Scientists found out today’s women are totally different from what they were 50 years ago. Female body has changed drastically. Women became taller and their hips got wider. Almost half of women have a rectangular body shape, and one in five women have a spoon body shape. Fashion designers and clothing manufacturers seem to deliberately ignore these changes in body shapes, keeping on to make clothes for women with an hourglass body shape a la 50-s movie star Sophia Loren, while just 8 percent of women are blessed with it.
Plastic surgeons greatly contributed to the changes in female body shape, too, creating new forms which are impossible to change by dieting or exercising.
Alva Products, a fashion mannequin manufacturer, commissioned a study of body shapes in the US, SizeUSA. The study was conducted at the University of North Carolina.
According to researchers, the fashion industry rules out occurring changes in female body shapes. Designers and manufacturers focus on making clothes to fit a traditional hourglass shape, while women’s bodies don’t match this shape. Today’s predominant shapes are V-frame, rectangular and pear.
Researchers measured and analyzed the bodies of 6,000 American women. 46 percent had a rectangular body shape. This shape is characterized by the waist measurement less than 9 inches smaller than the hips or bust measurement. Think the singer Mel C. 20 percent were spoons or pears, carrying more weight in their lower body. Their hip measurement is at least 2 inches bigger than the bust measurement.
Jennifer Lopez is a typical spoon. 14 percent were downward triangles or apples. Apple shaped women’s bust is at least 3 inches bigger than the hip measurement. Professional swimmer Sharron Davis is naturally blessed with this shape.
The study of body shapes in the UK, SizeUK, showed that an average female waistline measurement had increased by 6 inches since 50-s, according to Independent. Researchers from the University College London and London College of Fashion found that compared to 50-s, today’s women are taller and have bigger bust and hips.
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