Trinny and Susannah refine the basic female body shapes to include twelve distinct body types as a basis for selecting the best clothes – which one are you?
Group 1 Body Shapes – Broad shoulders no defined waist.
This body shape is characterized by the tummy being the largest part and a generally rounded and soft shape.
Read more about the Apple body shape here.
No surprisingly the Brick’s overriding characteristic is a squareness and lack of curves.
Read more about the Brick body shape here.
Broad shoulders and no defined waist are what mark the Goblet shape.
Read more about the Goblet body shape here.
Group 2 Shapes – Breasts and hips similar size
Feminine curves abound with generous bosom and hips and a small waist give the classic Hourglass figure.
Read more about the Hourglass body shape here.
Vase are basically stretched Hourglasses, the same curves but on a generally taller frame.
Read more about the Vase body shape here.
Broad shoulders like the Goblet but with a more curvy waist.
Read more about the Cello body shape here.
Group 3 Body Shapes – Hips wider than shoulders
The classic pear shape doesn’t mean chubby it is about weight distribution with more below the waist than above with larger thighs and calves.
Read more about the Pear body shape here.
Smaller bottom than the Pear and no saddlebags, skittles generally are longer but still with weight around their thighs.
Read more about the Skittle body shape here.
Small shoulders and small, short waist with a large bottom and thighs.
Read more about the Bell body shape here.
Group 4 Body Shapes – Everything Else!
Generally taller, Columns have shoulders the same size as hips, slim waists and long legs.
Read more about the Column body shape here.
Generous bosom, long legs, slim waist and hips are the hallmarks of Lollipop ladies.
Read more about the Lollipop body shape here.
Boyish and athletic, cornets have smaller breasts, broad shoulders and longer legs.
Read more about the Cornet body shape here.
If you’d prefer to decide your body shape step by step instead of visually, take a look at our body shape quiz.