What does a woman's measurements 34-24-35 mean?

A woman's basic shape is defined by her bust, waist and hips. 34-24-35 means 34-inch bust, 24-inch waist and 35-inch hips.

In many Western countries, the "ideal" size for a woman is said to be 36"-24"-36" (90-60-90 cm).

Most common female body shapes:

Apple (triangle downward) - Apple-shaped women have broader shoulders and bust, and narrower hips.

Banana, or straight (rectangular) - Banana-shaped women's waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hip or bust measurement.

Pear, Spoon, or Bell (triangle upward) - Pear-shaped women's hip measurements are greater than their bust measurements.

Hourglass Shape (triangles opposing, facing in) - Here, the hip and bust are almost of equal size, with a narrow waist.

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