For this section you’ll need a piece of paper, a pen, sewing measuring tape, and a calculator. Let’s take it from the top and measure from shoulders down:
- 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 best 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 the 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 that you have your body mapped out, here’s what you need to do: divide your hips either by the shoulders or bust. If your hips are 5% bigger than the shoulders/bust, then congrats - triangle body shape is, in fact, your body shape!