Discover your Body Shape
Rest assured there is no right or wrong body shape! Every body shape has its great parts and its challenges.
You are well and truly on your way to learn everything you need to know to make great choices for your shape.
When you know your body shape, it will give you clarity and you might say a few “Oh, that’s why ...” but the most important thing is to focus on what styles work for your shape.
You can take the ideal styles for your shape and compare them to what you currently have in your wardrobe.
You will need a tape measure and a pen to write down your measurements. If you don’t have a tape measure, simply cut a piece of string long enough to measure around your hips and grab a ruler.
Here is a quick video and then I suggest you follow the prompts below.
3 Easy Steps to Measure Your Body Shape
STEP 1 - YOUR BUST With a tape measure, measure yourself from your back around the fullest part of your bust, over the nipple line, with your bra on. Write down this measurement.
STEP 2 - YOUR WAIST Hold your legs still and move your upper body. Put your index finger on the pivoting point in your waist where your upper body pivots on your lower body. This is the position of your waist! Measure around your waist with the tape measure. Write down the number.
STEP 3 - YOUR HIPS With a tape measure, measure yourself around the fullest part of your bottom. Write down this measurement.
Now simply put in the measurements in the form below and you will see your correct body shape appear once you have typed your last measurement. You can simply click on the body shape that appears to discover all the best styles, and the do's and don'ts for your shape!
Your Body Shape
If you already know your body shape from a previous Style Session then simply click on the image of your body shape to discover all the best styles, and the do's and don'ts for your shape!
Will Your Body Shape Change?
You may ask yourself, will my body shape change?
YES, there is a possibility, and here is why:
When you have had children and/or you are going through Menopause you will find that your waist thickens a lot, your stomach is not as flat and female curves may appear on your back (also called back fat but we think female curves sounds much nicer!).
You might also increase in cup size and even the band size.
You may not know that when going through Menopause, your vertebrae collapses slowly and your internal organs get pushed into slightly different positions towards the front.
Your metabolism also slows significantly so the extra flesh around the waist is not always a sign of over indulgence but nature’s way of distributing all your organs.
In my experience, the women who are the closest to another body shape naturally are the ones most likely to change body shape as they get older.
I will give you an example here: Style Angel client Tracey’s body shape measurements are: BUST: 93 WAIST: 85 HIPS: 100.5
Tracey’s bust is only 7.5 cm smaller than her hips, which lands her in the PEAR shape category.
It will depend on Tracey’s changes in her body as she gets through menopause to see if her shape will remain in the PEAR shape category or if she moves to RECTANGLE.
It happens regularly that I measure women who are on the cusp, so you could be in the same situation. When you feel your shape has gone through changes, simply do the measurements again to confirm that you are still working your shape to the max!
Style Session with Style Angel, Angela Barbagallo
If all the above seems way too hard and you feel you would like my help to select the right pieces for your body shape, it would be an honour to look after you.
I have 2 Style Sessions available:
- Style Session where we select styles from all your favorite stores at your preferred shopping destination in Sydney. Click here to find out more.
- Style Consultation at Diana Ferrari. You will have 90 minutes with me at your favorite Diana Ferrari store. These sessions are available at all Diana Ferrari concept stores located in Burwood, Castle Towers, Chatswood, EastGardens, Erina , Hornsby, MacArthur Square, Macquarie, Miranda, Kotara, Penrith and Warringah Mall shopping centres. Click here to find out more.
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About Personal Stylist, Angela Barbagallo
Angela Barbagallo is one of the brightest minds in personal styling and confidence coaching today.
Angela has educated her many clients in making great style choices, which translates into increased feelings of well-being and a positive attitude in life.
Angela is a body shape and colour expert and a best selling author on Amazon of two style books “8 Ways to Look Fabulous, Taller and Slimmer” and “The Real Woman’s Guide to Hair”.
Angela is the NSW Independent Style Consultant for Diana Ferrari since 2011 as part of their Fusion Reward Program.
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