We know that there is no perfect figure. The part that needs to be perfect is the style you choose, not your figure! Everyone is unique in their shape, and there are many terms to define shape. You could be a type of fruit- apple shaped, pear shaped. Your hips could be in the geometry category- square, diamond, triangular. Or your figure could even be labeled under an alphabet letter- A shape, O shape, R shape. It can get a little tricky.
Fit Fridays decided to help our customers find what are the best attributes of their figure. What styles work best for your figure and help to accent your best features? With this guide we share our favorite shape solutions from the up coming Mud Pie Spring 2015 Fashion Collection. Let’s start first by analyzing the shape characteristics of you!
F I G U R E A N A L Y S I S
We chose a few common shapes to demonstrate the differences here. Some figures can have one feature without the other so being aware of different shapes and characteristics can help you identify your body type. As you can see, everyone is shaped in a unique way. Knowing your features and being aware of your shape can be your best tool for finding the perfect style to fit you.
WEDGE SHAPE / STANDARD SHAPE
Wedge and standard shapes tend to have smaller hips and bottoms with less of an hour glass figure. This shape can also come with narrow shoulders. To hide narrow shoulders try more attention at the neck. The Whitney Sleeveless tunic (pictured below with muscular shape) is a perfect addition for this. Show off your flat tummy with the Nora Crochet Tunic and add angular tunics into your wardrobe like the Safia Racer-back.
HOUR GLASS / PEAR SHAPE
Your best assets are your shoulders, torso, and flat stomach. Aside from the Hourglass, a Pear shape can often come with narrow shoulders and smaller chests. Pear shapes can accent these features with the Taylor Tassel Tunic to draw the eyes up to the face and shoulders. Wear the Safia Tunic Cover Up for a flattering V-neck, while balancing your hips with the 3/4” sleeves. The Waverly Dress is a perfect style for Hour Glass figures to show off your shape with the the gathering at waist and low neckline.
MUSCULAR / ATHLETIC
This shape tends to be more of an athletic body type. These types have a solid torso and shoulders with a narrower waist. Features include wider arm muscles, broader shoulders, and fit legs/calve muscles. Show off your calves you’ve worked so hard on in any mid length dress or shorts. If arm muscles are tight in fitted sleeve blouses then try looser fitting sleeves like our Camille Flutter Sleeve, or sleeveless items like the Whitney Sleeveless Tunic.
Try tops with a wide, scooped neck to show some skin up top, while giving shape. The Waverly Dress (pictured with Hourglass shape) is perfect to form and shape a waist line. The Shoreline Poncho is slimming with its drape and the strong v-neck directs the eyes up and down the neck area. Choose styles with more of a structured fabric that are less likely to cling to the body. Try the Sienna Embroidered Chambray Dress.