Fashionable Friday with Donna Roland
I know this is probably your least favorite topic but we must talk body shapes. To look your best you need to know what your body shape is and how to dress for it so that your body looks balanced. It's all about balance and proportion. The only worse topic would be discussing shopping for bathing suits (so we will save that for another time)!
There are four basic body shapes and wherever you gain your weight determines your specific body type. Most women gain the majority of their weight in one of four places.Yes, it is possible that you might fit into more than one category and if that is the case you will want to follow the guidelines for both but usually you tend to gain more in one of the specific areas listed below.I am going to give you the descriptions of each of the four body types so that you will be able to decide which one best describes you. In my next blog post I will give you tips for dressing your specific body type but it is important that you identify which category you fit into first.
body type b - belly
Balanced shoulders and hips
Gains weight in belly (fuller waist or muffin top)
Not too much in the rear
body type 0 - upper midriff and bust (think every endowed)
Overly endowed bust
Rounded on top, bust, and upper midriff area
body type d - derriere
Gains weight in hips, thighs, and derriere
Small, rounded shoulders
body type - evenly gain all over or balanced
Shoulders and hips are balanced
Gains weight evenly all over
It is important to know that you are beautiful just as you are but most all of us have some challenge areas that we would like to make less obvious and I will give you some tips on how to do that --- next post Yes, you will have to make sure and watch of it in 2 weeks so that you can find out how to dress more balanced for your specific body shape.
For now, take an honest look at your body in front of a full length mirror and determine which category you fit in for your particular body shape.
Donna J. Roland
Certified Christian Image Consultant