Understanding your shape can be life changing, but only if you are ready to give your body a real appraisal. Sorting out your flaws and assets is a crucial part of looking you best. Understanding your shape is not easy, especially when we enter into the current fad diet, pregnancy and menopause, not to mention our own insecurities. If you want to look your best you have to do this, no matter how hard it may be.
The most common figure proportion for women is the pear shape. What that means is that the widest part of your body is below your waist, around your hips. Height and weight do not count here; anyone can be a pear shape.
If you have an apple shape, you will likely have full breasts and a wider shoulders and back. You will also likely have slim hips and backside and tend to gain weight in your midsection.
The hourglass is the most highly desired body type for women mainly because it is so feminine. This body type has a larger bust and hips, and a small waist.
Boyish body type; your bust and hips are about the same size and you have an undefined waist. You probably also have a small or medium bust. And proportionally slim legs and arms.