Updated: Apr 21
If I had a dollar for every woman who told me that they were going to hold off on investing in their appearance because they wanted to lose weight first, I'd be rich! Here's something you probably didn't know, but you can look amazing at ANY shape. It's really just a matter of knowing your shape and understanding what styles flatter it best.
So, how do you get to know your shape? It's as easy as 1-2-3.
All you'll need is soft measuring tape. If you don't have any, you can purchase it here. We also suggest wearing form fitting clothing, like leggings and a tank top with no bra. If your clothing is loose or bulky, you're not going to get accurate measurements. Keep in mind that when you're measuring, you should have the tape measure snug but not tight. You should be able to fit a finger under it.
Step 01. Measure your bust
Place the tape measure in the center of your chest at the widest part, which is usually right above your nipples. Wrap it around your back, going under your armpits and making sure the tape measure stays horizontal and doesn't twist.
Step 02. Measure your natural waist
Your natural waist is the smallest part of your waist, usually just above your belly button and under your rib cage. Make sure the tape measure is flat around your body, and then take the measurement in front.
Step 03. Measure your hips
Wrap the tape around your body, ensuring you go over the widest part of your buttocks, too. Keep the tape horizontal and flat against your body, and then take the measurement in front where the measuring tape meets itself.
Okay, so now that you've determined your measurements, let's figure out your actual shape. We have recreated our own list of body shapes that we feel are a little more enticing and body positive. We realized most women hated being compared to fruits (i.e. apples, bananas). Our shapes were created with you in mind. We wanted women to feel proud of their unique shapes and to learn how to flatter their figure.
Check out our flawless shapes below!
Each body shape has it's own unique characteristics, just like the ones you may already know of. Here are some of the most common characteristics of each shape. Which one sounds more like you?
Watch my demo video on how to take your measurements in just 3 steps AND determine which shape you are by grabbing a copy of the life-changing e-book, The Body Shape Bible!
This e-book is for women who:
- struggle with getting dressed everyday
- tend to gravitate towards the same few pieces when getting dressed everyday
- don't really know what to wear
- don't know what to shop for
- think NOTHING fits them
- HATES the way her body looks when standing in front of the mirror
If you could relate to any of those points above, click here
Now that you've determined your shape and what areas you want to accentuate, its try on time! Pull out some of the styles in your closet that best flatter your figure. Take note of those styles and always remember that not every style of clothing is made for every body shape.
Pay attention to what your body is saying to you. Look in the mirror and examine each aspect of it. Be sure to focus on embracing the parts that you love with clothing that makes you feel and look your best.
Want to chat with us, and learn more about styling your shape? Let's schedule a discovery call to get started!