With my weightloss has come a realisation that however many kg’s I lose my body shape remains in roughly the same proportions.
This is a quick nap which shows my shape at the moment and although it is an ever evolving piece of work it is what it is. I am 5’5 ish, have a size 12 top with inbetweeny boobies (12c or 32-34c), my waist goes in but is by no means tiny, I have a definite booty and hips ( from a front view, sideways my butt is a little flat) and I wouldn’t say I am hippy as such I just have quite chunky legs all the way down and there is more than a whiff of the candle about me. That said I am pretty happy with it.
A couple of years ago, as we watched the sunset over the sea in Bali after one too many kir royals, my bestie and I had a chat about clothes after a certain age. My friend and I are polar opposites in personality, body shape, colouring and everything and we were discussing that under the age of 18 for her and 20 for me everything looks good on you. You know the boundary the before is the phase when you are still in your child skinny frame and straight up and down but you have just started getting lady lumps without the associated wobble. At the point we found pretty much all clothes looked quite good, they didn’t have to be cut that well and I was a fashion and clothes MONSTER! On the flip side of this boundary is a woman’s body, complete with lumps and bumps, really good bits and really not so good bits. So clothes either look FANTASTIC ( highlight the good Houdini the bad) or MINGING and do the polar opposite.
So, I now know roughly what my body looks like, that I need clothes that work for me and that I want to look the best version of me possible. Which is what this blog is all about and for me that involves being balanced, healthy, happy, toned, well kept with body and skin care and with clothes that work for me and my shape. In my leisurely mornings I have been having a coffee and watching some trinny and susannah what not to wear and I got a bit interested.
I googled, as you do, and found this quiz http://www.bodyshapestyle.com
I stood in my undies, how rude!,and made my other half objectively do the quiz and we both decided I was a SKITTLE.
Here is what I should wear
Sadly I do wear cropped and tight trousers, but they have to be cropped at a certain length or I do look shocking. I am trying to embrace some more details on the shoulders and I will adventure to cropped jumpers at some point!
what shape are you? Do you dress for it?