I was reading one of the posts that Sarah at Rhinestones and Telephones wrote, and I was intrigued by a few of the links she had at the bottom of her page that were referring to different body shapes. I was led to this fantastic new-to-me blog Cardigan Empire which is currently having a week about falling in love with your body type. In this post, Rachel even has a wonderful spread sheet for you to figure out your body type based on your measurements.
I have very recently taken my measurements, so I was able to quickly run through the spread sheet and figure out my body type. Let me say, Rachel has a real knack for making one feel like your body is likened to a goddess! I am an hourglass shape, which was actually kind of a surprise to me. I am always my harshest critic when looking at my body (a fact that I'm trying to change). I tend to feel like my middle has no definition, and that I generally look short and
Once I discovered that I truly was an hourglass, the post written specifically for those with mythical curves had some great tips for dressing to enhance your body's most positive attributes. There are also great posts for middle figured bodies, pear shapes, linear bodies, and upper figured body types.
Interestingly enough, I decided to look into my own Sew-spiration Board on Pintrest to see if I generally picked out clothes and wardrobe items that were recommended for me. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my taste has improved since high-school, and that I do tend to lean towards garments that will work with my body type, such as the following examples.
They really talked about for hourglass shapes, how it is wonderful to emphasize your waist. They suggested a lot of belts, which is another glimpse into why I really enjoyed my peony so much! Bring on the belts!
P.S. I didn't even realize as I was writing this, that it is the perfect valentine's day post! Show yourself some love! Happy Valentine's Day everyone! xoxo