How to Determine your Body Shape
Beauty is about looking healthy and wearing clothes is about comfort, social standards, basic need and self-expression.
Since appearance unfortunately does matter (At least at first impression) you are sending a message to others about who you are, through the way you look. If you want to meet new people or get ahead at work, you don’t want to look unapproachable or send the wrong message. The best course of action would be to figure out what you want to signalize and combine that with looking healthy. Dress for success!
If you’re too busy or just don’t care about appearance and fashion, at least don’t pull yourself down by wearing the wrong things (I’m not saying you aren’t good enough the way you are. But since it’s not socially acceptable being in the nude everywhere we go, we must put clothes on. Why not make the best of it?).
The biggest fashion mistake we make is trying to look like someone else, so choose your subject of inspiration carefully. People come in so many shapes, sizes and colors, and what looks good on one may fail miserably on another.
You are what you wear. And what you wear depends on your body shape as well, isn’t it? There is something most of us simply don’t know ..
that there is a lot of science behind body shape and dressing. When it comes to making a style statement, this could be the most important thing. But hey, there’s more to it.
Wondering what I am talking about? Just read about these 8 body types of a women according to a study of over 6000 women. So the major body shapes are:
1. STRAIGHT / RECTANGLE BODY TYPE:
-Your hips and bust are balanced.
-Your waist is not very defined.
-You do not have a lot of curves.
-Your lower legs are always in shape.
-You probably have a bottom that is more flat than round.
2. PEAR BODY TYPE:
-Your hips are larger than your bust.
-You have a nicely defined waist.
-You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms & shoulders.
-Flat tummy so it’s a best asset, don’t be afraid to show it off.
-You first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body.
3. SPOON BODY TYPE:
-Your hips are larger than your bust.
-You have a defined waist.
-You weight gains first on tummy.
-While you may gain weight in your upper thighs and upper arms, your lower legs and arms are shapely and your best assets.
4. HOURGLASS BODY TYPE:
-Your bust and hips are well balanced.
-You have a beautiful defined waist.
You have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips.
-Your waist is obvious and gracefully curves out to your hips.
-Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs.
-From top to bottom, you are a picture of harmony and balance.
5. TOP HOURGLASS BODY TYPE:
-You have a beautifully defined waist.
-Your bust is larger than your hips.
-You have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely to your hips.
-You most likely have a rounded bottom and beautiful side as well as front.
-Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs which are shapely.
6. INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY TYPE:
-Your bust tends to be proportionately larger.
-You have broad shoulders than hips.
-Your hips are slim and your bottom may have a tendency towards the flat side.
-Your waist is subtle and you have a tendency to gain weight in your belly and upper body.
-Your beautifully shapely legs are your best assets.
7. OVAL/APPLE BODY TYPE:
-You have a large bust, narrow hips, and a full midsection.
-You have a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back and upper body.
-Your waist is undefined, and the widest part of your frame.
-You also have a full, shorter neck and full face.
-Your buttocks are somewhat flat and your legs are slender.
-Your shapely, graceful legs are your best assets.
8. DIAMOND BODY TYPE:
-Your hips are broader than your bust and shoulders.
-You have a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back, hips and buttocks.
-Your waist is undefined and the widest part of your Frame.
-You carry some weight in your upper legs
-Your lower legs are shapely and one of your most attractive features.
-You have proportionately shapely arms.
The majority of women fall into one of these 8 female body types above. Prior to the study, most females were told they were either an apple or a pear body type. This study revealed that women have a much broader spectrum of body shapes. Once you know what body type you are, you can begin to work with your body shape rather than against it when choosing clothing.
As females, our body types often change over time. Whether the change is due to puberty, childbirth, weight loss or weight gain, we are often left at a loss as to how to compliment or even understand our new body shapes.
So figure out RIGHT NOW your body type and the read by article on how to dress according o your body type.