Lesson Two - Body Shapes
What shape am I? It's the big question most women want answered. Gorgeous Me aims to make it easy for you so you can work it out for yourself.
There are four key body shapes, and most of us will generally fit into one of them. It's not about size, it's about shape.
The balanced body shape - where your shoulders and hips are about the same measurement and your waist is smaller.
From a styling perspective, we work to give women this look.
If you don't have an hourglass shape, you can easily create the illusion of one through clever dressing and styling. Gorgeous Me will help you with that - check out Lesson 3 next.
2. Top Half is Bigger than your Bottom Half
If you look at yourself in the mirror and your shoulders and/or bust area appear wider and bigger than your hips, then this is you. Some stylists call this Apple shape.
The idea is to balance things up - minimise the appearance of the shoulders and/or bust, balance this up with the hips and give yourself waist definition at the same time. You can achieve this with clothes and accessories, no 19th Century waist-cinching corsets required - promise!
If this is you, then you most likely have fabulous legs, hips and bottom and these are what you need to show off.
3. Bottom Half is Bigger than your Top Half
The opposite of what we've just been talking about. In this case your hips, bottom and possibly thighs will appear bigger than your shoulders and bust. This is commonly referred to as the Pear shape.
If you have this body shape, you need to play down the appearance of your larger bottom area and accentuate your fabulous top half. For example, wear dark, plain colours and fabrics on your bottom half and leave colours, patterns and decorative pieces to your top half where you want people to focus.
If you're a straight body shape there will be no difference appearance-wise between the width of your shoulders, waist and hips. You may be flat chested and also have a small, flat bottom. You have no defined waist as such. Many athletic women fall into this camp. Some stylists call this shape a Banana.
If you want curves, you can create the illusion of a defined waist and pad out the bust and shoulders. We'll cover this in the next lessons.
That's it! It's not hard at all. Go look at yourself in the mirror, with the least amount of clothes on possible, and work out your body shape. Remember, it has nothing to do with size, it's about overall shape. None of this is exact either, it's just to try and help you out when it comes to choosing the right clothes, accessories and colours for yourself.
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