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Who doesn’t want to look in shape? It is an inherent attitude of human beings to look great or have a well carved out physique. Especially when it comes to women, they are even more conscious about their figure because in every culture and in all times, a female had been a symbol of highest degree of aesthetic beauty and bodily perfection. Though a concept of perfect female body is found in every society but its definition and ingredients varies from one society to the other. E.g. in South East Asia, a women having a voluminous and curvaceous body would fit into the definition of perfect female body whereas, when we talk about West, body measurements depicting a perfect female body are quite different. They would rather prefer a lean and skinny body outlook. However, there are some principles which underline the agreed definition of a perfect female body in almost all cultures despite differences. Before we address them, it would be better to have an understanding of what are the different kinds of a female body;
A female body is usually categorized into four types which are as under:
It is characterized by wider hips as compared to the width of bust. Fats are mainly located on buttocks, hips and thighs. As the fats increase, the upper part of body, especially abdomen gets fats distribution.
Bust and hips are wider than that of the waist with which is mostly less than 9 inches. Fats distribution is more in face, chest, buttocks and abdomen. The greater percentage of androgen than estrogen in such body types, cause them to take a masculine outlook.
It is characterized by a narrow waist and the bust and hips are of same width. The hourglass shape is considered to be the perfect female body shape in most of the societies because it shows highest level of symmetry.
In this case, bust and shoulder width is greater than that of the hips. Women possessing this body shape have the highest level of androgen than any other, resulting in masculine outlook.
By birth, every female is given with a specific body type and skeleton measurements. Some may have a short height and bulky figure but may still look attractive. Others may be medium height-ed but still beautiful, there are yet others who are tall and lean and attract many. Almost all types of these body shapes may have likening among way. A body shape which does not seem attractive to one may seem gorgeous to other. So there are no well-defined set patterns of rules regarding a perfect female body which would be everyone’s ideal. However, a major consensus of most of the beauty experts, and body measurement charts developers is on a measurement which is characterized by 36 inches wide bust, 26 inches wide waist and 36 inches wide hops. This is because almost every type of dress suits on this set of measurement. So the widely agreed equation is 36"- 26"- 36".
However, an interesting fact is that only 5% of women possess these measurements set as an ideal. Rest can only struggle to be as close to it as possible, but in the end, there would be many who do not look at these measurements as suitable for a body to define as a perfect female body, rather, to them, even a woman with 32"- 34"- 36" may be even more attractive than 36"- 26"- 36". So, the definition of perfection is highly subjective. It is based on your own perception, and even more than that, it is all about your feeling towards a lady. You may not consider someone’s outward beauty in front of her inward ugliness or vice versa. There is nothing bad about trying to achieve a perfect female body, but you don’t have it, it is not a stigma or something to feel inferior about because when you think beautiful, you are beautiful.