The ongoing challenge goes on with every shopping attempt to go find that perfect outfit that flatters. The most important thing to determine first before you step into that shop or shop online is to determine your body type. Many people neglect this important step and then spend countless hours shopping and trying on clothes only to get frustrated and give up. We will help you determine your body type if you do not know it already and help point out styles that will flatter your body shape.
Many designers in the fashion world have neglected that womens’ bodies have changed dramatically over 50 years. Here at Zen Knits, we strive the create body conscious flattering clothes for all women in every shape, size and age. We translate the current fashion trends into fashions that flatter. We use quality fabrics that are easy care, iron free and travel well. Our knits accentuate the body parts we want to accentuate and hide the ones we want hidden.
From the MS thesis in Textiles by Debra McLendon under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Istook at North Carolina State University titled, An Investigation of the Sizing, Grading, and Fit of Commercial Sewing Patterns.
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” Coco Chanel
“To create great fashion, you must understand body types.” Sandra Tierney
The Different Body Types Descriptions and Celebrity Examples
Your shoulders and torso are wider than your hips.
Your shoulders and your hips are the same width but your torso seems to be on the longer side thus making it difficult to find one piece bathing suits to fit for example.
Your shoulders, hips and torso are the same width. The challenge for this body type is to create curves.
Your shoulders and torso and wider than your hips. This body type has little or no waist.
Your shoulders and torso are smaller than your hips. Finding the right style to even out the proportions is key with this body type.
Your shoulders and hips are about the same width and you have a tiny waist.
We will be writing a series for each body type and how to dress for each body type. Please sign up to our newsletter to be alerted when the series of articles is done.