The body shape calculator allows you to determine your body shape. All you need to know is the measurements of your shoulder, your waist and your hips.
Using the body shape calculator
The actual body shape calculator can be found in the box below. Please enter the values either in cm or inches. The unit of measure does not matter however please provide all values in the same unit to make sure the results are accurate.
In case you want to read some hints on how to measure yourself please refer to the chapter below the calculator. You can measure your shape alone but of course it is easier (and more fun!) to do this with a friend.
Once you have your result you can see style tips for your body shape. The tips range from a brief overview of the dos and dont’s to our overview of wardrobe essentials for the different types.
As a final note before you start: The body shape calculator is just what the name implies – a calculator. You will get a result based on the rules put in the calculator. Not all bodies can be squeezed in a defined shape so please take the result as a suggestion. More on this can be found after you have your result…
Eager to get started? Just use the form below to calculate your body shape:
The body shape calculator needs the following Measurements
For the above body shape calculator to work you need to measure:
- The largest diameter on your shoulder level.
- The widest point of your hips.
- Finally the smallest part of your waist.
For this you just need a measuring tape and something to record the numbers. For detailed instructions please see the hints below (please click on the plus sign to see details):
The tape should almost slide over the top of your shoulders! This should be the widest part of your shoulders. Do no measure straight across the shoulders, instead encircle them with the tape measure. Please note down the circumference and put it into the corresponding body shape calculator field above.
The measuring tape should be applied firm but not to the extend of cutting into your skin.
As mentioned for the shoulders, please make sure to not wrap the measuring tape too tight. It should not sink into your skin as this could lead to inaccurate results.
As with the waist please make sure that the measuring band just lies flat on the skin without applying any force.
Congratulations you are ready to return to the body shape calculator above!
The body shape calculator gave me a result. Now what?
First of all remember that there is no “right” body type. Every body type has beautiful features that can be further accentuated with the right clothing style.
As mentioned in the beginning it is also hard to categorize every body shape in one of the 5 predefined types we use. If your shoulders are a bit wider than your hips then you are an inverted triangle. But maybe you also have a fabulous waist which means you can wear hourglass clothes as well? In case you are not sure about the answer you can discuss is in the comments below.
Regardless of the result, now that you have calculated your body shape it will make shopping easier in the future. Some types of clothes are simply not ideal for a certain body type so you should try to avoid them.
To support you we have prepared an overview for each body type. Depending on your result in the body shape calculator please click on one of the guides below:
- Pear. We also have out pear shaped 365 challenge for even more tips how to dress as a pear shape.
- Inverted triangle.
We also have a good article with a summary on the different body shapes. Thanks to the body shape calculator you already know your shape so you can skip straight to the result section!
For a more theoretical background on the female body shape you can refer to the linked article. For a less theoretical approach you can also check out the guide on calculating your body shape by Oprah Winfrey.
As a final comment to this topic, we get a lot of questions from people that are on the edge between two body types. In this case do not stress yourself and just follow the guidelines from both types. A body type is a guideline on what to wear, but ultimately you need to feel confident with your shape. The fixed body types used by this calculator are just a means to an end and can never cover every single person out there!
Please let us know if we can do anything more to help you find our your body shape! We are happy to discuss any questions you have on the body shape calculator. Just leave a comment in the section below!