Compare these shapes. You know your body, you live in it! Take a look at the shapes below, and see which ones you think come closest to your own.
- Inverted triangle. Big on top, tiny at the bottom, the inverted column girl sports large breasts with a slight waist, slim hips, and long legs. Katy Perry is an example of the lollipop in modern celebrity.
- Lean Column. The column woman has an athletic body type, is long and lean, and light on the curves. Shoulder width is equal to hip width, small or average breasts, slight waist, longer legs. Nicole Kidman is a classic Celtic column, along with Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, Emma Watson, and classic sex kitten Rita Hayworth.
- The rectangle. Square shaped. Like a diamond. Rectangle women have broad shoulders, no waist, average to large breasts, average tummy, flat bottom, and solid legs. If you're thinking that doesn't sound sexy, think Kim Cattrell, America Ferrera, Kate Winslet, or Adele.
- Apple. The apple woman is, like an her namesake, round. She is endowed with average or large breasts, a belly larger than her boobs, a flat bottom, and nice legs. Kathy Bates is an example of an apple-shaped woman, while a slimmer version is Kate Upton.
- Pear. Definitely a classic shape, revered by artists throughout the centuries, the pear-shaped woman features a small top (shoulders and chest, not necessarily bust), possibly a round tummy, larger bum, and wider hips and thighs. Marilyn Monroe is a classic pear shape.
- Hourglass. An hourglass figure features a near-perfect shoulder-hip ratio (meaning they are about the same proportionately) with a defined (proportionately narrow) waist. Grace Kelly is a classic icon of the hourglass figure. Modern hourglass women include Candice Swanepoel and Nina Dobrev.