There are five main types of body. Everyone will fall into one of the following categories, regardless of who they are. Identifying your body type is essential if you want to look your best, your body type dictates which part of your body you should accentuate to get the best look.
Once you realize this you’ll be able to invest in designer dress hire and confidently wear some of the most stylish dresses in the world.
It is best to use a cloth tape when measuring yourself to get the most accurate measurement possible. You’ll want to take note of the width of your shoulders, that is the farthest point of one shoulder to the other.
You also need to measure your bust. Run the tape measure under your arms and across the fullest part of your bust without squashing your breasts.
For your waist, measure just above your belly button and below your rib cage. Finally, measure your hips, this means running the tape measure over the fullest part of your buttocks.
You can then define your body type:
This is when the upper part of your body is larger than the lower part. In fact, this is one of the most common body types. It makes your midriff look bigger than it is.
To prevent this wear clothes that emphasize your leg or have deep V necklines to extend the length of your torso and balance your figure.
The pear body shape is when the lower part of your body, specifically your bum and thighs, are bigger than the rest. This is a look that Kim Kardashian has made extremely popular. This body type can be styled to create the illusion of an hourglass figure if desired.
You should wear clothes that define the top half of your body. Pairing skinny jeans with loose tops stimulate the hourglass look while crop tops and deep V’s look fantastic. Just take a look at what Kim wears.
The hourglass is when your bust and hips are a similar size and your waist is smaller. Approximately 8% of women have this body type. It is also the most desired body type.
This is also the easiest to dress, simply choose clothes that accentuate the natural curves of your body. In fact, all you really need to do is avoid loose clothing.
The rectangle body type is roughly the same measurements for bust, waist, and hip. It’s an hourglass figure without the waistline.
While you can use clothes to create an hourglass look, it is better to emphasize your legs and arms. That means A-line skirts and layered tops. It is also a good idea to use strapless tops to enhance the appearance of the top half of your body.
This body type has shoulders much broader than your hips. The good thing about this look is that you can wear pencil skirts and skinny jeans, these emphasize your hips and create balance. At the same time, you will look great.