What Body Shape Are You?

Here’s body shape classifications and descriptions which will help you on your way when it comes to your style. A great tip is to identify which celebs you share your body shape with and follow their styles and fashions for inspiration.

If you’d like tips and advice when it comes to dressing for your body shape then look no further than here!

The Rectangle

Alternative names – Straight, Banana, Tube, Ruler.

The most common body shape, you will have very few visible curves and an obvious rectangular shaped figure along with no defined waist. When you gain weight it will be distributed predominantly around your waist first.

Please be aware that there can be slim and fuller versions of this body shape.

The Pear Shape

Alternative names – Spoon, Bell.

Your shoulders will be narrower in relation to your hips and lower body. You will normally take a smaller dress size on your top half than your bottom half, and your bottom and hip area will appear curvier in relation to the top half of your body.

When you gain weight it will be below the waistline; on your hips, thighs, and bottom, as opposed to your stomach and mid-section.

Please be aware that there can be slim and fuller versions of this body shape.

The Hour Glass

Your hips and shoulders will be balanced or in line with one another and your waist will be short and visibly nipped in. When you gain weight it will be evenly distributed all over the body.

Please be aware that there can be slim and fuller versions of this body shape.

The Oval

Alternative names – Apple.

You will have a heavy frame with a prominent tummy, chunky legs along with sloping shoulders, a wide hipline and more than likely a large bust.

When you gain weight it will be more prominent in and around the stomach area.

The Wedge

Alternative names – Inverted Triangle, Triangle Downward)

Your shoulders will be wider than your hips and you may have an athletic body with a full chest. When you gain weight it will be more prominent around your arms and chest.