Jill Scott’s body type is top heavy, or busty, and gets smaller at the waist, hips and thighs.
Allow patterns to accentuate and highlight the under served areas. Jill Scott’s striped leggings does the trick, drawing all eyes on her legs and down-playing her top half in all black.
A rectangle shape like Queen Latifah’s, means your roughly the same size from shoulder to bust to hips, with minimal definition in the waistline or midsection.
Selecting silhouettes like Queen’s fitted blazer, that cinch in at the waistline creates a curvy silhouette.
Others may refer to this shape as round or apple which simply means having a fuller upper body and mid-section like Amber Riley.
Color is Key
Colors play an important role. Brighter colors highlight and enhance while darker hues create a slimmer illusion. Riley’s white top draws attention to her bust line, while the black cropped trousers create an inverted triangle. Overall, the two hues together create a more shapely appearance.
A shape that is curvy but with a clearly defined waistline creates an hourglass silhouette like Beverly Johnson’s.
Experimenting with different silhouettes is the best way to play up or transform your shape. Here, Beverly Johnson’s bell-sleeves play up her natural curves.