Body Shapes – An Insight Into The Five Basic Female Body Shapes
Each one of is different from the other, so is the same with body shapes, we find so many different female body shapes http://www.osisa.org/buwa/regional/fashion-feminists-how-fashion-and-dress-shape-women%E2%80%99s-identities and it becomes very important to dress according to the different shapes to bring out the best, and to choose different outfits like the sexy cocktail dresses, the modern and the glamorous dresses, the wide-legged pants, the layered look or the black or white look or the jacket look is a very tedious job, so to make things easier the body is basically categorised into 5 different shapes: Hourglass, Inverted triangle, Pear, Rectangle and the Apple.
Let’s just have a look at their appearances.
Hourglass : They have a well-defined narrow waist and the hip and bust tend to be the same and quite big
Inverted triangle: Shoulders are wider that the hip, bust tends to be proportionally large and hips are small
Rectangle: No defined waist, hip tends to have a smaller width as the shoulder, fewer curves and bust tends to be small or average
Pear: The hips are wider than the shoulder and fat tends to collect on the hips
Apple: No defined waist and weight tends to form on the stomach with average bust size
We can also differentiate the body shape with the help of measurements, if you know the measurement of your bust, hips and the waist you can have a general idea as to which appearance you belong to. We all know that each of us is different so we can belong to any of the above appearances or can be a combination of two or more because the 5 shapes mentioned are the basic shapes. We can say that only a few would be exactly the same basic shapes.
Different dressing techniques for different appearance can be followed.
The Hourglass body shape can choose outfits which will accentuate your very feminine body so fitted clothes at the right place are key and another objective may be to elongate your legs.
The inverted triangle should draw attention away from the broad shoulder or the big upper chest and should highlight to your slim lower body and often the lean legs.
The rectangle shaped, you will usually have to create more curves and a pleasing silhouette, and you can do this by defining the waist and creating curves on the top or bottom. On the other hand, you can also get away with a straight look and surrender the waist line altogether.
Pear-shaped are skinny jeans, pencil or straight skirts, very short skirts, tops with narrow shoulder line, pleats and pants with a lot of detailing and shoes and booties with ankle straps.
Apple shaped have to concentrate more on creating the illusion of a waist, highlight your cleavage and create nice vertical lines.
When you think about body types not only the height and weight matters, the most important to be considered is the shape. Each one of us is unique and so are our bodies and once we start highlighting our assets and start dressing according to the different appearance we can look best in every outfit we own.