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juliastl27
10-11-2012, 04:25 AM
my roommate was wondering what her body "shape" was tonight so we did a little research/measuring online and it was pretty interesting to me.

we looked at several sites but this one was easy enough
http://www.channel4.com/4beauty/style/dress-for-your-body-shape


site after site told me i was hourglass, which i expected. my bust and hips are almost the same and my natural waist is 12 inches smaller. supposedly thats a good one, but all i know is that websites tell me i cant wear skinny jeans and i feel extremely disproportionate when i put my hands around my waist.


what is yours and how do you think it effects your weight loss?

i tend to lose and gain pretty evenly all over so i feel like its harder to notice my weight loss. its not like my butt or stomach get smaller all the sudden, it all just sort of comes off from everywhere.


RoyalAthena
10-11-2012, 04:52 AM
Thanks for posting this. I have been wondering what I was. I usually buy seperates but I bought a suit with jacket, pants and skirt and all were a size 20. It all fit perfect. I knew some people have to mismatch their top and bottom sizes and that is when I became curious.

I knew I wasn't an apple or pear but wasn't sure about hourglass since right now, though I am shapely it isn't what I thought an hourglass would be (Marilyn Monroe with an extra 80 pounds??) According to the website I am and hourglass. Another website said I was a banana which I am fine with also. I do gain weight and lose weight evenly all over. Even at my heaviest weight, I was evenly built. I didn't have a big bust or large behind. It was the main reason I could hide my weight well.

Fatness
10-11-2012, 07:55 AM
I love this site and thanks!

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar07/slide-bike/lb/278/130/219/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)


juliastl27
10-11-2012, 08:05 AM
Body shape depends on your eating and routine .But you can change it in a way you want by doing some hard work and also by some *************.******.


website

i have no idea what this means.

juliastl27
10-11-2012, 08:07 AM
Thanks for posting this. I have been wondering what I was. I usually buy seperates but I bought a suit with jacket, pants and skirt and all were a size 20. It all fit perfect. I knew some people have to mismatch their top and bottom sizes and that is when I became curious.

I knew I wasn't an apple or pear but wasn't sure about hourglass since right now, though I am shapely it isn't what I thought an hourglass would be (Marilyn Monroe with an extra 80 pounds??) According to the website I am and hourglass. Another website said I was a banana which I am fine with also. I do gain weight and lose weight evenly all over. Even at my heaviest weight, I was evenly built. I didn't have a big bust or large behind. It was the main reason I could hide my weight well.


interesting. from the way you describe your body it does sound like a banana. hourglass figures typically have a lot of boobs and booty (lol) but i think body shape is mostly based off measurements. is your waist a lot smaller than your bust/hips?

tubolard
10-11-2012, 09:51 AM
It said I was an hourglass, but I think I am more like the michelin man right now, lol.

freelancemomma
10-11-2012, 09:52 AM
I'm pretty much an hourglass, though I don't have very big boobs. I have wide shoulders, wide hips, and a small and well-defined waist. I tend to gain fairly evenly, though somewhat more on the bottom half. Recently a friend told me that she never thought I was overweight, even when I was 55 pounds heavier. When I look at pictures from that time, though, I definitely look puffy and chunky all over.

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NolaMama
10-11-2012, 10:20 AM
Love this! Thanks so much for posting it. Website says (as I've always assumed) I am a "medium height hourglass". I have narrow shoulders but a large bust, small waist and big hips. I've never really had a problem in the tummy area. It's always been my lower half and my chest that gains all the weight. It's hard finding clothes to fit my body shape... Especially dresses. I can wear a medium and that will be perfect in my top area and then be skin tight on my hips and butt. Some tops I can even get away with a small depending on the style but Im still in size 12 pants. Very frustrating. I actually love the curves I have, just hate that my curves are so large! Trying to even things out :)

LiannaKole
10-11-2012, 11:34 AM
I like body shape stuff. I've always had difficulty with mine. This gave me about the same thing as I've always known - I have a pretty straight up-and-down body type. Although I think I have a high waist, so a lot of times when my "waist" is measured, it's definitely below the slimmest part.

Fun! Thanks for posting it!

I'd like to see what shape I'd be if I lost more weight. I'm still fairly overweight right now, so it's a bit hard to tell.

Elladorine
10-11-2012, 11:48 AM
i have no idea what this means.Look at the post count and the non-existent link, it was an attempt at spam. ;)

Elladorine
10-11-2012, 11:59 AM
I've known for a while now that I'm an apple; some websites have called me an oval. :lol:

Honestly, I hate it. My stomach is the by far the largest part of my body, and my hips and butt are insanely small compared to the rest of me. It's made it extremely difficult to find jeans that fit properly (although the smaller I get, the less of an issue it appears to be). For ages I was stuck with very uncomfortable "mom jeans," high and tight in the waist while my butt and hips were floating in them. It's very unflattering too. :dizzy: If my stomach was proportionate with the rest of me, I'd have definitely been in an 18 or smaller back when I was still struggling with 22/24's.

Given where my hips are now, I'm having a hard time believing that I'll ever have a waist that curves in. :?:

Garnet2727
10-11-2012, 12:02 PM
I thought for years that I was an apple but now that I'm really looking at myself and taking measurements, come to find that I'm a banana or a spoon, depending on the website. My waist is one inch smaller than my breasts and four inches smaller than my hips.

atmos
10-11-2012, 12:41 PM
I am a massive pear. I wear a size small/4 on top and a size large/10 on bottom. I have the worst time trying to shop for a dress. I'm also short, so I have a hard time buying pants because I'm not "petite", as in slim bones structure and hips, but just short. I gain all my weigh in my butt and thighs, and I lose it first in my chest. Ugh!

Even when I reach goal weight, I don't have much hope because I'm not big-boned but have very wide hips. I'm hoping I can start building some upper body muscle to balance myself out...

krampus
10-11-2012, 12:48 PM
I'm none of those, but a "Skittle" going by this list: http://www.denimblog.com/c/a/the-12-womens-body-types-and-jeans-that-will-flatter-each

The Skittle

Celebrity fit twins: Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, Halle Berry, Katie Holmes...basically everyone

You're probably wondering what a Skittle is...well, apparently, in the UK it's a bowling pin! Basically, you probably went through life thinking you were a pear but wondering why you didn't have much of a butt. They are actually two distinct shapes (but probably genetically related), and the Skittle is one of the most common out there, especially if you're Eastern European (like my mom) or East Asian. The good news is...you are quite easy to dress!


Petite on top, well defined waist, thicker on bottom. In my case I have narrow hips (wear size 2-4 pants but can't see hipbones still) but a considerable badonkadonk (made via strength training) and DEEZ THIGHS (still touch).

I lose weight evenly, but recently with lots of lifting and exercise, my boobs have gone from AA to AAAAA T____T and my waist and legs are whittling down. Wish my gut would follow suit.

dstalksalot
10-11-2012, 01:00 PM
I wrote a post about this a few months ago. I am a borderline petite short wasted 43/35/44 and am still kind of confused as to what types of clothes to choose......not a defined hourglass, but not an apple either..... more of a Cello....my bust is large 34HH, but my waist is not super defined and I have a tummy so some of the rules for hourglass don't work. I have a tiny wardrobe since loosing weight but still kind of hate most of my wardrobe. This is a continuous source of frustration. Part of it is also has to do with not being able to assess my body properly after weight loss....I second guess every clothing choice.

dstalksalot
10-11-2012, 01:03 PM
Is there a free website that you can input your height weight and measurements to help with styles?....something you can visualize and see?

juliastl27
10-11-2012, 02:06 PM
Is there a free website that you can input your height weight and measurements to help with styles?....something you can visualize and see?

i posted the wrong site. i meant to put up one with a calculator!

http://www.shopyourshape.com/calculate-your-body-shape.html

freelancemomma
10-11-2012, 03:59 PM
A cello -- love it!

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LockItUp
10-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Stupid work won't let me access that website. But I've been a ruler, spoon or banana according to some websites. I was an apple when I was heavier, but I'm starting to get a waist. I don't know what I am.

RoyalAthena
10-11-2012, 04:32 PM
juliastl27~ okay so now according to this other website, I am a spoon! :) Which is fine by me and is true. I am pretty much even all over and my waist is not a lot smaller then hips and chest but enough to have a defined waist.

Also, I am orignally from the STL!!!

freelancemomma
10-11-2012, 05:21 PM
i posted the wrong site. i meant to put up one with a calculator!

http://www.shopyourshape.com/calculate-your-body-shape.html

Like all tools, this one has its limitations. When I input a chest measurement of 36.5", it tells me I have "an hourglass shape with a well-defined waist." When I put in 36", I become "a straight shape with a poorly defined waist." In actual fact I have a very well-defined waist. The reason I seem to be on the cusp is that I'm only a B cup so my chest measurement isn't huge.

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DisappearingActs
10-11-2012, 05:21 PM
According to them I'm a short hourglass, but I'm actually more of a pear with broad shoulders which do tend to make me look like an hourglass, but no such luck :-(

I normally lose in my upper body first, then my lower body follows suit, but after the baby I'm losing much quicker in my lower body. I used to have a 20 inch difference between my waist and hips, now it's more like 18. Not that I'm complaining, I'm just happy to be getting into all of my jeans!

DisappearingActs
10-11-2012, 05:24 PM
i posted the wrong site. i meant to put up one with a calculator!

http://www.shopyourshape.com/calculate-your-body-shape.html

My body type was unavailable, lol

Candeka
10-11-2012, 05:39 PM
I am very hour glass shaped. My waist is tiny but my hips are HUGE. Its annoying since things like to ride up because of the size difference. I am very bottom heavy with a super narrow waist. I actually look disproportionate from the back or front lol!

IsabellaOlivia
10-11-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm the appliest apple that ever appled.

While my legs are slim, my hips are small, my arms are narrow; my stomach is a balloon.

valalltogether
10-11-2012, 08:23 PM
i feel like i have broad shoulders but i just don't know. my waist has some definition but not so hourglass-y. my hips? i just don't know..average, i guess? i think they are about equal with my shoulders, maybe a few inches smaller. what does that make meee. here is a picture from about 10 lbs ago. kinda disgusted with how i look here actually.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f15/valalltogether/weight%20loss/dress.jpg?t=1349997686

jenicra
10-11-2012, 08:38 PM
What's to hate? You look great!

valalltogether
10-11-2012, 09:20 PM
well thanks..i'm not fishing i appreciate it. but would you consider me hourglass? more of an inverted triangle? certainly not a pear shape though.. maybe apple? i honest to god need help pinpointing this because my own twisted body image is confusing me

dstalksalot
10-11-2012, 09:42 PM
You seriously look close to me....sort of, I am having similar body image issues too....I would say, hour glassy sort of.......cello........

LockItUp
10-11-2012, 10:03 PM
Ok, home and was able to check the site. It said hourglass for me, but I don't see it. Going to post a pic too, for opinions. I think I'm fairly straight until my thighs! I am a couple pounds lighter now than I was in this pic, but close enough.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/stephanie1133/DSCI0002.jpg



Valalltogether - in the pic you do look hourglass-y. I love that dress BTW!

freelancemomma
10-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Ok, home and was able to check the site. It said hourglass for me, but I don't see it. Going to post a pic too, for opinions.
[IMG]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/stephanie1133

The pic looks like what they call the site calls the "straight shape," though it doesn't literally mean straight -- just not quite as curvy as the hourglass. Apparently 45% of women have this shape.

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Clarity
10-11-2012, 10:42 PM
I enjoyed that. I never felt like I really fit into the hourglass or apple or ruler. I'm definitely not a pear. This time I was classified as a Spoon, and it does seem to fit me better than the others. Maybe now I can figure out how to dress in a more flattering way.

heathermichigan
10-11-2012, 11:06 PM
Tall apple! No surprise there...

Cannot wait to have a waist. Sigh.

losermom
10-12-2012, 09:02 AM
I'm a straight, banana, ruler--whatever you want to call it. I pretty much never met a belt that didn't do wonders for my lackluster waistline. OP, thank you for the 2nd link!