Personal Styling is all about fitting the right clothes to your body type and knowing your style personality. Today I am showing you how to discover your body type in 5 easy steps. I have a video coming soon that will demonstrate how to take the measurements. And for those who don’t want to watch a video I have the explanation here.
You will need a flexible tape measure (I use this one), a pen & a piece of paper. On your paper write down Shoulders, Chest, Waist & Hips. You will fill these measurements in.
How To Measure
To discover your body type you will need to take 4 measurements:
Shoulders: Measure from shoulder end to shoulder end with the tape being flat across the back and the tape should hit in the middle of each shoulder. I put the tape across my back then bring it around the front of the shoulders. Write down this measurement
Chest: The tape should be flat across the back and come around under your arms. Make sure the tape hits right across the widest part of your chest. Write down this measurement.
Waist: This measurement needs to be take at the natural waist. To determine your natural waist bend from side to side and where your bend is that is your natural waist. Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist and measure. Write down this measurement.
Hips: This measurement is taken at the widest part of the hips. It should be about 2 inches above the crotch. You want the tape even around your hips. Write down this measurement.
The fun part begins: Now that we have your four core measurements, it’s time to discover your body type!
Discover Your Body Type
You are a Triangle if your shoulders & bust are smaller than your hips and your waist to hip ratio is 8 inches or larger.
You are an Inverted Triangle if your shoulders are larger than your hips by 3 inches and your hips are straight.
You are a Rectangle if your bust to waist ratio is under 6 inches & the waist to hip ratio is under 7 inches.
You are an Hourglass if your bust to waist & waist to hip ratio is 8 inches or more.
I go into more detail on measuring and determining your body type in the video I have coming out in two weeks. Stay tuned for that. Subscribe to my newsletter to get the announcement first!
Explore more about your body type in the information page for each body type linked above. Or you can find them at the top of my home page.
If you have questions, I have answers. Shoot me an email Jenn@thebodytypestylist.com