Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Low Down on Body Type!

So many women don't know their body type which is a BIG Problem. Learning your body type will help you dress smarter and be more successful when shopping. Most women love to shop and find it difficult to find clothes that compliment their shape. I will break down the body types and what kind of clothes you should buy to compliment each body type.

Above is a chart of the different body shapes..... We come in all different shapes and sizes so embrace what you got :)

 Lets get started :)

You’ve got a small frame in general, with little or no curves. Athletic women have small bone structures, with lower than average body fat percentage.

Signs you’re Athletic:

1. You’re an athlete!
2. You wear tall or petite sizes
3. Or you have a small bust size

Tips: If you aren’t very curvy, your goal should be to create curves (in the right places). If you have small breasts, wear push up or add-a-cup-size bras to make your top half larger. Wear knee-length skirts that flare out. A-line skirts are very flattering. Choose solid colors and avoid designs that are too detailed. You want a smooth appearance to make your breasts and butt pop out.


 You’re top heavy, and smaller from the waist down. The Apple is similar to the Hourglass, but you have slightly larger upper body with broad shoulders.

 Signs you’re Athletic:

1. Large chest or breasts for your frame
2. Broad shoulders
3. Or generally your upper body has a larger frame compared to your bottom’s

Tips: Avoid wearing low cut tops, instead wear shirts with high necklines or thick straps. Wrap shirts and wrap dresses are best for your  body type. V necklines are flattering as long as they don’t show too much cleavage. Because of your large chest, if you show too much, it can look somewhat sluty instead of flattering.

 You are smaller on top, and larger on the bottom. Think of a tear drop shape, it gets larger at the bottom. Chances are, you have trouble finding a dress the right size and your pant size is 2 or more sizes bigger than your shirt size.

Signs you are a Pear:

1. Large hips and thighs
2. Smaller upper body
3. When you gain weight, it tends to show up around your thighs and hips

Tips: If you want to draw the attention from how big your thighs and butt are, wear loose fitting tops with slim fitting pants or jeans. If you don’t mind your shape, then show off your curves with slim fitting clothes that accentuate your small waist. Remember that you should wear solid, dark colors on the bottom and lighter colors on top (light colors draw the attention to your top).


 A much sought after body, with a curvy body type. Well defined waist and proportional breasts and hips. If you turn sideways you can visualize an S shape on your body’s profile. Their only flaw? If they gain weight, they have a tendency to gain it all over the body.

Signs you are an Hourglass:

1. When shopping for clothes, your tops’ size always matches your bottoms’
2. You tend to have the most common body size, and have trouble buying clothes during a sale
3. Your the model type.. people tell you, you can be a model.

Tips: You’re one lucky woman! Highly imitated but never duplicated. With your body type you can pretty much wear any style you want.

The information listed will help you dress smarter and be more successful when shopping. 

Hope this helps... until the next time happy fashion... fashion geeks!

1 comment:

  1. Wat shape am I if frm a side view I look like a s but frm a front view I str8 up n down