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How far is your bottom rib from your pelvic bone?

78 replies

harbingerofdoom · 25/04/2012 21:38

Misread a post on the blazer thread that said 10 inches.
I've got a 2" gap between rib and hip and DD2 the same. No waist and enormous ribs.(Yes I was a swimmer). I think we are now called 'parsnips' :o makes a change from carrots!

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CMOTDibbler · 25/04/2012 21:39

Virtually nothing tbh - I hardly have a waist

harbingerofdoom · 25/04/2012 21:47

In fact 2" might be pushing it.... This explains why 'we' don't have waists. When young one can be a rectangle/column, look fit,boyish,sporty etc.
What to do now though?

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margoandjerry · 25/04/2012 21:53

I am very long waisted - about 8 or 9 inches. So I have a waist (or did). But I have to wear enormous clown trousers or otherwise I have half my bum on show. I totally get where Simon Cowell is coming from with his loon high trousers.

But can I put forward this theory: my observations lead me to believe that long waisted goes along with pear shaped and short legs whereas short waisted goes along with apple shapes but long legs. In a battle between long waist and long legs, the long legs would win every time. Sad

harbingerofdoom · 25/04/2012 22:03

Let's forget Simon Cowell for now.

MandJ DD1 is my height,has a waist because of a much smaller ribcage and as you say slightly thigh heavy. DD2 unfortunately,does not have the long legs. (Dad's side).

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bonzo77 · 25/04/2012 22:09

about 5 inches. which is huge on a 5ft2. So despite needing petite trousers (29 inch inside leg), I need normal or sometimes even "tall" tops. margo I'd never thought about it before, but i think your assertion makes sense.

OneHandFlapping · 26/04/2012 15:31

About an inch, as far as I can tell. I also have no waist, despite not being overweight - it never occurred to me that the two things were linked.

Siddhartha · 26/04/2012 15:37

don't all measurements equate to other parts of your body, like your arms outstretched equate to your height and your foot length is the same as your elbow to wrist?

my rib to hip bone is the same length as my hand length....about 6 inches or so.

dunno what that means

Alibabaandthe40nappies · 26/04/2012 15:37

2 inches, I'm 5'2"

I also tend towards being heavy in the bum and thighs, and have short legs.


Alibabaandthe40nappies · 26/04/2012 15:38

Sidd - my hands are a lot more than 2 inches, so no correlation there!

Quodlibet · 26/04/2012 15:44

Are you measuring at the side of your body or the front? I would consider myself quite long-waisted but only 3" at the side between lowest rib and pelvis...6" if I'm measuring the front.

talkingnonsense · 26/04/2012 20:06

Yes, which bit of rib?!

bigTillyMint · 26/04/2012 21:25

Probably about 3" at the side? I have a high waist, droopy bum, long legs and thunder muscular thighs, plus I am pretty broad Confused

Somethinginthewoodshed · 26/04/2012 21:29

How the bejesus can you tell? My bones are so deep I can't feel them Blush [fat]

CointreauVersial · 26/04/2012 21:40

There's hardly any gap between my ribs and pelvis, and I find it really hard to wear belts on my waist - there's nowhere for them to go; they just ride up and end up somewhere under my tits.

I'm 5'7 and a size 10, so fairly tall and slim; just straight up and down!

AlanMoore · 27/04/2012 09:04

I think 2-3in (very pg so hard to tell), but I'm short with proportionately long legs and small waist so don't know what that means... (don't envy me though, I'm top heavy AND fat :) )

I find belts at the waist tough as well though am rarely slim enough to wear them. And I've got a theory that you get more discomfort in the rib area in pg as there's not enough room for baby to get comfy!

Dawndonna · 27/04/2012 11:36

About 8 inches. long bodied, short legged, but hourglass figure. Tiny waist by comparison with the rest. No matter how big or small I get, I go in loads at the waist.

CrunchyFrog · 27/04/2012 11:55

About 3", I'm 5'7.

And yes, carrot shaped Grin

winnybella · 27/04/2012 12:09

Hmm. There's not much gap between the lowest rib on a side and hip bone, yet I have a small waist. Am 5'8". I think it also depends on a shape of your rib cage-rather than just the gap iyswim.

winnybella · 27/04/2012 12:10

Ok, I find it hard to believe anyone has 20 cm gap.

notyummy · 27/04/2012 12:25

About 6 inches. Am tall pear with small (comparatively) defined waist and long legs. Not heavy (size 10) but I do put weight on hips/thighs first.

AmazingDisgrace · 27/04/2012 12:50

About 5" I'm 5'10 and a size 12/14 hourglass shape. Definitely not short of leg or pear shaped


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talkingnonsense · 27/04/2012 12:56

Well about 2 inches at the side, but more like 9 at the front?

FreakoidOrganisoid · 27/04/2012 14:07

I misread this as pubic bone and thought the measurements were all very short! Mine is 3"

Alibabaandthe40nappies · 27/04/2012 14:23

Freak Grin

I have remeasured and the front the gap is more like 5 inches, but it is barely 2 at the side.

Also, my lowest rib is wider than the next couple above, which is clearly unfair. How the hell am I ever to have a waist with that bone arrangement going on?

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