Knowing your body type is the #1 most important fashion tip anyone can give you. Once you know your body type, finding an outfit that flatters your figure becomes much easier.
We have all been there, same size clothing yet some things look amazing and others, well not so much. If you don't understand why some things look great and some things don't it can make it hard to find new favorite fashion pieces. Once you learn how to dress for your body type, building your wardrobe becomes simple as can be.
First lets talk about body measurements and how these come into play when finding your body type. The best way to find out your body type is to take these four measurements, Shoulder, chest, waist and hips. The relationship between these numbers will help you find the shape of your frame. So grab a measuring tape and start measuring.
1. Shoulders- Loosely wrap the measuring tape around the broadest part of your shoulders right above your shoulder blades.
2. Chest- wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest. Do not wrap too snug as to compress.
3. Waist- This is where most find it confusing because generally when talking about the waist we think where our waistband hits. Our actual waist is the most narrow spot of the waist which is usually found above the belly button.
4. Hips- Look for the fullest part of your hips. Wrap the tape below your hip bones, around your hips and butt.
Like we said before knowing your body type is the first step to learning what works and what doesn't for your own styling needs.
Stay tuned for future blog posts where we go into more detail about styling choices for your specific body type.