What's Your Body Type?


It's all about the perfect fit. If the clothes don’t fit . . . I'll let you finish that sentence.

Not every trend is for every body, and that’s okay. There is value in dressing for your specific body shape. We promise that you’ll be more comfortable and confident if you embrace your silhouette, rather than work against it. So how do we figure this out? The first step is to know your body type. The four most commonly known body types are:

  1. Inverted Triangles

  2. Rectangles

  3. Triangles (Pear Shaped)

  4. Hourglass

Once you have your standard measurements, you’ll use those numbers to determine your body shape.

You may find that doing the equation with your shoulders versus your bust places you in two different body type categories. This means your body type may actually span more than one category; If this is the case for you, consider both body types when shopping and, ultimately, make purchases by seeing what looks best on you.

Rather than compare your body to pictures of celebrities or fruit, which can leave you feeling all sorts of confused, get out your tape measure and and we'll help you find your real body shape. Yes, your tape measure! You know we were going to tell you to get to measuring! Don’t have one; get one here. That's what the Bespoke Lifestyle is about - using your measurements to get the perfect fit.

There are a few key body parts to measure: shoulders, bust, waist and hips. Need help on how to get those measurements? Reach out to us for custom measurements.

I've got some great examples to show you! Let's get started!

INVERTED TRIANGLES

You are an inverted triangle if your shoulder or bust measurement is more than 5% bigger than your hip measurement.

Shop Our Pick for Inverted Triangles:

What looks amazing on you: Fitted jackets with a nipped-in waist and a flared bottom.

Why: The defined waist and flare over your hips create the illusion of lower-body curves and will help balance out your broad shoulders.

RECTANGLES

You are a rectangle if your waist is less than 25% smaller than your shoulder or bust and your shoulder, bust, and hip measurements are within 5% of each other.

For example, you are a rectangle if your shoulders are 36 inches and your waist is 27 inches or more.

Shop Our Pick for Rectangles:

African Print

What looks amazing on you: Skirts with volume-increasing details like ruffles, bows, or embellishments.

Why: They fill out your slight hips and balance your upper body.

TRIANGLE

You are a triangle (also known as pear) if your hips are more than 5% bigger than your shoulders or bust .

For example, you area triangle if your shoulders are 36 inches and your hips are 37.75 inches or larger.

Shop Our Pick for Triangles:

DASHIKI, AFRICAN PRINT

What looks amazing on you: Fit-and-flare dresses.

Why: They will show off how little you are on top and are roomier from the waist down for your curvier bottom half.

HOURGLASS

You are an hourglass if your waist is at least 25% smaller than your shoulder or bust, your waist is at least 25% smaller than your hips, and your shoulder and hip measurements are within 5% of each other.

For example, you are an hourglass if your shoulders and hips measure 36 inches and your waist is 27 inches or smaller.

Shop Our Pick for Hourglasses:

What looks amazing on you: Wrap tops.

Why: They accentuate your waist and enhance your hourglass figure.

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