Identifying your body shape is the first step in finding the clothes that suits you best. From there, you’ll be able to wear the right clothes that will highlight your assets and minimize your flaws.
There are 5 female body shapes that were given alternative names through the years. The best way to determine your body shape is to stand in front of a full length mirror that is standing straight, not leaning because it may distort your true shape, or attached to a wall. Keep in mind that there can be slim and fuller versions of these body shapes.
Pear Shape (Spoon, Bell)
Your shoulders will be narrower in relation to your hips and lower body. The bottom half of your body is generally curvier in relation to the top half. Weight gain is usually very prominent below the waistline (hips, thighs, and bottom).
Rectangle Shape (Straight, Banana, Tube, Ruler)
You will have very few visible curves. The appearance of no hips, slim arms and legs and with little or no defined waist. Weight gain will be distributed predominantly around your waist first.
Hour Glass Shape
Your hips and shoulders will be balanced or in line with one another. Well defined waist. Weight gain will be evenly distributed all over the body.
Apple Shape (Oval)
You will have a heavy frame with a prominent tummy. You have more than likely a large bust and/or broad shoulders. Wide hipline and chunky legs. Weight gain is very prominent in and around the stomach area.
Wedge Shape (Inverted Triangle, Triangle Downward)
Your shoulders will be wider than your hips and you may have an athletic body with a full chest. Weight gain more prominent around your arms and chest.
Now that you know your body shape, the best way to finding the latest styles that will fit you best is to identify celebrities you share your body shape with.