By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Naomi & Nicole®
Have you ever taken the time to notice the differences among women’s bodies? Not in a “hot-or-not” sense, but in the way women are really shaped. Thanks to current fashion trends, like fitted waists and skinny pants, people-watching affords everyone a front row seat for the display of female body silhouettes. Consistent patterns of weight distribution across all women allows us to group these feminine figures into a few distinct categories. I’ve previously written articles about pear-shaped and apple-shaped women, but today’s post is about those lucky ladies who have hourglass-shaped bodies. Hourglasses have balanced bust-to-hip ratios with narrower, defined waists. Their weight is somewhat evenly distributed throughout both their upper and lower bodies. When weight is gained, increased fat is stored in the hips, buttocks, arms, and chest before other areas, like the upper abdomen and waist. A majority of our society’s iconic beauties, including Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and Sophia Loren, have had hourglass figures. And the heads of men and women today continue to be turned by Venuses such as Scarlett Johansson and Sofia Vergara.