Fashion is meant for people of all kinds and shapes. But that’s not what the runway or the media varies. Many of us think that what models, or even our friends wear won’t or don’t look good on us and that it is since we are not “perfect.” There is no such thing as the perfect size or shape.
Every girl likes to feel her best in her body as it is now. Without having to fix it or suffer to bring in line with what is considered “pretty.” or maybe even your friends wear looks like it’s made just for us. Most of us are aware that there are 4 types of body types- pear, rectangle, strawberry, hourglass. But there are other body types as well.
Curvy women are especially attracted for being plus size or are at the end of overt sexualizing. Leaner girls without shapes are considered unfeminine. To hell with such assumptions. In this article, we look at five body types that come under the shapes category. But before that, what exactly is considered curvy?
Curvy bodies have well-described breasts and hips, according to Shilpa Ahuja.com. Celebrities like Abigail Ansah, Gloria Manu , Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez rock their curvaceous bodies. This body type exhumes femininity and nice. Once again, they can come in all sizes unlike what many assume.
Compared to a leaner body type, in curvy bodies, the ratio between the hips and breasts is more. No specific measurements can define what an average curvy body looks like as every woman’s body is unique and attractive. But for a rough idea, some measurements that represent the “breast-waist-hip” ratios are 42-39-46, 36-34-42, or 34-24-37.
Curvy bodies, like all bodies, aren’t easy to categorize, but here are the five broad categories.
1. Mango body type
Those with full hips and thighs fall under the mango body type. If you’ve noticed the shape of the mango, it has sort of a v shape at the bottom. Similarly, in this body shape, the hips and thighs together form a curved-V and they are the most prominent parts of the body.
How to Style: Flared skirts and gowns in light and flowy fabric would accentuate your hips and thighs. Fitted tops and palazzos would look amazing on this body share as well. A-line midis and shift dresses are your go-to option as well.
2. Spoon body shape
Similar to the pear body type, spoon-shaped curvy bodies have a slimmer and well-defined waist compared to the rest of the body. It is defined by full hips and breasts. This body type resembles the number 8. While in pear-shaped bodies, the hips are prominent, in spoon-shaped bodies, the waist and hips are prominent with the hips measurement being the largest and the waist size being at least 5 inches less than your hips and bust measurements.
How to Style: For this body shape, fitted pants and pencil skirts with blouses will help illustrates the prominent waist and hips. Flared jeans paired with button-up shirts would be the normal casual wear for you. A-line and wrap dresses are made for you for your night outs. You can also opt for knee-length flared skirts with fitted tops.
3. Pear body shape
If you find that your hips are fuller and your bust and waist are less described, then your body shape is pear. In pear-shaped bodies, the hip measurement is greater than the bust and waist dimensions that are nearly equal. While it is a bit tricky to find the right clothes for this body shape as many the dress silhouettes can make the shape look like there’s no figure at all, the right picks can accentuate your pretty shapes.
How to Style: When it comes to jeans, always opt for skinny jeans as it will provide a form to your bottom half. Maxi skirts and knee-length skirts are also great for this body shape. Form-fitting dresses paired with broad belts look amazing, too.
4. Curvy hourglass body type
In this body type, you can see that the hips and bust measurements are almost equal with at least 5 inches lesser in the waist dimension. These dimensions give it an hourglass form.
How to Style: Skinny jeans and straight cut jeans would look great on this body type. Empire-waist dresses and fitted wrap dresses flatter the hourglass shape. You can opt for high-low tops with fitted jeans any day for attractive look.
5. Strawberry body type
Bigger chest measurements compared to hips and waist is known as the strawberry body shape. It’s a rare body type to check but it is easier to wear. Here, the bust is prominent but the hips and waist aren’t.
How to Style: Go for wrap uniforms and flared midi-skirts. Skinny jeans with shinny tops would look nice on this body type. When it comes to jackets, go for the cape ones.
Since you now know which curvy body type you have and what would be the great on you, there’s no reason to hide or doubt your natural curves. Everybody likes to be celebrated, irrespective of its body size.
Source: Nana Kay News