Woman Body Types:
Female ’s Artistry & Strategy Body Shape Fashion Tips System

Now that we’ve talked about the traditional woman body types (e.g., four body shapes, apples, pears and all other sorts of fruit and shapes), we’d like to introduce you to The Artistry & Strategy: Body Shape Fashion Tips System for identifying women's body shapes. Females designed it to help women go out and find business attire that will look great on their bodies.

Non-Fashion-Specific Vs. Fashion-Specific Woman Body Types

Several of the traditional systems weren’t designed to be very useful for learning tips on clothes, business or otherwise, even if you did fit neatly into any of the two-four body shapes or woman body types presented.

For our purposes, identifying body shapes should help guide your business attire selections. When it comes to body types, females are diverse. So, the method used to identify female body shapes must be more comprehensive.

The Artistry & Strategy: Body Shape Fashion Tips System for identifying woman body types is comprehensive, yet simple. It should be helpful when it comes to dressing for your body type.

Simply Comprehensive Two-Part Fashion-Specific System

The Artistry & Strategy: Body Shape Fashion Tips System is used to identify female body shapes. Female created it with a wide-range of women in mind, from petite to tall and slender to voluptuous.

The two parts of the system include: (1.) becoming familiar with the Artistry & Strategy women and their four different body shapes and (2.) identifying what you have in common with each woman, unless by some near-miracle you identify completely with one of them.

Part I

The Artistry & Strategy ‘women’ were arbitrarily been assigned a letter (i.e., A, B, C & D, the letter is not related to the actual body shape). You are encouraged to provide a name for each ‘woman’. Ideally the name assigned will have the same first letter as the letter we’ve assigned to the woman and brings to mind someone you may know who has a similar body shape.

Part II

Part two of The Artistry & Strategy: Body Shape Fashion Tips System is where you identify what you have in common with each woman. A benefit of this system is that it allows you to glean a number of strategies for far more than the four woman body types that we present.

Why?

The body type for each Artistry & Strategy woman body type is significantly different in a variety of ways. The specific differences include various heights, body part sizes/circumferences and segment lengths…stay with us and we’ll explain and show you what we mean.

A New Way of Identifying Woman Body Types

The Artistry & Strategy: Body Shape Fashion Tips System identifies woman body types by: (1.) height, (2.) part sizes/circumference, and (3.) segment lengths, considering the “average everyday woman” and the woman’s own proportions.

I. Height
A. Petite – roughly 5’4” or less
B. Average – generally 5’5”-5’9”
C. Tall – usually 5’ 10” or taller

II. Primary Body Parts & Sizes/Circumferences
A. Parts: Neck, Shoulders, Arms, Bust, Waist, Hips, Calves and Ankles
B. Sizes
i. 1 – significantly narrower/smaller than 2/“average”, also compare to your other parts
ii. 2 – “average”, also compare to your other parts
iii. 3 – voluptuous or wider/larger than “average”, also compare to your other parts

III. Segment Lengths
A. Segments: Neck, Torso, Arms & Legs
B. Lengths
i. Short (S) – significantly shorter than moderate and in comparison to other segment lengths
ii. Moderate (M) – “average”, also compare to your other segment lengths
iii. Long (L) – significantly longer than moderate or in comparison to other segment lengths

Meet the Artistry & Strategy Women

Following is a description of each Artistry & Strategy™ woman’s body type:

Type A: We’ll call her Anne

I. Anne’s Height: Average

II. Anne’s Primary Parts & Sizes
A. Neck: 3
B. Shoulders: 3
C. Arms: 3
D. Breasts: 3
E. Waist: 2-3
F. Hips: 3
G. Calves: 3
H. Ankles: 3

III. Anne’s Segment Lengths
A. Neck – M
B. Torso – M
C. Legs – M

Type B: For now, we’ll refer to her as Betty

I. Betty’s Height: Petite

II. Betty’s Primary Parts & Sizes/Circumferences
A. Neck: 2
B. Shoulders: 1
C. Arms: 1-2
D. Breasts: 1-2
E. Waist: 1
F. Hips: 2-3
G. Calves: 2
H. Ankles: 2

III. Betty’s Segment Lengths
A. Neck – Short (S)
B. Torso – Long (L)
C. Legs – Short (S)

Type C: Let’s call her Coco

I. Coco’s Height: Tall

II. Coco’s Primary Parts & Sizes
A. Neck: 1
B. Shoulders: 2-3
C. Arms: 1
D. Breasts: 1
E. Waist: 2
F. Hips: 1-2
G. Calves: 1-2
H. Ankles: 1-2

III. Coco’s Segment Lengths
A. Neck – L (Long)
B. Torso – S (Short)
C. Legs – L (Long)

Type D: Her name will be Delilah for now

I. Delilah’s Height: Average

II. Delilah’s Primary Parts & Sizes
A. Neck: 2
B. Shoulders: 2
C. Arms: 2
D. Breasts: 2-3
E. Waist: 1-2
F. Hips: 2-3
H. Calves: 2
I. Ankles: 2

III. Delilah’s Segment Lengths
A. Neck – Moderate (M)
B. Torso – Moderate (M)
C. Legs – Moderate (M)

Candice Olsen’s Perfect Body Type

Before we talk about the strategy of dressing for your body type, let’s make sure we understand these more than four body shapes…let’s assess the perfect body type for someone we may have all seen before…Candice Olsen.

Candice Olsen is a Home and Garden Television (HGTV) personality and interior designer extraordinaire. She also happens to be pretty tall, six feet and zero inches and fairly slender…giving her a 1920’s-ish long and lean figure.

Here’s how her proportions likely come together:

I. Height: Tall

II. Primary Parts & Sizes
A. Neck: 1
B. Shoulders: 2-3
C. Arms: 2
D. Breasts: 1-2
E. Waist: 2
F. Hips: 1-2
G. Calves: 1-2
H. Ankles: 1-2

III. Segment Lengths
A. Neck – L
B. Torso – L
C. Legs – L

Simple

That’s it…our approach to identifying woman body types. After you’ve familiarized yourself with the four Artistry & Strategy ‘women’ and you’re ready to use the body shape questionnaire to pinpoint your body types, females can learn from each body type that includes proportions similar to their own.

Versatile

Depending upon your height, body part sizes/circumferences and segment lengths, regardless of the specific Artistry & Strategy™ body type, you can use the body shape fashion tips that apply to you.

For example, if your body type is similar to Betty’s, but your bust is full, you might refer to the fashion tips discussed for Anne or Delilah related to full busts. Or, if you’re similar to Coco’s, but have full hips, you might be able to learn from the tips on clothes shared for Anne or Delilah. In the example above, Candice’s body type is similar to Coco, however, she doesn’t have a short/torso waist. As a result, she won’t utilize the strategies that someone with a short waist might use to attempt to lengthen their torso.

Artistry & Strategy Body Shape Questionnaire

Ready to pinpoint your female body type? If so, try the Artistry & Strategy Body Shape Questionnaire . Completing the body shape analysis will be a key tool when it comes to discovering how to wear clothes that help you look your best and achieve your professional goals.

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