What is your body shape and what styles flatter your lines
We created this guide to help you determine your body shape and learn what styles work better for your lines. Keep in mind you can have any of the below shapes, its more about how your weight is distributed and your bone structure. Have you ever gone shopping with an outfit in mind but once you tried on the pieces, you realized it looked awful? Why? Because it’s not for your body type, simple. Understanding your body type helps with finding the right styles and tweaking them in a way that matches your style too. You will be more comfortable and confident if you embrace your silhouette rather than work against it. The idea is to make sure the outfits we choose, sit proportionately and enhance your looks for an even better looking silhouette. At the end of the day, you can wear anything you feel comfortable in.
When determining your body type, you can use either the shoulder or the bust measurement along with the waist and hip measurement. Your bust area could be big or small and your shoulders could be broad or narrow. You will notice that you might fall into two body type categories because of your shoulders and bust. For example, you may find you’re more of an A-line when using your bust measurement and more of an hourglass when using your shoulder measurement. If this is the case for you, you should consider both body types when shopping and, ultimately, make purchases by seeing what looks best on you.
Shoulders: Have someone help you measure from the tip of one shoulder all the way around you. The measuring tape should be high up around your shoulders so it almost slips off.
Bust: Pull the measuring tape taut across the fullest part of your bust and around your back. Don’t pull the tape so taut that your breasts start to squish!
Waist: Measure the smallest part of your natural waist, just above the belly button.
Hips: Start at one hip (below the hip bone) and wrap the tape measure around the largest part of your butt.