What body shape are you??

Apple, pear, rectangle, hourglass and strawberry? Sound like we are just shouting out random words? Not so, we are talking body shapes and how you can dress to suit compliment your shape and look absolutely fabulous…

 

Which Body Shape are You_

The first step to finding the right clothes to bring out your inner goddess, hot mamma, party queen or businesswoman is to figure out your specific body type so that you can play up your best features:

 

Work it baby!

 

Body shape is all about proportion, and style is all about dressing those proportions to look their very best. When you think about body types, don’t focus on height and weight… focus on shape.

A slim lady can have the same body shape as a curvy lady, just as a short woman can have the same body shape as her taller friend. And it’s not about trying to look thin; it’s about accentuating your shape and enhancing what you have so you feel your best in every outfit you own.

Each of us is unique — and our bodies are, too! Embrace your shape – don’t hide behind huge layers of fabric, accentuate, Cinch in your waist and work that shape – whether you are a classic Kate (Moss) or more of a Kimmy K (Kim Kardashian). There is a dress style for everyone to look hot this season.

Our body shapes are generally narrowed down to five general categories: pear, wedge, rectangle, apple and hourglass. You might fall into one category, or you might be a blend of two or more categories.

Once you’ve determined your body shape, you can begin to consider which fashion trends to embrace and which to avoid.

Spend some time in front of the mirror and do a fair and honest assessment of your body. Then put these fashion tips to work…

Hourglass-shaped celebs: Our very own face of Cinch Waist Training Corsets, Gemma Garrett, Beyonce (borderline Pear), Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry

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This body shape works perfectly with a waist training corset as all of your curves will be further enhanced both in the short and long-term by wearing one of these fab products.

  • Hourglass body traits: Your shoulders and hips are similar in

proportion and set off by a tiny waist.

Your best assets: Curves, curves, curves!

  • Your fashion goals: Show off your curves

Balance is the key to selecting [clothes] for an hourglass-shaped body! Keep the proportions of a fuller bust even with the proportions of fuller hips and thighs.

Search for dresses that have a fitted top half and hug your waist to avoid adding bulk. As with those who have apple-shaped bodies (see below), hourglass bodies should wear dresses with V-necks or sweetheart necklines to slim down the bust. Accessorize with belts so that the naturally smaller waist is showcased. A-line cut or wrap dresses are a perfect match for the hourglass-shaped body.

Dos and don’ts

  • Do wear a Cinch Waist Training Corset to enhance your curves even further
  • DON’T hide your curves with baggy clothing.
  • DO wear a good bra and showcase your bust.
  • DO wear fitted dresses.
  • DO wear a belt at the waist to enhance your hourglass shape.
  • DO try wrap dresses.
  • DO go for high-waisted skirts.
  • DO pick thin, lightweight styles and fabrics.
  • DO wear skinny or straight leg jeans.

When it comes to your day or night clothing choices, picking cuts that work best with your figure can make a world of difference.

Pear-shaped celebrities:

Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Katherine Heigl

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Pear body traits: Your lower body is wider than your upper body — in

other words, your hips are wider than your shoulders. Your bottom is rounded and your waist is well-defined.

This shape also works perfectly with a waist training corset. It will nip you in at the waist, and give you a little boob lift – gorgeous lady in the making!

  • Your best assets: Shoulders and torso
  • Your fashion goals: Emphasize your waist and arms, add volume to

your shoulders and upper body.

Dos and don’ts

  • DO wear a Cinch waist training corset
  • DO try A-line skirts
  • DO keep hems of pants, skirts and dresses wide to balance the hips.
  • DO experiment with light-colored tops and dark-colored bottoms for contrast.
  • DO look for boat neck tops, square and cowl necklines.
  • DO wear strapless dresses to show off arms and even out proportions.
  • DO try styles with ruffles on top.
  • DO wear jackets that hit right above the waist.

DO opt for pointy-toed shoes to elongate your legs.

Strawberry-shaped celebs: Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore, Renee Zellweger, Audrina Patridge, Teri Hatcher.

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Perfect for waist training – you have a gorgeous shape already – that just needs accentuated!

  • Strawberry body traits: Also known as the inverted triangle, this body

shape features a broad chest and wide shoulders with narrow waist and hips.

  • Your best asset: Your legs
  • Your fashion goals: Accentuate your lower body while softening your shoulders and upper body.

To flatter all body types and especially the distinct strawberry shape,

dos and don’ts:

  • DO wear a Cinch waist training corset
  • DO wear bright colors on bottom.
  • DO wear wide-leg pants.
  • DO wear full skirts.
  • DON’T wear spaghetti-strap tops.
  • DON’T wear boat neckline tops.
  • DO experiment with high-waisted styles.
  • DO look for clothes that create the illusion of a waist.

Rectangle body shape

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Rectangle-shaped celebs: Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank

No body shape needs a Cinch waist training corset more than these lassies! A corset will nip you in at the waist and give the illusion of a more hourglass shape…

  • Rectangle body traits: The waist, hip and shoulder widths are similar.
  • Your best assets: Your arms and legs
  • Your fashion goals: Create curves (use your Cinch waist training corset to give you a nipped in waist) and show off slender legs and arms.

Dos and don’ts

  • DO wear a Cinch waist training corset
  • DO wear scoop neck and sweetheart tops to create curves.
  • DO wear long jackets to create a lean look.
  • DO wear tops with collars, ruffles and details to flatter your chest.
  • DO wear a good bra that will make the most of what you have.
  • DON’T wear overwhelming styles.
  • DO layer to add more dimensions.
  • DO wear dresses with ruching. Cinches on sides are ideal.
  • DO have fun with colorful bottoms… feel free to experiment.

Apple-shaped celebs: Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Hudson

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Perfect for waist training – enhance those gorgeous curves and work it baby!

  • Apple body traits: Most of your weight is above the hips, which are

narrow. Your back, ribs and shoulders are broad.

  • Your best asset: Those legs!
  • Your fashion goals: Elongate the torso and show off your legs

Dos and don’ts

  • DO wear a Cinch waist training corset
  • DO go for monochromatic looks.
  • DO go for v-neck tops to create the illusion of a longer torso.
  • DO wear a bra that offers good lift and support.
  • DO wear belts at the smallest part of your waist.
  • DO wear empire tops and dresses.

So there we have it ladies, no matter what your shape, you now know how to work it!

As you experiment with what works for you, always remember to have fun and not take yourself too seriously!

 

 

 

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