Identifying Your Body Type!

Though there are many different types of body shapes out there, there are a few body types that are more common. Let's talk Body Types!



What are the different types of body shapes?

  • pear

  • Apple

  • Rectangle

  • Hourglass

  • Petite

  • Tall Body



Pear

Upper body: you usually have a neat torso with narrow shoulders.

Lower body: your lower half is larger than your top half.

Midsection: you tend to have a tiny waist.

Pear shapes are the most common shape of all, but it is essential to know that pear shapes are not all the same though this is common. Celebrate your tiny waist and neat torso. Rejoice in your womanly curves and your bootylicious bum. Your silhouette is easy to dress and a fun shape to look sexy!

Apple

Upper body: usually has a broad back and a large chest, and has nice arms.

Lower body: you have slender legs.

Mid-section: you tend to have a rounder tummy.

Some of the most confident, sexy women are Apple-shaped. For Apple-shaped women, your extremities are your best features. It is essential to wear the right bra for your shape because how good you look is dictated by where your boobs are. Don't fret or wear oversized clothing if you're worried about your tummy! You are beautiful, and you need to celebrate your body with what you wear!

Rectangle

Upper body: usually have long torsos.

Lower body: for your height, you may have short legs.

Mid-section: your hips and shoulders tend to be the same width as your waist.

Nicole Kidman is a perfect example of a "rectangle" shaped body. Rectangle shape women are usually tall, slender, and sleek.

Hourglass

Upper body: your body shape usually goes out at the bust, in, at the waist, and out at the hip and the thigh.

Mid-section: waist is often crowded with The bust, so the torso looks shorter.

For this shape, no matter your dress size, the thing to remember is proportion. The Hourglass shape is a classic sexy body shape and is very popular today. The trick with hourglass shapes is to bring the eye out at the curves and then in again. The pencil skirt or a Body-con midi dress is the perfect garment to help you celebrate your curves. Just make sure these pieces are fitted at the knees.

Petite

upper body: anyone 5'4

Lower body: often, this body type has tiny feet

Petite usually is referred to for height. Petite women can be any combination of the other body types mentioned, with the exception of a tall body. A few essential tips to make you look taller try to dress in one color or varying shades of the same tone, as this lengthens what the eye sees. Try wearing heels; they are the most obvious way to make you look taller. Just make sure to avoid ankle straps altogether. Ankle straps shorten the look of your legs.

Tall body

Upper body: 5'9 or taller. Your inseam is 32" or longer

lower body: long legs

The best tops for tall body types are blouses (which tend to have longer cuts that fit longer torsos) and v-necks( show off that beautiful neckline). The midi dresses are best because the half-skimming hemline accentuates your legs and wrap dresses. Wrap dresses are universally a flattering style that creates the shape on top.

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