Step 1 -- Assess your body

This may require a tape measure. Measure over the center of your bust, the largest parts of your hips, your waist and your leg length. In your measurements, take note where the largest areas of your body are. Are the numbers very different, or close? Note all of this.


Step 2 -- Make a sketch

Yes, this means make a drawing of yourself. Grab a pencil and some paper. Using the numbers found by your measurements, make a scale sketch of what yourself. This will aid you in comparing and deciding what general body shape you are.

Step 3 -- Compare

Read through the list below and decide what body shape you are. Follow the link to learn more about dressing your figure.