An Hourglass shape is considered to be the ideal body shape and there are about 8% of women with this body shape. This body shape has balanced hips and bust with a narrow waist. Since it is an ideal shape the options are more forgiving and you should focus on flattering instead of flattening the [...]
A Pear shape is determined by a heavy bottom with 20% of women who have this body shape. It is obvious that the hips are significantly larger than the bust for this body shape. The good news is there are ways to dress to create an illusion of a smaller hip and butt, by drawing [...]
Wear tight, but comfortable clothes that do not give the impression of adding pounds to your body. Try to stick with ensembles that offer some kind of waistline feature to offer an illusion of curves and avoid looking lanky or boyish. Choose ruffles and frills to add silhouette or volume to give an impression of [...]
The Apple shape is evident by a heavy top part of the body - 14% of women have this body shape. Generally the bust is three or more inches larger than the hips. My advice for an apple body shape is to emphasize your thighs, legs and butt in order to divert attention away from your waist, shoulders [...]
Our body shapes are all unique. Learn how to enhance what you love and minimize what you don’t like about your body shape.
How to Determine Your Body Shape
Step a few feet away from a full-length mirror and blur out your breasts, neck, the length of your legs and arms, and observe your overall body shape. Be sure to do this nude as underwear can also disguise what’s really there.
Now, focus on the shape of your torso. And visualize a dress form — shoulders to hips. It’s the contours of your silhouette that will determine the line and the clothing shapes that are best for your body…