TIME TO GET OUT THE MEASURING TAPE!
Let’s calculate your body type.
There’s math involved here… sorry! However, it’s really important to find out your individual body measurements, and how this effects styles that are going to suit your body!
You’ll need to take three measurements with a measuring tape.
1. Bust: With your arms relaxed by your sides, measure around the fullest part of your bust.
2. Waist: It’s helpful to bend sideways to find your waist, which is the narrowest part of your torso. 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
When measuring, wrap the tape around the area of the body to get the width or against the body to get the height. Never wrap the measuring tape around the body too tightly. Whenever you need a whole number, round up and not down; i.e. 32.5 inches = 33 inches.
Now you have three measurements:
For example: Bust 40 inches, Waist 32 inches, Hips 42 inches
The next step is to check and see how your hips appear to be in relation to your bust. Determine the measurement percentage of your waist in relation to your bust and your hips in relation to your bust.
Waist ÷ Bust x 100% = Waist Percentage
Hips ÷ Bust x 100% = Hip Percentage
Waist 32 inches ÷ Bust 40 inches x 100% = 80%
Therefore, your waist measurement is 80% of your bust measurement.
Hips 42 inches ÷ Bust 40 inches x 100% = 105%
Therefore, your hip measurement is 105% of your bust measurement.
WAIST PERCENTAGE FOR EACH BODY TYPE:
AVERAGE: Waist is 75% – 79% of bust
APPLE: Waist is 90% of bust
RECTANGLE: Waist 80% – 90% of bust
HOURGLASS: Waist less than 75% of bust
HIP PERCENTAGE: AVERAGE: Hips 100% – 106% of bust. V-SHAPED: Hips less than 100% of bust. PEAR: Hips greater than 106% of bust
NB You can be on the border of shape measurements. If so, use common sense to work out your body shape.
Have a great night ladies. Friday tomorrow 🙌