Our figure is one of the major features of our appearance. It affects the way we feel, the way we move, and even the way we dress. Being dissatisfied with the way our body looks can sometimes affect our social behavior and be a barrier to self-confidence, even when what is bothering us is not noticeable to others.
The word silhouette, which comes from French, emerged in the 19th century, at the same time as the full-length mirror and an art trend favoring drawings with quick and efficient strokes. (ref° G Vigarello ). Different silhouettes, or body types, are defined based on very specific features and characteristics.