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Perfect Body Measurement For Women

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Many people ask what is the perfect body measurement for women?

Just because everyone is different does not mean there is no perfect body measurement for women. However to determine an answer some obstacles must be overcome…

As there is no predefined definition of perfection, the answer is somewhat subjective and relative to everyone’s preconception of the perfect female body. So in essence the perfect body measurement for women is dependant on who you ask. But I am not going to give up that easily.

Besides individual tastes, the ideal  measurements are also cultural defined.  In Africa a giant ass is hot, while most woman in the Western world opt to go for some sizes smaller.

Have you ever heard that your arm span is the same length as your height? Or that the size of your foot is exactly the same as the length of your forearm? Well many artists and scientists have noticed this phenomenon over the centuries. They have also found a correlation that the closer to these proportions a person is, the more physically attractive they become. So the perfect body measurements have to be proportional to one another.

Now knowing that we have to limit the region where the proportional theory works. After all a 7 foot women with perfect proportions would not be many peoples definition of perfect. So using western culture as the most influential we can gather that a women’s perfect height is between 5”6’ and 5”10’.

So Using this information the perfect body measurements are:

  • Height: 5”8’ (173 cm)
  • Waist: 24 inches (61 cm)
  • Hips: 28 inches (71 cm)
  • Weight: around 146 pounds (66 kg)

However, who’s to say what is perfect. What is important is how you feel about your body measurements (unless you are comfortable with obesity).

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242 Responses to “Perfect Body Measurement For Women”

  1. swimsuit model on June 29th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Interesting task trying to determine a perfect measurement for women…. 28 inch hips are not possible, a 5’8 woman of 110 lbs would probably be more likely to have 35 inch hips. There is a truth to fashion and swimsuits looking best on women that fall within a certain range, that is why there is less variety in model types when it comes to high fashion. I am a model and my waist is 25 and my hips are 35 and clothes work well with those measurements.

    You are so right about how we should be happy how we are as long as it is a healthy weight.

  2. admin on June 30th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    You definately have a point. At best this article is just an opinion. After all “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

  3. Bouncer on June 30th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    what happened to the 36-26-36 norm??

  4. Daniel Gordon on July 16th, 2008 at 6:12 am

    totally agree with you, besides i believe that women are superior to men – we are just a pain in there asses.

    be ware of Yellow fever my girlfriend got it really bad in a trip we took in Africa, we can’t leave the hospital for three days already – wish us luck.
    Daniel Gordon

  5. Leslie on August 14th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I am fifteen years old I am 5’8 my waist is 28 my hips are 36 and I weight 130 pounds. I have tried several times before to meet my goal of weighing 120 and for my hips to be 34 and my waist to be 24 but it just doesn’t seem to happen. I’ve tried hard to achieve my goal and I know I could try harder but then life doesn’t seem enjoyable. So I wonder, how the heck can models stay so skinny?

  6. Little Tea Pot on September 20th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Height: 5”8’
    Waist: 24 inches
    Hips: 28 inches
    Weight: 95 –120 pounds

    Well jeez louise!!!! at 5″2′ with a 27′ waist, 34′ hips and 119 pounds this article makes me feel obese!!! and clearly I am not! I am short so I guess I should weigh less, thats how it goes isn’t it…if I weighed less than 95 pounds n had size 28 hips i’d beable to hide behind a lamp post!!

  7. Replacement Air Hockey Pucks on October 16th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    hmm I am a professional athlete and I can tell you 100% that I do not have these body measurements!! Actually I lie…I am exactly 5 foot 8 tall, which is unfortunately a hinderence in my sprt. However 120 pounds I am not, sittin on about 150 and if I lose a pound of it then I am in trouble! I guess the perfect body measurements dont take into account women with muscle eh.

  8. Sarah on October 21st, 2008 at 5:16 am

    That’s extremely unhealthy. Someone who is 5’8 should be at least 122 lb.

  9. Leyla on November 1st, 2008 at 4:10 am

    5’8 and 95 pounds is extremely under weight! And even 5’8 and 120 is underweight (by BMI standards). This article is horrible and probably contributes to the terrible eating dissorder epidemic we have in this country. At 5’8, a girl could weight 164 and still be within healthy range.

  10. admin on November 1st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Wow this article has gotten quite a response.

    where do i start…

    1. Not everyone can match these measurements (they are supposed to be perfect) so dont compare yourself to them.

    2. BMI is probably the most stupid measurement system on this planet

    3. Most of the comments suggest self-image or mental issues. If you feel upset or uncomfortable with the (at best estimate) measure of perfection, that is upset enough to complain stop spending time whining and make real changes in your life. If you are comfortable enough with yourself you would not feel the need to whinge.

    4. Eating disorders pale in comparison to obesity so to be honest I barely care. However the issue with both eating disorders and obesity begin with the mental state of the person inflicted and this blog is not equipted to delve into the sub-concious of its readers and dispense advice thats why we stick to the facts of healthy living.

  11. JLM on November 3rd, 2008 at 12:35 am

    “Eating disorders pale in comparison to obesity”?

    Actually, eating disorders generally kill far more quickly than obesity and do horrific things to the body. While I agree that BMI is not a measure that works for many people, there are very very few women who could be healthy at 5’8″ and 95, or even 120, pounds.

    I’m also curious as to the actual reasoning/studies behind stating that desirable measurements have only a four inch difference between the waist and hips. Besides the fact that it is physically impossible for most women to have a 24 inch waist (no less 28 inch hips), the hip to waist ratio is about .85 for those measurements. Not only is this considered unhealthy and would place that woman at a higher risk for heart disease based on build (it should be below .8), but it’s also well above the .7 ratio that studies have shown men (regardless of age) find most attractive because it indicates an hourglass figure.

    Essentially, this post seems to serve no purpose besides making women feel inadequate for being incapable of reaching some person’s random determination of how we should look. That last statement as to “who’s to say what’s perfect…” is really just a throwaway given what else was written.

  12. jjj on November 13th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I believe that the measurements are ridiculus. While i am what you would consider obese by weight (230) I play sports and am very active. My measurements are 48, 37, 48. And i am very healthy. I think it all depends on how you feel and if you are medically healthy.

  13. Used Ping Golf Clubs on November 16th, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Like you said, the perfect measurements depends on the person, both men and women. Some people carry extra weight but dont look like it, some people are the opposite. If your clothes look good on you and you feel great that is all that really matters.

  14. Claire on November 23rd, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Well i thought it was funny b/c i have the smallest hips i know of at 30 and there’s nothing wrong with that but JLM has a point saying the waist to hip ratio is supposed to be .7 which would be a 24inch waist and a 34inch hip. Which unrealistic my hips will grow that Or it would have to 19.5inch waist and a 28inch hips. This is if we’re going for perfection.

  15. Hannah on November 23rd, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I’m 5’9” amd 95 pounds and I don’t try to stay at that weight… Just good genes. :)
    By the way, eating disorders DO NOT kill more than obesity does. What would possibly make you say something like that?

  16. admin on November 23rd, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Eating disorders kill a higher percentage of sufferers than people with obesity. Apperantly 60% of people diagnosed with anorexia will die from the disease. But you are right there are a lot more deaths from obesity each year as well as a whole lot more people who suffer from the disease (if you can call it that).

  17. Rinafarina on December 10th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Interesting debate isn’t it! I’m conscious that no-one responded to leslie, our 15 yr old. Your 15! Enjoy yourself! Why are you worrying about losing weight! Body image, size, weight its all bull. Eat well, drink plenty of water and take regular exercise that’s it! Don’t let the perfect body image worry us as many have said, there’s always someone out there for everyone, so live life and sod the perfect body! Rant over. :)

  18. debolina on December 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    wat counts is how u feel at the end of the day. a healthy person will feel content and satisfied.looking at skinny models and thinking you are fat is gonna give you an inferiority complex,which will induce certain amount of stress on you and scientific study proves that stress makes a person’s hips grow larger. now you wouldn want that!:D

  19. Aida on January 2nd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    hmmm… 28 inch hips 4 a 5’8 gil???? come on…i cant imagine that even 4 a kid..35 i would say its nice..
    & here there s no proportionality btween waist & hips.. it would look really freeky..

  20. Badi on January 5th, 2009 at 10:39 am

    O.k people here is what I think
    Bust- size B cup (average bust size for women)
    waist- 24-30inches
    hip- 30-40inches

    these are measurements of a average women I think

    Legs longer then your torso- go up to wall put a ruler on your head put a dot there, measure where your spin stops. then you’ll know if you have long legs or not.

    anyway if you have a pretty face then any type of body shape wouldn’t matter take care of your FACE!!!

  21. Mili on January 16th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Okay. So I am 5″8 16 years old and 129 pounds with a d cup. I is content with by body so no one say I being inscure when I say this: 5″8 people should not be 95 pounds. That would be off. Really off! She would have no body fat at all! Even thin high fashion models have at least a bit to them, and when they don’t, one can mostly agree that they can be highly unattrctive. I think good size is 5 8 and falling in the 132s cos of having a toned heathy body. :) as long as a girl is heathy, she is beutiful, yes?

    Please excuse my rusty English. I butcher this words!

  22. Shannon on January 18th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Well according to this post I am considered unattractive. I am a 26 year old brown eyed brunette white female 5’4, toned with abs and my measurements are 34-24.5-33. I will never have the ‘perfect’ text book hourglass figure but my body is athletic yet femine and I have been told my entire life by everyone I know and even strangers that I am stunningly beautiful. My face and my body. So while I may not fit the most attractive profile, I can tell you it has not made a difference about my popularity, how many countless times I get hit on or how many men have lined up wanting to go out with me. What is interesting is, the word I have always heard consistently to describe me is “perfect”. Now I know I am not perfect no one is. But my point is just because you may be perfect on paper, you may not be perfect through someone’s eyes; and even if you are not perfect on paper, but your heart and attitude has the perfect measurements, then thats all the ‘perfection’ one needs. THAT’S what makes one truly beautiful!

  23. Ashley on February 21st, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Abs, 5’4″, 35-25-34, I second Shannon, the boys love it.

  24. Ashlea on March 2nd, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Um yeah the ideal ratio for waist and hips is .7
    I have 25 inch waist and 36 inch hips and it works out to .7
    I’m also 5’8″ so in a nutshell, it’s impossible for me to shrink my hips that much because then I would have no curves.
    Also Jessica Alba has a 25 inch waist and 36 inch hips.
    Those measurements have also been found in a university stufy to provide the perfect sexy walk on a female.

  25. T on March 13th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Hmmmm. I’m 5’8 and weigh 113. I’m pretty skinny but I look healthy and I eat like a pig. Everything on me is small though I want the hour glass shape but i’m a stick!

  26. athena on March 17th, 2009 at 4:22 am

    146 lbs with a 24 inch waist, 28 inch hips at 5’8″? Is that even possible??? I’m 5’9″ 133 lbs 26.5 inch waist and 35 inch hips. Who came up with these “perfect” measurements?

  27. Kelsey on March 19th, 2009 at 1:17 am

    One thing that I don’t like about “fatter” (not saying fat) women out there is that they are always quick to defend themselves calling themselves healthy even at 180 pounds. I don’t care about that. But please, just because you think you are healthy at 180 pounds doesn’t mean that people at 120 aren’t. I’m 5 8″, weigh 120 pounds. I’m on the skinny side, no doubt. But I eat a lot, I don’t starve myself. Most skinny girls are skinny because of their genes, high metabolism to be precise, although there are some who starve themselves to death(which is incredibly stupid). My boyfried who’s 6 3″ and 220 pounds, eats less than me. And he’s so amazed at how I eat more and I am still at 120. What I’m trying to say is DON’T ALWAYS BE TOO READY TO ATTACK PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT LIKE YOU TO DEFEND YOURSELF.

  28. Amy Aseire on April 6th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    ” So Using this information the perfect body measurements are:

    Height: 5”8’ (173 cm)
    Waist: 24 inches (61 cm)
    Hips: 28 inches (71 cm)
    Weight: around 146 pounds (66 kg) ”

    Using what information?-some random numbers that came into your head??? Wow, writing academically would not be your forte-back up your point with facts, figures and perhaps some SCIENCE! I can tell you for a fact no healthy woman of that height can have such small hips it is physically impossible.

    Who writes this crap and what qualifies them to do so? Do you even realise where your hip measurement is actually measuring-it’s the widest part of your lower body to include your ass! It’s not just the bones below your waistline!

    This website should be shut down on the basis on that misinformed article alone-it’s opinion and not fact and more importantly the comments made in it are just wrong.

  29. jade on April 21st, 2009 at 1:45 am

    it really is all about opinion and taste. Im fourteen with 25″ waist and 35″ hips. im 5’5″ and weigh 116 pounds. alot of people in my school would say im skinny, but for me im just right. i was looking on this webstite to see if i need to work on some inches, pinches, or just losing wheight. idk?

  30. Bostonian on May 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Jade – You don’t need to do a thing. Go out and have fun, do interesting things, find out what’s out there for you to do. Whatever your measurements, they are just numbers, meaningless numbers. They don’t indicate whether you are funny or thoughtful, or like to rollerblade or listen to Pink, or whether chocolate chip or pistachio is your favorite ice cream. Just be yourself, and don’t bother with web sites like this.

  31. Joe Jonas on June 1st, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    So are you saying anyone that is not those measurments is obese? i think its dangerouse to be over weight, but you don’t have to be “perfect” to be beautiful. Remeber everyone it’s not the outside that counts. if you’re beautiful on the inside your just as pretty as the outside, and if other guys or girls don’t see that then they are shallow ugly people.

  32. Gwen on June 9th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    There is no “perfect” size for a woman. Marily Monroe was a size 16, but she is one of the most hailed sex icons of modern history. Study has shown that more than a particular height/ weight/ size, proportion ratio is a key trigger in what a male or female deems attractive in a potential mate. The prime waist hip ratio for women would be 70%. Both, Jessica Alba and Marilyn Monroe have/had a WHR of .70, and they were very different sized women. Long legs is also a key trigger, but there is little us petite women can do to fix that, besides slipping on a pair of heels. To see how you fair, record the measurements of the largest part of your hips across the buttox and of the smallest part of your waist (just above the belly button). Enter the figures into a whr calculator online, and you have your whr percentage. Many fuller figured women fall right in the 70% range, and men likely find you very attractive. MOre importantly, the whr is a great health indicator. Women who have a whr above .80 are at risk for heart disease. LOVE who you are and take care of your body!!! :-)

  33. dee on June 14th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    28 inch hips are the size of an 8 year old and not possible for a grown woman. We are talking the low hip aka the butt and you will find according to size charts that a size 00/0 fits a 32-34 inch hip. A woman of 5ft8 and 66kg would very likely have measurements closer to 28-30 inch waist and 37-39 hips.

  34. dee on June 14th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I figured for a 5ft8 woman to have 28 inch hips (presuming she’s not dead lol) she’d need to weigh less than 80!

  35. dee on June 14th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Also find it amusing how apparently 5ft6-5ft10 is ‘ideal’ height for a woman when the average height is 5ft5…so basically ideal means above average, hmmm interesting.

  36. Jamie Potter on June 25th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    I am 18 years old 5’9″ and 130 pounds. I went on a website and did the WHR calculator and i got 75%!! and 80% is over weight!! that is the stupid thing i have ever heard!! i am NO WHERE near over weight.

  37. Kaite on July 10th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Umm…I think everyone was a bit quick to jump on the “this is ridiculous” bandwagon. If you read the article the author is saying that if we based perfection off of the ideas of beauty given to us by artists and scientist then ideally women would have perfectly proportioned bodies that match the figures given above.
    And I’m sorry; I just have to say that the indignity that a number of you presented is outrageous. Everyone is given the right to free speech and the ability to publish things that others don’t agree with. So if it offends you, then get off the site and create your own site where you can write as many articles as you wish about what you believe the ideal measurements ought to be.
    Plus, did you notice the last line? It says “However, who’s to say what is perfect. What is important is how you feel about your body measurements”.

  38. karly on July 14th, 2009 at 2:16 am

    im 5 foot 10 and i weigh 92 pounds my waist is 23, my hips 26 and i have the perfect body and im so happy

  39. Nichole on July 24th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I’m 16 years old and I don’t have those measurements.
    Height: 5’8″
    Bust: 34
    Waist: 26
    Hips: 36
    Weight; 120
    I think I’m healthy just the way I am but people bigger than me claim I have an eatting disorder. I don’t and people should stop worrying about how they compare to the girl next to them. Don’t be cruel to someone because you disagree or you’re jealous because it hurts people. I’ve gotten shoved into a locker before just because a heavier girl thought that I’d fit. I still have scars from cutting myself while I got pushed in there. Just be kind to others and worry about your own health.

  40. JackD on August 5th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    well, I must say, I would not care much about the weight
    as long as the skin is taut and clear and the woman is comfortable
    in it. Moreover, weight is not a number, and there is no such
    thing as theoretical beauty. What one considers a disadvantage
    will proof a pinnacle of attraction to another… We men do not
    care about body weight as much as ladies think we do)) Nice
    and taut and curvy is desirable, not size or number. IMHO.

  41. Sasha on August 13th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I’m 17 and my measurements and height are 33-26-36 and 5’7.5″ respectively. I weigh around 120 lbs. I have to admit I would like to drop about five pounds (120 is the heaviest I’ve ever been) and have a bigger bust measurement but there are benefits to every body type so its hard to say that there is a “perfect” body type. Many guys I talk to say they prefer curvier women but some guys say the skinnier the better. Health and confidence are the most important factors in attraction.

  42. Sasha on August 13th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I also have to agree that 28 inch hips are not only undesirable aesthetically but in terms of health. IMHO anything less than a 24 inch waist looks frail and breakable and I doubt guys want to have to worry about that lol.

  43. Mairead on August 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    These measurements are completely impossible. My wieght is 52kg, my height is 5ft8.5 and my waist is still 25 inches. I am also considered a stone underweight so it is not possible for a healthy girl of my height to have such a small waist.

  44. Julie on August 20th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    28 inch hips?!?! That’s crazy…
    I’m 5’10”
    139 lbs

  45. Sasha on August 24th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    My question is about height. Do guys prefer taller girls or shorter girls? and what constitutes as tall for a girl?

  46. Lynne on August 25th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    i am almost 16

    5ft 2
    Waist- 25 inch
    Hips- 30-31 inch
    Bust size- 32A (Very Small for a 16 year old i know)
    i think i’m a healthy energetic person but a few people in the past have said i have an eating disorder but i eat alot !! i just have a fast metabolism.
    Our bodies are always changing and so are the averages, i watched a Tv show the other week and it said that with every generation the average cup size increases but there isn’t a perfect body and no-one has perfect proportions.

  47. Lauren on August 25th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    This is what I think:
    5′ 7″
    105 to 125lbs

  48. Lauren on August 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Oops, I wrote it wrong, haha.

    5′ 7″
    25 inch waist
    30 inch hips

  49. Stacey on September 3rd, 2009 at 2:17 am

    you are all perfect in your own way, as long as you are happy thats all that matters! love yourselves

  50. Will on September 3rd, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Hi, I am a man who is very happy with his woman’s measurements, and would not change a thing on her. She is a 36D, 32 waist, 40 hips, and I love her figure. So to say that the “perfect” or “ideal” is one way, or another, is completely ludicrous.

    And another thing: when was the line drawn between unhealthy, and unhappy? I mean, if a woman feels like at her size, measurements, what have you, she is happy, then who are we to say that It’s not ideal. I can promise you, it’s the stress caused by ignorant people like the author of this article that will kill a woman faster than her weight will.

    I believe I speak for every decent man when I say: I am disgusted after reading this article, and whatever this author’s measurements are, it wouldn’t matter- I’m already turned off to her attitude.

  51. Will on September 3rd, 2009 at 7:18 am

    PS: She’s 5’8″. IDK if that helps or not.

  52. susan on September 14th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I suffered from Anorexia and nearly died; thank God for my family and therapy, I am now fairly healthy. If you are 5′ 10″ and weigh under 120, you have a problem. I’m talking to Karly who says she weighs 92 lbs. You need help. I was 80lbs. at 5’2″ so believe me, I know. I will be on heart medication for the rest of my life due to this. It’s no joke; this obession with weight.
    I eat right, exercise and am 110lbs. 35-25-34 and feel good now.

  53. anonymous on October 6th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    uhmmm…… unfortunately to everyone who says being 5″8 and 120 is unhealthy, your wrong. i’m 5’8, 111 lbs and im perfectly healthy, im too lazy to measrue my waist and hip size but my waist is in the 20′s and my hips are in the 30′s. im skinny but not too skinny, and im healthy so dont say its unhealthy.

  54. kelly on October 8th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I just want to say different strokes for different folks!! seriously lets ask the girls now… what type of guy do you like?? I bet you anything its not a certain measurement or anything!! I bet all of your answers will be different!! just THINK about it!! I have been told that I have a hot body and my measurements are 36-28-36 and thats at 5’4!! some guys like em short and valuptous and some guys like em tall and thin etc. etc.!! dont go bashing on people that are super skinny or valuptous or what not! skinny girls dont deserve to hear that they dont look good either! think about how you would feel if they called you fat! GEEEEEEEEEEEEz people figure it out! just eat healthy, work out, drink water and you will be fine!

  55. Chantel on October 12th, 2009 at 5:38 am

    I am shocked at the measurements and weight for the ideal woman. I am 5’10″ and weigh about 120 lbs. My measurements are no where near as low as the “perfect” woman and yet I weigh 20 lbs less and am 2 inches taller? how is that even possible?

    I am 5’10″
    Bust: 36
    waist: 25
    Hips: 35

    How is it possible for a woman weighing 20 pounds more than I do to have hips that are 7 inches smaller than mine? I am NOT curvy at all!!!!! I have absolutely no hips! I am a size 2, I wear a size 25 or 26 jean.

    My freshmen year in college I gained the freshmen 15, plus some!! I got up to about 148, so i gained the freshmen 25 :) haha woops! and at 2 pounds above the “ideal” weight my measurements were no where near that! 25 pounds lighter and 2 inches taller and I still can not compete against the idea of perfection.

    I think the standard 36-24-36 should still be considered ideal. But everyone needs to remember, that is the ideal for a tall woman. That is what they look for in models! We can not all live up to that expectation. Showing us this ideal has confused plenty of young girls and women about their bodies, and most of them seem to have wonderful figures based on the measurements they have listed for all of us to see.

    According to the ideal weight for my height, I am considered slightly underweight, but honestly I don’t think that is fair. I still have cellulite! I still have love handles. My stomach is not flat! and yet I am being told I dont weigh enough!?!?!? so i need to gain weight and lose inches off of my waist and hips? You have got to be kidding me!

    Either all of our bodies are severely out of proportion, or these number are completely inaccurate! I work in the cosmetics industry, for the largest cosmetics company in the country actually. And I want to find out the measurements of the models we use. I want to post those so that girls can see how much the models they envy weigh and what their true measurements are.

    I will get those measurements and post them tomorrow for everyone to see. Those supermodels are the girls we are considering “perfect” so lets see how they compare to this!

  56. twin2 on October 21st, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I bet those measurements are for marketing purposes only to sell diet products. Think about it! How many of us women got our measuring tapes out to see where we stood on that ridiculous chart. How many after seeing how they measured up on this chart first thought “Oh my, I need to be on a diet” This is exactly how the marketers want you to react. It’s a perfect trap. Most women will run out and buy the latest diet product. If you look at the related article on this post it’s even more clear. “How To Lose 22 Pounds in 24 Hours”
    I am 5’4
    Bust 31
    waist 25
    hips 32
    weight 103
    age 39 will be 40 in November
    According to that chart they want me to believe I need their products. No Thank you if I lost 22 pounds in 24 hours I would be dead or near dead.

  57. Beanpole on October 22nd, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    You know, I don’t think the people complaining about this particular “ideal” have body issues at all.

    You see, it’s not only the fact that it’s not explained *why* those measurements are “proportional”, or exactly which “artists” and “scientists” have pronounced them so (the ideal woman has no waist whatever, apparently). It’s not only that they’re probably anatomically impossible.

    They’re also mathematically impossible.

    A five foot eight woman with 28 inch hips, even given that such a being could exist, would weigh in the neighbourhood of ninety pounds– and that’s a generous estimate. Yet the ideal weight given for this extraordinarily thin female is… 146 pounds???!!! Where, exactly, is she supposed to keep all that extra mass? In another dimension?

    Now, if the original poster had merely put this forward as a game, like the “perfect square” game, there’d be nothing to complain about… but I gather from his or her response to comments that this party does actually take the “ideal” seriously as a “measure of perfection” which “not everyone” can match.

    Look, person who wrote this, I’m sorry to be rude, but I don’t really think this is at all consistent with “the facts of healthy living”.

    I’m just trying to give constructive criticism, here. You know, since the aim of this blog is to offer advice on healthy living and all. Surely you want to do it properly, right? May I suggest– if you are unwilling to accept the word of a stranger on the internet– that you show those “ideal” measurements to a doctor or other qualified professional in the health field, or anyone who has studied human anatomy? Or, indeed, an actual artist or scientist (I’m an artist, as it happens, but you’ve only got my word for that). I rather think the opinion of such a person would be very helpful to you.

    Because surely you don’t want to go on sounding like an cliched “internet expert”, writing an advice blog on a subject you know nothing about?

  58. Beanpole on October 22nd, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Oh, and just to get this in perspective: the fashion industry has copped a great deal for its promotion of “size 0″ and “00″ models. Your “perfect” woman would something like a size 0000… with, I suppose a head the size of a beachball, to account for that extra 56 pounds.

    So, my friend, I really wouldn’t advise you to claim– in case you were thinking of it– that you have any sort of professional expertise in any of the areas I mentioned above. *Really* not a good idea.

    Yes, I know it’s your blog– whoever you may be– but you *are* giving out *advice* to other people, and some of them might get the idea that you know what you’re talking about.

  59. Beanpole on October 22nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Actually, I’ve just realised something. There may be a very simple reason for this. Is it possible that the source– I’m assuming there is one, and that you didn’t simply pull this out of thin air– contained typos, or that you entered the figures wrongly when you typed the article?

    I mean, there’s been a good deal written about what the ideal female proportions should be (the ideal waist-to-hip ratio, etc). See for instance:

    As you will see, the traditional, well-established Western ideal is actually the “hourglass” figure (36-24-36). Now this “ideal” is pretty hard on most women, as only a small minority actually have this shape. The point is, though, that your “ideal” measurements don’t even approach this. So… where on Earth did they come from?

  60. Beanpole on October 22nd, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    And look– one last thing– I doubt that “Karly” was telling the truth about her measurements, as I don’t think they’re anatomically possible. However, if she was anywhere even *close* to five foot ten and ninety-five pounds, her life was in very serious danger. Again, ask a medical professional if you don’t believe me.

    After reading this article she was “so happy” because she had “perfect” proportions.

    That was in July. I wonder if she’s still alive…

    Like a number of people who have commented here, I am, far from being a “fattie” actually considered medically underweight. I’m just very concerned that you– whoever you are– are setting yourself up as a health and fitness expert when you are giving out “advice” of this nature.

  61. andy on November 6th, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Hahaha nonesense i am 5″8′ im a male and i weight 117 lbs…. if i can do so can a women.

  62. Amber on November 7th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I’ve always had people who are jealous of me, so this is kind of shocking. I am 5’5″. I weigh 120-125 pounds. I have a bust size of 34 B. Goodness, do these women have tits? My waist is a size 34. Guys think I’m perfectly hot… I don’t really understand this.

  63. Beshyyy on November 20th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I am 14, 5’11″ and weigh about 150lbs. This chart doesnt take into consideration muscle, which can increase mass and wasit circumference. I do a lot of sport which is why i weigh a hell of a lot more than most girls my height/age, but that doesnt necessarily mean i’m fat? you should feel confident and comfortable in your own skin, and not have to worry about somebody else making judgements on you!
    Oh and by the way “andy”, im guessing your a scrawny little freak considering that 117lbs on a 5ft6 woman would be considered “very slim”, never mind on a 5’8″ man.

  64. RITA on November 22nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    The weight is 146 lbs. not a 120 lbs.

  65. Kate on November 22nd, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I’m wondering if the writer made an error and meant 38 hips, that would make far more sense (even though it’s a pretty extreme waist/hip ratio). If not then they basically are clueless as to the female form.

    Anyone who reckons they have only 28″ hips (btw this is measured around the butt) prove it because I have never seen any female that size over the age of about 10 FACT.

    Don’t feed this ridiculous idea please, because there are enough girls with distorted body images out there, they don’t need to be convinced this is normal because it’s completely outrageous to expect any grown woman to be that sort of size.

    I have worked for a modelling agency and measured 100′s of girls. NOT once have I ever measured a model with less than 32-34 hips EVER.

  66. Kate on November 22nd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    And one more thing the girls I measured around 5ft8 and 146lb typcally were about a size 6/8 (US). This means about a 28-30″ waist and 37-39″ hips.

  67. anona on December 1st, 2009 at 4:03 am


  68. anona on December 1st, 2009 at 4:07 am

    “you want the perfect girl?,
    GO BUY YOURSELF A BARBIE DOLL” *i luv this quote.

  69. pinky on December 7th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    do u thnk am 5n..!!!!!
    c all ds…i thnk m waist 2 big..!!!!!
    am 5’9

  70. Antonio on December 12th, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Really great idea. I am really happy to I found this post. Thanks for writing great info.

  71. jenn on December 13th, 2009 at 4:28 am

    so i cant believe that im even writing anything on this but as i scrolled over these comments i realized how retarded women are. Why do we even go on these sites to see whats perfect. I feel like a complete ass that i even put my question in google. We should all look in the mirror and thank god that we are even still alive and have bodies to take care of. Think of the wars going on. Be healthy and move on with your lives. Think of Ethiopian children, Iraq, or the homeless person who eats out of your trash at night. Maybe try the Angelina way and while thinking of them get disgusted with yourself and just stop eating all together. Whatever way you go, just realize its not the beginning, middle or end of the world. Good luck on your journey….princess.

  72. jenny on December 13th, 2009 at 4:42 am

    You people are not considering something important! Remember, muscle is more dense, therefore, more compact yet heavier. Fat is less dense, making it take up more space yet be lighter.
    And I am 5’2″ with 34/26/35, 34A. XD

  73. jenny on December 13th, 2009 at 4:43 am

    yet lighter* (oops XD)

  74. kelly on December 14th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I am
    height- 5’7″
    bust- 32D (about the same as 36C but i have a small waist)
    waist- 21″
    hips 35″
    and i have no muscle lol hehehe

  75. Mimi on December 24th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I am
    And this post is just how perfect women should look like, so don’t be upset …

  76. Emilia on December 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    yeah the BMI is never to be trusted, since they don’t take muscle mass as a matter. I have quite a lot of muscles, I weight 60 kg and is 164 cm tall. my waist is 70 cm, under breasts is 75 and around my breasts is 94 and around my butt I’m 96 cm. I consider my body healthy and nice, and according to my BMI I am a 22,5 or something, which is a little bit too much I think.
    so my point being; never trust the Internets or magazines, the most important is that you have a healthy lifestyle, that you eat regularly and different types of food, and that you are happy :)

  77. AlexandraMendoza on January 13th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    My measurements are:
    Height: 5’2.5″
    Bust: 41in. (34DDD)
    Waist: 28in.
    Hips: 42in.
    I might look a little chunky in a bathingsuit but I look fantastic in dresses. :) Last time I checked my WHR was .71 or something. I believe it is true that guys go for certain ratios but not that they go for certain measurements. I mean come on… has a guy ever gotten out a measuring tape and measured you on a first date to see if you were up to par? No…
    Everyone should just be happy with how they look! There is no “perfection”… it doesn’t exist! You know why? Not everyone likes the same size girls! I know my fiance doesn’t like tall girls he likes short ones. So 5’6″ to 5’10″ would be a big turn off for him since he’s only 5’7″. This is all BS. If being thicker and curvier makes you uglier then the world wouldn’t make any sense at all because I never have a problem getting guys. Every guy I know thinks I’m pretty. :)

  78. AlexandraMendoza on January 13th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Oh, and in the matter of muscle mass… I’m 5’2.5″ and I usually weigh like 160 pounds but I normally wear a size medium or so to fit my waist. Muscle makes a huuuuuge difference in body shape and size. When I was younger and I worked out even more I would weigh 155-160 and be a junoirs size 5… so… these measurements and charts mean absolutely nothing at all.

  79. Shelby on January 21st, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    its just because of people that run websites like this that causes all the little kids to feel like they have so much pressure on them to be perfect. i am 5’9 130lbs and i am totally fine with how i look. all the models and things like that in the world are naturally born like that and dont really have to work to become skinner. people like the author of this website really upset me because they dont realize the affect that they are having on all of the little girls and boys. now a days people consider it natural for a 11 yr old to be worried about their weight. which is totally ridiculous.

  80. Iris on January 22nd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I had a heart attack when I saw the “perfect proportion” numbers. Sorry (specifically to the author of this article) but WHAT. THE. HELL. Really, is that even possible?

    I’m 14 (turning 15) and don’t worry, I’m not maniacally looking up this sort of thing because I’m obsessed with my weight. I’m only on this website because a teacher of ours showed us a DVD saying a woman’s (“perfect”) WHR should be 7:10 – so I’m just checking up. ;)

    Me and my friend had a lot of fun measuring so these are our proportions:

    Height: 5’5 (165.5 cm)
    Weight: 110 lb. (50 kg)
    Waist: 25
    Hips: 36

    (My friend)
    Height: 5’3 (160 cm)
    Weight: 108 lb. (48 kg)
    Waist: 26
    Hips: 34

  81. utility on January 25th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    The ideal measurement of a female is
    Height 5’8″
    Weight 55 kgs

  82. radha_76 on January 25th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I am having height 5’7″
    Weight : 72 kgs
    B: 33
    W: 24
    H: 38

    anybody have any ideal to redce the Hips and enlarge Breast and Waiste
    please send me the mail @

  83. Lacey on February 4th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Thats not standard at all… any body shape I think is standard as long as you are healthy.
    One thing that bothers me is that I’m a naturally thin 19 year old and I’ve always been, this whole you need to be a certain weight for your height is ridiculous.
    Im 5’7 1/2 and I weigh 110, 32 hips, 24 waist and Im healthy and I love my body.
    You all should love your body if you are naturally like that stay the way you are.

  84. Jess on February 8th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    i am an Australian size 8-10, standing 161cm (roughly 5’3), weighing 56.5kgs (124 pounds), with a bust size of 84cm (33 inches), a 72cm (28.5 inch) waist and 91.5cm (36 inch) hips, and do you know what?..


    it doesnt matter what size you are as long as you are happy with WHO you are…

    a couple of questions for the administrator…what are your measurements? you fit into your definition of “perfect”?..

  85. fee on February 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    hi i am about 5’11/6ft
    i have 36dd bust
    size 10/12 waist
    have no idea on hip size
    and 36″ inside leg

    just wondering what average size for 30 yr old woman is

  86. BBII on February 25th, 2010 at 5:00 am

    That doesn’t sound sexy. hips that small you would be considered as a ruler, the image that I’m gettin is that she doesn’t have a waist like you can’t see the curves of the waist.

  87. Mir on March 3rd, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I am a nutrition student. I weigh 56 kilograms (123 pounds) and I’m 5’4. My measurements are:

    and I feel fabulous and healthy so flaunt whatever you do have and love whatever you have! Be healthy, be happy and don’t listen to this “perfect woman” crap because chances are you are already her!

  88. Miriam Merin on March 10th, 2010 at 4:26 am

    height is 5″4.
    waist is 24 inches.
    Hips 35 inches.
    weight 145pounds.
    is that normal?

  89. Miriam Merin on March 10th, 2010 at 4:30 am

    i have

    i feel ok.. but just wanna make sure that i’m in a normal size in my age. btw im 22 turning 23.

  90. Mia on March 17th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Well I don´t know what is perfect but I am.




    And I love myself have worked very hard to get it

  91. victoria on March 18th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    every body frame is differnt and some people naturally have more muscles then others.
    im 5’8 and 115lbs
    and two years ago i was 160lbs do to really bad eating habits and poor excersize habits as well
    im now a vegitarian and eat a lot in my day and have a job that has a lot of physical activitie involved.
    my best frind is 5’6 1/2 and weighs around 135 and she looks very halthy and naturally has a lot for muscle unlike me i have to work my ass of to create muscle
    i think as long as you eat healthy and have cario 30 mins a day 4-5 times a week you a healthy horse.
    guys don’t want perfect either they want confidance in a girl

  92. Nic on March 18th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I am 5″2, have a 24″ waist and 31″ hips, i weigh 109 lbs. I used to almost have an eating disorder – i had an obsession with my weight and my size, and ate very little and ran every day, until i realized that i was taking things too far – now i still feel that i have excess fat but i try to moderate my calorie intake and my exercise. Everybody has a different view of their body image, and everybody has a different view of what is perfect in their mind. Of course most people have things they wish they could change about their body but still, doesn’t mean they don’t love their body as it is. I think that as long as you don’t take things to far, it’s alright to worry about what you eat, and how much you exercise, and how you look.

  93. Stacy on March 19th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    How is it possible to have a 28 inch hip? I’m 5’6″, 52 kg, my waist is 25″ and my hips are 32″. 28″ is impossiby tiny :X

  94. anonymous on March 30th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    in response to andy: yes, you are a man who is very thin, and you say that girls should be able to do that too. have you ever even seen a woman? we have breasts! they add a lot to our body weights. also our hips get wider, rather than narrower like those of a guy. that’s just the way we’re made. so unless you want all women to be shaped like men (gross) stop projecting your rude, unequivocal flippancies onto people.

  95. Lilith Valentine on April 5th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Hello all, I am a 6ft 210 lady, who loves her body and is loved not just for her body but for every thing else, I have been told by many men that I am Sexy, Hot, or Cute, I know how to hold my wight, and make it look sexy. ^.^ I think every one should love them self, no matter your wight. even though there are some wights that are dangerus, being to over wight, not getting any exersise and eating a ton is not a good thing, I walk to and from school to the bus every day, 15 min each way, and I carry about 50 lbs extra, in books and Art sapplies, -.-, ok, sorry, should stop talking. :P

  96. Ariana on April 8th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I’m 17, pretty healthy, work out 30 mins a day (monday-friday), eat healthy, vegetarian ..

    I’m :

    Bust : 33
    Waist : 28
    Hips : 35

    and 5’6-5’7-ish.

    I feel obese now.

  97. Ariana on April 8th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Ops, my hips are 34 inches !

  98. Rachel on April 15th, 2010 at 2:37 am

    “eating disorders pale in comparison to obeisity”?!?

    Ok, i had an eating disorder for 2 years. I made myself throw up until my eyes bled. Do not discount things of which you have no knowledge; it only makes you look stupid and very insensitive. If you don’ care about something, don’t post a comment anout it on a blog.

    I am now 5’5″, 135 pounds (its muscle, folks, don’t think youre fat just because your BMI is “too high”), my measurments (now recovered from bulemia)are:

    and you know what? I win beauty pageants with those measurements (and food), but according to this article I’m too short and too heavy…I work out at least two hours a day (running, weight training, and ballet/tap). I have a lot of muscle. for a woman to have the measurements in this article, she would have to be very physically inactive, because if she had any amount of muscle she would weigh more than “the perfect” weight. very unhealthy. it breaks my heart to see other women go through what i did. I pray that women will not take “perfect measurements” seriously. Its totally wrong. Besides, if we all look the same, beauty would cease to exist!!

    Take care of your body, eat right, and try to get an hour of exercise a day. The outcome is much healthier, and much more beautiful to real people than these rediculous stipulations society calls “beauty”

  99. Marielle on April 20th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I’m approaching 16 years

    bust- 34
    waist- 23
    hips 36
    and 112 pounds

    my BMI is 18, is that a lot for my height and weight?

  100. Yuka on May 2nd, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I’m 15 and I’m 5’8 and I weigh 114 lb

    bust: 34
    wasit: 24
    hips: 34

    so it’s pretty much impossible to have a 27 inch hipline. because my hips are 34 and yet im still under weight for my height

  101. liz on May 6th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    28 inch hips = impossible unless you are a child or about 80lb due to starvation.

    Remember people, hips are measured around the biggest part of your butt and upper thigh area NOT just the hip bones below the belly button.

    32-34 inches = size 0 and it doesn’t get much smaller than that!

  102. kait on May 6th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I am 20 weight 130 lbs

    Height: 5’7
    Bust: 34 C
    Waist 25
    Hips: 36

    I’ve been 110 lbs and now 130 lbs each weight has its up and downs but when I was smaller I missed my curves, and now that I’m 130 i love my curves but am unhappy with my body simply because I feel it could be more toned so I’m exercising more and eating healthier, not to lose weight but to be fit. All in all it took me a while to accept my body but now I love it! Embrace what you have as long as your healthy.

  103. Yi Carabine on May 9th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I have been to your site several times now, and this time I am adding it to my bookmarks :) Your posts are always relevant, unlike the same-old stuff on other sites (which are coming off my bookmarks!) Two thumbs up!

  104. smd on May 11th, 2010 at 2:16 am

    this is stupid i’m 5’8 & 140 lbs like this thing says is perfect but my hips and waist are more like
    waist 28
    hips 35

    no where near there “24, 28″ measurments… doesnt add up

  105. Camille on May 13th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    im 18 yrs old
    height: 5 ft 1 in
    weight: 110 lbs
    bust: full 32d
    waist: 27
    hips: 38
    waist to hip ratio: 0.71

    i used to weigh 95 lbs, w/ a 32c bust. at first, i felt like a fatass, but now i love the way i look. i gained it over the course of 1 1/2 yrs. now i feel way more feminine. the ‘perfect’ body according to this site is unrealistic, and androgynous. females are sussposed to have curves. i know the meausrements were made using averages or whatever, but thats still retarded. every female should appreciate and respect what she has, f*ck societys norms about beauty. GUYS! what do you think? mostly women have answered this question, but more guys than women like women than women like women sexually. hope that makes sense lol.

  106. Kayla on May 18th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Height 5’5
    Bust 44 inches
    Waist 34 inches
    Hips 40 inches
    Weight 130
    Age 18

  107. Jessica on May 26th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Just wanted to agree with many others that the hip measurement is unrealistic for a woman. Personally, I like to think it’s a typo, and that the author meant 38 in, not 28, though that might just be me wanting it to match my body…

    Personally, I’m 34-23-38 bust-waist-hips; 20 yrs old and 106 lbs at 5’3″, 28F bra size. I’m pretty small-framed (as you may have surmised from the tiny band size–you normally can’t even find training bras that small in stores…), though my hips are somewhat wide compared to other parts of me. Regardless, my hips are still relatively small compared to most women–and I’m talking bone structure here. Even if there was NO soft tissue (NO fat and NO muscle at all), I doubt my hip measurement would be below 32 in…28 in hips would simply not be possible for me.

    My point is this–”ideal” measurements are all dependent on frame. I feel strong and beautiful, but not everyone needs to have the same measurements, even at the same height/overall frame size to have an awesome body. My younger sister’s 133 lbs, 5’4″, and 35-30-37…and she’s got some rockin’ curves I could only dream of (including awesome toned dancer legs!). The same numbers on a page can look and feel very different on different women. They’re very arbitrary–take them with a grain of salt. Obsessing over figures will not help you make YOUR body the best IT can be. Go with your frame and how you feel; no man’s going to get out a tape measure :P It seems the only thing number measurements are good for is creating a competitive or defensive environment for all women involved–screw the numbers, and let us join together in love of our bodies rather than tear each other down.

  108. Joe Shmo on May 27th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Um this is to hannah… at 95lbs and 5’9 you do NOT have good genes! that is pretty much disgusting. And you obviously have an eating disorder thats why you felt the need to comment on it. Women that skinny will never be attractive to men so please do us a favor and pick up a drmstick. Enjoy….its good for you.

  109. blahblah on June 9th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    wow this is bull
    im a 31-23-33
    and 5`6 weighing 105 lbss and am perfectly healthy

  110. Adrianna on June 16th, 2010 at 4:52 am

    WOW if this is perfect I dont wanna be perfect at all!!
    My measurements are 40, 31, 39. Am I fat? I dont think so cuz i actually have muscle for my sport and I’m 15 and 5″8″
    So who made this up cuz I believe no one is perfect but its just all in how you feel.

  111. Staj on June 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I can’t believe these are the “perfect” woman measurements, I have been trying to loose weight and tone up for the past few years and can never get my weight below 60kg, it generally hovers around 66kg which Ive always felt ashamed of.
    These stats amaze me most of all because they are my measurements (to the cm) that I have been trying to reduce! Am I insane? I definitely don’t feel perfect!
    Is this taking things too far by putting a label of “perfect” on something that is a matter of individual opinion?

  112. Rachel on June 17th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Reading this… I am just wondering if anyone else actually KNOWS someone with these measurements? Because I certainely don’t…
    I’m 13
    Bust: 37
    Waist: 27
    Hips: 37…
    I’m a 36C
    I guess you could say I’m curvy but I feel so fat… I mean technically everyone has their own standard of perfect, like you said, so why are we giving perfect a number?
    If you’re happy with your body, then that’s great. But so many people aren’t. Like me. By people telling you you’ll never be perfect, we’re ruining our society. Wait, our society is pretty much already ruined. Why should beautiful people have to feel bad about themselves because the world around them has told them they’re supposed to?

  113. Rei D. on June 20th, 2010 at 2:49 am

    wow.. im sorry i agree that a woman should be healthy but i also model… petiete modeling but modeling none the less. im 16, im 5’1 and im 34 24 34 and 115 pounds i barley fit into a size 1 a woman with a size 28 inch waist???? she wouldnt be able to have children!!!! shed be fitting into a childs size 10!!!! or less!!!

    and rachel your not fat love. your lovely! hats a pretty curvy and beautiful girl!!! <3

    but whoever wrote this is off their rocker. a woman wouldnt be able to give birth to a child. thats not a perfect woman. whoever wrote this like boobs on a stick. and btw? if your comfortable with obesity? clearly you have no idea that ppl arnt soposed to be sticks.

  114. Rei D. on June 20th, 2010 at 2:52 am

    btw jessica there is no possible way your a 28f at 106lbs. your spine would litteraly snap…. im studying to be a nurse…

  115. April on July 8th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    From looking at some of these comments makes me feel fat, even though my BMI is at a healthy/close to underweight range of 19.5. These are the measurements

    I’m 15
    5’4 (165 cm)
    weight: 53 kg (116 lbs)

    bust: 33 (has shrunk since I lost weight).
    waist: 25
    hips: 34

    But another thing I think a lot of you are forgetting is that we come in different shapes and sizes which have a lot to do with it. The shape ‘admired’ by the media in general is a very tall woman with long legs, waist of 24 and massive bust. (which are very out of proportion).

  116. reader on July 21st, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I have 41″ bust 31″ waist and 41″ bust at 5ft7″. I have a lovely figures at 74kg. Hourglass figure :)

  117. reader on July 21st, 2010 at 1:27 am

    ooops! i meant 41″ bust 31″ waist and 41″ hips, :P

  118. McKenzie on July 21st, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I’m 16 years old. I’m 124 pounds. I’m 5’10.5″ and not done growing yet. I personally want to be taller. I play volleyball and softball religoiusly. Being taller would help in most all aspects of my game. But if I maintained my current weight of 124 at a height of 6’0″, I would most likely look gangly and very unhealthy. Most of my family is upwards of 6′. I consider myself lucky.

    The debate about what is perfect is absolutely pointless. No one will ever agree on what perfect because perfect is different to each of us. To me, I am perfect. I am confident and comfortable in the way I look. Ive seen many girls with gorgeous figures (both on the slim and thicker side) that are unhappy with themselves.

    Perfection cannot truely be reached because perfection is different in everyone’s eyes. So girls, if youre reading this, be confident in yourself. It takes alot to hold your head high when you dont feel like you deserve to. But you have to tell yourself that youre beautiful. Dont let another’s words cut you up inside. It nearly destroyed me.

    Do what makes YOU happy. You only get one shot at life.

  119. Jamie on July 21st, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I’m 16, 5’8
    weight: 127 lbs

    bust: 33
    waist: 25
    hips: 33

    there is no way in hell my hips could ever be 28 in…

  120. jess on July 22nd, 2010 at 2:24 am

    I laugh at the thought of having 28 inch hips. That would look completely terrible on me, and not attractive at ALL! Also, I’m pretty sure my bones would not let me have hips that look like that, they’re just set that way.
    bust: 37
    waist: 28
    hips: 40

    I’m 20, I weigh 155 lbs, wear a 34D, and am just the way I should be! Though I probably could look a little more toned, since my exercise has been minimal since starting college, I am not worried about trying to look “perfect”, since there is no way I could actually get that “perfect” measurement stuff going on!

  121. Abbey on July 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    people, this person is not serious. ever heard of barbie? if barbie was made in to a real person she would be like 7ft tall and have ridiculous porportions. this is what the author is getting at. for each person you have to consider the muscle, genetics, metabolism, and height, to determine whether the person is at a optimiun weight.

  122. Sexynerd on July 29th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    There`s some missing info in your article, because if the face is hideous, even if the body was perfect it wouldn`t matter. And the height is a little tall.
    Well, it is true that some men like tall girls,but most of the boyfriends i`ve had prefer petites. I`m “average” height-5′ 4″-at my school the average is probably 3 inches taller, though. I was surprised at your ideal measurements. I saw a recent poll stating that most men prefer curvy to skinny. The measurements that you stated were pretty much emaciated, and not curvy at all.I`m 14-I weigh 110, and i`m a 36C, 26 inch waist, and 36 inch hips. Most of my weight is muscle in my legs because i play sports-so ideal weight really has to do with fat percentage, i think. And to be honest, i love my body. I know i look amazing =)

  123. sexynerd on July 29th, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Oh, i forgot to say. 120 pounds 5’8″ is an underweight bmi, below 18.5. 95 pounds makes it a 14.4 bmi, where death is more likely than someone who is MORBIDLY obese (bmi 40). At a bmi a 14.4, you would be likely to be hospitalized. And the average measurements are 32 waist and 41 hips, and 4 inches below the height you stated. And that makes those measurements unrealistic, and probably ugly because that`s wayyyy too skinny. So ha. No offense to anyone who is really that size, but like i said, they would probably be in a hospital.

  124. Denise on July 31st, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Well….I am 5′ 8″ and I weigh 175. I have two kids and my measurements are 37, 33, 45, and I feel great and I think that I look good too. I think that as long as you are happy with yourself and are healthy, then that is all that should matter. Every woman and body shape is different and there should not be a “perfect measurement” for women. But this is just my opinion. :)

  125. nikki on August 9th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    im 5’1 116,my measurments are

    hips: 37
    waist 33
    bust 34

    i am axtremly flat chested,hmmmi think i am the classic hourglass figure cuz there isnt many inches between my hip and waist..(: ohhh and i have broad shoulders….umm so is that good? some people have said all i need is to loose 3 more inches and ide be perfect..i have no doubt i can!(: but like im kinda near and its strange..some people think i have an ED. and i look like i need to eat something,but its funny cuz oviously i have a bit of a tummy on me still! but my ‘upper’ body looks like skin and bones and my coller bones really stick out,

  126. nikki on August 9th, 2010 at 7:34 am

    i forgot to mention that im 25 yrs old if that helps too(:

  127. Luna on August 12th, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Sorry to be blunt, but this is bull. I’m 14, just about average weight and physical condition and my measurements are

    Height: 5’4″
    Hips: 31.5
    Waist: 29
    Chest: 32
    Weight: 105

    NOWAY a 5’8″ person getting those measurements, unless you consider bones prominently just beneath the skin, jutting out when they touch you a turn on.

  128. olive79 on August 20th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Wow. I suffered from bulimia from the start in 6th grade into high school. I would struggle with it off and on for years after, especially once I approached 100 pounds. I’m now 31. I have a beatiful 4 year old daughter, and I weigh 114 at 5ft 2inch. I still struggle with insecurity daily but try not to let her see. How sad that young girls aren’t taught about healthy instead of skinny. My fiancé is hot as heck and he loves my curves. I have a 25 inch waist and 36 inch hips around my very high and round booty!! I have a chest thanks to technology not genes, so I suppose that makes me a pear shape! just be healthy in whatever body you were given. Some people have heavier bones, build muscle easier and some people just have tiny frames. You can’t change that. Eat healthy, play hard and enjoy those snacks you love (in moderation). When you are 80 you will wish you had enjoyed your body and youth while you had it…oh and confidence is the sexiest part of a woman.

  129. BlueFairy on August 20th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    this article is completely unrealistic. I am 5′ 3″ and very skinny. Every time I walk around and see other women I am always the smallest and skinniest. Howver, my waist size is about 25 and my hip is 33. I sometimes do wish my hips to be a little wider to give me curves but my size is ideal for ballarinas. I take ballet class and I know that I am not even close to average weight of the women around me. I am unusually small and I dont even think I am the norm. Yet how can a 5′ 8″ woman’s waist and hip size be smaller than me? Ridiculous.

  130. nikki on August 21st, 2010 at 9:13 am

    @Olive79 : its me again! i posted my measurments as 37 32 34..well actually its more like 37 32 32!.lol im DEFFINITLY know now why my upper body seems like there isnt any fat on it!im a pear shape! i guess pears have most thier fat in the thighs,butt and tummy area..and i do!. i think im exactually like you olive!..tho im 1 inch smaller then you,5’1 actually it said i was 114 this morning on the i back to 116..):i always fluctuate between 116 and 120 ):

  131. nikki on August 21st, 2010 at 9:15 am

    @Olive79 : its me again! i posted my measurments as 37 32 34..well actually its more like 37 32 32!.lol i DEFFINITLY know now why my upper body seems like there isnt any fat on it!im a pear shape! i guess pears have most thier fat in the thighs,butt and tummy area..and i do!. i think im exactually like you olive!..tho im 1 inch smaller then you,5’1 actually it said i was 114 this morning on the i back to 116..):i always fluctuate between 116 and 120 ):

  132. Rach on August 26th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Living in westernised societies, we’re exposed to a lot of media like models and the obsession of being skinny. I think that’s what making many girls becoming conscious of how they look and think that if we don’t look like models we would have an unattractive body. It gets annoying how girls would just go on a ‘diet’, when they don’t even need to. Diet is temporary it won’t last forever. Why not change your lifestyle instead? If you lose weight quickly, you’ll gain it back easily. But anyways, I think we all should be confident how we look, just exercise and eat properly.
    I am 5’6, 33-26-36 and I would like to tone myself a lot more, I’d do the sensible way of losing body fat by exercising and eating healthy.

  133. Rebecca on September 30th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    This is an interesting idea- but women of all shapes and sizes can look amazing in a bikini as long as they are healthy. Being fit and confident is more important than your actual measurements…

  134. Concerned Citizen on October 9th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    So wow. I’m 5’8″. I would look absolutely disgusting with those measurements. I weigh about 145. My measurements are 36/29.5/41. I think an important part of a person’s measurement also includes their bra band measurement, because that also notes how large a person’s rib cage is. In order to reach those “perfect” body measurements, I would have to wear a corset and probably lose my ass (which is against the question, because I have what has been described as the “perfect ass”.

    So the “perfect” woman apparently does not have a butt. Which means she probably doesn’t have much of a chest, either. This begs the question: Who would want to have sex with someone like that? Because as far as I know, men love women with curves. There have also been studies done that prove that a woman’s idea of what body type men really want is actually much smaller than what men think the perfect body type is. Why is this? Because men love women with curves. When women have curves, it gives them something to squeeze, to hold on to, to caress.

    Also, since everyone’s skeletal structure is different, it stands to reason that a person with a broad rib cage and hips (like I have) and some body fat to supplement the rest, are a lot more attractive than some Jack Skellington look alike.

    To sum up my theory, I say that the women on here who are daring enough to post their measurements and contradict the article’s “perfect woman” are WAY more sexy than what the author of the article portrays as the best body size for a woman to be. Because, realistically, we would get laid a lot faster than the “perfect woman”, mostly because we are all HOT.

    Thank you, and good night.

  135. CASSIE on October 18th, 2010 at 5:31 am

    hey… I am 15 years old.. i weight 48kg and my measure ments are bust- 72
    waist- 63 and hips 72 is that ok or not

  136. David on October 24th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    for me the perfect measurements are:

    Bust: X * (1,5) (but with a narrow back, shoulders, and arms)
    Waist: X
    Hips: X * (1,6) to (1,8)
    and Slim, for example (height 155cm, bust 75cm, waist 50cm, hips 80cm to 90cm)

  137. Laura on October 30th, 2010 at 6:36 am

    really?? 28 in hips? not likely. Also, if you have a 24″ waist and 28″ hips, you are going to weigh a lot less than 146 pounds. I’m 5’8″ and 35-29-40, and I weigh around 140-145. I also dont believe that there is a perfect body type, its all in personal preference, so why bother trying to define it? Its unrealistic

  138. christina @ Fitness Model Workout on October 30th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Hmmm…although I think your measurements are probably close to the Hollywood ideal, I can’t say I agree with it. Currently the Western culture trend of the perfect body is toward an unrealistic and skeletal proportions that I personally don’t find that attractive. I would prefer that Hollywood take us back toward strong and muscular, but not manly in any way…just healthy looking and curvy.

  139. jolie on October 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    my measurements r 31,23,32 and my height is 5 feet 8 inches nd age is 19……is it perfect or not

  140. jolie on October 31st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    my measurements r 31,23,32 and my height is 5 feet 8 inches nd age is 19……is it perfect or not……..plz tell me

  141. lola on November 1st, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    hey u people what are u saying.. am African. 5ft8”… bust z 24” waist z 27 and 43 hips…. and i make people’s heads turn.. so wat r u humming about?

  142. Janine Oscar on November 3rd, 2010 at 5:37 am

    wow you ladies are aggressive in here lol good to see the community in here though nice blog host!..spanish connection :-)

  143. Pam on November 6th, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Wow, I am feeling huge right now. I’m 5’4 with measurements of 40-38-41. My waistline has definitely expanded over the last few years.It’s nice though to hear other people commenting about this and how the most important thing is to be happy with yourself. I’m trying…

  144. Julie on November 9th, 2010 at 2:42 am

    What is the point of this post? Who decided there even is such a thing as a “perfect” measurement? And after so arrogantly deciding that you can calculate what is “perfect,” why even bother telling people they should still feel good about themselves when the measurement you gave is nearly impossible to reach?

    Take your head out of your behind please!

    Women of all shapes and sizes can be attractive. There is no such thing as being “perfect.” Just stay healthy and focus on being the best person you can be. And most important, be happy!

  145. heather on November 21st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Hi i cant belive how much attention this has got although rightly so, im 26yrs old 5 8″ bust 35″ waist 28″ Hips 38″ an around 158lb i think the whole thing is stupid im happy with the way i look an somethin BMI doesn;t take in 2 consideration is bust size im a 32 F an if u take them away i proberly only weigh 150lb if not less, i enjoy life an an food i eat healthy an try 2 swim once a wk but thats it. i think life sud b lived an we sud b happy with how we look but lets face it, its woman who critersize other women an buyin the magazines with the stick ppl in an puttin each other down, its so sad 2 think that this is wot sociaty has come 2, 13/15yr olds worry about how they look an if there perfect @ that age they sud be enjoyin themself coz there body still has a lot of changin 2 do! sorry really needed that rant!!!!! Every woman has beauty no matter of size an its articals like this that give ppl eatin disorders they sud be band!!!!!!! ( sorry 4 spellin)

  146. Beth S on November 23rd, 2010 at 2:34 am

    5’8″, with a 24″ waist?? and then 28″ hips?? and 146 lbs?? Altogether I just don’t see how that works out. I’m 5’8″ and even if I were 146 lbs I don’t think I’d have those measurements….I used to weight that much before I grew taller as a teenager, but even now if I lost weight I don’t think I could get my hips to go to 28″. I don’t even think that’s proportional though, and if your waist is 24″ I don’t think it’d be noticeable….maybe you meant 24″ waist and 38″ hips instead, I’ve heard that one before…

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  148. Max on November 26th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I am 5’10 I way 122 lbs and my waist is 26, but my hips are 35. I don’t think it is possible for a girl my size to have hips of 28 inches. I model so I have to stay skinny but 28 inches!

  149. Zoe on December 5th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Ok, I will admit that I didn’t manage to read all the posts so I may be repeating things that people have said already…but the comment by the admin of this article made me so so so angry. I had the beginnings of an eating disorder…I didn’t even reach the stage where I had the illness fully…and for someone to say that they ‘barely care’ about illnesses like anorexia is one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard. This blog is meant to be a fitness blog, but the measurements it is preaching are FAR from healthy. Get your facts right, love. Yes BMI doesn’t apply to everyone, but it is used systematically by Doctor’s to determine whether or not someone is malnourished/underweight. Are you a Doctor, honey? No, I thought not. I have also had many interactions with nutritionists, who told me with measurements similar to the ones mentioned in this article…that I was udnerweight and unhealthy. The article itself didn’t actually anger me that much…but your horrific understanding of the effect this type of thing can have on young girls especially, has made me pretty much furious…as shown by the rant. Pretty sure I’ll get some abuse for this comment! But anyway….eat and drink well, be happy, and you’ll stay beautiful. Never compare yourself to people like this!!!

  150. Yo on December 18th, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Ha. I find this amusing. I googled average waist sizes because i was told my sister had started wearing “30 inch” jeans, which i highly doubt, as she has a rather large ass, (not fat, athletics), and measured my own to find that my hips are 36 inchesish. I am 5’11″, 6′- ish, and about 145, with no ass, and i have three foot hips. I find this supposed ideal to be quite hilarious. :3

  151. Yo on December 18th, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Oh, also, on eating disorders; when i was fifteen, i would go weekends without eating and not eat unless i NEEDED to. I played ddr and did stuff till i was about to pass out. I was getting physical signs thereof, and i must say, those things suck. I am seventeen now, still consider myself too squishy and don’t always eat in a given day, but now its not due to self image (as much) but more a result of not caring. I couldnt donate blood about a month ago because ma levwls of stuff were too low. Healthy ought to be the ideal. Also, down with the fast food industry!

  152. Lacey on December 18th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    David, how completely unrealistic and unobtainable.

    Perhaps more along the lines of:

    Bust: 0.7-0.75 (bust-hip-ratio)
    Waist 60-70cm
    Hips: 0.65-0.7 (waist-hip-ratio)

    Because 50cm waists with 0.6 waist/hip ratios are not the norm for anyone except barbie!

  153. Miranda on December 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    What ever happened to “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”? I am 15, I’ve weighed 92 pounds for three years (I cannot gain weight, it’s a problem I’ve dealth with for my whole life), I’m 5″0′, my waist is 24′ and my hips and bust are both 31′. I’ve just started going into modeling. I’m very petite. I get made fun of a lot since I’m from the south and we’re all supposed to have “a little meat on us”. So, just because my thighs don’t touch, I’m considered anorexic. I am certianly not though. I don’t think there is a perfect body. And I don’t understand why girls are trying so hard to lose weight, because everyone is beautiful.

  154. Alley on January 16th, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Everybody is different, just love who you are, you’re all beautiful.

    I’m 5’8,
    115 lbs
    24′ waist
    US jeans size: 2-4

    I like how I look most of the time, but other days all I want to do is lose ten pounds.

  155. katie on January 17th, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I’m 5’6″, 127 pounds, my waist is 25″, and my hips 36″; I’m damn proud, even if my hips are a “perfect” 28″.

  156. megan on January 18th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Ok i’m 5’8 and there’s no way a 5″8 woman would be 146 lbs with a 24 inch waist and 28 hips. She’s probably weigh more like 120 lbs. It MIGHT be possible if she had a lot of muscle mass and absolutely no fat..but i still find it unlikely.

  157. Cosmetic Surgeons Sydney on January 21st, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I think i am blessed with genes that don’t gain weight fast. I am 28 and weighs 95 pounds with the height of 5’3″. Even though i eat a lot of rice i don’t really gain weight that fast. Thanks to my very good genes!

  158. Rachel on January 22nd, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Shaking my head at myself for even googling this information. We need to love ourselves no matter what our shape! There are no perfect height/weight measurements. Dont focus on the weight focus on how you feel :)

    size 4

  159. Anthea on January 26th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Well according to this article I am perfect in the height & weight department (5’8 & 144IBS!) But…I have a waist of 30 & hips of 38…which make me look absolutely healthy & normal…the shape I am (bigger upper body) I wud basically have2starve for a month to have a 24inch waist! Even at 128 Ibs I had a 28 inch waist & looking at pics of myself at that weight it wasn’t attractive! My shoulders were too bony! I looked like a lollypop stick. See I have a pretty big frame. Even at 128Ibs I was still a Us 6, but this article has made me feel hot (excluding the torso measurements which r insane) rather than a giant 4once lol!

  160. Autumn on January 27th, 2011 at 2:16 am

    im 13 5,3 and weigh 80lb .
    Am i healthy weight?like i eat junk food all the time and i have never! thrown up on purpose before and i dont work out

  161. Kelsey on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Okay, question!
    My measurements are:

    I figured my waist hip ratio on this calculator on the web and it said i was at a 0.02, I read in all of these comments that a good ratio is 0.07, would my ratio be considered unhealthy?

  162. Melanie on February 4th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    No woman has 28 inch hips…it’s not humanely possible, even anorexic woman wouldn’t have 28 inch hips…lol. Most super models have hips sizes between 34-36 inches. The admin of this article is completely clued out or meant to write 38 inch hips (which would be the common hip size of a 145 pound woman).

  163. Mia on February 19th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Im almost 16. I’m 5’8 and I weigh 114. My measurements are 32-23-35 and 28 inch hips are impossible and unattractive. I told some of my friends who were guys about this and they think that’s way to skinny. They also said weighing 95 pounds ridiculous. I’m sorry but this article is just a way to make women feel bad about themselves. I wish I was curvier! Not a twig.

  164. Lala t on February 22nd, 2011 at 5:55 am


    115 healthy & happy with that

  165. Hang on February 26th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    24″ waist and 28″ hips?

    This is the problem with the internet. Any moron can write whatever they want and act like they are some sort of expert. Whoever wrote this article is completely ignorant of even basic human body structure.

  166. Alice on March 4th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Im 17, 5 ft 7 and about 132 lbs
    with bust: 33
    hips: 36

    I would say Im average, but on the curvier side of average, but a) is 132lbs too heavy? Everyone commenting seems to be much lower! B) Im quite near the ideal 36 24 36 but my bust is much smaller? Does that make me out of proportion?

  167. Christine on March 7th, 2011 at 1:50 am

    This website is funny & full of wrong information. I am 5’8″ (didn’t know there were so many of us) My waist is 24 inches & my hips 33 inches. I have no hips at all! I think I look like a boy, but people say I look like Alba. I don’t believe Alba has 36 inch hips!!! Where do people get their information? And 28 inch hips? That would look awful! Peope already complain that I’m too skinny, although that is just how I am. My hips look like they dip in, instead of out! I have to wear boys jeans, or I get a weird gaping around the hips or front area. Yuck! 28 inches . . . someone needs to go back to the drawing board!

  168. pricilla on March 20th, 2011 at 1:31 am

    5’2, 36-25-37, 112 lbs. brown hair, green-ish hazel eyes, coral pink lips, fair skin…my fiance can’t get enough.

    It doesn’t matter what shape you are as long as you carry yourself well. if you try to compensate with clothes or makeup you’ll just look like a tramp. What I mean is carry yourself with confidence and dress with respect to yourself instead of showing off your body. Also, if you are a TEENAGER don’t worry about your body!!! You’re still growing and developing so if you get all crazy trying to get the perfect body you’re going to disrupt your normal growth and its going to become a lifetime struggle so chill out and be a kid while you have the chance. I’ve never had to try for my body and I didn’t care to try for it. I was awkward in middle school because I started before the other girls but I decided, “whatever happens happens” and now I’m engaged to the man of my dreams, I’m in college pursuing the career I’ve wanted since I was 9 and we’re saving for our first home and planning to have a baby in a couple years.
    what do you think will happen to my body during and after pregnancy? I don’t care because I’ll be happy regardless.

  169. mmmmm on April 13th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    i need perfect measurement of 21yr girl is 27″, 24″, 27″

  170. JillC on April 20th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Did a dulusional man write this sham of an article? Get real!!! We aren’t called “barbie” and almost everything I’ve seen written is true, the ratio is unhealthy, 28″ hips really wouldn’t allow someone to birth a child, supermodels don’t have this hip size.
    Stop reading this crap, if you feel healthy and look healthy, guess what? YOU’RE HEALTHY!
    Accept yourself b/c you’re beautiful!!!

  171. Pihu on May 10th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    OMG!! This makes me feel like a GIANT!
    I am 19 yrs old medium frame girl.
    Height: 5’6” :(
    Weight: 140 lbs
    Bust: 35”
    Hip: 37”
    waist: 28”
    I am trying really hard to get that tiny waist and lose atleast 10 lbs…but my size has decreased from 14-16 YET…my weight just doesn’t budge!! WHAT TO DO???? :( m too fat :(

  172. Kat on May 17th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That hip measurement is ridiculous. I’m 19 years old and about 5′-5.1′
    and weigh about 92ib, but by waist is 22.5in and my hips are 32.5in.

    Someone with 28in hips would have absolutely no butt and would probably have too small a pelvis to safely give birth, besides looking quite odd.

  173. Jane on May 19th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    You hip measurements are WRONG!!!!!! 33 to 34 hips are VERY small on woman.
    A crazzy body is 34,23,33 THAT IS SKINY AND BARBIE LIKE. 29 hips you would look deformed!

  174. Olivia on May 19th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Ok, these measurments would be smaller than a starving kid in some third world country. My measurments are 35-25-36 and im 5’5″ and I am comsidered small but in shape. No one could ever make these measurments and your compleately insane if you want them. We all need to just focus on health and not body images and what others think.

  175. Olivia on May 19th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    im wondering how the admin cam e up with these measurments as the perfect ones.

  176. Joanne on June 2nd, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    That is no where near what I would of thought the ‘perfect’ size was. 28 inch hips? Thats tiny! I thought women were supposed to have big hips, but a 2 inch difference from the waist doesn’t seem very attractive to me. If that is ‘perfect’ then I’m far from it. 25 inch waist and 38 inch hips. I’m FAR off this idea of ‘perfection’

  177. itzel villasenor on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm


  178. aaa on June 7th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    The reason why I looked up this website was because I was trying to find an example of what normal measurements are for me. I am not overweight being 5’7″ and 118 pounds, but what I don’t understand is why everyone leaving comments basically saying “We are fine the way we are; we are in the healthy category (weight wise)” are reading this article in the first place. Yes, you may be in the healthy or ideal wieght range, but do you FEEL like you are happy with your current body? I’m assuming that multiple of the commenters are not, but won’t admit it. I am not happy with my current body because I want more toned muscles, and others may feel the same way; just face that you want change and make it happen (many people want a celebrity body and its manageable with enough effort). Now you will probably be angry with this blunt comment, but ask yourself “Why did I look at this article?”.

    Side Note: Both obesity and eating disorders are potenitally fatal, but have different frames of time of becoming fatal. I don’t believe they should be compared as to which is worse because they are both awful, and the terms should not be thrown around ignorantly; particularly when comments undermind their severity.

  179. Hannah on June 8th, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Yaa. . . It’s impossible to have 28 inch hips.

  180. melissa on June 10th, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I am 5’1 and my stats are hips 40 waist 37 1/2 and chest 39 and I am between 140 and 150. I have been doin 3 1 mile walks in a there anything else I can do. I just wanted to know if this is bad

  181. jen on June 16th, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Im 5’4, 140lbs and my measurements are 38,28,40. I am also a lacross player and solid muscle. so to those who tell me i’m not ideal can STFU!

  182. kym on June 17th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I play varsity track/vollyball/ice hockey. I tried being anorexic since my friend was losing weight quickly while using the acai berry and I just wanted to keep up with her. I was miserable. Now I am accepting my athletic body type and now believe everyone is different and should love who they are.
    I am happy with:

  183. LMAO on June 19th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I think its so funny that some random guy is telling women what their measurements have to be. I mean, if we’re just throwing numbers out… I could say the perfect man in 7 feet tall with a 9 in penis. Seriously, is anybody really listening to this crap? Maybe whoever posted this should actually read an anatomy book and learn a little bit about women… because he obviously knows NOTHING about them. How about you focus on the “perfect” measurements for your own body and let us (and our doctors) worry about ours? Thanks!

  184. diva on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:47 am

    i am a indian girl
    evryone says tht i hv a sexy figure,and i dnt wnt to spoil it through diet,this measuremnt is bullshit..guyz love curves,they dnt like bones like dnt uhndrstnd the need of zero size at all…b sexy…

  185. Joyce on June 23rd, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I also have the golden ratio of 70%, but my measurements are 29 waist and 41 hips…Also, 41 on top. This is how I look:
    I got to look like that by lifting heavy weights, doing pole dance, planks, and lots of pull ups.

    I’m 5’8″ and I weight 165 pounds. I’m Spanish, btw.

  186. Jessica on July 3rd, 2011 at 6:09 am

    This article is bullshit.

    If the perfect woman is THAT small, then we’re all doomed aren’t we?

    Anyone who IS this small, must have an eating disorder.

    The end.

  187. Hasti on July 5th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    My hieght is 5″5′ and i weight 105 pounds(48kg)..i want to know what are my perfect measures in waist, hips and bust?

  188. Violet on July 8th, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Okay, jeez.
    Well then I must be messed up, because I am taller (5’10″), weigh LESS (58 kg) but I have wider hips and a slightly bigger waist measurement.

  189. Kayla on July 8th, 2011 at 6:10 am

    This article is ridiculus. it seems was wroten by an anorexic one. the measures are completely absurds in a healthy human adult woman body. Come on!!! wake up!

  190. Carly on July 9th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Those measurements may be normal for a tall 12-year old, but women have/need hips!! The ideal waist/hip ratio, as I’ve heard is 0.7, and I’m pretty sure men, regardless of where they’re from love a woman’s curves,

    I’m 5’6 and my measurements are 33-27-38, 120-130lb. I have a wider frame because of my shoulders, so regardless of my bust size, My 38in hips do not look big and my 27in waist does not look flabby! We can sometimes control our fat, but not our bone structure.

  191. Litttleash on July 10th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Lol.. Don’t I feel like a lump!

    Height- 5’1
    Weight- 59kg
    Bust- 39′ (12-14 DD australian measurements)
    Waist- 30′
    Hips- 39′

    Oh well.. I may not be perfect in Measurements but I think I’m pretty damn hot!
    Power of the curves ladies!

  192. Ophelia on July 12th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I just had a baby 13 weeks ago. My current measurements are 35-27.5-42 They use to be 33-26-38. I am 5’5 and was an endurance athlete.
    When I was a teenager I had an eating disorder and my measurements were about 32-25-36. For me, I was REALLY underweight.

    It depends on your body type (framge) and muscule mass.

    I don’t know any women with 28 in hips. That has to be a typo. My stepdaughter is only a size 0-2 and her hips are atleast a 34. And she is 5’8

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  194. lala81 on July 14th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    My measurments are:

    Bust: 36
    Waist: 28
    Hips: 36

    I am 5’2″
    and 114 lbs.

    Im confused at which body shape I am?? i want to say hourglass.. but not sure if my waist is small enough. if its not, then what body shape am I??

  195. Alejandra on July 26th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Ummm I dont get how thats possible… im 5’8” and weigh 140 but I dont have the magical 24 inch waist… Who the hell wrote this article?!?!

  196. Allie on August 1st, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I think all these comments where people are posting their sizes asking if they’re so-called “perfect” are fishing for compliments. truth to be told, there is no perfect sizing. everybody is different, because even if you weighed a lot, you could still be healthy because muscle weighs more than fat.
    There’s also the matter of height, waist to hip ratio and levels of activity.
    Whoever had the nerve to write this article is not only full of it, but superficial and shallow.

  197. Sandy on August 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Those are interesting measurements, but i think what’s more interesting is the nearly 200 comments complaining. x.X

  198. Amy on August 6th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Well I’m 16 years old.
    Here are my measurements:
    Height: 5’6″
    Weight: 145 lbs
    Waist: 28 inches
    Hips: 34 inches
    Bust: 36C
    *Now I have a big butt and I don’t have a flat stomach but people say that I’m beautiful. I’m very self conscious but after reading all these comments, I’d have to say that it’s really ridiculous that people worry so much about their weight and their measurements. It shouldn’t matter how small you are. Yes, everyone wants to be pretty and look their best but you don’t have to look anorexic to do so. A little body fat never hurt anyone and everyone is built differently. Some of the comments say that guys like it when you are small and fit. But honestly, if all the guy cares about is your looks then he’s not good enough for you. If your boyfriend doesn’t like it that you’ve gained a little weight then tell him to deal with it because if he cares for you enough then he’ll get over it. It shouldn’t matter how much you weigh or how small your waist is, everyone is beautiful in their own way. There are no perfect measurements.

  199. Mychaela on August 8th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I’m 14 years old
    Height: 5’2″
    Weight: 93 pounds
    Bust: 30 inches or an a cup
    Hips: 30 inches
    Waist: 24 inches
    I’m just about as skinny as a person gets so the fact of someone 6 inches taller with hips 2 inches smaller than me is crazy! I have barely any body fat a person of those measurements would practically have to be a stick a lot of people say how I’m so skinny and thin but it gets just as annoying as when people talk about someone being fat or overweight. they freak out saying oh my god your only 93 pounds your too skinny!! And it does hurt it makes me Wish I could have some meat on my hips or actually hurry up and grow some boobs so maybe I’ll have that hourglass figure so many women crave for and trust me ive tried to gain weight i eat like crazy and i love food but I’m finally starting to be happy with my body, Im healthy and i know one day I’ll find someone who loves my body just the way it is :)

  200. Tweenster on August 13th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    OK here’s the drill. I am 5’8, weigh 143 lbs and measurements: 35 – 27 – 35. Thing is, there is no way one can be 28 – 24 – 28 and anywhere near the mentioned 146 lbs…
    Unless of course, a woman’s breasts are super large and weigh unhealthy weight and her thighs are wider than her hips… which would look extremely unproportional.
    So think, before you set standards!

  201. Remus on August 27th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    waist 61 and hips 71?She would look like a banana or a toothpick.What happened to the hourglass shape?I`d say 60 with 89.Plus 66kg at 1,73m is too much,but this kind of depends on the age too.

  202. Micah on August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Oh wow.
    Well I’m 17. 36-28-36. I weigh 142 and I think I have a very nive body :) I might not be the healthiest as I’m not very athletic but whatever. Although it is physically impossible for me to obtain a size 24 inch waist /: as even with my waist line my ribs protrude that’s fine cause I’m medium built..some of you guys are being ludicrous..the author clearly had their OWN opinion and was just stating it and not force feeding it down your throats after reading this article it just shoows me how out of hand body images get and these comments have saved me from my own perception of what “good looking” is as I too (like any normal teen) suffer from iinsecurities.
    Thanks guys & and the author for different views.

  203. shel on September 5th, 2011 at 3:35 am

    How were these “perfect” measurements determined? Surely not from actual medical science. You can say you pulled these measurements from Western ideals of beauty, but don’t forget that even in Western culture, a pleasantly plump figure was once seen as attractive. It meant you you actually had enough to eat because you were wealthy and high class.

    More recently, the wasp waist corsets of Victorian fashion idealized measurements that are not only impossible to attain by natural means, but also dangerously unhealthy. It’s 2011, not 1860. For a blog that advertises itself as “a lifestyle blog to get you into the health and shape you desire”, posting figures like these and claiming them to be “perfect” is downright irresponsible.

  204. Connie on September 12th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    i can’t believe that 28 inch’s are the ideal measurement for a woman’s hips at 5’8″!!! i’m nearly 5’11″ and have hips over 34″! and i’m considered skinny!! i imagine that there are many girls with 28″ hips, but they are probably alot shorter than 5’8″. i know i’m just echoing what has been said before but girls just please be happy with your shape, when you’re full up, stop eating, when you’re hungry; eat!! Do some exercise when you can and drink 2 and a half pints of water a day! One of my top rules is, be vain! love your body; literally! when you look in the mirror, tell your self how bloody gorgeous you are!! i guarantee the better you think you look; the better everyone else thinks you look, because you’re more confident!!

  205. types of bra on September 13th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Lol is it even possible to have those measurments 24 inch waist, im 30 and have a bmi of 18 which is underweight

  206. Me on September 27th, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Wow, where did you pull those numbers out of? :D An adult woman, even a short one, with 28″ hips would likely have suffered from rickets as a child and be incapable of childbearing, and the waist-to-hip ratio you have there is downright manly!
    A 24-inch-waist is quite small for such a tall woman, but possible (you see it on some models), but the hip measurement is completely absurd. If you actually met such a woman you’d probably mistake her for a teenage boy. :D
    Also, coming up with an ‘ideal’ height is pretty stupid. Should 5’4″ women have themselves stretched in pursuit of beauty? 6′ women have some vertebrae removed, eh? Stupidest blog post I’ve read in a while!

  207. Me on September 27th, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Oh, and if such a woman existed, the only way she’d weigh that much was if she had H cup boobs or enormous, bodybuilder muscles (the latter of which you might enjoy, since it sounds as though you like male proportions in general. ;))

  208. Tessa on October 1st, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I think it depends on how the person is built. Our body shape and measurements depend heavily on our genes and skeletal system. I’m 15, 5’8 and I’m 45kg(paper-light, i know)My measurements are 31′ 21′ 32.5′ and although i have practially no fat on my hips(only the butt area), it’s still pretty large in comparison to my waist. And very honestly, I don’t see how those measurements would look ideal on any woman. A man’s instinct is to look for a woman with larger hips to bear children so I don’t see how someone with 28′ hips would be very desirable. (PS, i know i’m underweight. I just have problems putting on weight–>faced by some other models)

  209. Marissa on October 23rd, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Umm none of this matters because the only reason people care about what their measurements are is to attract the opposite sex (or same sex is you swing that way). But truth is even though men are seen to only like extremely thin women, that is not true. My mom is very big (I mean like approaching 300 pounds) and she never had trouble finding men. A lot of them successful, nice and attractive. And I am about 5″10 180 38 C, 34 waist 40 hip and I also never had trouble finding guys. And even really thin women like my friend who is 100 lbs always turned heads. So I say as long as your comfortable and have a pretty face guys will like you and you’ll be just fine.

  210. JMcKnight on November 8th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    It is no surprise to me to see how many people have strong objections to this post. Note to the author of this article: You fail math, genetics, and body mechanics forever!

  211. Holly on November 13th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    REALLY?! im 13 yrs old, and have WIDE hips for my age, 25.5, and my waist is 23, and i weight about 120 lbs, and i eat like a teenage boy i neve stop eating, and if a girl that tall is about the same weight as agirl who just reached 5’3 and 1/2, and really skinny. so wrong.

  212. Moi on November 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    what i find absurd is that 146 lbs is considered ideal. yes, for someone 5’8” thats perfectly healthy, but for the “perfect woman” i would have expected a much lower number.

    height: 5’8″
    weight: 117 lbs
    bust: 34
    waist: 27
    hips: 34

    i agree with the people who said that having a pretty face is more important. I mean, you see plenty of fat actors with decent looking faces.

  213. marleen on November 28th, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Quite a lot of interesting responses. Actually, I hate to see people looking so skinny and unhealthy. How could people actually promote that? It is all about business. Food, fitness, pharmaceutics, nutritionist, everyone is just about commercialism and scraping the pockets of the fools who become the mass.

  214. Liz on December 12th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I’m 14 years old. I’m 5’2 and weigh 105 pounds. my bust is a 32D my waist is 23 inches and my hips are 37

  215. helen on December 27th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Wow I feel even more depressed after reading half these comments!
    I’m 19, nearly 20 and from the UK.
    I feel very paranoid and self concious about my looks and body, always have and always will.
    I’m obsessed with my weight and always worrying about looking fat.
    I have a big bum (everyone calls me Kim kardashian :( ) and 32d breasts. I have an hourglass figure but I hate it! I’d do anything to be thin. My measurements are;

    Thighs – 22 inches (grim)
    Waist – 26 inches
    Hips – 35 inches
    Chest – 36 inches

    :( :(

  216. Amz on January 4th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I’m 5’2″

    My bust is 34″
    My waist is 26.5″
    My hips are 33″

    And weight about 116lbs

    But I would love to be

    And 99lbs

  217. shorty on January 15th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Hi , I am 5’3 and weigh 115 pounds with a 36 bust 26 waist and 36 hip and I am very small! I cannot believe people think it is okay for a woman whom is 5’8 to be 120 pounds that is severely underweight and unhealthy. My body is very curvy and fit , and I love it, because I know I am healthy and look good that way. I am naturally small and will not go on diets or starve myself on account to becoming a 24 inch waist because it’s ridiculous. Woman need to have more confidence and forget about the “perfect” size that a woman is portrayed to be. As long as your healthy and feel that you look good, you shouldn’t thrive on loosing 10 pounds to be considered the perfect size. look at Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez some of the most beautiful woman in the world and do not have what you all call the perfect body but still manage to be absolutely stunning. Please get a new perspective if you think being the ideal size is healthy.

  218. Shayna on January 27th, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I find this very hard to believe. I’m 5’8″ 36D-28-37 and only weigh 132. I don’t see how a woman could have a 24 inch waist, and 28 inch hips and reach 146 pounds. It’s not possible to have those measurements and weigh 146, unless some other body parts are far out of proportion.

  219. nijah on February 18th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    wow! this article is hilarious and awful at the same time. I am 5 8 166lbs 36-26-42 and beautiful. perfection is found in self not some stupid web site. if you ever watch a main stream music video or pick up a King magazine u will see small waisted woman with an ass out to the moon and its appreciated and adored! who wants an anorexic broom stick to hold on to at nite!!!lol! good times

  220. Jay17 on April 13th, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I have always dreamed of having a decent looking body, but what should people do when loosing weight is a problem, not that I don’t want to loose weight. The hardest thing for me to stop worrying about my weight is when I choose anorexia over eating. Life just gets to hard sometimes and loosing weight makes a person feel well, fat. Its hard to say that people in this world can be perfect, but truth is if everyone is true to themselves then they are perfect in their own way. I only dream though of being the weight of at least 120 lbs, but for me I weigh 189 lbs, so sometimes I feel as if weight just isn’t lost, but Hope is.

  221. LaBelle on April 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’m guessing that most people viewed this site for the same reasons as I did – curiosity. I’m not uncomfortable with my body shape. I’m quite a fit person and I regularly exercise. I’m 21 and 5′ 7″. My measurements are:

    Bust: 37″
    Waist: 27″
    Hips: 41″
    Weight: 66kg / 145lbs.

    So yeah, I have a pretty big bum, I have never had any complaints! I can’t imagine having 28″ hips… That’d be 13″ less than they are now, which is a scary thought.

    I’ve never been called fat – most people think I’m slim (not twig thin, obviously, with an ass like mine!). Most websites say I have a ‘pear shape’ or just say ‘we have no category that fits your measurements’, which is interesting.

    There really is no perfect body shape. I think most women have something about themselves that they would change, but I’m really not going to complain. I can still wish though :) but so far, my bum hasn’t shrunk.

    Enjoy your life, ladies, and I will enjoy my big behind, comparatively small waist and reasonable boobs (as will my boyfriend).

  222. fatty Joannne on April 26th, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I agree with this with you it really depends on the country because I know that in some countries they drink nothing but goat milk just to gain weight. In that country a fat butt is considered a good thing. Here in America it’s the the worse having a fat buttocks. Well I am sort of husky if you will but thats ok with me

  223. C. on May 9th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Dude. Women look so amazing when their hips have about 12 inch difference from their waist. For example, a woman with a 24″ waist will have a stunning figure if her hips are about 36″.

    If the difference between waist and hips is significantly less than 12 inches, then the woman looks prepubescent or boy-ish. So a woman with 24″ waist and 28″ hips will essentially look like an 8 year old girl. That’s only a measly 4 inch difference between waist and hips!

    Look up “waist-hip-ratio” people. It is suppose to be around 0.6 or 0.7 to be attractive.

  224. Risky Scarlet on June 10th, 2012 at 3:34 am

    What’s the difference between a little girl and a woman? CURVES, that’s what puberty is for people. It is sad to see how many people are ashamed or have a problem with being curvy. Women have wide hips so we can carry and deliver babies. Bump the measurements and focus on your health, you can be as thin as a post and not be able to do 20 jumping jacks, now that’s unhealthy.

    I am 5’4″.5

    Bust 42
    Waist 34
    Hips 45

    I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT! Men and women compliment me on my figure :)

  225. Annonymous on June 11th, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I weigh 140 pounds, 5’8, and my measurments are 36- 25-36…. So according to “society” I am almost the “perfect women”

    … And somehow my self-confidence is not any better, i don’t feel anymore beautiful… Why???? Becasue there is no perfect women… Teh fact that society stilljudeges women more on their looks over their personalities is vey sad,but even looking beyond that… Theres no way to get enough data in order to determind what men find most attractive. I love myslef now, and the acceptance of society, or being labled perfect, isnt why, i love myself because i am beautiful, as is every gurl and woman (minus like serial killers, adn just those needy bitc.ches)Even if 65 percetn of men in the world found that the perfect size, that doesnt mean it is.. theres still millions of men (hey.. or lesbians) that would prefer a girl smaller or bigger… There is no perfect size,,, we all are just people, be healthy and love yourself, because being beautiful is something your born with, not something you obtain through intense exercise or dieting,,, I love being a size six, but whether im that, a 16 or 2, I’m still me, and that is trul perfect<3

  226. Becca on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    28 inch waist on a 5,8 woman should be physically impossible. If it is possible, she better be in a mental hospital recovering from a horrible eating disorder and she’s lucky to be alive.

    Personally, I’m 5,6 122lbs 34-25-36, body fat % somewhere between 18 and 20%. I can run marathons at these numbers and the number of men that bother me is a bit annoying…No sane man would like a woman who looked like a skeleton!

  227. Eliza on August 18th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Im Eliza, 16
    5’4″ now
    34D now
    27 waist
    38 Hips

    I find the shorter you are the worse your ends will look but the ‘more’ curve you have.
    Im shooting for 36-38D 28 waist and 36-38 hips like my sister T T
    YOUNGER sister :/
    Any chance of this happening- supposidly..

  228. Nadya on August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    so , im 5’3, i weigh 115 my chest is 33.5 my waist is 25 and my hips are 33 does this mean im like awkward? no, it does not, and last time i checked the perfect height was 5’5 and its 36 24 36

  229. Love big round butt on September 24th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I am a man who enjoys looking at nice curves and worships round beautiful butts and big firm boobs and small waists. I do think that a 28 size hip is a male-like butt and does not arouse any man. It depends on your skeleton size, but as long as you have the curves then you are beautiful. You will have the perfect body size if your waist is one third (1/3) less than your hips and bust. So 36-24-36 is perfect and would drop any man to ground (see 24 + 1/3*(24) = 36). But 39-26-39 is perfect too, because it kept the same ratio.

  230. M on September 25th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Everyone is so eager to say that being curvy is beautiful that they are starring to say that being slim/petite isn’t! I’m 5’2″ and my measurements are 33, 24, 33 and I don’t look like an 8 year old boy! Ok, that’s not as extreme as having 28″ hips at 5’8″ but that seems pretty impossible to me. Also, it really depends if you are toned because that looks way better than flab haha

  231. Victoria on October 30th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    28″ hips?! I really do not think so. ;)

    I am 5’8″.
    B 35″
    W 24″
    H 36″

    I get enough excercise so nothing “shifts” and all stays firm/toned enough. Personally not a fan of the very muscular (“toned”) look on females, but that is a matter of taste.

    I wear a dress size 6, or 4, with a 33″ inseam. With all the size 0 hype, I am not really sure I would look good at that size and my height, even thought it’s supposedly done in Hollywood and on the runways. In an attempt to try it out I got down as far as a small 4 and heard from EVERYBODY how thin I was and my face looked “starved”. So thanks, but no thanks. Body of a 18 year old, face that of an 80 year old? LOL Yeah, without me. ;)

  232. Mia on November 15th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I am 15
    5 foot 11
    Bust: 35 inches
    Waist: 28 inches
    Hip: 36 inches

    How are these measurements? Usually people say it should be 36-24-36 or something similar. But I’m really not too sure. I have been obsessing about my body image for the the past few weeks because my friends are all much skinnier and taller. I feel like the “FAT FRIEND” even though I’m not exactly “fat”. However I don’t think its a bad idea to lose some of my tummy fat.

    I am content with the size of my bust and my waist. But I’m scared that if I try to lose weight on my tummy, I will not have any boobs left! Is there a possible way to lose tummy fat without losing breast muscle?

    I think this was an excellent article, because there really isn’t the “perfect” body. People should just be happy. And I want to be happy… So yeah any advise? :)

  233. Michelle on December 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I’m amazed and how many young women/teens are posting their measurements and are so worried about their bodies. When I was a teen I weighed about 20 pounds less than I do now and I assure you the change has been for the better and simply the result of increased muscle mass and bigger boobs. Focus on being healthy and trust me when I say that what others find attractive isn’t found in measurements.Body composition is so different from individual to individual. Here are my measurements, and keep in mind I lift weights and exercise consistently. I assure you that I have no complaints from men! If I weighed less I’d either look terribly skinny or I’d lose muscle mass and look unfit and unhealthy.

    Height 5’9″
    Bust 32E
    Waist 27.5″
    Hips 36.5″
    Weight 141 lbs

    Most people think I have small hips. If I went any smaller I’d have no booty and I’d much rather have a nice ass than a smaller measurement.

  234. mgr on December 14th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    28 inch hips on a 5’8 woman?! that really seems impossible.

    I mean not even I have such small hips, and Im a pretty small person at

    5’2, about 91 lbs.

    30, 23, 30.5 ….

  235. BMI-women on December 22nd, 2012 at 1:04 am

    As much as I do believe we should not be relying too heavily on BMI standard measurement, I do appreciate for sharing this post, thank you!

  236. BodyConfident on January 18th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I’ve been trying to find out whether my size and weight is ‘normal’ after recently being called fat- or in other words an elephant.

    So heres my details- would love to hear feedback on whether it was just a cruel joke or whether I actually need to do something about it!

    B: 34
    W: 27
    H: 39

    Weight 133lbs
    Height 5″5

    My BMI is apparently 22.1 which is healthy- so do i need to worry!?

  237. Fabb on March 24th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Whoever wrote this article had a typo!
    I’m 42 years old and 5’9
    125 pounds
    Bust: 33 1/2
    Waist: 28
    Hips: 38
    I wear a size 5! People tell me I’m too thin, but I eat right and exercise. No way could my hips be 28…ridiculous!!

  238. grannyG on May 21st, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Here goes. I am 67. 5’8″ female. Active walking minimum 2 miles per day. Along with pilates and swimming every week. My measurements are 210lbs. 50 bust (full) 39 waist and 50 hips. Very long muscular thighs and arms. BMI is 33 I think. I don’t have any health issues. Supple and good muscle tone. Keep using them or lose them and your health.

  239. aussie on January 3rd, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Hi everyone.

    Realise this post is quite old but thought I would through in my 2 cents worth. I agree that at 15 you are too young to worry. I have always been tall and broad and picked on for that. Now at 23 (yes still young) I realise I worried too much. I let myself get up to 85 kgs (185lbs) at 19 years old.

    I have gone to a lot of trouble to get to where I am now. I am finally starting to feel comfortable in my body but I realise that if you get too caught up in it all it can take over your life.

    I currently am:

    Figured out I almost fit the perfect hip to waist ratio and am happy with my body, apart from my flabby arse, which I think is the reason my boyfriend broke up with me (joke, I’m just too crazy for him).

    But all things considered I think it’s just important to feel happy with your body. No one is perfect, especially if you start to include crazy measurements like leg to height ratios. Just be happy with who you are, work on things you can change like eating habits and exercise. If you’re a lovely enough person someone will recognise that and not even care about how you look!

    Some of that is a bit contradictory. Sorry….

  240. ohna on March 6th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    height=5 feet
    waist=19 inches
    weight=50 kg

    i really hate my body figure how i wish to have a height like a athlete :)

  241. Ivy on October 4th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Hi my name is Ivy I am having a midlife crisis or something to get on this sight because I have never really been Overweight really except now suddenly and when I got pregnant with my dr says I need to lose 20 lbs I peaked at his office at 175 lbs and I’m 5’8″ tall and have always stayed between 135 to 155 no bigger than that I find the more active I am typically I’ll weigh more but measure smaller. So I learned early on weight didn’t necessarily define your attractive ratios but measurements do! Always measure don’t rely on scales they are worthless! Throw your scales out ladies go by measuring tape! You’ll thank me in the end! I was anorexic a couple of times between the ages of sixteen and 20! I blame those skeletal models! And stupid media telling women they have to starve to be beautiful! bullshit!!

  242. Ivy on October 4th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Anyway I’m going to post how much weight I lost really in inches three weeks from now! My current measurements today which are not typical for me ever to be this huge! They go as follows: bust 41″ (38 d) my waist is 33″ my hips are 38 1/2″ and I’m roughly 5’8″ inces tall maybe 5’8 and a half inces.everyone please wish me luck as age will as we all know make it a little harder to drop the weight !! Love to all the girls out there struggling with their weight or maybe your struggle is something totally different my heart goes out to you all! Please girls love yourselves! Then you will see how everything then will fall magically in place! Don’t forget to be kind to those who don’t seem so kind theirselves you’d be surprised they often are the ones who need our kindnesses the most! God bless! Pray for my weight loss accomplishment! I thank you Jesus Christ for restoring my body to the way you intended for it to be! amen!!!

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