What's your shape?

2:20 PM

I've discovered the coolest site and wanted to share in case you guys weren't already familiar with it. It's called myShape.com. It assists you in finding clothes that flatter your body type. For most of you that sew, you should already have your basic measurements handy and you just fill in the blanks. It uses this information to identify which one of The 7 Body Shapes is yours. It takes a few minutes but I think it's neat to have... to give you ideas on what ideally flatters your particular figure.
I am Shape M - Women with softened, straight figures and fairly straight shoulderlines. They have rounded bottoms and the difference between their waist and hip measurements is 7 inches or more.


Because of my strong shoulder line and curves, non-bulky double knits, jerseys and crepes capture my shape beautifully.

Keep fabrics, designs and cuts well-fitted and defined; double knits in simple cuts without too much volume can be divine.


Lots of open necklines: deep V's, U's and scoops flatter my shape.

Surplice (mock wrap) and complete wrap styles enhance my curves.

Jackets & Tops:

Look for jackets in fitted cuts, nipped or defined at the waist with narrow lapels.

A simple one-button jacket with slender lapels and princess seaming elegantly skims my curves.

Shawl collar jackets lengthen the line and soften my curves.

Skirts & Dresses:

Sarong styles look wonderful, as do pencil skirts with a back kick pleat.

Indulge in princess seaming on a dress to outline my curves.

Soft A-lines and gored, flared skirts flatter by balancing my shoulder line.

Wrap A-line dresses perfectly wrap my shape.

Fitted sheaths that just skim the body are lovely.


Plain front pants with a flare or boot cut leg. Width at pant hem should be as wide as the hip.

Simple, boot cut slacks elongate the leg while flattering the curves.

Pant hems that skim the top of the heel keep the leg looking long.

Pockets & other details:

Keep pockets subtle and soft.

Cuffs on trousers are always a good idea SINCE my legs are long

You Might Also Like


Popular Posts