The never ending debate on what’s an acceptable size/shape in this world of ours, it’s always gonna be “we want what we don’t have”. I’m a repeat offender of this but I’m not gonna hit the knife to get hard and fast results. Let’s be completely honest, I’m not blessed in the chest and unfortunately, I don’t have those dreamy, perfectly tanned, toned pegs but I’m okay with it….for now. I guess we’re all left with the question “what happens with the body we have right now?” I know I don’t like mine and I’m fully aware that I’m gonna have to do some form of exercise soon before my cellulite takes over in full force.
It’s definitely a good thing to work with what we have, I’ve been doing this for awhile now only because I haven’t been inspired or motivated enough to “tone, strengthen and love my body” I’m sure you know that saying “you are what you eat” or “abs are made in the kitchen” yeah, you know. Well looking at my diet as of today I’m pretty much a handful of chocolate chips, a packet of ready salted chips, a twix, a coffee, a froze ball only because I tried to be healthy, churro’s drizzled in caramel and chocolate sauce and a slice of pasta bake with a few carrots. Unfortunately there is no ab making in this kitchen of mine.
A couple times now I’ve had comments where people are like nooooo your fine, your body looks great you don’t need to exercise at all, pssssh what illusion! I’m not blowing on my own trumpet and saying I’m the shhhhh… but only using it as an example to show that you to can create an illusion of looking slimmer if you dress to your body shape. If these people were to catch me in skinny jeans and a fitted tee they would understand the term “hips don’t lie” or if they saw me in tight fitted shorts and a fitted tee, there would be a colony of cellulite staring back at them.
So, your probably thinking what shape am I? Read on ladies!
The most common female body shapes are below, your body maybe a little different to the below but other links through Google can help you with this.
Apple (triangle downward)
Apple-shaped women have broader shoulders and bust, and narrower hips.
Banana, or straight (rectangular)
Banana-shaped women’s waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust measurement.
Pear, Spoon, or Bell (triangle upward)
Pear-shaped women’s hip measurements are greater than their bust measurements.
Hourglass Shape (triangles opposing, facing in)
The hip and bust are almost of equal size, with a narrow waist.
Now what to do with this shape of ours?
– Embrace your shape! I’m a pear, and no, my kind of pear is nothing like our girl Kylie’s
– Please understand that we all can’t join in on the next ‘in’ style, trust me there are a few I’ve had to sit out, for good reasons
– Find your style, there may be styles best suited for your shape that you don’t like, you don’t have to wear it but you could possibly find an alternativethat still compliments you
– Do a bit of window shopping and try on a few things to test styles, try not to cave with those smiley/persistent sale assistants
– Do a clean out of your wardrobe and have a play around getting a feel of colours and styles
– Keep a few items in your wardrobe that you might wear one day when you allow physical exercise into your life (#tbh moment, that white top im wearing in my pictures cant actually button all the way down ha! even tho it does look a tad cool, my hips are really against those last 3 buttons)
– Invest in staple pieces, if you find the right ones they’ll keep you company for a couple years, I promise
Last but not least, a link below with more specific shapes and useful styling tips for your body, cheers Ezibuy!