School’s out and summer is here but let’s do a little alphabet review. What’s your letter: B, O, D or X? Your letter is related to your body shape and your body shape is determined by where you gain weight (because let’s face it, we all do at times – thank you very much DQ ice cream cake!). Here’s the skinny (ha ha).
A B body shape is someone who gains weight in their belly with balanced shoulders and hips and a flat bum.
An O body shape is someone who is overly endowed with a large bust and upper midriff. Their hips and shoulders are balanced and they have a flat bum.
A D body shape is someone who gains weight in their derrière, hips and thighs. The typically have narrow shoulders and a small waist.
An X body shape is someone who has balanced shoulders and hips and is at their ideal weight or gains weight evenly all over.
Did you find your letter? Keep in mind there may be times when you are a combination body type like a D with B tendencies. Once you’ve determined your letter and shape now you will know which areas to highlight and which to camouflage.
Your clothes can work with you instead of against you now that you know what to do. Be sure to keep your body type letter in mind when getting dressed and shopping. Be especially wary of trends. Not all trends work well on all body types.
Each of us are created in the image of God. Be proud of your body and dress it well by using the most flattering cuts and colors. Learn the other keys to dressing your best by booking a Personal Style Appointment today.
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