# Body Shape Calculator

Our body shape calculator uses the measurements of your hips, waist and bust to determine your body shape.

To use the calculator and figure out your body shape, just choose whether you would like to enter your measurements in metric or imperial, type in your hips, waist and bust measurements and click "Calculate". It's that easy.

## How to correctly measure your hips, waist and bust

Generally, the dimensions of a person's body are determined based on the circumference of their form at the three key points of the hips, waist and bust. To measure your three inflection points, as they are known, all you need is a tape measure. Remember to take all measurements standing upright with a straight back.

Hips: place the tape measure around the widest area of the hips, that is, the area where the curve of your hips is most marked.

Waist: place the tape measure around your torso at its narrowest spot. Typically, the narrowest part of your waist will be immediately above your belly button.

Bust: place the tape measure around your bust at its fullest point. Make sure the tape is not tight but is still nice and close.

These measurements are all you need to use our body shape calculator.

## Explaining the different types of body shape

Hourglass: when the hips and shoulders are roughly the same width and the waist is substantially narrower than both.

Inverted Triangle / Strawberry: when the shoulders are substantially wider than the hips.

Straight / Rectangle / Banana: when the hips, shoulders and waist are roughly the same width.

Pear: when the hips are substantially wider than the shoulders.

Apple: when the hips and shoulders are roughly the same width and the waist is substantially wider than both.

You might also want to use our Ideal Body Weight Calculator and Body Fat Calculator

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Our body shape calculator uses the measurements of your hips, waist and bust to determine your body shape.

To use the calculator and figure out your body shape, just choose whether you would like to enter your measurements in metric or imperial, type in your hips, waist and bust measurements and click "Calculate". It's that easy.

## How to correctly measure your hips, waist and bust

Generally, the dimensions of a person's body are determined based on the circumference of their form at the three key points of the hips, waist and bust. To measure your three inflection points, as they are known, all you need is a tape measure. Remember to take all measurements standing upright with a straight back.

Hips: place the tape measure around the widest area of the hips, that is, the area where the curve of your hips is most marked.

Waist: place the tape measure around your torso at its narrowest spot. Typically, the narrowest part of your waist will be immediately above your belly button.

Bust: place the tape measure around your bust at its fullest point. Make sure the tape is not tight but is still nice and close.

These measurements are all you need to use our body shape calculator.

## Explaining the different types of body shape

Hourglass: when the hips and shoulders are roughly the same width and the waist is substantially narrower than both.

Inverted Triangle / Strawberry: when the shoulders are substantially wider than the hips.

Straight / Rectangle / Banana: when the hips, shoulders and waist are roughly the same width.

Pear: when the hips are substantially wider than the shoulders.

Apple: when the hips and shoulders are roughly the same width and the waist is substantially wider than both.

You might also want to use our Ideal Body Weight Calculator and Body Fat Calculator

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