Vanessa Hamilton

Updated at 2021-09-30 00:33:06 UTC

How To Determine Your Body Type And Dress Accordingly?

Parties are often preceded by fun questions, like what to give? Who to bring? When to arrive? And, crucially, what to wear? Most of us don’t just happen to have a floor-length silk gown or a tailcoat hanging around in our closet, waiting for the day our Met Gala invite finally arrives. But would that even be the right kind of thing to wear to such an event? We’ve got answers, and options, for every possible occasion on your social calendar.

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Remember, body shape is almost entirely based on your bone structure and not on your weight. Your fit/size is your proportion as in regular, petite, tall, or plus. Since most of us fluctuate in weight, we can easily go between two body types if we tend to gain weight in one specific area.

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  •  You could be an hourglass leaning toward a pear shape, or a rectangle leaning toward an inverted triangle. Knowing which type you are will help you learn how to confidently choose clothes and look your best.
    To figure out your body type, take four body measurements: shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. Once you know these numbers you’ll be able to figure out the shape of your frame. So grab a measuring type - the flexible type that can wrap around your body, and make sure you take the measurements while wearing just underwear so you can get the most accurate numbers.

While there are many different body shapes, most women fall somewhere in the following five shapes:

• Hourglass

• Pear

• Apple

• Inverted Triangle

• Rectangle


So what do those measurements mean?