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Body Shapes and What You Need to Know About Yours

Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

 

The secret to great style is no secret at all; wearing clothes that fit your body shape is integral to looking and feeling your best. Gone are the days when women just want to be skinny. Instead, women today want to be healthy and accept their body at every stage of life. Knowing your body shape will help you to create the illusion of balance by choosing specific garments to trick the eye.  Let's accentuate your assets and enhance your shape. 

PEAR

Traits:

Your round hips and bottom are the widest part of your body

You have a defined waist

Your shoulders/chest are more narrow than your lower body

 

Assets:

Your tiny waist

Great arms

 

Goals:

Create proportion by balancing your top half with your bottom half

Emphasize your waist

Add volume to your shoulders 

 

APPLE

Traits:

Your chest and/or your midsection are the widest part of your body

You may have a broad back, chest and shoulders

Your hips are narrow 

 

Assets:

Your stems (that's Clueless for great legs!)

 

Goals:

Bring balance to your figure by creating a waist

Elongate your torso

Show off your legs!

 

 

INVERTED TRIANGLE

Traits:

Your chest is the widest part of your body

Your waist & hips are narrow 

 

Assets:

You, too, have gorgeous legs

 

Goals:

Create balance by accentuating your lower body

Soften your shoulders 

 

 

 

 

RECTANGLE/STRAIGHT

Traits:

Your chest, waist and hips are same or close to the same width

 

Assets:

Great arms

Great legs

 

Goals:

Emphasizing the smallest part of your waist to create curves

Flaunt your toned arms! 

 

 

 

 

HOURGLASS

Traits:

Your chest and hips are the same or close to the same width

Your waist is smaller and well defined

 

Assets:

Your curves, honey! 

 

Goals:

Flaunt those curves!

Emphasize your small waist 

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