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Find your best Message Factory styles for your body type

STRAIGHT SHAPE (rectangle)

Little definition between bust, waist and hip measurements.

Your hips and shoulders are pretty much the same width but your waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than your hip/shoulder measurements.

Look for:
  • • Wasted garments and those with detail at the waist.
  • • Wear design with prints at the waist
  • • The area under your bust is the smallest part of your body, wear empire line clothing to highlight it and look slimmer.
  • • Wear a belt at waist while wearing a loose dress only.
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PYRAMID (A-shape)

The most common shape. Fuller at the hips and bottom and smaller on top.

Your shoulders are smaller than your waist your hip/shoulder measurements.

Look for:
  • • Try to make your shoulders look broader so that hips & thighs do not stand out.
  • • Highlight your waist
  • • Open neck to draw the eye up
  • • Full or A-line and darker color bottoms to camouflage your lower half
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HOURGLASS (X-shape)

Shoulders almost equal to hips. Waist measurements are less than shoulders and hips.

Your shoulders and hips are almost equal and you have a smaller waist. This means that your body is balanced!

Look for:
  • • Highlighting your waist, avoid straight cuts.
  • • Wear body-hugging garments to show off your curves
  • • Draped garments are your friends
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REVERSE PYRAMID (V-shape)

Shoulders are the widest area of the body

Your shoulders are wider than your waist and your hip measurements.

Look for:
  • • Raglan sleeves – Sleeves are stitched diagonally. Extremely effective at minimizing shoulders
  • • Wear design & prints below the waist
  • • Avoid broad necklines and narrow straps
  • • Wear design / loose garments below hips so that your lower half looks equal to shoulders and body looks balanced.
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O BODY SHAPE

Weight is carried around the middle, without a well-defined waist.

The widest part of your body would be your tummy region. It would be wider than the shoulders and hips.

Look for:
  • • Draping fabrics
  • • Avoid tight clothes at tummy region
  • • Wear straight designs that do not focus on your mid region
  • • Clothes with rushing (pleats) at tummy are your friends
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