Jun 29, 2014

OMG! I was a Pear Shape...! @_@!! How Body Shapes Can Be Confusing/Conflicting...

Hmmm... OK.
So, this is just 'mind blowing'...

I am still going through Bobbie Thomas's book, "The Power of Style"...
Mine is in Korean though...


I just took a look in the mirror, to see which body shape I was...
In her book, Bobbie uses 5 different shapes that she calls the X-factor.

  • Hourglass
  • Triangle(=Pear)
  • Inverted Triangle
  • Rectangle
  • Diamond(=Apple)


* * *

Just by looking with my eyes, it doesn't look like I have the Triangle/Pear shape...
My shoulders and hips look roughly about the same...

AND, here's the tricky bit...
Don't forget to check the size of your head!!

This info is NOT in her book...
But doing the X-factor in Thomas's way, made me realize this!

I have pretty broad shoulders for an Asian...
Same with my hips...
BUT! My head size is quite small...

And I think that's what gives the ILLUSION...
that I'm a moderate hourglass shape...!

(Now, there ARE two ways out there, in determining your body shape also, which makes it even MORE confusing; some style gurus tell you to measure your shoulder width, while others ask you to measure your bust size...! And you could end up with TOTALLY different answers based on this!)

It looks to me that...
due to my head to shoulder ratio,
my hip size looked about equal to my shoulder.

In reality though, and I took a straight pole (my floor wiper) and let it fall perpendicular to the floor, and my hip was a little bit bigger than my shoulder.

* * *

In the past though, both neat hourglass shape outfits and inverted triangle shape outfits have worked for me...

So, I never even suspected that I could be a pear shape...
Or, it could be that I put on more weight on my hips in the recent year(s)...

* * *

Whichever it is, I'm surprised that I am NOW a Pear Shape...
and I'll have to see if their suggestions for silhouettes resonate for me!!!


^ Sorry. I couldn't get the code to paste into my blog post...


This is a page from her book that helps you figure out which type you are!!

:-)

OK, ladies~!!

xoxo

Jessica Flatshoenista




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