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Aug 6, 2009

It Figures!

(chart from www.diet-blog.com.)

Figure out your figure!
When you dress for your body type, you accentuate the positive and camouflage the not so positive parts.
Knowing your basic body type is so helpful in dressing your best! My personal goals are to coordinate a look that is modest yet flattering to my body type, appropriate to the situation and one which projects my inside attitude to my outside apparel!

My body type is the "X" or hourglass. Sounds good but I am also a petite X. That doesn't mean I am tiny. It means I am under 5'4". So I have my challenges. In fact every body has her own challenges. Your body type stays the same regardless of your weight. But when I am at a good weight for my height, the whole figuring out what to wear becomes more of a non-issue. I know what looks good on me from neckline to style of shoe.

If you are not sure of your body type, take this quiz. While I like to use the letters of the word "HOAX" to identify body types, this quiz uses the following: ruler/rectangle, spoon, cone/triangle and hourglass.

If you take the quiz or already know your body type, leave a comment. I'll give best dressed tips for each body type and your celebrity "twin."

Last year I submitted an article to Proverbs 31 Ministries. It was published online for August! Check it out here.

To celebrate The Summer of My Blueberry Cobbler being published by P31, I'll be posting ideas to help you dress the figure you have on the way to the one you want!

I'll share get healthy tips as well as some "dress your best" ideas! It'll be fun and fashionable all at the same time!
( photo: Spikus_V from photobucket)


  1. definitely an A. going to read your article right now. So exciting!!!

  2. Yeah Melanie! I read part of the article. will come back tomorrow. children calling. I am proud of all the new steps you are taking. B

  3. Love catching up here again. Love your hair cut! And your shopping the closet, and your morning routine! All great posts. You are so encouraging, I wanted to let you know I was down 1.4 this week. :) Still working hard. I remember when you lost some weight last year giving up things and it makes a difference. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Congratulations on your article!

  4. I'm an hour glass and 5'2". I look forward to your future posts on health and weight matters. (((hugs)))

  5. Great article!!!!

  6. malinane I have the same body type the hour glass I am '33in at the bust and '33in at the hips and '28 inches in the middle of my core. My dad figured out that I am an hour glass. I am four foot nine inches tall.And weigh 128.0.