Shaping Your Style: Body Type Basics

In a previous blog post, I put together a list of links focusing on body acceptance. I want to add to that by encouraging you to learn more about your body type. Why does body type matter? Knowing your body shape can help you make fashion choices that best compliment your body. I'm a firm believer of the saying "when you look great, you feel great," and being aware of your body type means that you will be able to easily identify clothing that will look great on you. I can't wait to dive into which styles best compliment each body type, but for now, let's go over some common body types.

Women with an hourglass body tend to have fuller busts, hips and thighs which are roughly the same measurements. Their waistline is well defined, and they are often referred to as being curvy.

Women with round body types tend to be top heavy with more narrow hips. Their waistline has less definition due to having a fuller midsection.