The Skittle is characterized by a long slender upper body which gets wider at the middle, and carry most of their weight around the thighs. They have average boobs, slim waist, ok tummy, big thighs and chunky calves.
For the Skittle it's all about emphasizing the top half and balancing the bottom half.
(The 12 body shapes and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are random pictures from Tumbler, Pinterest or borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
2/1/2016 03:13:09 am
I was very much enjoying this website though I suggest using more appropriate language than 'tits', thanks.
17/2/2016 01:01:55 pm
Hi, Skittle. I am just using the exact language Trinny and Susannah uses in their book (the British styling duo and creators of "The Body Shape Bible"). So, I didn't think it would be offensive to anyone, seeing as they have published their book using that exact frase.
19/5/2016 08:40:48 pm
I am so confused about my body shape and I need help to determine which body shape I am. I am overweight for my height but it doesn't look like I am overweight. My shoulders are the same width as my hips, and my waist is a 10.5 difference from my hips. I have a stomach and it does sticks out, but it doesn't stick out a lot like the apple shape and its not as flat as the pear or hourglass stomachs when they gain weight. I have very thick thighs and I also have a medium to large butt with chunky thighs. If you can answer what type of body shape I am, I will be eternally grateful to you!!!
20/5/2016 10:50:59 am
Hi! :-) If you want you can send me some photos of you on email@example.com. It is usually easier to determine the shape visually.
20/5/2016 03:46:20 pm
my chest size is big, I feel like they are on the more balanced side but that can be due to me working out my calve muslces. I feel like my shoulders are broad but they are more on the slanted side. My shoulders do match my hips. The only thing is my stomach, like its rounded but you can still see my waist and I also have pretty muscular thighs.
20/5/2016 04:20:51 pm
Hi, again :-) It does sound like you might be a Cello or a Brick.
23/5/2016 07:07:14 pm
I also am at a loss of body type. I associate myself as a pear, but i have a massive belly. I have gotten extremely large after having a baby but i never was easily able to define my body. No matter how big ive gotten my body shape has stayed the same.
1/6/2016 07:30:50 am
Hi, Elizabeth :-) You could be a skittle, but I wouldn't say a "plus sized" one. There are no right or wrong sizes for a body type, and no standard size, but more of a type of shape. You coul'd quite possible be a Skittle. If you'd like, you could send me some photos on firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can help you determine that. it's sometimes easier with a visual aid.
9/10/2016 02:28:25 pm
9/10/2016 04:43:16 pm
Hi, Ayu. As a fellow Skittle, I feel you. I had a lot of the same problems when I was younger and hadn't gotten used to my shape yet. It's so easy to feel big if you don't show of your figure the right way. The Skittle is not one of the stereotype body types one usually hears of, as the quite similar Pear shape is a little different. So, it can be hard to figure out your what works and what doesn't for you. Sleeveless works, absolutely. However, the Skittle has OK arms, not great ones, so capped sleeves is not the best choice. Go for a sleeveless look that shows off your entire shoulder, to highlight the slenderness of the arm, and not focus on what little extra that may have settled on your upper arm. Spaghetti straps are too thin, but a thumb sized strap and up to a full sleeveless look, can work really well. For longer, go for a proper t-shirt sleeve, and longer. Fluted sleves aren't the best look. You want to show off your arms. Basically, show off your slender parts, wear something flared, but not big and bulky over your fuller sized parts,and then you don't have to worry about it.
5/11/2016 11:04:33 pm
6/11/2016 02:28:29 pm
Hi, Londzi. I think you do sound like a Skittle/Pear, and the defining difference between the two is mainly about where your widest part in. A Pear has wide, rounded hips, big bum and full thighs, heavy lower legs, chunky calves, all together rounded in a way similar to the round shape of an Hourglass hip and thigh. The Skittle will be quite similar, but the thighs are the fullest part of their figure. Wide hips and bum will be a little bit less dominant compared to thighs. So it's mostly a thigh situation, while the pear has all of it. I think it sounds like you might be a Pear or Skittle with wider that usual shoulders. That would mean that you follow the Pear/Skittle rules, except for the ones regarding widening the shoulders, as they are already somewhat balanced. You are still bottom heavy, because even thought the width is the same, the top part has less muscle and body fat than the lower half, leaving the bottom half as the dominating feature.
6/1/2017 06:52:39 am
This blog has helped me know more about my body and what to wear and not wear but I'm still not exactly sure about my body type. I have small A boobs, a long chest and a rectangle-ish little to nothing waist but there's some fat on the lower belly. (It's somewhere around flat at the morning if I ate something light the night before.) My arms are upper and lower arms are slender and my shoulders are slightly larger than my hips. But then from waist down is where it starts getting disproportionate. My thighs are chunky but there's a small diamond gap in the middle and my calves are just chunky. (If height matters then I'm only 5ft.) I have a little dysphoria about my body because of my body type.
6/1/2017 10:57:08 am
Hi, Evan. Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Makes me happy to hear that these body type posts are of positive use to people.
1/7/2017 05:48:44 pm
I'm confused of my body type cause eod have small boobs, waist with large hips and wide shoulders
2/8/2017 04:31:15 am
Hi, Safia. I think that sounds perfectly normal for a Skittle. A Skittle doesn't always have narrow shoulders, but can be more of a slender shoulders compared to the hips, thighs, and lower legs. I'm the same type of Skittle, and so I just don't add width to my shoulders. The rule about frilly things on your top hald should still work though, as long as it doesn't hide your waist or make your top half disapear. Your measurements also sound like a Skittle, as the chest is not flat and the hips are still wider than shoulders when you measure around. My shoulders are just as wide as my hips when you see me from the front, but I have a lot more meat on my lower half, so it's still wider if you measure around. You could Also Check out the Bell and the Pear. Or maybe even the Vase, but most likely you are a Skittle.
30/7/2021 08:17:55 am
I would LOVE some help to determine if I fall into the skittle or pear category. I definitely consider myself a "bottom heavy" gal. I am 5'2" and approximately 120 lbs. My bust is 36 (bra size 32D), waist is 26, and hips about 37/38. I have a round bootie, heavy thighs and thick (not muscular) calves.
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