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A GUIDE TO FINDING AND DRESSING FOR YOUR BODY TYPE

a guide to finding and dressing for your body type

I asked a few friends not too long ago about their body types. Did they know their body types or what it meant at all? A few did but the majority didn’t. If you’re anything like the majority, you probably haven’t paid attention to the topic. Or you don’t see why it is necessary in the first place.

Well here’s why;

  • Every single one of us is unique in their own way. That explains why clothes come in different sizes, shapes and cuts.
  • Knowing your body type is crucial in finding clothes that flatter you the most. In fact, I believe it’s the first step in finding your personal style and nailing every outfit effortlessly.

Have you ever wondered why some clothes look good on some people but the same clothes don’t really look great on others? BODY TYPES plus a few other factors. 

So today, I’ll walk you through the 4 main body types and also give you some guidelines (NOT RULES) on dressing up for your body. You don’t necessarily need a tape measure to find out your body type. Just stand in front of a mirror and observe yourself.

A guide to finding your body type and dressing for it

THE APPLE BODY TYPE 

You may be this body type if you have broad shoulders and relatively narrow hips. For the apple body type, your mid-section is your largest part. Plus, you may or may not have a well defined waist line. 

THE PEAR BODY TYPE

Ladies that have this body are characterized with rather narrow shoulder, a smaller bust, well defined waist and wider lower body aka fuller hips.

A guide to finding your body type and dressing for it

THE HOUR GLASS BODY TYPE

You have an hourglass figure if your bust and hip measurements are roughly the same. You have a well defined waist, fuller bust, hip and thighs.

THE RECTANGLE BODY TYPE

You aren’t particularly curvy. You have average bust, straight or not so curvy hips and undefined waist. Simply put, your weight is evenly distributed throughout your body. 

It’s possible that you may not find your body type immediately. It’s also possible to be a combination of two, I think I am. 

Because the purpose of this is to make you awareof who are in this sense and how best you can dress up to flatter your body. There’s absolutely no pressure to look a certain way or have a certain figure. Once but you figure out what works for your body type. You’ll love the body you’re in even more. 

Was this article helpful in any way? Now that you’ve read it, do you know your body type? What’s one thing you learned from this write up?

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