Not everyone with a D+ bust has an hourglass shape. That’s actually why I call this blog “HourglassY“. If you have a big bust, you have an hourglassy feature, whether or not you have an hourglass shape.
At last night’s Style Files for the Full Bust workshop, Silfath Pinto reviewed all five body types:
- pear (or triangle)
- inverted triangle
- rectangle (or athletic)
Then she had us go around the room and say what we thought we were. Some of us were wrong. See her quick body shape test after the jump, plus interesting commentary about what some of us were wearing.
Here’s the test: have a friend hold a long string of pearls from your shoulder bone to your hip. If it falls in a straight line with a space at the waist, you’re an hourglass, like Rose below (not her real name). Before this test, Rose thought she was an apple! Silfath pointed out that if she were an apple, her waist would have extended outside the line of pearls.
After last night, my friend Shelly (you met her at her bra fitting last August) will no longer insist that she’s a pear shape. The pearl test proved I’m right: she’s an hourglass.
Marketa was spot on with her own body shape diagnosis: she’s an inverted triangle! See how her hips are narrower than her shoulders? According to Silfath, it’s common for inverted triangles to have large breasts, but Marketa’s amazingly defined waist is less common.
Finally, you met Giselle last month when I featured her amazing closet. Here she’s wearing her newest addition, a peasant blouse from Bloomingdale’s. You don’t see it in this picture, but we had to pull the voluminous fabric in at the waist to show that she’s an hourglass and not an apple.
A few weeks ago, Corporette featured a similar Bohemian style blouse, and I agreed with commenter #32 who said that “Any woman above a B cup should be very wary of this style. Looks great on a model but makes me look huge.” Scroll further down to see why this blouse is not necessarily off limits to us.
|Silfath loved the dramatic sleeves for drawing attention away
from the bust. I’m going to remember this trick.
|She added a dramatic necklace.|
|Finally, a belt. (I would add the right-fitting bra as well.)|
We learned a ton more last night that I’m looking forward to sharing with you in future posts–and future workshops!