Women have different body shapes and are unique and beautiful in our own way. Categorically there are four types of body shapes and essentially this is determined by the skeletal structure, person’s height, weight and fat storage.
We women just love criticizing ourselves and focusing on areas we don’t like while trying on clothes. It would be so cool if we identified our assets and shop with our ‘assets’ in mind. So what is your shape, let’s find out.
APPLE SHAPED WOMEN
And just like an apple, apple shaped women have a bigger and fuller middle and slim slender legs. An apple shaped woman shouldn’t try to add much weight though, because it tends to make their middle bigger.
TRAITS OF THE APPLE SHAPED WOMEN
The main traits of your apple shaped body are:
Less Defined Waist
When Apples gain weight, they have a tendency to gain in the midsection, they usually grow thick around the middle down to the thighs. So not all apples are curvy and overweight but generally, all have larger upper body and wider shoulder. To make your torso look longer and make your shoulders and waist appear slimmer is the ultimate goal of the apple shaped woman.
Celebs with apple shape
Dos and Don’ts for the apple shaped woman
Mistakes – Most common mistake committed by women with this body shape is wearing short, heavy jackets accentuating their already wide shoulders and large breasts
Dos – Wearing high heels helps bring focus back on your slender calves and legs which is usually the best part of apple shaped bodies as they are usually slim and fit.
Don’ts – Wearing puffed sleeves or tops with frills around breast area and avoid over sized tops.
BOYISH SHAPED WOMEN
Well as the name connotes, this is a rectangular shaped woman. The boyish shape figure gives and athletic look and slender silhouette, celebrities who usually stay around the same proportions will be seen to have the boyish or column shape figure.
TRAITS OF THE BOYISH SHAPED WOMEN
The main traits of your boyish shaped body are:
Celebs with Boyish Shape
One of the avdvantage of the boyish shape is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money slimming down.
Dos and Don’ts of boyish shaped women
Mistakes – The most common mistake is wearing skinny leg jeans or tightly fitted dresses which brings focus to the rectangular slim figure.
Dos – Shift dresses look good on rectangular body shape than any other. Wearing tops and dresses that have details around the bust area.
Don’ts – Avoid vertical patterns on your clothes and this will make you look more thin and straight.
So this is our proverbial figure ‘8’, every woman’s dream. But according to fact, only 8.4% of women have this dream figure. But with modern fashion, many of the women with this shape try so hard to hide their beauty. Not much is needed to accentuate this figure, all that needs to be done is to dress smartly and wear clothes that silhouette the figure rather than hide it.
TRAITS OF THE HOURGLASS WOMAN
The main traits of your Hourglass shaped body are:
Bust and hips nearly the same size.
Well defined waist – 9″ or more smaller than bust.
The ideal measurement for the hourglass shaped lady is 36/24/36, add or take little inches but the waist should be around 9inches smaller than the bust.
Hourglass shaped celebs
One amazing advantage of the hourglass shaped body is that the body is already hot as it is so you don’t really need to try so hard.
Dos and Don’ts for the hourglass shaped woman
Dos – Play up your shapely silhouette by wearing bottoms that accentuate your positive features. Do this by wearing jeans that are made of stretch denim, these will hug you curves and give a smooth fit at the waistline and hips. Look for jeans that are cut with larger hips, and a smaller waist. You also want to look for jeans that are slightly flared, or have a wide leg, this will balance out your hips. Mid-rise jeans are the way to go, especially if you are carrying some extra weight in the tummy, but low-rise jeans work great for you as well.
When looking for skirts, ¾ length or full length with a long slit or crease in the front will make you look taller, thinner and sexier.
Don’ts – Stay away from pants and tops that are too baggy, these will only give you a frumpy look. You will also want to stay away form straight lines in skirts, jackets, and jeans. Stay away from tops that have large prints, checks and stripes, and blouses with ruffles and lots of details around the bust area, this will only hide your great curves and make you look larger and out of proportion. Stay away from skirts that are too short, these will only tend to make you look round and shorten your total look
PEAR SHAPED WOMEN
As the fruit is, slimmer upper torso and a nice rounded below (by that I mean hips, waist and butt). Pear shaped bodies should wear clothes that minimize the hip and thigh area and wear designs that will draw the attention to the upper part of the body and also additionally the area below the knee to draw outward and lengthen that central area.
TRAITS OF THE PEAR SHAPED WOMAN
The main traits of your Pear shaped body are:
Wider hips and thighs
Pear shaped women are often seen as over-weight, but this is far from true. Pear could almost be seen as the perfect shape apart from the small bust.
Pear Shaped Celebs
Dos and Don’ts
Mistakes – The most common mistake for women with this shape is to wear dresses that are tight around their hips which literally accentuate their waste and thighs. This could be avoided by wearing dresses that are lose and flowy on the hips.
Dos – Use belts/waist bands to bring notice to your slender waist and not your wide hips.
Don’ts – Avoid skinny leg jeans which will make thighs look wider and gives your lower body a triangle shape.
So… whats your shape?
Are you dressing to suit your shape?