Female body types categories range from three and four body shapes to Trinny & Susannah's 12 body shapes. Let's review these different female body shape categories and the other woman body types in between (to see how these different body type systems relate to one another, see the table at the end of this page).
The four different body types identified by Vague, include the android, gynaenoid, thyroid and lymphatic.
Sheldon's three somatotypes are the endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph. These labels are often used to describe male or female body shapes.
The twelve woman body shapes identified by Trinny & Susannah, author's of What Not to Wear, the original hosts of the BBC's What Not to Wear television program, and current hosts of the show, Making Over America, includes: apple, hourglass, vase (elongated hourglass), cello, cornet (ice cream cone), lollipop, column, skittle (bowling pin), bell, pear, goblet, and brick.
These female body shapes consist of Kendall Farr's A, B, C, D, E & F and myshape's: M, Y, S, H, A, P, E shapes. The system used by Kendall Farr includes two versions of three different female body shapes...D, E, and F are plus-sized versions of A, B, and C respectively.
The popular fruit body shapes consist of the pear shape body, the apple body shape, the hour glass figure (I know, but who can think of an hourglass-shaped fruit?), and the banana (minus the curve). The strawberry body shape is the latest addition.
The body types shapes include the triangle, the inverted triangle (or V), the hour glass, the rectangle (or ruler), and the circle (or diamond).
Okay, that's a lot of information...let's pull it together and simplify things:
|Trinny & Susannah's 12|