So in case you couldn’t tell by the logo of this site, or by the tagline “Bloom into style, expression, and comfort”, I love flowers. I love them so much that I have my own personal list ranking my top five favorite flowers (dandelions are at #1). Because of my love of flowers I decided to assign a flower to each of the 13 body types, and here they are:
Peony – Romantic
For the Romantic body type, I chose the peony, for its beautifully rounded shape, and the softness of its petals. The peony is a rather large flower, but it’s quite soft in shape, so I felt it was a good match for the Romantic body type!
Fun fact: I have a peony bush in my garden, and in the spring it blooms with bright pink flowers.
Rose – Theatrical Romantic
For the Theatrical Romantic body type I chose the rose. It’s a flower used to represent romance in flower language, and it also has a very soft petal, and rounded shape, with some sharpness in the leaf shape and thorns. Perfect for the body type that’s softness with a hint of sharpness!
Fun fact: My dad planted a rosebush for my mother, because roses are her favorite flowers.
Trillium – Dramatic
Trilliums are made up of three long, sharp petals, and three long, pointed leaves, so I think that it’s a great flower to represent the long and angular lines of the Dramatic body type!
Fun fact: Trilliums are the provincial flower of Ontario (a province in Canada).
Dahlia – Soft Dramatic
Since the Soft Dramatic body type is known for its large, lush, and curvy lines, I decided to go with a dahlia to represent it. I actually debated between the peony and the dahlia for this body type, but in the end the dahlia won.
Fun fact: Dahlia flowers can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 inches) wide.
Tulip – Classic
The Classic body type is all about clean, smooth lines, and a simple silhouette, so I figured that the tulip would be the best flower to represent that, since it also has a smooth and simple silhouette.
Fun fact: In 1945 the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa (the capital of Canada). If you’re interested in learning more you can check out the Wikipedia article on the Canadian Tulip Festival.
Daisy – Soft Classic
The Soft Classic body type also has clean and smooth lines like the Classic body type, with the addition of some extra roundness or softness, so to represent that I went with the daisy. Daisies have such an iconic look to me, and I think they’re a beautiful flower!
Fun fact: Daisies are my 4th favorite flower.
Gardenia – Dramatic Classic
Dramatic Classics are like Classics with their clean, smooth, swooping lines, but with some added sharpness, so I feel that the gardenia is a good flower to represent this.
Fun fact: I only learned what gardenias are in the fall of 2018.
Sunflower – Natural
I knew right away as soon as I got the idea to assign a flower to represent each body type that the Natural body type needed to be represented by the sunflower. With their long petals and broad centers, I think that the sunflower is the perfect representation of the long and broad lines of the Natural body type.
Fun fact: Some varieties of sunflowers can grow up over 4 meters (up to 14 feet) tall.
Hibiscus – Soft Natural
The Soft Natural body type is a combination of soft and rounded shapes with a larger bone structure, so I think that the hibiscus flower represents that well.
Fun fact: Hibiscus flowers are used to attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
Water Lily – Flamboyant Natural
The Flamboyant Natural body type has long lines with some added sharpness, so I think that a water lily is a great flower to represent this! Like with the roses for Theatrical Romantics, and the sunflower for Naturals, the water lily is one of the flower ideas that came to me right away.
Fun fact: When I was a little girl I’d often look for leopard frogs among lily pads. They camouflage really well against lily pads, so it would often take me a few minutes before I could spot them.
Forget-me-not – Gamine
The Gamine body type is known for being quite petite, so I thought a small flower, like the forget-me-not, would be best to represent them. Forget-me-nots also have a mixture of shapes within them, which helps to represent the mixture of lines that Gamines have.
Fun fact: Forget-me-nots are also called scorpion grass.
Yarrow – Soft Gamine
Like with Gamines, I wanted to choose a small flower to represent the Soft Gamine body type, so I decided to go with yarrow. The flowers are very tiny and rounded, so I feel like it fits well.
Fun fact: Yarrow flowers can sometimes be the home for a type of spider that changes its color to match the flowers it hunts on.
Daffodil – Flamboyant Gamine
To finish off this list we have the daffodil to represent the Flamboyant Gamine body type. With it’s mixture of shapes, I feel like it’s a good way to represent the Flamboyant Gamine body type. Though not as small as the other flowers I’ve chosen to represent the members of the Gamine family, it still fits, as Flamboyant Gamines can be the tallest out of any member of the Gamine family.
Fun fact: Daffodils are how I learned what perennial means, and are my earliest memory of gardening (besides weeding).
What’s your favorite flower? Is it one of the ones I chose to represent a body type? Let me know in the comments below!
– Rebekah ❤