An important part of looking your best i

An important part of looking your best is knowing how to dress your body shape. In this two part article, I am going to “diagnose” my body shape and then find out how to best dress myself. Along the way, I’ll be telling you how to do the same thing.

I am embarrassed to admit that I have never actually identified my own shape. I goggled “dressing your body type” and was blessed to find an online calculator that was a great help: http://www.shopyourshape.com/calculate-your-body-shape.html. First I measured my bust, waist and hips and entered the measurements into the calculator. Next, I chose between two options that attempted to clarify where I usually gain weight, either in my butt and hips or in the tummy area. Within a few seconds I was diagnosed as a “spoon” body shape, meaning my hips are larger than my bust and I have a defined waist. For the spoon shape the focus is to de-emphasize the tummy and waist area to create balance between the bust and hips.

You can check out the complete list of types by using the following link. Next time I will discuss the various types and how to identify them.

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