The petit supermodel Kate Moss is a great example of the body shape, The Brick.
Bricks have a slight or no waist, longer legs, small bust and bottom, and usually have broad shoulders, rather thick thighs and calves. It means that your shoulder width is the same as your hip width, without any particularly prominent body area. Although! This shape can come in many sizes and for some the tummy is more prominent, which can lead to a square, masculine look.
Bricks usually find it more difficult to be feminine than many other body types, but it is not impossible. Carefully chosen clothes can bring really good results.
The most important guidelines.
- Many Bricks try to cover up with baggy clothes, but this normally only makes things worse as loose garments just hang off the shoulders, emphasizing the whole brick like shape.
- The key to dressing well as a Brick is to either embrace the "androgynous look" (Wich is also fabulous). Or try to reduce the masculine elements in your shape as much as possible.
- The bigger the belly the less of a waist, and gently draping jersey tops and empire lines are the best ways of creating an illusion of one.
- Belts are also good tools, just make sure you place them in the most narrow part of you tummy. For Bricks that is often straight under the boobs.
- Pants should be in a material that follows the curves of the body. Too stiff material won't do anything for your shape.
- A boxy, unstructured top on a dropped-waist dress that snare the widest part of your thigh, is by far the worst mistake you can make.
It might sound bad to have a bricklike body shape! But I'm just going to let the pictures of these very gorgeous Brick ladies speak for themselves, and hope you will be persuaded to seeing that there's nothing wrong with having a straight figure.
It definitely has it's perks when it comes to fashion.
Don't be afraid to go a little over the top, because your frame can easily carry glamorous and bold styles that many women would not even be able to attempt.
Other Bricks: Kim Cattrall and Jennifer Hudson.
(The 12 body shape 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.)
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