Different Body Types In Women

Different Body Types In Women

Human beings have different body types. An average man is generally broader than an ordinary woman in physical stature. In this article, we will take into consideration the different types of bodies for women.

Broadly, body types are categorized into the following three categories. They are:

  1. Ectomorph
  2. Mesomorph
  3. Endomorph

Ectomorph: OneOf The Common Body Types

Ectomorphs are very easy to identify. Women who are in this category have a slim stature with long limbs and a narrow waist. They can quickly lose weight, and it is difficult for them to gain lean muscles. No matter how much they eat, ectomorphs stay lean more often than not.

Different Body Types In Women
Different Body Types In Women

Mesomorph: Another One Of The Common Body Types

The next category of body types is known as Mesomorph. Women who have an athletic build with well-shaped arms and shoulder with well-proportioned hips fall into the mesomorph group. They have a fast metabolism, which helps them to lose or gain weight more quickly.

Endomorph: The Third Of The Common Body Types

Endomorphs are the ones who have a round-shaped body and acquire more body fat than the rest of the groups.          They would quickly get fatigued and are generally less active in their day-to-day activities.

Different Body Shapes

In the paragraphs above, we discussed the different body types women have. Body types depend majorly on genetics. Along with having a different body type, every woman also has a different body shape. Body shapes are characterized by body fat, muscle tone, BMI or Body Mass Index, etc. Following are the details about the various body shapes of women:


Women with an hourglass body shape often have a nicely proportioned lower and upper bodies with a narrow waist. This body shape is characterized by rounded shoulders, which are in perfect alignment with a woman’s buttocks. A woman with an hourglass shape tends to gain weight more on her hips and upper body area.

Pear-Shaped Body

A pear-shaped woman is often seen with a bulkier lower body, which is entirely in contrast to her upper body, which is smaller. They have a small chest and flat stomach with a broader buttock.

Apple Shaped Body

A woman has an apple-shaped body when her stature is characterized by a larger upper body, round shoulders, an undefined waist, and smaller hips. They also have slimmer arms and legs.

Inverted Triangle Shape

This body shape is self-explanatory by the name itself. Women who have considerably broad shoulders, a massive upper body, flat stomach, small buttocks, and slim legs have an inverted triangle body shape.

Body Types: Round Shaped

Women who are endomorph in nature usually have a round-shaped body. A full looking mid-section characterizes this body type with the upper and lower bodies being narrow. The waist is the place where the maximum weight gets accumulated. Round shaped women would generally gain weight more efficiently since they have an endomorph body type.

Different Body Types In Women
Different Body Types In Women

After a thorough understanding of the body type and shape a woman has, she may start to plan her outfits to look her best. Different body types also require different diets and exercise routines. A firm understanding of one’s body type would help that person in determining a proper diet and exercise routine.

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