Sunday, 8 March 2015

What Body Type Are You?

Manishi Bajaj

Humans come in all shapes and sizes. 'Why fret about it?' one might wonder. Well, because knowing your body shape can ease out the process of picking out the 'right' clothes that complement your body in every possible way. Moreover, it is not just about the clothes, health implications hold themselves too when one talks about the body shape. While working out is important for all, the awareness about your body type can help you achieve your desired goals by focusing on the problem areas. Here we will be exploring different body types and clothes that flatter particular shapes. Read ahead to find what your body type is: 

Pear Shaped

Pear or triangular shaped body has hips bigger than the bust with a defined slim waist. Basically, the fat tends to store in your lower body making it bigger than your upper body. It is also labelled as having a swimmer’s body. J Lo, Beyonc√© and Kareena Kapoor have this kind of body.
Best Assets: Waist and arms. Don’t hesitate in showing them off.

Fashion Tips

1. Minimize attention on your lower body by enhancing volume of your upper body. 
2. Strapless dresses will show off your shoulders and wrap dress will accentuate your waist. 
3. Boat neck tops and shouldered jackets are a big YES. 
4. Accessorize to draw attention to your upper body.
5. Wear a-line skirts to camouflage the wide hips and dark colored boot cut jeans to balance against your hips.
6.  Pointy shoes can create an illusion of elongated legs

Apple Shaped


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Average bust, broad shoulders, big midsection and narrow hips define apple or round shape. Fat mostly stores in the belly area becoming the determining factor of what to wear. Drew Barrymore, and Farah Khan have apple shape bodies.
Best Asset: Legs.

Fashion Tips

1. Wear trousers with wide bottom instead of jeans.
2. Short skirts and dresses will draw attention to legs.
3. V-neck is a good call to highlight to your bust over broad shoulders.

Ruler Body


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 It means to have a slim body with same width of hips and bust, slight waist and long legs. It is classic example of tall and thin supermodel look. Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley and Anushka Sharma belong to ruler type.
Best Assets: Arms and lower legs

Fashion Tips

1. Create curvy silhouettes by wearing flowing dresses, pleated skirts. 
2.Wear halter necks and strapless tops to show off your shoulders and arms.

Hourglass Shaped


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A figure desired by most women in which upper body is proportionate with the lower body. Big bust, small waist  and big hips. Some of these famous curvy women are Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, and Scarlett Johanson.
Best Assets: Curves!

Fashion Tips

1.Wear belted tops, elbow length sleeves to accentuate your waist.
2.  Knee length pencil skirts are ideal. 
3. Prefer tailored clothes that are not too tight or too baggy to enhance your body.

Funnel Shaped


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Defined by proportionally larger upper body, popularly known as inverted triangle shape.
Wide athletic shoulders, broad chest, narrow waist and hips make this body type. Celebrity examples would be Reneé Zellweger, Naomi Campbell, and Demi Moore.
Best Assets: shapely legs.

Fashion Tips

1. Create curves around your bottom wearing fuller skirts, boot-cut jeans.
2. V-necks and nipped jackets will make your body look more proportionate.  

Goblet Shaped


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Broad shoulders, large back, big bust, a defined waist and long slim legs define this body type.
Precisely you have bigger upper body like Bipasha Basu and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Best Asset: legs.

Fashion Tips

1. The key is to dress yourself as such that you balance your lower body with your ample bust. 
2. Narrow v-necks, dark colored tops and low rise jeans are suitable for you but chunky heels are not. 
3.Your legs are slender enough to pull of a stiletto.