You have the figure of a model: lean, lithe linear. Your svelte figure is exalted on the fronts of fashion magazines. There are no nonsensical curves interrupting the line of your body or interrupting the lines of your clothes. Your shape implies practicality with an evenly proportioned width belying your entire body. Sharers of your sex may envy your slim shape, but what they may not know is, the feeling might be mutual.
Your slender build is suffused with secrets. Such as, it may be difficult for you to feel feminine in your clothes. Let alone find clothes that fit at all. While some women shy away from fitting rooms because it’s impossible to find refuge from clinging, your trepidation may stem from repeated attempts to find ensembles (outside of the of the juniors department) that don’t droop. If you don’t wear a padded bra, some maternal female figure has probably suggested it to you. And in an insecure moment, you may have examined the ads in the back of cheap magazines for padded panties and wondered whether those before and after pictures are really valid. All of these are characteristics of the characteristic linear body type, with a waist/hip and waist/bust ratio greater than .75; your hips and bust are virtually the same. Your ratios can appear identical to the middle figure, but rather than a soft, supple figure, you have an angular architectureUnlike your contoured counterparts, you have the liberty to accessorize liberally. You can create volume and interest with frills, pleats, and ruffles. We want to draw shapely curves along your figure with piped edges, row of buttons, or strategically placed pockets. Looking for soft, flowing fabrics will create movement and allude to rounder shapes. Your master goal is to draw curves and minimize angles. The pieces that you select should be flirty and feminine.
And today, we have some really, real fitting room footage. These linear ladies are not only lovely, but they prove that linear body types do not in fact have unicorns and fairies helping them get dressed every morning. They like you have the much better magic of Cardigan Empire. Click below to enjoy:
Gracious thanks to Blissful Living Studio for providing the fitting room set, and Kierland Commons Anthropologie for letting our models don their pretties. Below is a rundown for Ashley and Leisel’s ensembles:
Wyeth’s View Blouse: Rustling ruffles of silk at the bust give the illusion of underlying volume. A puffed sleeve in textural lace extend delicate shoulders.
AG Willow Ankle: We are all sold out of the high waisted Habituals Leisel modeled. But may I recommend a slim cut trouser for you? You are one of the few body types that benefit from a tapered denim. The narrow ankle alludes to a wider, curvier hip and close fitting seat showcases the subtle curves of your bottom.