Getting to know your body type:
Wearing just underwear look at yourself in the mirror. What to focus on?
- Shoulder width
- Hip width
Are your shoulders wider than your hips, the same width, or perhaps your hips are wider than shoulders?
Do you have a waistline?
Is your bust large or small size?
Are tall or petite?
If you can’t decide ask a friend for help; use a measuring tape to measure mentioned body parts.
How to take a measurement:
- Shoulders: measure around the widest part of your shoulders
- Bust: measure around the widest part around your bust and back
- Waistline: measure around the thinnest part of your waist
- Hips: measure around the widest part of your hips and around your rear.
Make sure the tape is never too tight or too lose
Body shape types:
X – you have a typical hourglass figure with perfectly proportional wide shoulder and hips. There is a visible waistline and you are usually size 14 and over
S – again a rounded hourglass figure but size 10-12. A medium size bust and waistline
Y – the weight of your body is at the top with full breasts and narrow hips
T – the weight of your body is also at the top but with a petite bust and hips
I – you are T all and slim with a small bust
H – your shoulders and hips are wide yet proportional, with a less visible waist indentation
E – you are small and petite with a narrow waistline
A – slender shoulders with smaller breasts but more shapely hips, rear and thighs. Your silhouette weight is lower
O – your body is ovular with a rounded stomach, often larger than your breasts. Your legs are often slim.
These are based on Aleksandra Fratczak’s stylist blog: