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What’s My Body
Type?
Your Body Type
Click on the body that best describes you
Pear
Straight
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Bust & hips are
the same size
Waist is slightly
smaller than the
bust & hips
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hips are larger
than the bust &
very defined
creating a "shelf”
Waist is slightly
smaller than the
bust
Hourglass
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Bust & hips are
basically the same
size
Waist is well
defined
Your Body Type
Click on the body that best describes you
Inverted
Triangle
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Bust is large
Hips are narrow
Waist is not very
well defined
Oval
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Waist is larger than
the bust & hips
Hips are narrow
compared to the
shoulders
Breasts are full in
size
Diamond
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Waist is larger than
the bust & hips
Shoulders are narrow
compared to the hips
Breasts are small to
medium in size
Straight Body Shape
Facts:
• Most common body type
• Also called rectangle or ruler
• Waist is not very defined
• Hips and waist are balanced
• Tend to gain weight in your torso first & your upper thighs
and arms
• Legs are one of your best assets
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What 2 Wear
Straight Body Shape
The goal is to enhance the waist. For example, wear form fitting clothing (such as a
tube-type dress) and create a waist by adding a wide, dark belt.
Tops with fullness at
top and at waist and
gathered at the
waist
Off the shoulder
tops lengthen
the shoulder and
create the
illusion of a
smaller waist
Boot cut
pants will
add fullness
at the
bottom
Bubble skirts
with a full top
create the
illusion of a
small waist
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Pear Body Shape
Facts:
• Sometimes called a triangle
• Hips are larger than bust
• Waist is defined
• First gain weight in your bottom and legs
• Waist is your best asset
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What 2 Wear
Pear Body Shape
The goal is to enhance and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your upper body
while emphasizing your waist and de-emphasizing your lower body to create a
balanced, hourglass appearance.
Wear Billowy tops
that add volume to
the bust with a
snug fitting waist
Wear dress shirts
with structured or
princess shoulders
and a darted waist
Simple, dark
colored slacks with
no (or minimal)
pockets with a
mid-rise waist
A-line skirts that
gently skim your
body helps to
de-emphasize
your bottom
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Hourglass Body Shape
Facts:
• Body type that most women strive for
• Bust and hips are well balanced
• Waist is defined
• Shoulders align to hips
• Your upper body is proportionate in length
to your legs, which are shapely
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What 2 Wear
Hourglass Body Shape
The goal is to is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while
accentuating your waist. Wide belts over shirts and dresses are a great way to show
off your waist.
Wear hugging
tops and add a
belt to enhance
your waist
Wrap-style tops
accentuate your
waist and
enhance your
hourglass figure
Figure skimming,
pencil skirt and
high-waisted
skirts are
flattering
Pants with wide
waistband are very
flattering on your
body type
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Inverted Triangle Body Shape
Facts:
• Proportionally larger upper body
• Broad shoulders
• Wide back
• Hips are slim and your bottom may have a
tendency towards the flat side
• Tendency to gain weight in your belly and
upper body
• Legs are your best asset
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What 2 Wear
Inverted Triangle Body Shape
The goal is to look for tops that will accentuate your waist and help balance your bust
with your hips.
Shirts with deep
scoop or V-necks
narrow your
upper body
Tops with narrow
v-necks and nipped
in waists that flare
slightly at the hip
A-line skirts fill out
your slight hips
while balancing
your upper body
Pants with wide or
flared legs are
flattering to your
figure
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Oval Body Shape
Facts:
• Large bust
• Narrow hips & full midsection
• Tendency to gain weight in your stomach,
back & upper body
• Waist is undefined and the widest part
• Flat buttocks
• Legs are your best asset
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What 2 Wear
Oval Body Shape
The goal is e-emphasize your midsection and create a more defined waist. This is
achieved by choosing clothing that add curves and fullness to your lower body
and tops that taper to a waist.
Tailored jackets
with wide-stance
collars, a nipped-in
waist and flared
bottom
Square or scoop neck
button downs that
are nipped-in at the
waist and flare at the
bottom
Straight skirts
with a flirty
flared
Wide-leg dress pants
with prominent back
and/or side pockets
will add curves to
your hips
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Diamond Body Shape
Facts:
• Hips are broader than your bust
• Tendency to gain weight in your
stomach, back, hips and buttocks
• Undefined waist
• Carry some weight in your upper legs
• Biggest asset are your slender arms
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What 2 Wear
Diamond Body Shape
The goal is to balance your shoulders and bust with your hips while creating a waist. This
is achieved by choosing clothing that adds curves and fullness to your upper body with
appropriate clothing cuts while choosing pants and skirts that will lean and lengthen your
lower body.
strapless or off-theshoulder tops with an
empire waist and
fabric that skims the
body below the waist
Choose shirts with
wide necklines,
full sleeves and
draped fabric with
a low, banded
waist
Straight skirts
that fall from
the widest part
of your hip are
flattering
Simple, dark
colored slacks
with no (or
minimal)
pockets
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