Knowing your body type allows you to dress smartly and saves you from putting on outfits that makes you look horrible. This information is a life saver because you get to know how to dress according to your body type, and shopping becomes a delight.
There are six different Horizontal body types:1. Hourglass figure
An hourglass figure is when the hips and bust are around the same size and the waist is 9″-13″ smaller. The Hourglass figure is considered to be the easiest to dress as the body is balanced, with the top and bottom half of the body in proportion to one another.
If anyone can buy clothes off the rack it is this group, as most clothes are made to fit this shape.
2. Inverted Triangle figure
The Inverted Triangle figure reflects broad shoulders or a full bust and carries most weight above the waist. To draw attention to the bottom half of the figure and create the illusion of an hourglass shape, women with this figure could wear plain and dark colors on top and be creative on the bottom half to draw attention on the slimmer part of their figure. Wearing a V-neckline will help slim the bust, and wearing long or three-quarter sleeves will help divert the attention away from the bust line.
3. Triangle( Pear-Shape) figure
The Triangle figure is the most common shape among women. The triangle figure is narrow at the shoulders, often with a small bust. The hips and bottom are larger than the waist and bust. Triangle figures can look good in tops with extra detail, fabric or weighting in the shoulder area as this makes the top half of the body appear wider. Women with this shape could keep the bottom portion of the body in clean lines and plain dark colors and have a focal point or accessories on the upper body close to the face. This will draw attention away from the lower part of the body and create a more balanced look.
The Rectangle figure has no waist line. Regardless of whether the size is thin or large – the waistline is not obvious in this body shape and it appears to be in line with the top half of the body and the hips. To create a waistline, women with this shape could wear wrap dresses or tops with diagonal lines. Diagonal lines are very flattering on the top part of this figure and can be achieved with color or even the design of the garment.
Take in the waistline of shirts and jackets if the area is too lose. Shoulder pads can also be inserted to create more shape.
The Diamond figure has a stomach which protrudes from under the bust line. Women with this body shape could use layers on the top part of the body to give a slimmer illusion, It is also effective to dress the top portion of the body with simple clean lines and plain dark colors. Shoulder pads can also be inserted to create more shape taking attention away from the stomach area. Slight tapering toward the hemline can also take away attention from the stomach. Let out waistlines for dresses to create a lengthen torso.
Round (Fuller) figure
The Round figure carries weight all over with a rounded appearance. Women with this body shape could create a slimmer line by wearing garments with vertical and diagonal lines, either in color or style. A block color all over will help elongate the figure, therefore, appearing slimmer. The lightweight fabric is recommended for this body type as thicker fabrics or textures just add bulk.
Shoulder pads can also be inserted to create more shape. Shirts and jackets which flow past the hipline also work well with this figure. Regardless of your body type, own it, be comfortable in it, rock it, and love it because you are beautiful just the way you are.