Now that you can see your shape you can put it into the usual categories - hourglass, inverted triangle, triangle (pear), and column - but we're not done yet. It's not just shape that matters, you also have to know, what is your favorite feature of yourself? Mine is that I always have a noticeable waist no matter what size I'm wearing. Your might be your long legs, ample bosom, shapely arms, beautiful smile, defined collar bones, or something else completely unique to you. Whatever it is, name it, embrace it, and love it!
You now have all the tools you need to start dressing your best for your shape. the key thing to remember is balance. At the end of the day we are all finding the best way to balance our shoulders and chest with our hips while creating a great defined waist in between.In my case, I'm somewhere between a triangle and an hourglass. My shoulders and hips more or less balance out (though my hips are still a touch bigger visually) but I do have a noticable waist line (though it's a bit mor padded than I'd like to see it). Knowing that I love to show off my waist (and make it look as tiny as possible) I look for a few things in an ideal outfit
1. Something fitted through the hips and rear but flows down straight from the widest part of my hips 2. Something with a clearly defined higher waist by way of an empire waist, mid to high rise bottom, or a tie, bow, rouching, wrap or belt detail hitting the smallest part of my midsection 3. A top that either shows off some bare shoulder or adds some volume with pintucks at the shoulders, capsleeves or flutter sleeves.
Hear are a few of my favourite outfits for my body type:
Outfit 1: I love this look for these last days of warmth in the early fall. I've paired the classic dark skinny jeans with a simple white top that cinchs in at the waist (smallest part) and has a bit more volume all over to balance out the figure. I love these grey suede boots! They're a great fall staple that can be dressed up or down a pull on right over the skinny jeans while keeping you comfy with a minimal wedge heel. For accessories, add the straw fedora you picked up for the beach, a big bright bag (I love the punch of the red on the softer palette), and a great soft scarf in a neutral or pastel colour. This would be the kind of outfit I'd throw on for grocery shopping, running errands, a casual coffee date, or a play date at the park with my daughter.