The Body Type Calculator is designed for females to find their “body shape,” which can be used for getting targeted outfit Ideas. Even though there is some research linking certain body shapes with some health risks, the body shape result of this calculator is not intended to be a serious indication of health or an ideal that must be met. Instead, waist-hip ratio, which is also shown in the results of this calculator, is a better indicator of health.
When measuring, be sure to stand straight with arms to the side. Make sure the tape is snug against the body, but not too tight such that it compresses the body (making the measurement inaccurate).
Bust size—the circumference measured around the chest over the fullest part of the breasts, while wearing a properly fitted bra.
Waist size—the smallest circumference measured around the natural waist, just above the belly button.
High hip size—the circumference of the upper swell of the hip over the pelvic region. It is around 7 inches (18 cm) below the natural waist.
Hip size—the largest circumference measured around the hips over the largest part of the buttocks.
Body shapes are often categorized into four classes.
- 1. Apple, or inverted triangle :- This body shape describes a person who has broader shoulders and bust than they do hips.
- 2. Banana, straight, or rectangle :- This body shape describes a person who typically has waist measurements that are less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust measurements.
- 3. Pear, spoon, bell, or triangle :- This body shape describes a person who has hip measurements greater than their bust measurements.
- 4. Hourglass, X shape, triangles opposing, or 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.