By Marianne Beach, GALTime.com staff
We've heard it said a thousand times. Marilyn Monroe--one of the sexiest women in the world--was a size sixteen. But, wow, she looked great in clothes! Part of her appeal? Her dramatic hourglass figure. Voluptuous chest, full hips, narrow waist. She wasn't afraid to flaunt her assets. And everything looked good on her!
But because of changing body shapes over the last few decades, few of us today can boast that traditional hourglass figure she so perfectly embodied. In fact, a recent study by North Carolina State University looked at six thousand women and found only eight percent of them sport what Marilyn and other golden age beauties like Sophia Loren had back in the day. Instead, we're more likely to be one of the following:
Rectangular- 46% of women
Pear Shaped- 20% of women (this is me!)
Inverted Triangle- 14% of women
Another study, this one of British women by UniversityRead More »from Changing Shape of Women: Are You a Rectangle or a Triangle?