Calculus may not be the first thing that you think of, when you think of fashion, but hey, we’re talking shapes after all. So, brave fashionistas, let’s put that measuring tape to use and map out your stunning complexion:
- 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 the 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.
Now, to the tricky part. We know that the shoulders of people with the inverted triangle body shape are wider than the hips, but how much wider? Here’s how to find out: divide the shoulders (or bust) by your hips and see if the difference is over or under 5%. For the inverted triangle type, it is above 5%.