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Your hips are broader than your shoulders
This is the most common body type. I'd guess that's because after women have babies, they often continue carrying their weight on the bottom half. But, really, the why is a mystery to me. This also happens to be my body type. So, I know it well.
Shop pieces that flatter the Triangle body type
Your shoulders and hips are aligned and your waist is wider than both
I often have people ask if your body type can change. In some cases, it sure can. I've seen this most commonly with the transition from Diamond to Rectangle or Diamond to Hourglass, depending on the woman and her changes in weight. (Trans individuals often transition from Rectangle to Hourglass or Inverted triangle to Hourglass.) I feel like society and the media can be kinder when it comes to the Diamond shape, so I especially love seeing a woman who really knows how to rock this body shape. The Diamond body shape is already balanced, so the goal is to not have one half dominate the other. In other words, don't do too many things to draw the eye to the top then minimize the bottom, making you seem bottom heavy. The same is true for the bottom compared with the top.
Shop pieces that flatter the Diamond body type
Your shoulders and hips are aligned and you have a clearly defined waist
If the current ideal in Western Culture is the Hourglass, you might ask why someone would need help dressing that body. Fair question. I often tell clients who have this body shape to, "not mess up with God gave you." Essentially, maintain your natural balance by minimizing both the top and bottom or maximizing both the top and bottom.
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Your shoulders are broader than your hips
Often called a, "swimmer's body" the Inverted Triangle often has more to do with bone structure than weight. This is actually my favorite body type to dress because buying clothes can be so challenging for women with this shape. And, balance is an issue. But, once they know HOW to dress this body, the transformation is huge.
Shop pieces that flatter the Inverted Triangle body type
Your shoulders and hips are aligned but your waist is not clearly defined
I often hear clients with a rectangle shaped body say, "I'm straight up and down." One misconception is that a woman must have a small bust to have a Rectangle shaped figure. Not true. She could be a rectangle with a large bust. This has a slightly different approach that I take with clients. After all, we're all about balance, right? But if her shoulders and hips are aligned, she's still a rectangle.
Shop pieces that flatter the Rectangle body type
Of course, this is the VERY top level of how to dress your figure. And, we're humans, not droids, so we'll have lots of variations within this framework. But, this should give you a good place to start. And, of course, I'm here for more help.
Just remember, it's about balance, not about size. Whether you are a size 2 or a size 16 or 32, if your top and bottom halves are balanced, you are going to look and feel better about how you look. This translates into more confidence which then becomes power. Plus, it's fun. So, there's that.
Let me know what you think!