I’m a Top Hourglass!

I’ve always wondered how to categorize my shape in the grand scheme of body shapes.  I’m tall with long legs and a running back’s shoulders which would evoke an inverted triangle.

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But then I factor in my chest, hips, and waist.  If I wore most of the low-slung, tunic-y outfits recommended for inverted triangles, I’d look pregnant or even larger than I am.  But I don’t see myself as a true hourglass because my shoulders make me look larger on top than on the bottom (even though my full bust and hip measurements are only 1 in apart) and my short-waistedness.

Enter the top hourglass.  I came across this designation while browsing the internet one day.  This, I think is the closest to my body shape as I’ve seen.  You know, except for the “gently sloping shoulders” part.

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The descriptions and style tips in the links below were helpful to me to see why I like to wear certain styles more than others.  Cinched waists are my friends along with wide-legged pants to offset the rack of doom :).

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