All About That Shape

Figuring out what looks good on you is a long and personal journey.  But it always helps to be in the know about your body type. We’ve taken the guesswork out! Consider this your go-to guide for defining your shape and styles that are undeniably flattering.


Pyramid Shape

Another way to describe a Pyramid body type is triangle or pear shape.  The characteristics of the Pyramid Shape are the exact opposite of the Diamond Shape, your hips are fuller than your bust. Pyramid shaped babes like Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez have a narrow waist and hips wider than their shoulders.


How should a Pyramid Girl dress?

 Again it’s all about balance.  Playing with proportions that elongate your body is key.  You want to draw the attention to your top half with lighter colors and a snugger fitting waist.  Minimize the bottom half of the triangle with darker colors and clean lines. Avoid a bottom that's too busy—focus on an eye-catching top instead.  Pyramid shapes look fabulous in anything high-waisted, statement tops, pattern shirts, or tops that show some skin. Dropped and embellished necklines, open backs, dramatic sleeves, and belted styles will all play up your more slender upper body.  Any hemline that hits right below the knee will help elongate your frame and slenderize the hips and thighs. Maxi styles are right up your alley as well. And bonus: They’re super comfy.



Diamond Shape

Also referred to as an inverted triangle or swimmer’s shape.  Means you have broad shoulders or large bust in proportion to your hips.  Beautiful examples of this shape are Pamela Anderson and Teri Hatcher. 

So what’s a Diamond Girl to wear?

The trick is all about balance.  You need to balance your wider top with your smaller hips and waist. 
Relaxed fit pants, pants with pockets, pleated skirts and pencil skirts that don’t narrow at your knees are your friends.  Strong V-necks and U shaped necklines are your best bet to elongate your décolletage.
Soft and draped fabrics and wide oversized collars are also a great look for this shape,
good thing Marsté has a bunch of those.  Color wise choose bottoms in bright, light colors and tops in dark colors. This will add more weight below your waist to balance out the ratio.


Emerald Shape

Approximately a third of women fall into this shape.  Commonly known as rectangle and boy shaped but we like to think emeralds are just prettier, same deal though.  Some well known Emerald Shaped ladies are Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson, and Hilary Duff. An Emerald’s waist and shoulders are evenly proportioned and have a little-to-no defined waistline.  The most recognizable feature of this type of figure is a lack of curves. That said, a few styling tricks can easily create the illusion of curves.


How can an Emerald Shape really shine?

As an Emerald the key here is all about “creating” your waist for a more curvier look.  Since you have a straight frame, any type of dress or skirt with draping will fall nicely over your body, while also creating the appearance of curves.  Plus wrap dresses and jackets or cardigans that gently shape the waist or that is belted at the waist makes Emerald dressing seamless. Another easy trick is the use of strong blocks of color to help define your body and helps create shape.


Hourglass Shape 

One word comes to mind and it’s Bombshell!  You’ve got curves and a stellar waist. You Hourglass figures are the envy of almost all women.  Your bust and hips are almost equal. Some iconic Hourglass women are Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, and Salma Hayek.  With Hourglass Shapes, it’s all about celebrating your waist and highlighting your neckline.



Lucky Hourglass! 

Your options are infinite -  The key to dressing an Hourglass Shape is two-fold: 1) define your waist and 2) show off your lovely lady shape.  You have amazing curves—it’s time to embrace them in body-hugging silhouettes and pieces that hit you in all the right places.  The Hourglass figure was made for dresses. Channel your inner Monroe and reach for iconic silhouettes like the wrap dress or anything fit and flare. These shapes will naturally play up your best features.  But beware of flowy styles they can add bulk in all the wrong places.


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