Hey hey everyone!!
For a very long time I was unhappy in my skin. I grew up pretty fast (think boobs at the age of 8!) and in a country of short people being 1.68cm (5’5) at the age of 12 was anything BUT easy, I assure you. I wasn’t skinny, I never will be. I hated the way I looked! It didn’t help that I had all of the kids at school bullying me and calling me things like white whale and monster (oh yes…that happened…).
Then, something magical happened while I was living in Vienna! I started watching What Not to Wear, just for fun. There, I got to learn that there are different body shapes, that each of them is beautiful, that if it doesn’t look good on you, it’s the clothes fault and not yours! This in return led me to research more!!! (along the way I also found out platinum blond did NOT look good on me, nor do Orange or bright Yellow! Although my mustard colored cardigan is fine!). I ended up attending a Fashion Styling Course and really loved it!
So here I am writing this post, a small introduction of the four most common body shapes out there!!! I wished I had had someone telling me about this when growing up and having all of those problems, so I hope this might help you through!!
Bananas (or rectangles) are, as the name suggests, almost curve-less. This means, they are build without curves…as if there is a straight line from the shoulders to the hips!
(Celebrities with this shape include Cameron Diaz or Natalie Portman, for example!)
Apple shaped people typically have their weight concentrated in the middle section and usually have skinnier arms and legs!
(Celebrities with this shape include Drew Barrymore and Elizabeth Hurley)
Pear shaped people tend to carry their weight in the lower section of their body! They usually have bigger hips and thighs and a smaller upper part!
(Celebrities with this shape include Rihanna and my beloved Lauren Conrad!)
The Hourglass shape is considered by some as the easier to dress, but being an Hourglass myself, I disagree! Being an Hourglass means you have curves all around and your waist cinches in! Think wasp wastes…that’s an Hourglass!
(Celebrities with this shape include Kim Kardashian and Salma Hayek)