Know your Body Shape type|A Basic Guide|Apple shape, Pear shape and Hourglass shape.


We all have different shapes and sizes, It is important you find clothes that are flattering to your specific body type. This will enable you to know your proportions, and use fashion to emphasize and make details with your best features, and hide the features you like less.

To know your body type, take a measuring tape and measure your bust, waist and hips. You can also use your eyes to gauge this in front of a mirror. Your bust measurement is the fullest part of your dress. Your hips are the measurement around the fullest part of your bum, and your waist measurement is the smallest part of your stomach region which is usually some inches before your belly button.

Pear-shaped body type.
If your hips are the fullest part of your body, then you have a pear-shaped body type. You have hips significantly larger than your bust. This is the common type of body shape. Examples of celebrities with this shape include Marylin Monroe and Beyonce.

Apple Shaped body type.
If your waist is slightly bigger than your waist and bust, you have a broad shoulder and your waist has little or no curve, then you are apple-shaped. The bust is three or more inches bigger than the hips.
Examples of Celebrities include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Funke Akindele.

Hourglass-shaped body type.
If your bust and hips are almost the same and you have a waist smaller than both, then you have an hourglass body shape. The hip and bust measurements are usually equal, with a narrow waist. This is the opposite of apple shape and your waist looks really curvy. Examples of Celebrities with that shape include Sofia Vergara and Jordin Sparks.

Always remember, there is no best or worst body type. All body types have pros and cons. Knowing your body type is about dressing to look your best. Just know yours and dress it the best and proper way it should be dressed.

Ever remember when you were still in secondary or primary school and have that one teacher who always seems to be our parents’ favorite or worse, the one who has been tasked with mending you and applying force when necessary to make sure you stay in line. This was the type of teacher miss prim was, she was my class teacher as well as my parents’ informant and also doubled as my girlfriend’s aunt. I was in a fix knowing I was entangled in a web I couldn’t possibly get out of. I was always counting on the off chance that I would be lucky and she would turn a blind eye to this shortcoming turned out she was not blind in fact, she could see clearly and her eyesight was even more aided by the magnifying glasses she always wore, I think she also wears it to sleep since you could see its lines on her face whenever she wanted to perform the habitual ritual of cleaning it off, can’t remember her ailment any longer but I knew throughout my stay in that institution, she was always with her glasses and only changed it once when she needed a new pair. What also aided her eyesight was the fact that she took offense when I called it quits with her niece, I wouldn’t bore you with the details but the young mind of mine then had already seen someone else I found amusing, funny and unpredictable, isn’t that what we all want, to have that person who always keeps you on your toes.

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April 2020