Body Shape – Defined

I never struggled with those body shape quizzes in Cosmopolitan for one reason: I am such a clearly defined pear shape I probably popped out of the womb with giant hips and thighs. I read that about half of women are pear shaped, so while I certainly feel unfortunate, at least I don’t feel alone.

Things can really get technical with defining your body shape, though! Most people are familiar with the basics – apple, pear, hourglass – there really is no limit to how technical you can get with body shapes. Throughout my avid consumption of fitness and body media, I gather that the most widely accepted forms are the 12 body shapes of Trinny and Susannah.

1. Hourglass
- Big boobs
- Small short to medium waist
- Big hips
- Long legs (thickness depends on genetics)

2. Cello
- Big boobs
- Short waist
- Big hips
- Big butt
-Big thighs
- Slim lower legs

Cello – Oprah

3. Skittle
- Medium boobs
- Slim waist
- Can have a small belly
- Big thighs
- Chunky calves

Skittle – Halle Berry

4. Vase
- Big boobs
- Curving, long waist
- Hip width =  boob width
- Slim legs

Vase – Kate Winslet

5. Pear
- Small boobs
- Long waist
-Flat tummy
- Excess fat around the hips and butt (saddlebags)
- Big legs

Pear – Maria Menounos

6. Apple
- Average boobs
- Large belly (bigger than boobs)
- Flat ass
- OK legs

Apple – Reese Witherspoon

7. Column or Straight
- Shoulder width = hip width
- Slight waist
- Longer legs

8. Bell
- Small shoulders
- Small boobs
- Small short waist
- Big thighs and butt

Bell – Phaedra Parks

9. Goblet
- Big shoulders
- Big boobs
- Small or no waist
- Narrow hips
- Long legs

Goblet – Catherine Zeta-Jones

10. Cornet
- Broad shoulders
- Small breasts
- Not much of a waist
- Slim hips
- Long slim legs

Coronet – Cameron Diaz

11. Brick
- Broad shoulders
- No waist
- Average tummy
- Flat butt
- Chunky legs

Brick – Kim Cattrall

12. Lollipop (most celebrities are this, either artificially or naturally)
- Big boobs
- Slight waist
- Slim hips
- Long legs

Lollipop – Angelina Jolie

So many fricken categories! If you truly don’t know where to start, there is a fantastic chart to figure out what body type you are over at Body Shape Style.

Our body shape discussion shall continue later this week!

All yours,


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