This is my 6th post for #BlogchatterA2Z challenge . As I have already talked about Body Shape and Different Garment Shapes, now it’s the right time to recommend style lines and shapes for different figure or body type. As I have already mentioned earlier every body is unique and few ideal figures existing. Virtually every figure has some figure variations , variations from that so called ideal figure used as a standard for comparison. It does not matter how many people have a particular figure variation. You need to recognize the variation and know how to dress or alter to camouflage or minimize it.
To determine your general figure type or body build, try the time tested “Blink test”. Dress in form- fitting clothing, in possibly a t-shirt and tights. In this attire your attention will be generally drawn to the largest area of your body shape. Then compare that area to other areas of your body and to the body type description I have mentioned in my previous post here.
Now lets discuss the figure type, their characteristic figure variations and how to cover, camouflage, counter, create the illusion of the ideal figure by selecting appropriate clothing.
Triangular Body Shape : They have narrower shoulders, wider hips, average to smaller bust, narrow back and smaller waist. They have low hip curve, rounded buttocks. Possibly low waist and average to shorter legs.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should focus on minimizing lower torso and give more emphasize to upper torso, this will lead the attention upward toward their face. Try filling out shoulder and upper torso with soft fullness and design details. Try wearing smooth, loose fit below the waist.
Inverted Triangle Body Shape : They have Wider shoulders, narrower hips & thighs , average to larger bust, wider back, larger waist , high hip curve, flatter buttocks, slim legs. Possibly high waist, average to longer legs.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should focus on minimizing upper torso and give more emphasize on center-front at neckline or anywhere below waist. Lead attention inward at shoulders toward neck. Try filling out area below waist with soft fullness or design detail. Try wearing smooth loose fit above the waist.
Rectangle Body Shape : They have similar width in shoulders, waist, hips& thighs and average to above ideal weight ranges. They have softly straight body lines with no defined waist, often with high hip curve and body appears balanced.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should minimize waist and give more emphasize on center-front above the waist. Lead attention inward at waist and up toward face. Try filling out slightly at shoulders and should wear smooth, loose fit over entire figure.
Hourglass Body Shape : They have larger bust and wider back , small waist. larger hips and buttocks. They have rounded body lines. Body appears balanced, but emphasizes full rounded bust, hips and buttocks.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should minimize bust and hip fullness and give more emphasize on shoulder and neckline area. Lead attention upward towards face. try filling out waist slightly. they should wear mmooth, loose fit over entire figure.
Diamond Body Shape : They have wider midriff and waist , narrower shoulders, hips & thighs and average to smaller bust. Their hip curve is high with smaller to flat buttocks and mid-body is heavy.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should minimize midriff, waist and high hip area and give more emphasize towards shoulder area. Lead attention inward at waist and up to face. Try filling out shoulders and leg area with smooth, loose fit over mid-body area.
Tubular Body Shape : They have slim to thin, below average weight range , straight body lines, angular obvious curves with similar width in shoulders, waist and hips. Their body appears balanced.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should minimize thinness, bony angularity and give emphasize everywhere.
Fill out above and below waist and should wear loose fit above and below waist.
Rounded Body Shape : They have larger to obese; above average weight range and larger figure with rounded body lines.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : They should minimize body width and weight and should give more emphasize towards shoulder and neckline area. Lead attention inward at waist area and up to face . They should focus on lengthening entire figure visually. Wear smooth, loose fit over entire figure.
High Waist : They have shorter upper torso and longer lower torso or longer legs.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : Wear vertical design lines on tops , waist less dresses and coats.
They should wear belt that matches the top.
Low waist : They have longer upper torso and shorter lower torso or shorter legs.
Fit and Fashion Strategy : Wear design details at neckline & above waist. They should wear horizontal design lines on tops and belt matches skirt or pants.
Fit begins when you select a garment style that accommodate your figure type and that’s when you will achieve a fabulous fit.
This post is part of #BlogchatterA2Z challenge