"How to Dress Your Proportional Body Shape. Flaunt it!"
Hourglass Body Shape
Got an Hourglass Body Shape? Well, you're in luck, because it is considered the most ideal body shape! Out of the 5 silhouettes, the hourglass has the best proportions - with upper and lower half approximately in line with each other, along with a defined waist. Compared to for example an Inverted Triangle or Pear shape, you've got the curves on all the right places!
Inverted Triangle Body Shape
So you have an Inverted Triangle body shape? It's the most athletic-looking silhouette among the 5 body shapes and can be seen on many catwalk models, With your wide shoulder your silhouette is also known as "Cone" or "Strawberry".
Here are characteristics typical of an Inverted Triangle body shape:
Shoulders are noticeably wider than your hip-line
You may have strong-looking shoulders
Your body figure may project a sporty and athletic physique
Great legs often come with this body shape
Your hips look straight given your shoulders being broad
You have little to no waist definition
Simply put, if you feel like your shoulders are taking the center stage - making your waist and hips look narrow - giving you an athletic appearance, then you’re definitely an Inverted Triangle.
Be open for a secondary body type: You may not exactly be an Inverted Triangle, so you probably have a secondary body type. There are different varieties of the Inverted Triangle body shape. You may have slight curves that make you lean a bit towards Hourglass or maybe you have a wide chest along with extra weight around the midriff that needs some of the styling tricks from the guide for Apples. So try to be flexible and follow the guidelines for both your primary and secondary body figure!
Rectangle Body Shape
Here are the characteristics typical of a Rectangle body shape:
Your bust and hips are approximately at the same width
You have little or no waist definition
Your waist measures from 1" to 8" smaller than the bust
If you gain weight, typically, the pounds would distribute evenly throughout your body frame
A sure sign to figure out if you're a Rectangle body shape is to measure yourself. Or observe if you appear heavier than you really are despite having a fairly flat stomach and you don't carry a full tummy.
It's usually your rib cage that make a Rectangles body figure wide. Simply put, the lack of waist definition but hourglass proportions (top and bottom) indicate that your body shape is straight!
Be open for a secondary body type
You may not exactly be a Rectangle, so you probably have a secondary body type.
There are different varieties of the Rectangle body shape. You may have a full and curvy bottom, leaning towards a Pear - or maybe you have a wide chest along with extra weight around the midriff that need some of the styling tricks from the guide for Apples. So try to be flexible and follow the guidelines for both your primary and secondary body figure!
Apple Body Shape
"Fashion Styling Tricks That Flatter Your Apple Body Shape. Let's Camouflage that Waist with Structure!"
So what does it exactly mean to have an Apple Body Shape? It means that you appear top heavy. You have a full chest and upper back with little or no waist definition. Most women who carry extra (or excess) weight around the torso and appear full around this area belong to this group.
Here are other characteristics typical of an Apple shape: