Regardless of height or percentage of fat, there are really
basic silhouettes, any variations are really just the details on the
four. Before you measure your body, get fitted for a new bra. Nine out
women do not wear the right bra size.
I started out at Nordstrom in the lingerie department I was told nine
out of ten women did not wear the right bra size, I didn’t believe it.
To my surprised this fact is really true. So, get a good bra, a good
foundation can make or break your silhouette.
Once you have been fitted, measure yourself at the widest part of your
breast (across the nipples) with your bra on. Then measure your waist
at its smallest and your hips at their widest.
basic Silhouettes Are
Top Heavy, Bottom Heavy, Hourglass, Rectangular
Here are a brief discriptions of the four body types
The Hourglass Body Types is also known as the curvy figure, figure 8
opposing triangles. This figure has the top and bottom about the same
as each other and a well-defined waistline, at least 9" less then the
hips and breast. Women that have this silhouette often gain weight in
their upper and lower half first.
also known as the inverted triangle, V frame and apple. This is where
the breasts and/or shoulders are clearly the largest part of your body.
This silhouette usually has small hips and thighs. Women with this
body type mainly gain weight on their abdomen, chest and face.
are also known as the triangle, pear shape
A frame. This body shape is where the hips and/or thighs are
clearly the widest part of the body. Women with this silhouette usually
gain weight on the hips and thighs first, then their stomach.
also known as a boyish figure,
banana shape, H
frame or straight. The top and bottom measurements are about the same
The waistline is less then 9” smaller then the bust and hips.
Women that have this silhouette have a tendency to put on weight on
their stomach first, then face, chest, and hips.