What are the Most Common Body Shapes for Woman?

What are the Most Common Body Shapes for Woman?

As Vesper, we believe every body type is beautiful!

You should also know that there is not an average or typical body. Some bodies are naturally curvy while others are not, some have broad shoulders while others have tight shoulders. Still, throughout history body types have been categorized for health, fashion, and sports.


Rectangle, straight, or “banana”

If your waist measurements are about the same as your hip or bust and your shoulders are also the same width as your hips, that means you have a rectangle body type. Most of the stylists would recommend you to wear off-the-shoulder tops, tube dresses, and belted waists.

Triangle or “pear”

If your hips are bigger than your shoulder and bust you have a triangle body type. A stylist would often advise you to wear clothes that show your waistline.



If your busts or the rest of your body are smaller than your hips and have a shelf-like appearance you have a spoon-type body. This also means that you have a defined waist and carry some of the weight in your upper thighs and arms. Stylists would recommend you to wear "baby doll" cuts or other items with an empire waist.


If your waist is narrower than your hips and bust (which are nearly equal), you have an hourglass shape body. Generally in this body type legs and upper body are proportionate. Stylists generally recommend traditionally designed clothes with tailored and form-fitting cuts.


Top hourglass

As a top hourglass, you have the general hourglass shape, but your bust measurements are slightly larger than your hips. Boot cut or slightly flared pants probably fit you well, as do full or A-line skirts and tailored jackets.


Bottom hourglass

This is the inverted version of a top hourglass shape. Stylists probably point you toward form-fitting knits and dresses.

Inverted triangle or “apple

If your relative hips are smaller than your shoulders and bust then you have a body known as an inverted triangle. Stylists recommend tops that have some shape around the waist and open necklines. You could also use clothing that shows off your legs.


Round or oval

If your bust is larger than the rest of your body, your hips are narrow, and your midsection is fuller, you have what’s usually called a round or oval body type. Stylists usually recommend this body type towards tops that flare at the top and have vertical details.



If you have broader hips, a narrow bust, and a fuller waistline you have a body type called diamond shape. This shape carries a little more weight in the upper legs. Stylists recommend boat-neck tops or flowy off-the-shoulder looks.



If your body is muscular but isn’t particularly curvy, you might have an athletic body type. Your shoulder and hip measurements are about the same. Your waist is narrower than your shoulder and hips, but it isn’t overly defined and looks more straight up and down. Stylists often point to halter, strapless, and racerback styles.