Female Body Shapes- What Type Is Yours?
Updated: Jun 7
The human body is beautiful. Whatever body shape you are, it is the ideal one. It’s important to know that there isn’t an “average” or “typical” body.
Some of us are curvier, some of us have narrower hips or broader shoulders — we’re all a little bit different, yet unique in our own ways.
Still, most of us can categorize our shape into a few broad categories. Why is it important? Because C'mon all of us want to flatter our bodies in all the right ways .
Disclaimer- It’s important to remember that categorizing body types isn’t an exact science.
Oftentimes, there’s a lot of variation within one “type.”
You may find that your individual shape features characteristics from several of the different body types discussed below
• triangle or “pear”
• inverted triangle or “apple”
Rectangle or "Banana"
If your waist measurements are about the same as your hip or bust, and your shoulders and hips are about the same width, you have what’s called a “banana” or rectangle body type.
Triangle or “pear”
With this shape, lower body is broader/heavier than the upper body. Your shoulders and bust are narrower than your hips. You probably have slim arms and a fairly defined waist. Your waist most likely slopes out to your hips.
If the Hip is way more heavier than bust with a narrower waist the figure is called a Spoon.
If your hips and bust are nearly equal in size and you have a well-defined waist that’s narrower than both, you have an hourglass shape.
Your legs and upper body are probably considered proportionate.
Your shoulders may be slightly rounded, and you most likely have a rounded butt.
You know you have an apple body shape if you have a larger bust as compared to the hip section, an undefined waist, round shoulders, a smaller hip, and slimmer legs and arms. You also tend to put on weight first in the upper body section than the rest.
Why the fruit metaphors?
Fruit metaphors are used to describe the shape in a less technical or scientific way.
For example, “pear shape” is a lot easier to imagine than “gynoid,” though both mean the same thing.
That said, a lot of people aren’t fans of these fruit-based metaphors as these terms objectify the body shape. So if you don’t like being compared to fruit, know you’re not alone.
How you describe your body is up to you and you alone. No one else can label it for you.
Can you change your shape?
If you want to change certain things about yourself — for you and because you want to — exercise could make a difference. This may help you emphasize certain features.
it’s important to remember that a lot of what determines your shape is set in stone by your bone structure, genetics, and overall build.
Much like you can’t exercise your way into being taller, you can’t tell your body where to store fat.
Your genetics may affect how quickly you lose or gain weight. There's absolutely very little that you can do about it.
The bottom line
Whatever body shape you have, just remember: You are beautiful.There’s no such thing as an “ideal” body shape, regardless of what some may try to tell you. There is absolutely no need to hide or “correct” your body instead of celebrating them for their differences and the imperfections. All of us are flawed in one way or the other and that's what makes us unique.
The most important thing is that you’re happy and healthy.
Were you able to identify your body shape? Do let me know in the comment box below!
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