Figuring out your Silhouette, or body shape, can help you choose clothing and accessories that will flatter your figure. To determine your body shape, you’ll need to look at the size of different body parts and compare them to each other. To get the most accurate result, it’s best to measure yourself in front of a mirror with a flexible measuring tape.
How To Measure
To determine your Silhouette, you’ll need to measure the circumference of four areas on your body: bust, waist, hips, and shoulders. When measuring yourself in front of a mirror, stand with your feet together and keep your arms down. Make sure the measuring tape fits snugly but isn’t too tight.
- Bust: The bust measurement is taken around the fullest part of your chest.
Make sure the tape is horizontal and straight.
- Waist: The waist measurement is taken around the narrowest part of your torso.
- Hips: The hip measurement is taken around the widest part of your lower torso.
- Shoulders: The shoulder measurement is taken around the broadest part of your shoulders.
Identifying Your Silhouette
Once you have all four measurements written down, compare them to each other. This will help you identify which Silhouette best describes your figure. Here are some common Silhouettes:
- Apple:: If you have a larger bust and midsection than hips and shoulders, then you have an apple-shaped figure.
- Pear:: If you have wider hips than shoulders or bustline, then you likely have a pear-shaped figure.
- Hourglass:: If all four measurements are similar in size or if your waist measurement is significantly smaller than both bust and hips measurements, then you likely have an hourglass-shaped figure.
Conclusion : How Do I Figure Out My Silhouette?
To determine what Silhouette best suits your body shape, measure four areas on yourself (bust, waist, hips and shoulders) with a flexible measuring tape in front of a mirror. Compare these measurements to each other to identify which Silhouette best describes your figure – apple-shaped figure for larger bust & midsection; pear-shaped for wider hips than shoulders; hourglass-shaped for similar measurements or significantly smaller waist than both bust & hips measurements.