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Female Body Shapes: The Pocket Rocket Shaped Woman

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So last week, I wrote about the Balcony Shaped Woman, if you missed that post, catch up here.

This week is all about the Pocket Rocket Woman. I never knew such a shape existed until I started researching the various female body shapes and that is one of the things I love about the Female Body Shapes series, it opens my eyes to facts I never knew.

The Pocket Rocket shaped woman is petite and curvy – some of these women are blessed with the very sexy hourglass measurements on their miniature frames,  celebrities like Kylie Minogue and Elizabeth Taylor are examples of the Pocket Rocket curvy woman. Others like  Natalie Portman, Clara Bow and Norma Desmond have less symmetrical proportions.

Elizabeth Taylor

 

Here are the DOs and DONTs of this shape:

DOs

  1. Keep your accessories small and simple so they don’t overshadow you.
  2. Go for fitted pieces to show off or create curves.
  3. Opt for high heels to give you an illusion of a longer frame.
  4. Go for colour block outfits, they make the body appear longer.
  5. Go for V-neck pieces, they give the illusion of a longer body.
  6. If hats are right up your street, go for hats with small proportions.

Natalie Portman

 

DONTs

  1. Avoid maxi skirts and dresses, they will make you appear shorter.
  2. Avoid wearing any bold pattern or colour for the same reason listed above.
  3. Stay away from dungarees and shorts, it will make you look like a child.
  4. Stay away from ponchos, they will swallow up your small frame instantly.

Are you a pocket rocket woman? What do you think of this body shape? Sound off in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

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Female body shapes

‘Highlight the positive and delete the negative’ – Donna Karan.

  • SLIM/SLENDER/ATHLETIC

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This body shape is slim with small breasts and narrow hips or athletic with a defined toned body and narrow hips. Most clothes look good on this body shape which is why most models fall into this category.

  • TOP HEAVY

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This body shape comprises of a large bust with a defined waist and small hips. This shape has the shoulders and bust much wider than the bottom half. The top heavy body shape is sometimes also known as the inverted triangle.

  • PEAR

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The pear shape is defined by a small bust, curvy hips and is usually bottom heavy. The key is to work with the heavier bottom half to achieve an all over balanced look by slimming down the hips and bottom area and draw attention to the top half of the body.

  • HOURGLASS

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This shape is naturally curvy with medium to wide shoulders, fuller bust, defined short waist and curvy hips. The hourglass shape is evenly proportioned all over, most plus sized models usually fall into this category.

  • APPLE

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The apple shape usually comprises of small shoulders, big bust and a large tummy area with no waistline, slim legs and arms. This is one of the most challenging body types to dress but also one of the easiest when it comes to disguising problem areas.

‘Accentuate your best features and disguise what you are not so happy with.
Choose outfits that fit and make you look comfortable rather than those that are up to the
minute’ – Giorgio Armani.

I am a Pear. What shape are you?

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