Beautiful shape


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
The mirror is the conscience of women; they never do a thing without first consulting it.
- Morltz G. Saphlr

Female body shape or figure is the cumulative product of a woman's skeletal structure (her build) and the quantity and distribution of muscle and fat on the body. There are, and have been, wide differences on what should be
considered an ideal or preferred body shape, both for attractiveness and for health reasons. These have varied among cultures simultaneously

Human beings and their cultures have perennially focused attention on the female body as a source of aesthetic pleasure, sexual attraction, fertility, and reproduction.

The history of ideal female body shape

During the Victorian era (1800), the ideal body type for women was plump, fleshy, and full-figured. They wore restrictive corsets, which made waists artificially tiny while accentuating the hips and buttocks.
These corsets also caused a variety of health problems with breathing and digestion.


At the start of the 1900s, slenderness became more fashionable. There was an increasing interest of women in athletics and physicians began to see body weight as a 'science' of calorie counting, 'ideal weights', and weigh-ins.


By the 1960s, slenderness became the most important indicator of physical attractiveness following the arrivalof model Twiggy.

1970 and 1990

there was an overall increased emphasis on weight loss and body shape


beauty ideal remained slim but required a more toned and fit look. Women could no longer just 'diet' into the correct size; there was a new pressure to add exercise to achieve the toned look.


body ideal was very slim and large breasted, think Pamela 'Baywatch' Anderson,

thin is in' and artificial means such as liposuction are often used to lessen the appearance of hips, buttocks and fat in general. Many celebrities have made being ultra thin trendy;

Every individual is born with a specific body structure. Exercises and moderate healthy food can make the person look the best in the given shape but will not change the basic structure. Since it’s not possible to change the shape of the bone, knowledge of the shape of the body will help to determine the
kind of clothes and workouts that would enhance the overall appearance of the person.

Types of Boday shape of women

Pear or Spoon,
Hour Glass,

know your body Shape

Best means to identify the body shape is to stand in front of the mirror and look at the figure and tryto think which shape it resembles: pear, spoon, hour glass, apple, ruler or cone shaped.

measure your body

Measuring the size of the body parts such chest, waist and hips would help to ascertain the body shape better
Before measuring, it necessary to exhale to get accurate measurements. The waist measurements should be taken 1 inch above the belly button and hips should be measured across the widest section. It’s always better to
have some help in measuring to get the exact numbers.

Hourglass Shape:

This is considered as one of the best female body shapes. Where the bust and hips measurements would be almost the same circumference, though the bust can be ‘one inch’ larger than the hips. The waist would be much smaller.
A perfect hourglass shape is where the difference between the ‘waist and the bust’ and ‘waist and hips’ is at least
‘nine inches’.

Pear or Spoon Shape:

If there is a wide difference in measurements between the hips and bust and hardly any between the chest and waist.
Hips are ‘two inches’ or more larger than the bust and waist is less than 9.25″ smaller than the bust.

Ruler(Rectangle) Shape:

If there is hardly any difference in the measurements of waist, bust and hips. The waist is less than ‘nine inches’ smaller than the bust.

Conical(Triangle) Shape:

Normally where the bust and waist are same but the hips are ‘at least nine inches smaller’ than the chest.
The standard measurement is, bust 3.6″ or larger than the hips and the waist less than 9″ smaller than the bust.

Apple Shape:

If the waist measures larger compared to the hip and chest.

You are lucky if you are one of those women who maintain their body shape with balanced healthy food and fitness .
But, if for any reason you don’t get an attractive body shape, dont worry.wear a smile and consult a good ,friendly sales expert of the women dress departmental store.


Sujatha Suji

Friends's of Penmai
Jul 30, 2011
Chennai, India
In the olden days, women used Corsets to get the hour-glass shape. Although its still used, its not very common in the world.

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