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If I put up a pic of me would you be able to tell me what body type I am?

(28 Posts)
WillYouTellMe Sun 29-May-11 22:19:02

I am a namechanger been here v long time! smile but very self concious of my body at the moment.

I have gained weight and after having baby my body shape has, well completely changed; none of my clothes look right. I feel I may be a pear but have wide shoulders so just confused really...would you be able to advise?

Jaspants Sun 29-May-11 22:20:24

I would but I can't see your profile!

WillYouTellMe Sun 29-May-11 22:23:48

oh poo I have to do all that public profile thing don't I, right hang on..

mawbroon Sun 29-May-11 22:24:16

Can't see it either.

WillYouTellMe Sun 29-May-11 22:26:27

ok done smile


Leverkusen Sun 29-May-11 22:28:13


I would kill to have that figure! I have nothing else to say, you are gorgeous!

Wottywot Sun 29-May-11 22:29:37

I'm now an apple, used to be a pear!
I had a smallish chest before,largish hips, big butt and flat belly. Generally a Size 12

After DD 1, I changed to an apple. Got much bigger bust,fat on belly,still big butt and big hips but I just look generally bigger now all over and am a size 16 -18

FoundWanting Sun 29-May-11 22:30:20


Don't think you are bottom-heavy enough to be a pear. I think Trinny and Susannah would call you a 'column'.

miche8 Sun 29-May-11 22:31:05

Perfect body shape if you ask me, i can't see pear shaped or wide shoulders that you talk of. Your skin colour is lovely too. Think you need a bikini and not a tankini.

corlan Sun 29-May-11 22:31:18

OK, I've studied the photo and I think the correct name for your body type is - Hot,Hot,Hot!

What are you worried about? (Apart from having no head obviously)

WillYouTellMe Sun 29-May-11 22:32:05

Thank you Leverkusen that is really kind. But I honestly am v different now. I also think I am too wide in shoulder to be a pear. Column, ok will research. thank you!

Wottywot Sun 29-May-11 22:32:09

What on earth are you SC about? Count yourself lucky woman I wouldnt be seen dead in a swimsuit nowdays!

WillYouTellMe Sun 29-May-11 22:36:19

corlan you make me giggle. I think the back light makes me look slimmer than I actually am but just wanted to show a frontways on to really get the body shape. Have been reading about column think that sounds right..thanks again guys x

cyb Sun 29-May-11 22:40:28


sticksuphigh Sun 29-May-11 22:45:39

Not sure, your picture confuses me. You are very slender, toned and gorgeous. Believe me you should have NO body issues as your body is lovely looking.

Your weight going by that picture has an appearance of being in the thigh area - I don't know of a body type that coverst that so would go with pear as the closest. But I'm suspecting that it's the way you're standing that gives the impression of width there, rather than real weight.

bethelbeth Mon 30-May-11 01:09:51

You're very slim, you'll maybe find that in clothes you can look swamped. I'd recommend wearing clothes that create a waist and thus more of an hourglass shape. But it's down to personal preference really....

I think that you'd count as a rectangle. Broad on shoulder and back- not a huge difference in ratio from waist to hip.

whoneedssleepanyway Mon 30-May-11 07:12:56

OP - I think you look fantastic in that picture...but am a bit confused, is that an old photo as you say "I am v different now" so if that is the case we would need to see a recent photo to be able to say what your bodyshape is now....I seriously would love to have a figure like that you haven't got 1 ounce of cellulite and looked very toned.

WillYouTellMe Mon 30-May-11 08:19:58

Thank you all for your advice. If I wasn't clear it is a v recent pic - last month. Just meant my shape is completely different from 3 yrs ago before baby. smile

bigTillyMint Mon 30-May-11 08:29:19

Athletic or boyish or column, I'd say.

You have a lovely body shape - mine was similar (though slightly more peary) before the old gimmer slide south and redistribution of skin / fat took place.

Be proud of it and make the most of it while you can winkgrin

whoneedssleepanyway Mon 30-May-11 08:34:50

All clear!!!

For what it's worth, I think your body shape does fundamentally change after having a baby, you can go back to the same weight but still find clothes don't look right as the distribution of weight etc is different. I found I almost had to start again with work wardrobe as tops were now too short, skirts didn't hang right.

So if you can afford it I would invest in some new bits and enjoy it...

WillYouTellMe Mon 30-May-11 08:41:35

Yes totally like starting again that is what I meant. The weight came off but I was left with a new body - who is this Woman! grin

madammecholet Mon 30-May-11 12:33:01

Agree, think you are athletic bordering on hourglass as your shoulders and hips are same width with your waist going in. Not pear for sure.

Lovely figure..

WhereTheWildThingsWere Mon 30-May-11 12:38:53

I would say athletic too.

And I look like this --> envy

You look fabby.

ImeldaM Mon 30-May-11 12:42:50

same as bigTilly, your figure is what mine was like about 15yrs ago, envy
its fab, make the most of it,

ImeldaM Mon 30-May-11 12:43:53

You must have been v skinny before shock

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