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Quiz: What's Your Body Type?

If you've ever been confused about what shape your body is (join the club), you'll finally be able to find out with this helpful quiz

Let me guess -- you're sick of people calling you hourglass, apple or pear-shaped when you have no idea what that even means.

I totally feel the same way. First of all, comparing me to a fruit? Really? Second of all, I've had multiple people come up to me in the same day and tell me I was a variety of different shapes. Tell me it's not possible to be two shapes (fruit or not) at once.

In order to find out -- once and for all -- what my body shape really is, I talked to Stephanie Prommer, fashion editor and stylist, and Aly Scott, founder of StyleChic, to settle this frustration of trying to figure out your body type.

Contrary to what you probably thought, your body shape has little to do with how tall or short you are. That's because there are many different combinations of height and shape. For example, Scott says she has "clients who are categorized as a round body shape, but they range from being short to large," Scott says. And "you can be petite and very proportional, or petite and pear-shaped, for example," Prommer says. Wow. No wonder people were so confused.

Well, our experts are here to help you figure out where you fall within the five main body shapes: ruler, hourglass, pear, cone or apple. By taking this quiz, you'll understand what shape you are and why. You'll also see which popular celebrities match your exact result, and you'll even get expert tips on how to dress your body type.

So what are you waiting for? Answer the first question below to begin.

by Jane Chung
Quiz: What's Your Body Type?
Question 1 of 9

What's your favorite part of your body?

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Leez Goodman (Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:36:32 -0700): Question 2- How the heck am I supposed to know who those people are, let alone what they look like?
Penny Llewellyn (Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:12:12 -0700): well I'll work on that one.
Susan Huston Seiler (Fri, 25 Mar 2011 07:18:30 -0700): So I am a cone head. Nice.
Amy Resnick (Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:54:19 -0700): So I'm a pear great.
Su Gilmore (Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:06:19 -0700): I have always been a pear. its actually healthier than an apple. XOXO
Eileen Branham (Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:00:53 -0700): I always thought my 38 - 30 - 38 shape was great except that I am only 5' tall...high heels are awesome.
Pam Forte Day (Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:06:26 -0700): the first set of questions assumes you like any part of your body. I don't think I have any of the attributes listed. How the heck do I answer this? STUPID way to begin.
Laury Urrutia Dvwepafm (Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:10:46 -0700): Nice I love my cone shape :-)
Tracey Wilson Stebbins (Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:47:17 -0700): <3 and already knew this!
Dorothea Necaise (Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:52:12 -0700): I like it now about my body, and no my husband, when was alive he never complained about ny body.
Madeline Hynes (Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:17:58 -0700): I don't WANT an hourglass figure *sigh*.
Sherry Gordon (Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:07:30 -0700): Hourglass? Yeah, right, lol The sand has shifted to the middle somewhat. :D
Rebeca Soto Molinari (Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:28:48 -0700): not a good quiz! my body attributes were not listed! so my "pear figure"... it's bullshet! :P
Sarah Rivers (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:37:31 -0700): Sorry--your quiz doesn't help. The only "apple" in this room is my IMAC!
Amy Breiling (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 08:49:00 -0700): Yeah, pretty stupid. They called me pear shape, but just because I have small boobs, but I have very broad shoulders. What body type is that?
Dawn Maxwell Nicholson (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 09:19:02 -0700): OMG so I'm a Apple! yeah maybe after someone has eaten it, cheers for making me feel great.
Melissa Nicholson (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 09:20:45 -0700): yeah mum you apple.
Dawn Maxwell Nicholson (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 09:25:33 -0700): shur up you,you will be a tangerine or somert lol
Vo Chatman (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:40:46 -0700): None of the above body parts mentioned are likable!
Fathin Shaikh Naeemmuddin (Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:18:00 -0700): WooHoo, Hourglass!
Tiffany Surrie Hale (Wed, 04 May 2011 19:34:37 -0700): Go cone people:D We're not fruit! ^.^
Madison Cockrum (Tue, 10 May 2011 19:14:07 -0700): ummm, I got apple, and I'm skinny as can be... just because I have a little bit of a muffin top doesn't mean I'm fat... I'm a little offended. LOL
Nadia Hamed (Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:40:31 -0700): I refer to my body type as 'stick insect' it's not desirable, it's just what I have got :d seems like my type doesn't exist in their classification [the first time I took the test they had me as an apple - I have no idea how that happened so I did it again :D now I'm a pear - which still doesn't fit - at least I got a laugh out of it though :d].
(Sun, 12 Jun 2011 07:42:49 -0700): I'm an apple, and I'm quite healthy. But thanks!
Sarah Rose Cunningham (Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:24:46 -0700): google.
Carolyn Smith (Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:49:41 -0700): Questions aren't specific enough! My body shape is NOT an "apple"!
Melaniee Taylor (Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:18:02 -0700): this thing told me I'm shaped like a ruler! I feel insulted.
Daniela Bórquez (Sun, 03 Jul 2011 19:29:53 -0700): I don't understand why being "pear-shaped", or any shape for that matter, means that you have to find a way to make it less noticable, as described in the last paagraph. I want to learn how to flaunt it, not hide it.
Vivianna Hansen (Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:18:03 -0700): pear...
Ann McDonald (Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:04:03 -0700): cone, broader on top and a bit narrower in the hips and thighs. This is my body type although I feel I look more hourglass without being real super curvey
Barbara L. Wells (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:45:41 -0700): Really! The ones I do know all have the same thin body type!
Jody O'Dell (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 22:39:09 -0700): I hate my shape. I'm a medium build, but I have a large breasts. Which makes my body frame look larger than it is. I'd love to have them reduced a few sizes , but who has an extra two grand hanging around?
Kim Ferrari (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:24:05 -0700): Hmm... I don't see anything for "Shaped-Like-a-Marshmallow-With-a-Few-Strings-Tied-Too-Tightly-Around-in-Strategic-Places"...
Stacy Steffens Box (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:15:29 -0700): The picture that they showed of me in the end was DEAD WRONG. I am a little overweight, but about 10-15 pounds, not 50-75 like the picture. Stupid quiz!
Casey Oliva (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:24:47 -0800): A ruler? Seriously? Tell that to my pooch -.-
Nikita Roza (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:36:26 -0800): I don't want my hour glass figure! trust me being 14 and having large breasts and hips is not good...
Joselyn Madrigal (Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:33:35 -0800): Apple.... I'm round? No I'm really skinny, I'm not round
Kristen Dawn Starr (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:33:57 -0800): well i think triangle shaped or a cone shape depending if you have big thighs and hips.
Kristen Dawn Starr (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:35:05 -0800): true.
Kristen Dawn Starr (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:38:00 -0800): true or you can just dress the way you like and it shouldn't matter if people don't like it or think it is flattering or fashionable as long as you like the way you dress thats all that should matter any way. :)
Kristen Dawn Starr (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:39:56 -0800): if you don't like the way you look than change it and if you can't just accept the way God made you or don't, up to you.
Kristen Dawn Starr (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:40:44 -0800): well change it or accept yourself the way you are.
Kristen Dawn Starr (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:47:03 -0800): well I don't know if I look like a pear shaped cuz all my sisters say I'm shaped like a classic coke bottle and even my mom say's that but thank's for the quiz, plus I think they both look the same but maybe they should use that one instead, lol, it helped but I already know how to dress and what close will flatter and not flatter and what is fashionable and not I just took it cuz I was bored, lol, the quiz is great but maybe people see themselves differently and maybe they should just ask a friend to help them or ask a family member to help answer the questions and see what different results you get and maybe it will turn out better for you.
Ann McDonald (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:15:04 -0800): That's really a shame that your self-image is so negative. Work on discovering your inner beauty and you will radiate on the outside. Blessings...
Amy Breiling (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:13:41 -0800): I do have big thighs and hips...in fact, my hips are as wide as my shoulders.
Kelli Rose (Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:32:27 -0700): so um yeah , I'm not apple shape. I did this for fun , and I am just imagining all of the people who believe this lol.
Tiffany Romans (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:06:02 -0700): what you want to look like has nothing to do with what you do look like for one. two the best way to figure out your body type is to take your measurements, move the decimal over one so it's #.# and then draw it on a paper from the edge. place the fruit centered on the edge and match. it calls me a pear at the sizes of 37-22-32 I may be a bottom heavy hour glass and small c cups, but I still got to much on top to be a pear.
Jennyfer Austin (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:12:52 -0700): I don't have a small waist, definitely not a cone. I'm 5' 4" and have 45-38-42 and can't lose in the midsection because I'm already seeing abs.
Barbara L. Wells (Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:37:56 -0700): Shackelford? You would not be great great grandaughter to a Dr. Lee Shackelford of Meridian, MS would you? He was a civil war surgeon and died during the yellow fever epidemic 1880s.
Tiffany Romans (Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:39:24 -0700): Barbara L. Wells highly doubt it. but i don't really know to much long term family history. shackelford is actually a pretty common last name. i went to school with one i wasn't related too.
Bee Hive (Thu, 03 May 2012 02:09:12 -0700): A really stupid and pointless thing. What do I wear out? None of that stuff.. How does that tell me what my body shape is. Written by a little girl who hasn't had children and doesn't understand what it's actually like to carry extra weight. >:(
Jen Anne Ritter Nevermore (Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:42:54 -0700): No,they don't. Believe me.
Kitty Marie Carbrey (Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:59:42 -0700): Inverted triangles usually have very broad shoulders.
Kelsey Tweedy (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:14:31 -0700): I have the same shape :P (im also still a teen though and growing into mine)
Amal Saif (Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:19:11 -0800): So true, I am a proud Pear:) loool.
(Sat, 22 Dec 2012 23:00:22 -0800): where's the next button\.
Sam Callahan-Morris (Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:29:17 -0800): Here's the problem, I'm no where as large as the ladies in this photo!!!! My upper body is not the size of these ladies, nor is my butt and thighs . I'm not plus size. But can't wear other sizes because of my abdomen being so large. This site has proven once again, that I can't find clothes that fit and are flattering.
Emily Crutcher (Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:50:25 -0800): My large butt. My thin waist. My curvy bust. My shapely legs. My flat tummy. I don't have any of these, what the fuck am I supposed to say?
Tommy Wilson (Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:03:09 -0800): I will teach you a somewhat unusual weight loss strategy that can help you get a flatter belly in under seven days. Email me and find out what’s my secret: tommywilson.wilson@yahoo.com.
(Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:28:10 -0800): I am 38" 31" 38" and am 5' 8" what shape do you call this.
Bárbara Paula Acosta Pérez (Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:03:57 -0700): "Like Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johansson, you are shaped like an hourglass. " Kim Kardashian is a pear.
Eileen Maria Robinson (Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:58:44 -0700): Great I'm a ruler
Shawnae Dillard (Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:43:58 -0700): Apple shaped. Though, I really wish I was hourglass. I'm working on becoming healthier.
Kate Reyes (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:17:54 -0700): "Boyish" uhm my friends thinks that I'm girly... Although I play some sports. :D
Amethyst Johnson (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:57:10 -0700): I hate being a ruler. And I do have the waist of a man. So I look like a lesbian, which is why I wear heavy clothing and black all the time. If only there was a way to thn put my waist and make my hips thicker. Damn you genes! Sure I'm thin, but I don't like my shape. Its weird. Oh well. :3
Shayla Delley (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:19:01 -0700): Girl, I've told you before and I'll tell you again. Over eat on bread, fruit, and dairy. Throw some chocolate in there. Count your calories to make sure you're eating a little more than 2000. You'll gain weight and, since you're black and you have the Johnson genes in you, that weight will go right to you hips and butt.
Amethyst Johnson (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:16:25 -0700): LOL! Oh yeah, I forgot. Well dont I feel like a full pickle in a jar of sliced pickles. :3
Jenna Mary Ellen Kelly (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:16:59 -0700): so my favourite part of my body can't be my small boobs.
(Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:15:28 -0700): I'm an hourglass... Could I sound like more of the "perfect girl"? If any of you knew me, you'd know what I mean -_- Thank you internet!
Mychelle Rae (Sat, 13 Jul 2013 06:33:19 -0700): haha, I got "ruler". it says, "Some might describe your frame as "boyish," but just think about it: at least you never have trouble keeping your weight under control, right?" like hell! I used to be 50 lbs. heavier and I still struggle to keep my weight under control. although I'm not as pear-shaped as I used to be since I lost weight, I still have a lot of fat on my thighs that needs to go. meanwhile, my top half is so skinny.
Jacie Norrell (Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:11:54 -0700): .-. Hourglass? I don't have a tiny belly though, my waist only goes in a little.
Mindy Tan (Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:29:56 -0700): Im glad im like beyonce xD lol
Puffei Ish Bae (Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:34:18 -0700): Apple..
Motekedi Hlapa (Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:12:10 -0700): ruler shape this basically what I am, i look like.
Rhi Chadwick (Sat, 07 Sep 2013 09:57:24 -0700): I'm 15 & the same, my problem is my thighs though, I don't mind being a little bigger in the chest area most of the time, but damn is it hard to find clothes that fit.
(Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:37:02 -0700): the question about "where do you gain weight first?" what if you NEVER gain weight even if you tried and ate the whole fridge in one day??? how am i supposed to know where i gain weight first? :/ plus i have an insanely small waist compared to the rest of my body but i got 'ruler' which states a less defined waist...thanks for the quiz though (:
Harley Quinnfiel (Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:23:49 -0700): I'm an apple shape ... but apple shapes are suppose to have big bust and tummy. I could only wish my boobs were big.
Roxanne Lamond (Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:14:45 -0700): its actually hour glass this quiz is wrong -hour glass is defined by numbers like this 36 26 36 for measurements not cup size but the look is better with a fuller sized breast- pear would be 34 28 38 cone would be 38 30 32 apple 36 38 38 that sorta thing
Becky Ruhter (Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:08:59 -0700): Uh...how can I be a ruler? Aren't ruler people usually super-skinny?
Johanna Silverman (Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:48:41 -0800): Don't understand why everyone is complaining. I'm apparently Beyoncé.
Miranda Mc Garry (Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:46:56 -0800): Hour glass yep you got me totaly correct :-) always loved my body and love most wen people get jealous of it haha ive got the celebrity body amd I can eat wat I want wen I want
(Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:52:38 -0800): Nikita Rosa I know you may be unhappy with being an hourglasss at 14 I'm an 11 year old and I have an hourglass figure and I am 5'6" tall so I look like I'm about ages 14-16 but I'm not complaining God made me this way for a reason so I wear clothes to flatter myself and I am happy with how I look
Elizebeth Daigle (Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:38:31 -0800): :( i wanted to be a pear the one i knew i wasn't was a apple! i refuse to believe this im curvy. I mean i might have a few pounds on me but its just to bring out more of the curvs not to make an apple out of me. : /
Kate Greene (Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:35:58 -0800): You're a too extreme in your descriptions for me to answer. I'm off to find a different site.
Ayesha Rashid (Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:31:58 -0800): LOL im Beyoncé? Mamamia I have big breasts though
Cassandra Ogle (Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:20:41 -0800): I'm a pear
Catherine Skye McClain (Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:03:46 -0800): I'm a ruler. I hate having no curves. The answer is true, and I cannot deny it.
Olivia Aguilar Parras (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:56:46 -0800): Im a cone wtf
Peter Duran (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:01:28 -0800): Hey Cholly Popas remember me? You was one of my favorites!
Umu Haifah Hannah (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:44:32 -0800): Masha allah
Rhiannon Johnson (Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:59:37 -0800): I got apple.. But I'm not at all apple shaped.. Erg..
Nephilim Children (Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:23:58 -0800): hourglass
Emma Cunningham (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:02:35 -0700): Hourglass :)
Laurel Duncan (Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:28:33 -0700): Im a cone with a fat belly
Brody Pollock (Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:28:33 -0700): I'm a ruler...
Tracie Siswick (Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:25:57 -0700): Im flabby but love it now that I've been used to it for soo long not gunna get rid off it I like the way it wobbles now n again.
Geraldine Rebecca (Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:16:38 -0700): I am a pear, but I don't have thick legs :-/
Rose Blaauw (Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:34:54 -0700): I am an Hourglass shaped , aw i thought a pear shape after 3 kids! Can't complain -;)
Becky Lloyd (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:11:18 -0700): Im an HOURGLASS
Kayla Alchin Bentley (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:28:10 -0700): I'm a pear and TOTALLY okay with that <3 My man is a butt guy anyways :)