In another thread I mentioned that women's body shapes are classified into different categories and within each of those categories, there are variants. So, I thought it'd be fun to post the main categories and describe the subcategories briefly. Maybe, girls, if you haven't already, you'll identify your body. And, guys, well, who knows? Maybe, you'll find your body, too. haha....or one that you LIKE.
Okay, first category=Apple
Gals in this category tend to carry most of their weight in the middle and have thin-like arms and legs. Examples include, but are not limited to,
Drew-Barrymore-drew-barrymore-4143274-1600-1200.jpg, another example would be Rosie O'Donnell .xample of measurements might be 35-32-36 or 36-37-34. In a larger woman measurements might be something like 40-44-42.
Gals in the category tend to have that straight up and down look. They usually have nice shoulders and long, slender arms. They can appear twingish or boyish when very thin or rectangular and boxy when they gain weight. An example of measurements might be 34-27-34 or 32-28-31.
Cameron_Diaz_002.jpg, another example: Gwenth Paltrow
***a lot of women become a heavy version of the ruler shape known as the rectangular shape when they put on weight.
Third category=Hourglass, women with this figure have basically the same measurements for their chest and hips, with the waist being at least ten inches smaller than both ends. For example, 35-25-35 would be an hourglass as would 34.5-23-35...measurements on either end are very close with a ten inch or more discrepancy at the waist. There is also what is known as an "almost" hourglass where a girl will have an 8-9 inch variation at the waist. So, we could call this a soft hourglass. Right off hand, I'm thinking Halle Berry falls into this category. [I may be wrong. I'll need to double check.]
salma_hayek_01.jpg, another example: Jessica Alba
Fourth category=Pear; these ladies have their heaviest measurement at their hips and the difference between hips and bust/waist are quite noticeable in most outfits. An example of measurements might be something like 31-24-36 or 36-34-38. The bottom measurement will be several inches larger than the other two. These gals often have a small bust in comparison to their hips.
More to come.....