Every woman has her own shape, but most of these shapes can be classified under a few common shapes. I will state the shapes to my interest. These are:
- the hourglass shape
- the pear or the triangle shape
- the inverted triangle shape
- the rectangle shape
- the apple or rounded shape
- the diamond shape
The hourglass shape is considered the perfect shape – but very few of us have it. This is normal:)
Most of the women have a pear shaped body. I’ve come to this conclusion since most of the pattern companies release their patterns for this kind of body. Women with other shapes must alter the patterns. Some shapes make few alteration, other shapes must alter quite a lot.
Bellow is the table that illustrates women shapes and their differences.
|Shape||Hip compared with Bust||Waist compared to Bust and/or Hip||Buttocks||Shoulders|
|Hip & Bust girth are almost equal||Visible and well defined. Waist girth is considerable smaller than Bust and Hip girth||Well shaped||Well shaped|
|Bust girth is smaller than Hip girth||Waist girth is smaller than Bust girth||Curved||Usually narrow shoulders, but not necessarily|
|Bust girth is bigger than Hip girth||Waist girth is smaller than Hip girth||Flat, for most of the bodies||High and large shoulders|
|Bust and Hips are almost the same girth||Waist girth is almost the same (or a little smaller) than the Bust/Hip girth||Flat, for most of the bodies||High, possible large shoulders|
|Bust girth is bigger than Hip girth||Waist girth is the same as Hip girth, or even bigger because of the fat deposits||Round||Round shoulders, possible lowered|
|Bust girth is smaller than Hip girth||Waist girth is bigger than Hip girth; fat deposits around waist are well distinguished||Flat, for most of the bodies||Shoulders are narrower than Hips, possible lowered|
The apple and diamond shape usually applies to plus size women. At a first glance, these two shapes are the same, but there are subtle differences: the apple shape has curved body lines and a full bust, that’s why it is also called the round shape; while the diamond shape is more rigid with fat deposits that are prominent around the high waist.