How To Choose Your Dress


How To Choose Your Dress

  • Determine what type shape your body is. Pay attention to your curves. Look at how they connect your bust, waist, and hips.

    The body types as describes below describe women’s bodies, not a girl who has not gone through puberty. Although it is sometimes possible to determine body type prior to maturity, it is only after growing a bust, hips, and so on that it will become evident.Measure the sizes of your bust, waist, and hip. Depending on the size of each part (in inches), you can determine which shape your body is to find clothes that properly fit. There is no “best” or “worst” body type. A certain type may be fashionable in your particular locale, at this period in time, but this does not mean your body type is “bad”. All body types have pros and cons. Knowing your body type is about dressing to look your best. Even model’s bodies fall into one of these categories.

  • See if you have an apple body type. Generally described as “top-heavy”, this is generally about 14 percent of women where the bust is three or more inches bigger than the hips. Just by looking at yourself in the mirror, you can see if you are an apple body type. Slim limbs, specifically the arms, but wide shoulders are usually a strong characteristic of this body type.
    Weight is concentrated around your mid-section and chest, giving the appearance of a bigger bust and protruding stomach, at times. If you naturally have a smaller bust, then weight can gather around your midriff. Just below the mid-section, your waistline can have little definition, thus giving rise to the “top-heavy” description of this body type. Though your top may be on the heavier side, your legs should be slimmer.
  • Consider whether you are a “pear” type. Being the opposite of an apple body type means you are a pear body type. This one is bottom-heavy (or triangle) with about 20 percent of women having hips significantly larger than bust. You’ll notice if this is your body quite quickly, as your lower body: hips, thighs, and sometimes your behind are more noticeable. Shoulders are narrower, sloping, and not as broad. Usually described as the most “curvaceous” body. It’s a simple one to notice just by looking at your legs as they are sometimes noticeably more wider, muscular, and fuller compared to the rest of your body.
  • Consider whether you’re a straight/rectangular body type. About 46 percent of women are this shape where the waist is about the same as hips and bust. Your silhouette isn’t as curvy as the pear or apple bodies. Instead, you’ll look fairly straight up with flat shoulders. Unlike the prior two body types; the best way to determine for a rectangular type is to measure. Upon measuring, you’ll notice that your waist is one to eight inches smaller than your bust. Standing straight up, you should not notice any significant curves around the waist area. Your rib cage will define most of your shape, as there will be no waist definition to add curves. Despite being rectangular, you may still have a curvy bottom (similar to a pear bottom), or a wide chest with a little bit of extra weight around the midriff.
  • Look at whether you have an hourglass body. This is the least common with only 8 percent of women. The hip and bust measurements are usually equal, with a narrow waist.Unlike other body shapes, the hourglass figure has a significantly defined waist. Your curves are flattering in the right places. Fat is usually evenly stored throughout. Looking in the mirror your hip line and bust line are the same width. You can still have an hourglass body even when: slightly fleshy upper arms, wider looking shoulders, and a slightly fuller bottom.
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