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.
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.