I know everyone talks about body shape!
It really is necessary. Knowing your body shape is so important if you are going to look your best. The worse thing you can do is walk into a store and buy something just because you like it. You always have to take into consideration your body shape first.
Just like every “new trend” is not for everyone, every style is not for everyone either. Know your body shape and dress for it. There are two ways to do this, the first one is to look in the mirror, the second is to take measurements. So take off your clothes and look in the mirror or get out your measuring tape and a notepad and start measuring (it helps to have someone help you). Personally, I would just look in the mirror.
Take measurements to find your body shape
Shoulder: Start right where the shoulder drops.
Chest: Measure across the center part of your chest, the biggest part.
Waist: stand up straight and don’t suck in your belly, measure the smallest part of your waist.
Hips: measure the biggest part of your hip area across the butt. Don’t let the tape slide down the back side.
6 different body types to choose from
Inverted Triangle – your shoulders are larger than your bust and hips.
Rectangle – You really don’t have a bust, waist, or hips. There isn’t a lot of difference between the measurements.
Triangle – You have hips that are wider than your shoulders and usually a small waist. Sometimes called pear or gonad.
Hourglass – You have close to the same measurement around your shoulders and hips with a smaller defined waist.
Rounded – Your measurements are bigger in your shoulders and bust and smaller in your hips. This type usually has skinnier legs and carries weight in the whole upper body.
Diamond – This body type carries weight in the belly but has smaller bust, hips, and legs.
Did you figure it out? What body shape are you? Leave a commit below.
The next few post will be on how to dress for your body shape, what jeans you should be wearing, and what accessories look good on your body shape. I will also tell you what exercise you can do to change your body shape (being that I am also a personal trainer), remember you can’t spot reduce, but you can change your body shape. I did! I was a triangle and still do carry my weight in my thighs. Through weight training, I have made my back wider. I now don’t look so wide on the bottom because my back is wider and balances my upper and lower body.
This is Julie. She has been working out with us for about three years. She is a triangle body shape (or used to be), but because she has made her back wider with weight training it is harder to tell that she carries weight in her thighs and butt. I love her tiny waist! You can read Julie’s style story here, Creative and fun.
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