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Am I A Pear Shape?

Am I A Pear Shape?

When looking for fashions to match our silhouettes, our beautiful assembly of lady-parts gets categorised by a generic shape. It’s a little awkward and inaccurate, but it can help when looking for fashion specifically for your proportions. So are you a pear, and apple, an hourglass, a strawberry or a banana.

For decades, the hourglass has been the celebrity ideal. I wonder if that’s why they get the most interesting name and the rest of us get fruit. Anyway….

Here’s the short version.

Look in the mirror at your shoulders and hips:

  • If your shoulders are wider than your hips, you are either a STRAWBERRY (you have a waist), or a BANANA (no waist)
  • If your hips are wider than your shoulders, you are a PEAR.
  • If your shoulders and hips are the same width, you are either an HOURGLASS (you have a waist), or an APPLE (no waist)

Are you a Pear?

 

Pears are widest at the bottom part of their bodies. Pears might have really big bums, but they all have wide thighs and a defined waist. Your shoulders are narrow and your boobs are smaller-medium size for your shoulders. If your bottom half is one size or more larger than your top have, you’re a pear just like us!

  • Shoulders: small-medium
  • Bust: small-medium
  • Waist: defined
  • Hips: wide

Are you an Apple?

 

Apples are commonly associated with plus-size shapes, but you can be an apple at any size. Apples have wide thighs too, but apples also have width across the waist and bust.

  • Shoulders: medium-wide
  • Bust: large
  • Waist: undefined
  • Hips: medium-wide (but often skinny legs)

Are you an Hourglass?

 

 

Do you have a slender waist and your bust-line the same width as your hips? You are an Hourglass! The magical Hollywood dream! However, you might still have difficulty finding clothes because the narrower waist can be difficult to fit without making your top or bottom half look disproportionate.

  • Shoulders: wide
  • Bust: large
  • Waist: defined
  • Hips: wide

Are you a Strawberry?

 

If you have a sporty build, you are probably a strawberry. Strong, wide shoulders, a light bust and a hint of waist above your sturdy hips. You probably do well finding clothes that fit, but struggle to not look too “boxy”.

  • Shoulders: wide
  • Bust: small-medium
  • Waist: somewhat defined
  • Hips: medium

Are you a BANANA?

 

If you’ve shrugged at each of the above descriptions, you’re probably a banana. Bananas are also called pencils or rectangles because your body is less curvy and less defined all over.

  • Shoulders: small-medium
  • Bust: small-medium
  • Waist: undefined
  • Hips: narrow-medium