Calculus is the girl’s best friend! Especially, when it comes to unveiling your body type. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide:
Now, to the counting part.
- Shoulders: it’s best if you can get a hand with this one. Place one tip of the measuring on one shoulder and take it all the way around the back. Note that the tape should be as high up your shoulders as possible. Jot down the results when ready.
- Bust: if you are wearing a bra at the moment of measuring, it’s advised that you take it off for a more accurate result. Wind the tape around your bust, but don’t pull too tight! We don’t want to squash your beautiful curves. Put down the result as well.
- Waist: wind the tape around your waist, aim for the line above the belly button. Ready? Just one more left!
- Hips: place the tip of the tape below the hip bone on one side, and wrap all the way around the butt.
A person with the hourglass body type has a waist that is about 25% smaller than the shoulders/bust, and as much smaller as the hips.
At the same time, your hips and shoulders are within the 5% difference of each other. If the description sounds like you - congrats, lovely fashionista, you have the hourglass body type!
Ready to discover the styling tips and tricks to accentuate your beautiful features? Fasten the seatbelt - down the fashion highway we go!