If you’re fairly new to the world of modeling, but have your sights set on competing in a Miss Teen Pageant, you might be fairly overwhelmed by all the fashion knowledge that’s necessary to win.

Simply choosing clothing that you think is pretty isn’t going to get the job done. If you’re matched up against another Miss Teen Pageant competitor who ranks the same as you in every other way, the quality of your fashion can be the determining factor of who wins and who goes home empty handed!

Knowing your body type is the first step toward making fashion choices that will set you apart from the competition.

How To Determine Your Body Type Before Your Miss Teen Pageant

If you’ve never stopped to evaluate your body shape before, now is the time. The good news is, it should only take a few minutes! It can be helpful to ask a friend or your mother to help you, as it’s sometimes hard to be objective on your own.

Step One: Measure your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. This is easier with a helper!

Step Two: Do the math!

If your shoulder or bust measurement is more than 5% bigger than your hip measurement, your body shape is Inverted Triangle.

If your waist is less than 25% smaller than your shoulder or bust, your body shape is Rectangle.

If your your hips are more than 5% bigger than your shoulders or bust, your body shape is Pear.

If your waist is at least 25% smaller than your shoulder or bust, your body shape is Hourglass.

Styles Of Clothing That Flatter Your Body Type

ALL body types are beautiful, but some require different styles than others to maximize their assets!

Inverted Triangles look best in things that are fitted to the waist and flare out over the hips.

Rectangles look best in things that fill out your hips and balance your upper body.

Pears look best in things that are more fitting up top and roomier in the bottom half.

Hourglasses look best in things that wrap around and accentuate the waist area.

Model With Confidence At Your Miss Teen Pageant!

We hope these tips about identifying and maximizing your natural body shape will give you more confidence in your upcoming Miss Teen Pageant! Using these guidelines will help you to flatter the assets you’ve been given so that you have the best chance of winning! Sign up today.