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Most common female body shapes

Apple (triangle downwards)

This body shape describes a person who has broader shoulders and bust than they do hips.

Banana, or straight (rectangular)

This body shape describes a person who typically has waist measurements that are less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust measurements.

Pear, spoon, or bell (triangle upwards)

This body shape describes a person who has hip measurements greater than their bust measurements.

Hourglass (triangles opposing, facing inwards)

This body shape (typically presented as the "ideal") describes a person with hip and bust measurements nearly equal in size, with a narrower waist measurement.

A study of more than 6,000 women conducted at North Carolina State University in 2005 revealed that 46% of women were banana-shaped; just over 20% were pear-shaped; just under 14% were apple-shaped; and only 8% were hourglass-shaped.


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