Do you know your body shape? If you understand what your present body shape, proportions are and know a few clothing and style guidelines for your shape, you are well on your way to looking your best. Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know your body type. Start by identifying your body shape. Most women fall into one these categories:
Shoulders are very narrow compared to the hips.
Larger at the hips, sometimes very curvy.
Inverted Triangle Shape
Shoulders are wider than your hips, by a good couple of inches.
You may or may not have a waist, many V shapes tend to have a shorter waist.
Your hips look straight given your shoulders being broad.
You have little to no waist definition.
Few visible curves.
Very little to no defined waist.
Waist is the same or slightly narrower than shoulders and hips.
Figure may be slim or broad.
Shoulders and hips are equally proportioned.
Waistline is very well defined, usually 8 to 10 inches smaller than bust and hips.
This body shape is also known as the proportioned shaped in some fashion references.
Hips are broader than you bust and shoulders and you have a full midsection.
Waistline is undefined and the widest part of your frame.
Slightly more weight in the upper legs, but the lower legs are shapely.
The arms tend to proportionately slender.
Oval or Round Shape
A heavy frame with a prominent tummy.
A wide hip-line and more than likely a large bust.
Waist is wider from both front and side views, and rounded
Shoulders and hips are balanced, but narrower than waist
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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.