One of the things I really want to achieve with this site is a resource where you can find good information, for free, on how to dress for your shape, so that other people like me, who didn’t know an empire line from a kitten heel, can, from scratch, develop their own style. Some people don’t want to know how to do it though, they just want to reap the benefits. To be told these are the things that will fit you. Choose what you want. If that describes you then check out myShape.com.
myShape.com is a personal shopping website. They have defined seven body shapes which they’ve labeled M, Y, S, H, A, P, E, which is kind of creepy, but probably quite functional. Remember shapes are arbitrary and only there to categorize and it doesn’t matter what shape or size you may or may not be if the result is looking and feeling fabulous.
When you join up there is an extensive questionnaire to go through including lots and lots of measurements including some that I would never have even thought of taking. The idea being that the more they know about you the better fitting the clothes they suggest will be. From the measurements you’re categorized into one of the seven body shapes.
My shape is M. There is only a small amount of information about how they categorize body shapes and what will and will not suit that particular shape. It’s not a teaching site – it’s a shopping site. There are two options; shop your personal shop which has only clothing in a size and style that will definitely fit you or shop the entire collection.
I was pleasantly surprised by the stuff in my collection. The majority of the items would suit someone my shape with only a couple of real misses (like a turtleneck jumper – a woman with breasts like mine just can’t carry off a turtleneck) and there were definitely things there I wanted to buy. Unfortunately they only ship to the US and Canada so I was out of luck. I still log in now and then to see if there’s anything I like enough to bother tracking down and to keep an eye on what’s out there.
myShape.com is a good option to style your body shape, but keep coming back to my site. I’ll miss you!