How To Determine Your Body Shape

Very few people have perfectly proportioned bodies and that’s okay because there is a way to flatter every figure.  But first you’ll need to determine which shape your body resembles most. There are 5 main body types:body-types

  • Apple – when you are well proportioned but with a little bit of extra around the middle. You’ll want to create shape and disguise your midriff.
  • Pear – when the width of your torso is smaller than the width of your hips. You’ll want to balance the difference between the top and bottom part of your body.
  • Hourglass – when you are well proportioned with a shapely bust and defined waist. You’ll want to strive to look taller and slimmer.
  • Rectangle – when you are well proportioned and relatively lean but lack curves. You can create the illusion of a bust and curves.
  • Inverted Triangle – when the width of your shoulders and torso is wider than the width of your hips. You’ll be able to soften your shoulders, and add volume to the lower part of your body.

Once you figure our your body type, you’ll need to know how to select clothes that bring you balance. This may sound like a lot of work but keep in mind this isn’t seasonal knowledge. Once you have it, you’ll be able to apply it over and over. I have a ton of information on dressing for each body type and I’ll be sharing it in upcoming posts. To make sure you don’t miss out, click follow below! In the meantime, remember we’re all striving for the illusion of balance as a way to flatter our figure!



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  1. Ah these illustrations are so quirky and cute!

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