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View Poll Results: Preferred female body shape.
Pear 54 29.83%
Banana 49 27.07%
Apple 8 4.42%
Hourglass 112 61.88%
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Red face The female body shape; pears, bananas, apples and hourglasses.

Which do you prefer? There are other types unmentioned, and measurements may alter slightly sometimes from the description below.

"Apple (triangle downward)
Apple-shaped women have broader shoulders and bust, and narrower hips.
This can also be used to describe women who primarily store their weight in their stomach, or upper body in general.
Banana, or straight (rectangular)
Banana-shaped women's waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust measurement.
Pear, Spoon, or Bell (triangle upward)
Pear-shaped women's hip measurements are greater than their bust measurements.
Hourglass Shape (triangles opposing, facing in)
Here, the hip and bust are almost of equal size, with a narrow waist."




Fun facts: "A study of the shapes of over 6,000 women, carried out by researchers at the North Carolina State University circa 2005, found that 46% were banana (rectangular), just over 20% pear, just under 14% apple, and 8% hourglass.[1] Another study has found "that the average woman's waistline had expanded by six inches since the 1950s" and that today's women are taller and have bigger busts and hips than those of the 1950s.[1]"
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Well, I'm an "hourglass", so I picked that one
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I chose banana, because I'm a small dude and I find smaller women more attractive.
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I can't really say. I've seen pear look good on some girls and not on others. Same with the others.
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I like big butts and I cannot lie........, em, I prefer pear
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I voted banana for the same reason Marlon described.
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In the same vein of dividing a jug filled with 1L of water into 2 500 mL cups, weight distribution doesn't relate too much to volume. There are a lot of overweight women who are banana shaped, and a lot of underweight/average sized women who are hourglass/apple/pear, since it all pertains to ratio. Some overweight women look misleadingly pear or hourglass, which is why waist measurements are taken.
It's possible to change from a banana to a pear with weight gain (fat deposits shift to bottom), but it's also possible to change from a pear to a banana with weight gain (fat deposits shift to abdomen and breasts). Banana shapes are only very slightly more likely to be average/underweight.
The poll reflects every poll everrr on this subject, aha. Hourglass usually takes the lead, followed by pear, followed by banana, followed by apple.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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The female body; what a beauty.
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Good lord i never realized this but now that I look at the clear visuals you provided, I guess I have an hourglass figure lol
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I think hourglass looks more feminine. Think I'm a cross between an apple and banana, broad shoulders but straight up and down.
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This is the first Google result for a female body type calculator http://www.calculator.net/body-type-calculator.html if anyone's interested. I usually measure as a pear, but when I'm bloated I measure as a banana. I basically have donk. Get all up on mah ghetto booty.
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Good lord i never realized this but now that I look at the clear visuals you provided, I guess I have an hourglass figure lol
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Envy.
Eh envy all you want... I go back to a pear figure when I'm nearing my time of month lol.
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Banana or straight I got. Figured.
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Banana, though i'm not going to be picky. Beggars can't be choosers. I'm Banana shape.
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Can't say that I have a preference. They can all look good.


I have a peary hourglass figure. My hips are just a bit wider than my bust.
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I'm a mix between pear and hourglass. So both?
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banana.
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Hourglass > Pear > Banana > Apple


In marginally related news, I now hunger for fruit.
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I like person-shaped women better than fruit-or-other-object-shaped women.
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I like person-shaped women better than fruit-or-other-object-shaped women.
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