Body Type Guide - By Iman Akilah



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Body Type Guide

August 26, 2019 2 min read

You see a fly ass fit online (if you're like me you've added it in your cart so fast your hands have blisters) and you're counting down the days until it arrives on your front porch. In your head you've already planned out where to wear it, with what heels, what earrings are gonna make it pop. Thinking you know how to dress for your body type, you place the order, it arrives, you try it on and strut your stuff to your bedroom mirror and realize you look a hot damn mess! You're heartbroken! Sis, that was most shopping experiences for me. Why? Because, I wasn't shopping for MY body type, simple. And most of us aren't knowledgeable to what this means.

Your body silhouette is what your body type is. An easy way to determine your body type is with your shoulder, bust, waist and hip measurements. Consider your body type as the outline of your structure. Understanding your body type helps with shopping for clothes and then we turn it up a notch based on our personal style.

The goal is to make sure the styles we choose are beautiful, proportional, and enhance our looks for an even better looking silhouette. Tall, skinny, short and curvy do not determine your body type, the body parts do.

What are the main 4 Body Types?

You're a Apple Body Type if...

  • Your shoulders are wider than hips
  • Hips and Thighs are smaller than top half
  • Wider Abdomen
  • Shapely Legs

You're a Rectangle Body Typeif...

  • Your weight is evenly distributed
  • Hips and Shoulders are the same width
  • Athletic Shaped Body frame

You're a Hourglass Body Type if...

  • You describe your body as curvy
  • Well Defined Waist
  • Bust and Hip Measurement are roughly even
  • Fuller Bust, Hips and Thighs

You're a Pear Body Type if...

  • Your waist is wider than your bust
  • You consider to have fuller hips
  • You have narrower shoulders in comparison to you hips
  • You have a full booty

Listen sis, we have to be self aware and stay informed so we can cut down these crazy shopping nightmares! Plus, you now know that if a style is not fitting or looks ridiculous on you it isn't because you're out of shape and disproportionate!

Happy Shopping Fly Girls!

P.S. Leave a comment below and let me know what body type you identify as!

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