Hourglass Body ShapeWhat’s my body shape?  Am I a rectangle, hourglass, pear, apple, or column?  Oddly, these are questions that most women don’t consider when shopping for clothes.

If we all knew our body shape and which clothing styles would look best shopping would be so much easier!  I found this great article on JoyofClothes.com  and it’s one of the best I’ve seen so far.  They have more than your basic body shapes and give great suggestions on how to find the perfect fit!

Want to know which jeans are the best for your shape?  Or maybe you’re one step ahead of the game and you’re looking for tips on the right bag, shoes, or swimwear.  No matter your dilemma, there will be plenty of tips for hourglasses!

To my surprise, not all hourglasses are alike!  There’s probably a way to split each body shape into 3 different categories, but that would get confusing rather quickly.  If you’re an hourglass body shape you probably already know it as we are the easiest to spot!  Find out whether you’re a neat hourglass or a full hourglass and how to dress your shape even better!

 

To determine if you are a hourglass body shape, look at yourself in the mirror in your underwear. Stand with your legs together and your arms a bit away from your sides.  Examine the area from under your arms, past your bust and ribcage, over your waist and hips to the fullest part of your thighs.  Then compare yourself to the image and review the questions and characteristics below.  We suggest you look at all the body shapes to find your closest match. – JoyofClothes.com


Click here to find out your body shape and what looks best!

The key to looking great in your clothes is knowing what to wear, of course.  That starts with knowing your body shape and which styles will compliment your curves the best.  If you’re like me, you probably read all of this stuff and it doesn’t come to the surface while shopping.  It feels easier to just grab whatever you can find in your size and try it on.  This leads to a horrible downward spiral of changing in and out of clothes that you already know won’t fit then hitting up the pretzel kiosk as you leave the mall.

We should all take this advice, remember the great style tips and use them!  Come back and refresh your memory before going shopping every time if it helps because you will feel AWESOME with the right fit!

Don’t think you’re an hourglass?  Check out this Body Shapes Overview if you need help going in the right direction.  You may also want to read Finding the Perfect Style for Your Shape!

 

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