4 sleeves
  • side vents
  • allover print
  • soft silky stretch knit
  • Size-adjusted length approx. 26¾’ – 30′

Stretch Jeans

  • 4-pocket design – 2 front zip pockets, 2 back patch pockets
  • fixed waist, partial elastic waist size 22 and up, belt loops
  • front button-and-zipper closure
  • high waist, slim leg Sarah fit
  • soft washed stretch cotton blend
  • Inseam approx. 30¾’

Typical features of an X-shaped body:

  • Often large bust size
  • Small waist
  • Wide hips


  • Accentuate the middle of your body with belts or fitted styles
  • Extend your neckline with a V-neck
  • Flared skirts and dresses
  • Wrap dresses and tops
  • Flared and straight pants


  • Oversized tops
  • Straight, boxy-cut dresses and tops
  • Rigid materials that do not adapt to your body shape

Which fashion best suits an X-shaped body?

In general, women with an X-shaped body can wear anything! It is a good idea to highlight your small waist. You can do this with fitted tops and dresses as well as pretty belts. They automatically draw the eye to the center of the body. Flared skirts also accentuate this area and conceal wide hips—especially if they have a particularly high waist.

Eye-catching neckline

If you have an X-shaped body with fuller breasts, you can visually reduce your chest and shoulder area with narrow, elongated V-necks to make your neck look longer. Flowing fabrics look very feminine. High-contrast, not too large patterns also create a distraction from a larger bust size.

Stretch knit top

  • zipper trim V-neck with partial zipper
  • 3/4 sleeves
  • allover graphic print
  • soft silky stretch knit
  • Size-adjusted length approx. 26¾’ – 30′

Marlene fit pants

  • adjustable neon drawstring tie partial elastic waist
  • pockets
  • wide straight leg
  • Marlene fit
  • soft woven viscose
  • Inseam approx. 32¼’

Emphasize the waist with a high waistband

A higher waistband on pants and skirts accentuates the waist. It is a good idea to wear the waistband over your top, so that your waist is “naturally” highlighted. Mom jeans, high-waisted pants and the paperbag trend will make your waist a real eye-catcher. Darts or colored areas in the middle of the body can also create a natural emphasis on the waist.

A wrap-around look flatters your X-shaped body

If you like shirt blouse dresses or want to wear other dresses and longer tops, you can spice them up visually with a belt! This allows you to really show your waist in its best light.

Belts also work well with jackets and coats

X-shaped bodies go perfectly with all trenchcoats and other coats with a tie belt! The length of the coat is not important. As well as elegant jackets, we also have a range of functional jackets with a focus on the waist, e.g., with a drawstring in the middle of the body.

What to avoid if you have an X-shaped body

Try to avoid boxy, straight fits if you have an X-shape. Your feminine curves should be highlighted! Avoid styles that hide your waist like oversized shirts, wide blouses, and tunics. If you do opt for a wide top, show off your waist with a belt or choose a top with an integrated drawstring.

Rigid fabrics without any movement create straight lines and thus hide your curves. It’s best to avoid these.

“Dresses, pants, skirts, blazers, blouses—the list goes on! There’s nothing in my wardrobe I couldn’t do without. I especially like feminine fashion—sometimes playful, sometimes cool and casual. As I have an X-shaped body, I particularly like styles with a fitted waist or I like to really highlight my proportions with belts.”

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