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  • Writer's pictureKaeli Renee

How to Determine Your Body Shape for Flattering Outfit Choices

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We have all been there, throwing our clothes around aimlessly feeling like we have absolutely nothing to wear even though we have an entire closet full of items. Nothing is fitting right, you don’t feel or think you look good in anything that you are trying on. The frustration is increasing and you are just annoyed and not understanding why in the world this happens-. You bought these clothes for a reason, you must have liked them at one point!

Don’t worry – we are here to help! A common reason this happens is that you don’t understand your styling proportions. But before we get into that we have to find our body shape first to understand how we can style our clothing to compliment and bring out our natural features!

1. Pear Shape: This body shape is characterized by having wider hips and thighs compared to the upper body. To determine if you have a pear shape, measure your hips at the widest point and compare it to your bust measurement. If your hips are wider, you might have a pear-shaped body.

2. Apple Shape: An apple-shaped body tends to carry weight around the midsection, with a fuller waist and narrower hips. To see if you have an apple shape, measure your waist at the widest point and compare it to your bust and hip measurements. If your waist is larger, you might have an apple-shaped body.

3. Hourglass Shape: The hourglass shape is defined by having a well-defined waist, with the bust and hips being relatively equal in size. If your bust and hips measurements are similar and your waist is smaller, you likely have an hourglass shape.

4. Rectangle Shape: A rectangle-shaped body is characterized by having similar bust, waist, and hip measurements. If your measurements are relatively equal, you might have a rectangle-shaped body.

Remember, these are just general guidelines, and everyone's body is unique. Embrace your body shape and focus on feeling healthy and confident in your own skin. If you want more personalized advice contact RYN! We can help with all of your styling needs.

Stay tuned for next week's post where we'll dive deeper into how to style each body shape. As always let us know your questions and thoughts!

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