THE BODY TYPE : CORNET
Naomi Campbell, known for her amazing body, and the most famous Cornet of them all.
Cornet's are the typical 90's supermodel body shape, also known as "the athletic figure", or "tom boy body".
The shape resemble an upside down triangle, where the shoulders are borad, boobs are usually small, straight waist, slim hips and long, slender legs.
Many Cornets struggle with looking masculin because of their borad shoulders and narrow hips, and there are many rules and guidelines to help you dress, to flatter, or change the appearance of your figure. But in my personal opinion it shouldn't be about hiding and changing. It should be about highlighting your best features. Yes, you might look more like an hourglass with the right dress, but it's better to make the best of what you got. After all you have the super model figure.
The most important guidelines.
- Stay away from anything that will increase your shoulder width.
- Three-quarter sleeves or oversized arms will make you look masculin.
- The wide diamond-shaped neckline is great for reducing the broadness of your shoulders.
- Break up your shape with bold patterns and unusual cuts, such as cropped pants and asymmetric lines. Think about creating angles.
- Clothes that can be wrapped and draped around your angular body are especially forgiving.
- Cornets have lovely legs, and skinny jeans were made for you. In fact they're better on you than any other shape. Be careful when wearing any other styles, too wide and you can lose your dramatic lines.
- Your slim shapely legs need a slim, shapely heel. Chunky platforms are overwhelming on you.
Not all Cornet's are as well balanced as Naomi and her colleagues. Some are even more exaggerated, some have shorter legs, and some have a muffin top. For these individuals the rules are even more important.
You are an extreme shape and trying to disguise that will only make you look gawky and gangly, so flaunt what you've got. This might not always agree with your taste in clothes. But don't worry, there are ways to make some of the more difficult styles work for you. For example, if your body type says you can't wear shoulder pads, it is possible to balance out your shoulder width, with the help of a flared skirt and so on. The trick is to find pieces that show of your lovely legs, creates a waist, and widens your hips. NB! This is just for people with a good understanding of shape and an eye for details.
Not all trends are for everyone. Just keep in mind that you can get away with stuff many only dream about.
Have fun with what you wear, and experiment.
Other Cornets: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner and Amanda Seyfried.
(The 12 body shapes and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
Enjoy your supermodel figure.
26/6/2017 11:14:15 am
Well, I feel a lot better now. Thank you oxo
Awesome! I'm a cornet and an athlete. I have completely slim outsides of my legs but the insides of my thighs are very muscular making them look bigger. It took awhile to find anything near my body shape, and now that I have it's great to know! I have always been complimented on my long legs, but I have a short torso. Any tips would be appreciated!
6/5/2018 06:51:53 am
Hi, Lariya. Sorry for the late responce. I'm so glad this post could help. Have you seen this post on the Cornet too? It has more info about what works best for your body type. Or is there something more specific you were wondering about?
6/5/2018 06:47:45 am
I'm so glad you found it to be useful :-)
3/10/2018 10:56:05 am
Hi, Faye! I'm so glad, and you're very welcome!
27/6/2018 03:36:05 am
For the first time ever I finally understand my body shape type. I am a cornet exactly as described apart from I also have rather large breasts to go with it all. Which is why it was hard to see my shape hiding behind those beasts. Anyway thank you for showing me what I really look like. And the tips are amazing! I never thought I had a supermodel body but I certainly have more in common with the ladies in your pictures than anyone else. I confess to sporting a muffin top occasionally but currently weight watchers is bringing out the supermodel in me.
12/8/2018 01:19:19 pm
Hi, Hayley. I'm so glad you figured it out, and you're very welcome. My cousin has the same type of Cornet body. She used to think she was a Goblet, but she is indeed a Cornet.
25/8/2018 08:13:44 am
Firstly, thanks for all the effort you've put into this.
3/10/2018 10:54:32 am
Hi, Kathryn! Thank you so much for your kind words.
13/12/2022 09:39:53 am
hey, it felt nice to see someone with * almost * the same body as mine! the only difference is that my boobs are tiny, only 28 inches. and I'm 5'4. the cornet body type is by far the most relatable body type to me. I've found this after a long research (lol) . I personally find I look the best in casual clothes.
11/2/2019 11:00:59 pm
thanks for the information
5/6/2019 06:32:18 am
You're very welcome! :-)
11/2/2019 11:08:35 pm
good one keep it up
5/6/2019 06:33:05 am
Thank you, Varun! :-)
6/12/2019 09:26:34 am
Hi, thanks you very much for those posts. I can't figure out whether I'm a brick or a cornet,
26/9/2020 04:59:37 pm
Hi, Emily! :-)
26/9/2020 05:02:47 pm
Forgot to add cornet, so I'm posting it again.
27/6/2021 12:41:03 pm
what shape am i if i am 5'5, i have long legs, small (slightly toned waist like 24 inches) waist, 34 inch hips, broad shoulders and a 32d cup?
27/8/2021 04:10:38 am
I have to wind up by giving Lana props for her poses in this set. It's dang difficult to figure out what the heck to do in front of a plain gray background. There are no props, no points of inspiration. there's just you. While Lana gives us a number of classic poses (and nails them), she also finds time to play with her hair, blow kisses, make fists, glare, smirk and condescend. She does a very creditable job of bringing the 'shoot to life with just fashion, stance, expression and selling it! Nicely done, girl!
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