Body shape quiz – what is my body type?

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Body shape quiz – what is my body type?

This body shape quiz will answer the question “What body type am I?” without the need to measure anything. Just fill in the questions below and find out your body type!

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Find your body type with our easy body shape quiz!

Why you should take this quiz

Finding out your body shape is an important first step to optimize your wardrobe. It will make shopping quicker, easier and cheaper as you will know exactly what suits you and what you should rather avoid. You will have less stuff in your wardrobe that you bought but never wear. On top of that, you can learn how to combine items to balance and show off the beauty of your body. What’s more: with the knowledge about your body shape, you can even use your accessories, shoes and bag to play up your individual beauty!

How to take the body shape quiz

The quiz on this page will make it easy to get your body type figured out by answering a couple of questions below.

The advantage is that you can find out your body shape directly. No need to measure yourself up!

In case you do have your measurements  you can also check out our body shape calculator. This is helpful in case want to use exact numbers to determine your body type.

But enough talk, let’s get started with the body shape quiz! The quiz itself is simple, answer the three questions, click on next and you will see what body shape you have.

The result also includes links to style guides for the different body shapes!

Body shape quiz what is my bodyHow does my body shape compare

First of all lets make clear that there is no “perfect” body shape. All body types are beautiful!

“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.” Salma Hayek

However all body shapes have certain areas that can be emphasized to create a great and individual look. Knowing your body shape will make it easier to go shopping, combine clothes and save you a lot of money on bad buys. Find more on the styling for the body shapes in the last chapter.

So how does the result from the quiz compare to the body shapes of other women? A study comparing body shapes of 6000 women done by the North Carolina State University revealed the following distributions of body shapes:

Body shape type distribution for women

rectangle body shape 46%
hourglass body shape 8%
apple body shape 12%
pear body shape 20%
inverted triangle body shape 14%

Please note that the numbers are approximations as the body types differ significantly based on ethnicity. An interesting fact mentioned in the study is that many fashion labels still design their clothes based on a slim hourglass. As you can see in the body type distribution above this does not make it easier to find the perfect piece in your size!

Styling tips for each body shape

Body shape quiz what is my body tipsNow that you have the results from the quiz you can check our individual guides for each body shape:

Apple body type:

Pear body type:

Rectangle body type:

Body shape quiz - what is my body type dressInverted triangle body type:

Hourglass body type:

 

Did you like the body shape quiz?
Do you have any questions?
How does knowing your body type change your shopping and styling?

Please share your experiences and questions below!
PS: We are always thankful for suggestions on how we can better help our readers find their individual style.

10 Comments

  1. glenda 12. March 2014 at 00:16 - Reply

    I am not sure about my body shape. My bust measures 40 inches as does my wider hip. The upper hip measures 39 and waist 32. My height is 5 ft 3 inch and bone structure is medium (wrist measures 6 1/2 inches and my hips are not flat? What shape am I? thank you!

    • Verena 18. April 2014 at 20:45 - Reply

      Hello,
      please measure your shoulders like we explain here: http://www.styled247.com/body-shape/
      and try the calculator again!
      For your info: you could be a mixture of two shapes. The 5 body shapes are a starting point to find out your best styles. Be open to find the best of more than one world if you fall into two categories.
      Best,
      Verena

  2. tenia 30. April 2014 at 22:45 - Reply

    my bodyspape is hourglass and pear!

    • Verena 2. August 2014 at 21:09 - Reply

      Happy that you found it out! Many women have influences from more than one type.
      Best,
      Verena

  3. shonah Johnson 17. August 2014 at 05:41 - Reply

    Hey! I thought i would be inverted triangle mixed with an hourglass figure because i have wide shoulders that ALMOST matches with my hips? Not a rectangular figure with a mix of a pear figure. Im confused

    • mar 4. September 2014 at 03:27 - Reply

      Hello Shonah,

      Inverted triangle means your shoulders are broader than your hips. In case they (almost) match your hips they are not broader so that would not make you an inverted triangle. To find out if you are an hourglass we would need your shoulder, waist and hip measurement. In case the waist id 3/4 or less than both hips and shoulders your would be indeed an hourglass!

      Let us know if this helps. If you have the numbers you can put them in the calculator or just post them here!

  4. shonah Johnson 17. August 2014 at 05:43 - Reply

    Anyway great website

    • mar 4. September 2014 at 03:25 - Reply

      thank you Shonah!

  5. Anonymous 17. March 2015 at 19:40 - Reply

    hi

    • root 9. June 2016 at 11:45 - Reply

      Hello,

      what can I do for you?
      yours Verena

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