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Women's Body Shape Types

Updated on April 9, 2017

Body Types For Women

Hey everyone!

Today my first post will include one of the basic fashion topic ie different body shapes. We all have different heights, skin, hair, features and body types. In women there are mainly four body types. Pear, Apple, Rectangle and Hourglass.

Pear Body Shape

Pear body shape characteristics

  • Narrow shoulders with a smaller bust
  • Well defined waist
  • Full hips and thighs
  • Round bottom
  • Ratio 3:2:4 (bust:waist:hips)

Your dressing forte

  • Wide V or U, ruffle, boat, cawl necklines
  • High waisted pants and skirts
  • A line dresses or skirts
  • Wide leg or straight leg jeans and pants
  • Shoulder bags
  • Scarves and necklaces

Distance yourselves from

  • Baggy tops and tunics
  • Low waisted skinny jeans
  • Pencil, mermaid skirts
  • Low cut dresses

Apple Body Shape

Apple body shape characteristics

  • Average to big bust
  • broad shoulders
  • narrow hips
  • good legs
  • ratio 4:4:3 (bust:waist:hips)

Your dressing forte

  • V and wide necklines
  • Empire top cut and dresses
  • Knee length A line dresses
  • Bootcut and straight jeans plus pants
  • dangly earrings
  • handbags
  • wedges

Distance yourselves from

  • High waisted pants and skirts
  • Bodycon
  • Shapeless boxy clothes
  • shoulder bags
  • Tired, gathered, ruffled skirts

Rectangle Body Shape

Rectangle body shape characteristics

  • Small to average bust
  • undefined waist
  • straight hips
  • not many curves
  • ration 3:3:3 (bust:waist:hips)

Your dressing forte

  • off shoulder, scoop, round necklines
  • pencil and tulip skirts
  • skinny jeans
  • belts
  • cropped pants and trousers

Distance yourselves from

  • crop tops
  • square necklines
  • baggy clothes
  • straight dresses and skirts
  • slouchy dresses

Hourglass Body Shape

Hourglass body shape characteristics

  • full bust
  • defined waist
  • balanced shoulder and hips
  • curvy body
  • ration 4:2:4 (bust:waist:hips)

Your dressing forte

  • scoop, V, sweetheart necklines
  • Wrap tops and dresses
  • peplum dresses, skirts, tops
  • bootcut straight jeans and pants
  • bodycons

Distance yourselves from

  • High necklines
  • low rise jeans
  • tops with bows and ruffles
  • straight tunics
  • empire cut tops and dresses

Well the above post is to understand your body better and to enhance your looks. Yet again wear whatever you want to, size is just a number. If you have found this helpful please let me know!!

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    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image

      Ashi 9 months ago

      @ Gaurika,

      Women's Body Shape Types....eeergghhhh where's men's Body Shape Types? ...aaahah :)

      Anyways, jokes apart. I loved the way you have done a layout of this hub. Very well categorised with small pointers and perfect selection of pictures. The pictures with fruits and lady figures going very well. It is very catchy and thought provoking.

      Very very well done.

      Bless You