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How To Define And Know Your Body Shape

Sometimes, it may so happen that you fall in love with a gorgeous dress your friends own, because she looks incredibly fab in it, but when you try the same thing, it just doesn't suit you. Now, when this happens, you might start feeling a little self-conscious, but let me stop you right there- wait, don't let your self-confidence down the drain. In recent times, you might have heard people say that one must buy clothes according to their body shape to look good. So, what is this body shape and how does that help?

The body shape in divided into five categories; Hourglass, rectangular, pear, apple and inverted triangle. This is not an ideal body shape that one must try to put themselves into and in a lot of cases, you will not find yourself relating to any of the body shapes but choose the one you feel is the closest. You might be chubby, overweight, petite, curvy and the list goes on. The first thing that one must realize before we get into this is everybody is unique and it's your body shape which makes you look so attractive. Body shape doesn√Ęt change even if you lose weight or gain weight, it is nothing but the overall outline of your body.

So, what happens when you dress according to your body shape? It will accentuate your curves and make you look damn good.

How to identify your body shape? This is extremely simple- stand in front of a full-length mirror, naked and observe the shape of your body and compare it with the said shapes,and see which category you fall into.


Your bust, shoulders and hips are of the same width. Your waist is well defined about 8' to 12' smaller compared to your hips or chest. Even when you gain weight, the weight gets evenly stored in your body. You have round butt. Your cleavage always looks great. You have fuller thighs.


Your bust, shoulders, waist and hips are almost of the same width. There is very little definition to your waist. Your shoulders are straight. You have a flat butt. You might sometimes look heavier that you actually are. Your waist measures smaller when compared to your bust.

Your waist is well-defined. Your hips are wider than your shoulders. They are the widest part of your body when you compare it with your bust, shoulders and waist. Your shoulders are narrow. You have a full and a round butt.

Your waist doesn't have much definition. You might look a little fuller and round around the waistline. When you gain weight, it is usually around your waist. You have slim legs. Your hips, along with your waist is fuller. Your shoulders and hips are of the same width. Your bust is smaller than your hips.

Inverted Triangle

Your shoulders and bust are wider than your hips. They are the widest part of the body. You have thin legs. You have an athletic body. Your butt is almost flat.


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