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.