Ideal Body Measurements for Women
The Classic Way
-26 -36. Well! wouldn't be nice if it were that
simple. It is not, and I know I have already have death
threats from some woman who is nowhere close to these numbers, and
chances are she may be a beautiful woman. Oh! by the way you are
supposed to be 5'8". It is kind of difficult to change your
This was awarded the best answer by Yahoo Answers,
but it still seems like it came from a classic text book:
is the ideal ratio between waist and hips and waist and bust. If the
ratio between these is even then this is considered hourglass, the
preferred shape for women. Ratios can vary, they can be
smaller than this, like 0.65 which just means the shape is curvier. Or
they can be larger, like 0.9 which would indicate a more straight, not
so curvy shape.
In order to be considered an
hourglass the measurements between your waist-hips and waist-bust must
be no less than (if I remember correctly) 9". And the bust
must be at the most 1" smaller or larger than the hips in order to be
called an hourglass. If the bust is 35 and the hips are 36,
with the waist being at least 9 inches smaller this is an hourglass
larger by 2" than the hips then this is getting into the inverted
For you search you may want to try
"ideal shapes", "body ratios" (for women), or just the shapes
in general such as hourglass, pear, etc.
little hint, people get confuse when they give the bust measurement,
most of them are giving the size of the band and not the whole
circumference around the bust . A 36 bust would be one of these bra
sizes..28G, 30E, 32D, 34B or 36AA. so if the woman is wearing
a size 36 band and has DD boobs, she is not a 36 for her bust but a 41,
and if the rest of her measurements are 24 - 36, then this makes her
and inverted triangle, not an hourglass because her bust is 5 inches
larger than her hips. 41 (full bust measurement -36 (hip measurement) =
to Percent Fat
If you do not have calipers, and do not have a
machine to measure fat, this is a way to determine your percent fat
with a tape measure (or sting and ruler).
Fat Formula For Women
Step 1: Multiply
total body weight x 0.732, then add 8.987 = Result 1
2: Divide wrist measurement (at fullest point) by 3.140 =
Step 3: Multiply waist measurement (at
naval) x 0.157 = Result 3
Step 4: Multiply hip
measurement (at fullest point) x 0.249 = Result 4
5: Multiply forearm measurement (at fullest point) x 0.434 =
Step 6: Add Step 1 + 2, subtract Step 3,
subtract Step 4 and add Step 5 = Lean Body
Subtract lean body mass from total body weight = Body Fat Weight
8: Multiply body fat weight x 100, then divide it
by total body weight = Body Fat Percentage.Fat Percentage
Women 10-12% Men 2-4%Athletes
Women 14-20% Men 6-13%Fitness
Women 21-24% Men 14-17%Acceptable
Women 25-31% Men 18-25%Obese
Women 32% + Men 25% +
Waist - To -
To Calculate your waist-to hip
ratio, divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement and record
your results. An ideal ratio would be a number of under 0.8.
Ideal Body Measurements by
This is tricky, because in some sports the women
start to look a bit too masculine, but in general, women who are good
at a sport have ideal bodies for that sport.
It helps to be tall in
basketball and volleyball. It helps to be short in gymnastics and cheer
leading. It helps to be a bit stockier in softball, it helps
to have short legs and low center of gravity in surfing. It helps to be
skinny in running marathons. What ever your shape, nature had a reason
for its survival. There may be a need for it in the future. Discover
who you are physically and work with it. I found these pictures of
women athletes that I think are beautiful. Look for other pictures
throughout this web site.
to get depressed keep reading...
for Miss America:
I found this at
I could not find this weight in pounds. So I will translate leaving out
some of the mumbers. N is important as it shows how many pieces of data
were used in each column, but I will leave it off. I will cal
the Mean Average (AVE)
Hourglass, Pear, or Voluptuous? Use this calculator to find your ideal body shape.
If you are thinking about improving your measurements, maybe you should concider recording your results on this chart:
Ideal Body Measurements for Women Chart
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Kan MinKyung Not rated yet
Shes great looking. Has worked on her body,,,and now is absolutely gorgeous.
Comments from Mike (Ideal-Weight-Engineer):
Well I was not familiar …
Mari Not rated yet
Standing at 5`1 she used to weigh 105 lbs. Then she decided to workout and get in shape, so the dieting started and now she weighs 95 lbs.
Jessica Ho Not rated yet
Because its true.
Comment by Ideal Weight Engineer (the one who writes this web site):
I almost did not approve this submission because it seemed …
Track Athletes Not rated yet
I have always admired the physique of track athletes
Serena Williams Not rated yet
Serena Williams is a full figure tennis player, and I think she has an amazing figure
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