To Discover Your Personal Style, you must start with the foundation of knowing your body type. Knowing your body type is the foundation to dressing well and owning your style.
In this series titled STYLE 101, I’ll share with you tips to knowing your style and building your wardrobe. Today, I’ll discuss the 4 most common body types/shapes.
There are 4 main body types: Apple, Banana, Pear and Hourglass.
Here’s the break down of each body type:
- Women with an Apple shape tend to have broader shoulders and bust, with narrow hips. This shape is also known as the downward triangle
- Banana or Straight
- Women with a Banana, or straight, rectangular shape, have a waist measurement that is usually smaller than her hip or bust size
- Women with a Pear shape have a larger/wider hip measurement than that of her bust. This shape is also known an the upward triangle
- The hip and bust measurement of an hourglass shape are usually similar in size, with a narrow waist
With this foundation, it’s easier to move on to finding what works and doesn’t work for your shape. It also makes Discovering Your Personal Style more fun and rewarding.
In case you’re wondering, I have a Pear Shape! My hips are larger and wider than my bust, while I have a smaller waist measurement 🙂
P.S: The next post in this series will discuss the right clothes for each body type. Please, comment below and let me know if you’re interested in this series!
What’s your body type/shape?