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Wednesday Words: Pear, Apple, Hourglass and Ruler


03-10-2012 09:00

This week we’ve got not one but four Wednesday words: Pear, Apple, Hourglass and Ruler. In Your Best You: How To Work What You’ve Got To Look Great Every Day, Sonya and Brendan encourage you to find what clothes work best for you by identifying your body shape. Most of us fit into one of these four categories - which one are you? Here’s what Brendan and Sonya have to say in the book:

 

PEAR
In simple terms, you are a very subtle triangle shape. Pears tend to have flat tummies. You have lots of positives, like a lovely slender upper body, great arms and that typical tiny waist. Your problem areas are your hips, thighs and bum.

 

APPLE
In simple terms, you are an upside-down triangle. Apples have great legs. Your problem area is your mid-section, which is where you hold all your weight. You have lovely slender limbs and normally a great décolletage. Your narrowest point is at the top of your rib cage.

 

HOURGLASS
In simple terms, your hips and shoulders are the same width apart, creating the graphic shape of two triangles tip to tip. You are the ultimate shape. You could be size 8 or 28 and still be an hourglass.

 

RULER
Again, your hips and shoulders are the same width apart, but you have to work to define your waist. You have model-like proportions, though: wonderful, slender legs and great hips and bum.



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