For a while, I struggled to find my body type, there just seemed so many to choose from.
Was I a banana? An ice-cream cone? An apple? A lollypop? A pear? I’m getting hungry!
At Chainstore Capsule we have simplified Body Types into four main categories Triangle, Hourglass, Oval and Rectangle.
But let’s stop right here for a minute.
It’s important to remember that…
…there is no such thing as the perfect body type.
At the risk of sounding trite, your body is perfect enough as it is right now.
It makes sense to work with what we have,
rather than wish we were something we’re not.
Each body type has their own features that can be dressed to have you feeling confident, looking great and ready for what your life has in store for you.
Measuring your bust, waist, and hips will help you select your body type most accurately. It’s not the measurement number that is most important, it’s the proportion that matters. A few centimetres variation in your measurements is perfectly normal.
For example, my bust measurement is a few centimetres more than my hip, but my waist measurement is roughly 20% smaller than both my bust and hip measurements. I’m an Hourglass.
No matter what your body shape, Chainstore Capsule collections will share all the best styles to suit your figure and include detailed tricks and tips to have you looking your best. And we haven’t forgotten those of you who are dressing for two. So if you are expecting, check out our Maternity Body Shape below.
Let’s get started!
Triangle Body Shape
Triangles have proportionally smaller shoulders and bust in relation to their hips, bottom, and thighs. Most Triangles have a shapely, well-defined waist.
You are certainly a Triangle if your hips are your largest measurement, followed by waist then bust.
Triangles can look unfairly bottom heavy and stout in clothing that does not suit their shape.
Triangle proportions can be beautifully enhanced by highlighting the top half of their body and contrasting the bottom of their body with block colours and simple tailoring.
Emphasizing your waist flaunts your feminine figure.
Hourglass Body Shape
Hourglass bodies are classically proportioned, with shoulders and bust equal to hips bottom and thighs.
A nipped in waist gives Hourglasses their signature bombshell silhouette.
You are certainly an hourglass if your waist is your smallest measurement and your bust and hips are otherwise the same measurements.
Hourglasses can look swamped in clothing that does not follow their feminine curves or highlight their waist.
Hourglasses look their best when emphasizing their proportionally small waist and balancing their top and bottom halves with equal measure.
Rectangle Body Shape
Rectangles’ long lean limbs, straight waist, small chest, hips, and bottom give you svelte, straight-up-and-down silhouette.
You are surely a Rectangle if you measurements are the same across the bust, waist, and hips. Because of your Rectangular proportions, you may look unduly boxy when dressed in unflattering clothing.
Your androgynous figure means you can wear many styles other body types can’t, and likely don’t have too much trouble finding clothes to fit your proportions.
Yet you can soften your Rectangular shape and add curve with the right pieces, highlighting your lovely body to it’s best.
Oval Body Shape
Ovals’ generous bust, stomach, hips, and thighs give you a voluptuous silhouette.
You are certainly an Oval if your waist is your largest measurement, with your bust and hips being slightly smaller. You may find poorly chosen pieces emphasize your belly, making you look larger or heavier than you actually are.
You look your best when you accent your shapely bust and choose pieces that otherwise flatter your womanly figure.
Ovals are the most common body type, yet can struggle to find clothing that fits and flatters.
Maternity Body Shape
Dressing a blooming belly can be a challenge and each woman carries her pregnancy differently.
While your basic body shape will likely remain the same, you may find your body growing more than just a baby! Your bust may increase unexpectedly and may find some thickening around your legs and ankles as your pregnancy progresses.
A Chainstore Capsule Maternity collection will ensure you will look and feel your best during your pregnancy.
We understand Maternity dressing needs to be stylish, plus comfortable and practical.
Our Maternity Capsule supplements your existing closet with thoughtful, great value key pieces that can be worn during and after pregnancy.