Grecian Ideal Calculator: Ideal Body Measurements – Fitness Volt (2023)

Use the Grecian Ideal calculator to estimate your muscular potential and ideal muscle group proportions. Learn how to look aesthetic.

Wrist in Inches

Have you ever wondered how big your arms can get naturally or steroid-free? (most guys have). While there are many factors that determine someone’s ability to pack on lean muscle mass, the size of your joints can tell a lot about your genetic potential.

The Grecian ideal calculator offers an approximation of ideal muscle proportions based on your wrist circumference. But whether or not your biceps could ever be 2.5x the size of your wrists, it doesn’t hurt to aim for the moon.

We’re also realistic in that you may never reach the suggested measurements.

Keep reading to learn about this awesome tool.

What Is The Grecian Ideal Calculator and How Does It Work?

Decent muscle mass, symmetry, proportion, and leanness are all essential components of an aesthetically pleasing physique.

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The ancient Greeks had the right idea, or rather their own ideal of the perfect male body characterized by wider shoulders in comparison to waist size, solid overall muscle development and balance, and low enough body fat (likely low double-digit).

Eugen Sandow, also known as the “Father of Modern” Bodybuilding was believed to have attained something close enough to the Greek-god-like image (not far off if you’ve seen pics of the legend). Sandow also adopted the term “Grecian Ideal” to describe the highly sought-after look.

Try This Legendary Eugen Sandow Workout Inspired By The Father Of Modern Bodybuilding

The multi-talented bodybuilder and strength athlete believed that the Greeks’ had a superior knowledge of the body’s form and development. His goal physique was also highly inspired by the proportions of Greek statues such as Hercules Farnese, Dying Gaul, and Artemision Bronze.

He’d even go as far as to visit museums and measure the proportions of the statues in an effort to devise his blueprint (Grecian Ideal).

While Eugen Sandow will always have an important place in history, we’ve also seen many legends and icons with awe-inspiring physiques throughout the years.

Bodybuilders like Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Lee Labrada, and Serge Nubret to name a few have also embodied what could certainly be considered an ideal level of muscular development.

Although, the lean, and fit “athletic physique” seems to get most of the votes by women for what they think looks most attractive and desirable.

How To Use The Grecian Ideal Calculator

This is undoubtedly the simplest calculator that you’ll find on our website. There are just three steps to see your genetic potential estimate.

Step 1: Choose your preferred unit of measurement: Imperial (lbs, hours, and minutes) or metric (kilograms, hours, and minutes).

Step 2: Enter your wrist size.

(Video) The "Ideal" Bodyweight/Measurements For An Aesthetic Physique

Step 3: Hit Calculate!

Now for the exciting part. The calculator will provide your ideal measurements for each body part and you can then see how you currently match up.

The calculator estimates measurements for the following muscle groups.

  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Hip
  • Biceps
  • Forearm
  • Thigh
  • Calve
  • Neck

How To Measure Each Body Part

So now you get to pull out your soft measuring tape and see how your biceps, calves, and other areas measure up. But not so fast. We know some of you may be tempted to get a quick pump before flexing your biceps.

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All of your measurements should ideally be taken in the morning and before you’ve eaten or had anything to drink, and before a workout. It should also be done when you are not carb-loading to most accurately reflect your arm size on a daily basis.


A common recommendation is to measure the non-dominant wrist.

To do this, turn your palm up, open your hand, and measure the circumference of the area between the bony protrusion of your wrist and your hand.


To get an accurate measurement of your chest which is a little more challenging than other body parts, have someone wrap the tape around the part of your chest that sticks out the most, and then around your shoulder blades and under the armpits.

Take a normal breath and relax to get the best measurement.


Your waist measurement should be taken right above the belly button but below the ribcage.


This is the largest part of your buttocks below the waist. Ideally, have someone do it for you but you can get a good measurement on your own.


While the biceps are just the two-headed muscle on the front of your upper arms, there’s no way to only measure this muscle and so this really means the entire arm including the triceps too.

For the best measurement, flex your arm and wrap the tape over the highest point of your bicep and straight down and around your triceps. Measure both arms.


Flex your forearm and measure at the meatiest part.

Thigh / Upper leg

Flex your upper leg and measure at the biggest part.


Point your toe down and flex your calve then measure the thickest part.


Stand up straight and have someone measure the thickest part of your neck. Although, it’s not hard to do it yourself.

Golden Ratio/Adonis Index

It’s no secret that a broad set of shoulders are a universal symbol of strength and a male trait that women find desirable and attractive. But paired with a large waist and bulging belly, this look doesn’t quite have the same appeal.

The Golden ratio or Adonis Index addresses this exact point by describing what is believed to be the perfect shoulder to waist ratio – 1:1.618.

That’s right, those numbers at the end of the previous sentence didn’t end up there by mistake. It’s apparently a pretty big deal.

But it goes much further than analyzing the perfect balance between the shoulders and waist. 1.618 is an ancient and unique mathematical concept that’s been studied by many of the greatest minds in history from Euclid to Pythagoras in ancient Greece to Leonardo of Pisa in Italy.

The Golden Ratio is found in nature such as leaf growth patterns, geometry, mathematics, architecture, art, financial markets, music, and human shape, and proportions. It’s essentially a combination of various elements put together in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible.

The Grecian ideal measurements are described below.

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  • Flexed arm: 2.5x larger than non-dominant wrist
  • Flexed calves: Same size as flexed arms
  • Shoulders: 1.618x larger than waist
  • Chest: 6.5x larger than non-dominant wrist
  • Upper leg: 1.75x larger than knee

While the standards may not be the same for everyone, these measurements are pretty spot on regarding what we’d imagine an aesthetic physique to look like.

While the calculator does not provide all of the above-listed body part measurements and probably isn’t 100% spot-on in comparison, it can give you a rough idea of ideal proportions.

The good thing though, is that you don’t have to try and do any math if your goal is to get your body to match these measurements and overall proportions or see where you are right now.

The calculator uses a formula to do this for you.

So let’s say you have a 7-inch wrist. Your estimated proportions according to the Grecian Ideal calculator will look like the following.

  • Chest – 46 inches
  • Waist – 32 inches
  • Hip – 39 inches
  • Biceps – 17 inches
  • Forearm – 13 inches
  • Thigh – 24 inches
  • Calve – 16 inches
  • Neck – 17 inches
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But What About Body Fat Percentage?

Without taking into consideration body fat percentage, the perfect proportions may become less ideal. For example, higher body fat will also mean a larger midsection in comparison to other body parts for some people.

Body fat can have a significant effect on proportions.

Try this cutting plan to lose fat and maintain muscle.

Although, there was really no way to measure this in the 1800s and so there are no specifics as to the ideal fat percentage range.

There were also no performance-enhancing drugs back then and they didn’t have the diet and training knowledge that we have today.

This is another reason to take your results with a grain of salt.

But typically, you want to have a lower body fat percentage for the most accurate muscle size and waist measurements/proportions estimate. Think about it, someone may have 17-inch arms but 25% body fat. But what about the person with 17-inch arms and 10% body fat?

The latter is much more impressive and brag-worthy!

For men, 8-10% body fat seems to be a good, healthy range for impressively visible muscle mass.

But with that being said, we don’t all have the same goals and we don’t see why it wouldn’t be perfectly fine to have 15% body fat while also wanting to be proportionate at the same time.

Try our body fat calculator.

Doesn’t Height and Weight Matter?

It sure does. The calculator only considers wrist size but what about height/limb length and weight. After all, these two factors do play a huge role in muscle size and proportions.

Use our BMI calculator to determine whether you may be underweight or overweight for your height.

Typically, a taller person can carry more muscle mass overall even if they don’t look as big. However, if you think about it, taller many times translates to larger bone size although this certainly is not always the case.

Limb length can also affect proportions too as not everyone has the same length body parts.

The Grecian Ideal calculator also falls short here as it doesn’t consider height and limb length.

Casey Butt, PH.D., actually came up with a calculator/formula that does factor in height, along with body fat percentage, and wrist and ankle measurements. There’s a good chance you’ve come across this handy tool during your journey to making gains.

It’s arguably more accurate in determining genetic potential while remaining at a lower body fat percentage.

(Video) What's Considered The Perfect Male Body? (The Adonis Index)

Genetics still play a massive role in muscular potential though and no calculator can predict these things a hundred percent. So while the Grecian Ideal tool or Casey Butt’s calculator tells you that natural, lean 18-inch arms are attainable, it may not be realistic.

That’s OK though, no matter your genetics, anyone can build impressive arms and look aesthetic overall.

How Many Years of Training Does It Take To Reach Your Full Genetic Potential?

This is a question that is almost impossible to answer because it’s dependent on factors such as genetics, proper training and nutrition, consistency, physical and mental health, and daily habits in general (sleep, hydration, etc).

Typically, most people don’t max out their gains, and even so, there’s arguably always room to make progress, even if minuscule.


Have you ever known someone who has heaps of muscle with no prior training or maybe they’re a newbie and already have your dream physique after only six months in the gym?

Or heck, maybe you’re that guy… or gal.

Well, these are the types who typically reach their genetic potential the fastest so long as they are consistent with everything.

However, each body type, whether you’re an ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph, has its own advantages.

Take our quiz to find your body type and learn about what makes each one different and unique.

It’s also important to note that we’re referring to natural lifters. Using performance-enhancing drugs (which we’re not condoning the use of) would likely help someone reach what would be their genetic potential much faster.

Also read:Top 5 Bodybuilders With The Best Genetics Ever

Proper training and nutrition

Are you continually adding more weight, pushing out more reps, or using methods to continually implement progressive overload?

If the answer is no, and assuming your nutrition habits are decent, then don’t expect to reach your genetic potential as quickly as you could.

Many beginners tend to do the same routines using the same weights for too long and as a result, they don’t gain much muscle and eventually realize (if they even realize it all) that they’ve been spinning their wheels.

Related: The Best Workout Program For Natural Bodybuilders

But on the other side of the token, many will overtrain and neglect good nutritional habits on top of that.

Resistance training stimulates a strength and hypertrophic response and your food intake is responsible for the repair and growth process.

Also read: Real-World Eating for More Muscle


This one doesn’t need much explanation. If you’re not training several days per week, sufficiently stimulating each muscle group, eating enough protein, and doing all the right things, then you’re prolonging the process.

As with anything, you must be committed and consistent for best results.

Physical and mental health

Any issues that affect your ability to consistently train, eat, and focus to work toward your goals are going to impede your progress.

Suffering from injuries, illnesses, stress, depression, and anxiety or even having deficiencies and hormonal imbalances can push your gains back months and even years.

Of course, for some things, like a broken rib, for example, you have to just wait it out. But for others, it’s entirely possible to find solutions whether through therapy, lifestyle changes, medications, etc.

(Video) Ideal Body

Daily habits

An extension of the previous point, there are daily habits that everyone should do to ensure they are setting themselves up for long-term success… that’s right, “long-term” success.

If you don’t have some sort of health routine or a regime that keeps you on track mentally and physically, then don’t expect to see results on a week-to-week basis.

Things like getting enough sleep, watching your alcohol consumption, and drinking enough water can make a massive difference in how you feel and subsequently, your choices.

Can You Gain A Lot More Muscle Than What The Calculator Estimates?

The calculator is by no means 100% accurate. In fact, your wrist size doesn’t tell the whole story.

It may help to aim for an aesthetic and proportional physique but again, the above factors can affect just how much muscle you ultimately pack on. That may mean more or less muscle relative to the calculator estimations.

Not everyone has the same genetics or the ability to develop muscle groups to the same degree.

For example, if two people have the same size wrists and similar body fat but one has better leg genetics, they will develop more muscle in their legs.

It’s also important to not let any formula or calculator discourage you from working as hard as you can to develop your body to the maximum. It’s many times possible to achieve more than you may have imagined you ever could.

Natural Vs. Enhanced Measurements

While we may have hinted at this earlier, the calculator is most accurate for natural lifters. While we’re not suggesting that we condone the use of performance-enhancing substances (although we aren’t condemning it either), you are much less limited regarding the size of muscles and leanness.

Legends like Eugen Sandow, George Hackenschmidt (where the hack squat got its name), and Otto Arco built impressive physiques steroid-free. They also didn’t have the knowledge we have today and for that, you can’t help but be incredibly impressed by what they’ve achieved naturally.

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Build Your Greek God Bod!

Whether you’ve already surpassed your estimated potential or you want something to aim for, the Grecian Ideal calculator is an interesting, yet useful tool.

While it may not be 100% accurate, that’d be near impossible anyway. There are so many factors that determine your gains potential and proportions so have fun with it and see how close you can get to the measurements if you haven’t already surpassed them!

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What is the Grecian ideal body measurements? ›

This Grecian Ideal states that your flexed arms and calves should be 2.5 times larger than your non-dominant wrist, your shoulders should be 1.618 times larger than your waist, your chest should be 6.5 times larger than your wrist, and your upper leg should be 1.75 times larger than your knee.

What is V shape body measurements? ›

The Grecian Ideal embodies that "V" shaped look from the upper waist up to the shoulders. To achieve it, you'll need a narrow waist and large shoulder width. Specifically, you'll want your shoulders to be 1.618x the size of your shoulders. Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waistline.

What were the ancient Greek ideal male body proportions? ›

According to the ancient Greeks, the ideal male physique should have these measurements: the arms should be 2.5 times the circumference of the wrist, the calves 1.9 times the ankle size, the thighs 1.75 times the knee, the shoulders 1.6 times the waist, and the neck 2.5 times the wrist.

How do I determine my ideal body size? ›

There are various ways of calculating your ideal body measurements.
Method for calculating ideal body measurements
  1. chest = wrist x 6.5.
  2. arm = chest x 0.36.
  3. forearm = chest x 0:29.
  4. leg = chest x 0.53.
  5. calf = chest x 0.34.
  6. waist = chest x 0.7.
  7. neck = chest x 0.37.
  8. hips = chest x 0.85.
Dec 4, 2015

What is the ideal body type for a woman? ›

The stereotypically attractive female body shape is an hourglass figure, which includes wide hips, a narrow waist, and broad shoulders.

What is the ideal waist size for me? ›

What should your waist measurement be? For men, a waist circumference below 94cm (37in) is 'low risk', 94–102cm (37-40in) is 'high risk' and more than 102cm (40in) is 'very high'. For women, below 80cm (31.5in) is low risk, 80–88cm (31.5-34.6in) is high risk and more than 88cm (34.6in) is very high.

What is the V shape on a woman? ›

Your body shape is a V when your shoulders and upper body is wider than your hips and legs. The most important feature are wider shoulders, in combination with slim hips and long legs. Often the arms are long and narrow, too. The V-type is generally more athletic than feminine.

What is a realistic 32 26 34 body shape? ›

Rectangle body shape measurements: E.g. 32-26-33, 34-30-35, 36-33-37.

How do I get the V shape? ›

The 11 best exercises for building a v-shape body are:
  1. Straight Arm Lat Pulldown. This isolation back exercise is perfect for increasing back width. ...
  2. Wide Grip Pulldown. ...
  3. Underhand Pulldown. ...
  4. Snatch Grip Deadlift. ...
  5. Conventional Deadlift. ...
  6. Wide Grip Row (Neutral Grip) ...
  7. Bent Over Row. ...
  8. Supported T-Bar Row.

Why did the Greeks idealize physical fitness? ›

Greeks considered physical training prudent and important because it developed the body and organised games conducive to the gathering of large crowds; in these games, all regions of Greece were represented (Balci, 2008).

How did the Greeks discover the ideal body? ›

“The Ancient Greeks invented the notion of the ideal body, using the human form as an object of sensory delight and as an expression of the intelligent mind. “They had a view that perfection doesn't exist in nature. Perfection is what art gives to nature. The idea of a sculpted body was design.

How did Greeks measure weight? ›

The Egyptians and the Greeks used a wheat seed as the smallest unit of weight, a standard that was very uniform and accurate for the times. The grain is still in limited use as a standard weight.

How much should a 5 3 female weigh? ›

Height and Weight Chart
5' 3"107 to 140 lbs.141 to 168 lbs.
5' 4"110 to 144 lbs.145 to 173 lbs.
5' 5"114 to 149 lbs.150 to 179 lbs.
5' 6"118 to 154 lbs.155 to 185 lbs.
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How much weight should I weigh for my age? ›

Battle of the sexes: Weight based on your age and gender
Age (years)Lower percentile weight (lbs)“Average” percentile weight (lbs)
14–1585–95 or less90–141
15–1695–104 or less100–152
16–17104–112 or less110–160
17–18112–117 or less117–166
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Mar 2, 2021

What men find attractive? ›

Men prefer a woman who can stay calm and relaxed. Beauty is more than make-up and a fancy haircut. Men find women more attractive when they are neat and clean. Men find women who smell nice, who have clean hair and hydrated skin more attractive than a face perfectly covered in makeup.

What is the most attractive woman body part? ›

Men cited women's faces as being their most attractive attribute by 46%. In second place, women's butts came in at 18% followed by hair at 11%. Legs, breasts, eyes, and others composed the remaining 26%.

What body type do guys like? ›

According to a new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, women with a 'low waist-to-hip ratio (WHRs)' – commonly known as an 'hourglass figure' – are seen to have the most attractive bodies.

What is the average female measurements? ›

American women aged 20 years and above weigh an average of 170.6 pounds (lbs), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Height-wise, the average adult female is 5 feet 3.7 inches, and her waist measures 38.2 inches.

What is an average waist size for a woman? ›

The average waist size of a woman in the United States is 38.7 inches , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That measurement is an increase from a decade before. Then, the average waist size was 37.4 inches .

What is the perfect waist to hip size? ›

Men should have a waist to hip ratio slightly under a 1.0 - a . 99 according to this study. Women should have a waist to hip ratio under 1.0 - a . 90 or lower.

What is the V line called on a guy? ›

The Adonis belt – sometimes called Apollo's belt – refers to two V-shaped muscular grooves on the abdominal muscles alongside the hips. This feature of the abdominal muscles takes its name from Adonis, the legendary god of fertility, youth, and beauty.

What is the V on your hips called? ›

The Adonis belt is the V-shaped muscle that runs diagonally from your hip bones to the pelvic region. It's made of the inguinal ligament and the transverse abdominis (TVA). It's the deepest core muscle group in your abdomen. The Adonis belt is more visible in certain people.

What is the most feminine face shape? ›

Most typically, a feminine face is oval or heart shaped, with a narrower, more pointed chin which accentuates this shape. Features are softer with more rounded contours.

What size waist is considered hourglass? ›

Many believe an hourglass body shape translates to bust-waist-hip measurements of approximately 36-24-36 inches, respectively.

Is 34 hip size big? ›

Usually, we consider hip sizes above 36 or 37 inches curvy and hip sizes below 34 to be a slim silhouette. Also, the waist-to-hip ratios of curvy individuals are often in the range of 0.7 to 0.8.

What are the measurements of a curvy woman? ›

The characteristic measurements of a curvy person are: bust - circumference between 100-110 cm. waist - between 75-90 cm. hips - between 100-110 cm.

Why don t I have V lines? ›

While everyone has an inguinal ligament, not everyone has V line abs. “[The V-line] will show up on very slim people with minimal belly fat who also have a developed rectus abdominis muscle,” Marko says. In other words, V-line abs take some work.

Can girls get the V muscle? ›

The V line is often coveted by fitness buffs -- guys and girls alike. This shape to the midsection is created when your body fat levels are low enough to show the separation between the oblique muscles and your hip flexors.

Did the Greeks find the ideal body type? ›

Women looked up to Aphrodite, Goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility and depicted her with a round face, large breasts and a pear-shaped body. This then became the beauty ideal for Greek women.

What did ancient Greeks believe about the body? ›

Medical Body in Ancient Greece

Greek philosophers separated the body and the energy of the body into separate but equal and interacting categories. Aristotle defined the energy which gives the body its movement as the soul. The soul and the body are therefore linked but can remain separate entities.

Why are Greek people so fit? ›

They run a lot as running gives the highest cardiovascular payoff with the littlest effort. There were no slick gym machines and Greeks relied purely on body-weight exercises using whatever they could find. Lifting stones and animals for strength.

What is the meaning of Greek ideal? ›

A philosophical ideal of ancient Greeks who believed that each person should have a harmonious blend (sometimes called balance) of physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. From: Greek ideal in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine »

Did the Greeks view physical fitness as a virtue? ›

The Greeks of the Classical era believed that physical fitness and mental clarity were two sides of the same coin. A good citizen was virtuous in mind and in body; training was a civic duty, rather than a lifestyle choice.

What are the 3 types of measurement? ›

You can see there are four different types of measurement scales (nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio).

What are 2 ways the ancient Greeks used to measure time? ›

Water clocks, along with sundials, are most likely the oldest time-measuring instruments, with the only exceptions being the tally stick, which counts days.

What is the basic unit of weight for Greeks? ›

A basic Greek unit of weight was the talent (equal to 25.8 kg or 56.9 pounds), obviously borrowed from Eastern neighbours. Roman linear measures were based on the Roman standard foot (pes).

How much should a 60 year old woman weigh? ›

The average American woman 20 years old and up weighs 170.6 pounds and stands at 63.7 inches (almost 5 feet, 4 inches) tall.
What's the Average Weight for Women?
Age group (years)Average weight (pounds)
60 and older166.5
Mar 4, 2019

What weight is obese for a 5 3 female? ›

Weight and height guide chart
HeightNormal weight BMI 19–24Overweight BMI 25–29
5 ft 2 in (62 in)104–131 lb136–158 lb
5 ft 3 in (63 in)107–135 lb141–163 lb
5 ft 4 in (64 in)110–140 lb145–169 lb
5 ft 5 in (65 in)114–144 lb150–174 lb
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How many pounds is overweight for a girl? ›

This table shows us that a woman who is 5 ft. 4 in. tall is considered overweight (BMI is 25 to 29) if she weighs between about 145 and 169 pounds. She is considered obese (BMI is 30 or more) if she is closer to 174 pounds or more.

Does weight matter age? ›

Older adults tend to lose muscle and bone, so more of their body weight is likely to come from fat. Younger people and athletes may weigh more due to strong muscles and denser bones. These realities can skew your BMI number and make it less accurate for predicting exact body fat levels.

At what age do you stop losing weight? ›

Weight loss can be different for men and women. Men tend to gain weight until age 55, and then slowly start to lose it in the years that follow. This could be because men produce less testosterone after this age. Women, on the other hand, usually stop gaining weight once they hit age 65.

Does my age affect my weight? ›

As you age, your muscle mass decreases and your fat mass increases. Fat is less metabolically active than muscle—you don't need as many calories to maintain fat as you do to maintain muscle. Hormonal changes can also lead to weight gain.

How do I measure my ideal body? ›

Formulas for calculating ideal body weight

A common formula is as follows: Men: IBW (kgs) = 22 × (height in meters)2. Women: IBW (kgs) = 22 × (height in meters − 10 cm)2.

How do I find my perfect body size? ›

Method for calculating ideal body measurements
  1. chest = wrist x 6.5.
  2. arm = chest x 0.36.
  3. forearm = chest x 0:29.
  4. leg = chest x 0.53.
  5. calf = chest x 0.34.
  6. waist = chest x 0.7.
  7. neck = chest x 0.37.
  8. hips = chest x 0.85.
Dec 4, 2015

How can you verify that your body measurements are correct? ›

Be sure to use a flexible, inelastic tape measure. A cloth measuring tape is a good option, or you could use one specifically made for taking body measurements, such as the MyoTape Body Tape Measure. For accuracy, take your measurements at least twice. Take the average of both measurements to get your final numbers.

What body type is 32 26 34? ›

Rectangle body shape measurements: E.g. 32-26-33, 34-30-35, 36-33-37.

What is the golden ratio for women's bodies? ›

The Golden ratio says that the perfect proportion is 1.618, and was calculated by looking at famous womens' bust, waist and hip measurements.

What is the perfect body standard? ›

Based on various studies, the ideal body shape is the hourglass type body shape. The amount of these qualities vary between culture and race, but as long as you hold an hourglass shape, then you have an ideal body shape.

What body proportions are attractive? ›

Waist to hip ratios

Healthy women have ratios of 0.67 to 0.80 while healthy men have 0.80 to 0.95. For attractiveness, ideal for men is 0.90 and female ideal is 0.7 (for Western populations only).

What does 36 24 36 figure mean? ›

The specific proportions of 36–24–36 inches (90-60-90 centimeters) have frequently been given as the "ideal", or "hourglass" proportions for women since at least the 1960s (these measurements are, for example, the title of a hit instrumental by The Shadows).

What does 36 28 36 figure mean? ›

What is the meaning of 36 28 36 figure? It is a size that fits measurement of bust/waist/hips anywhere between 30 22 32 inches (76 56 81 cm) to 36 28 36 inches (90 71.5 90 cm), depending on the style and make. Originally a size 8 in 1958, it is now known as a size 0 due to vanity sizing.

What is the most attractive leg to body ratio? ›

On this (latter) metric, the most attractive ratio of leg to body for men (as seen by American women) is 1:1, matching the 'four heads:four heads' ratio above. A Japanese study using the former metric found the same result for male attractiveness but women with longer legs than body were judged to be more attractive.

What is a good waist to hip ratio for a woman? ›

Women should have a waist to hip ratio under 1.0 - a . 90 or lower.

What is a healthy waist to height ratio female? ›

The guideline says a healthy waist to height ratio is 0.4 to 0.49, indicating no increased health risks. A ratio of 0.5 to 0.59 puts people at increased risk of health issues, while 0.6 or more puts them at the highest risk of health problems.

What is the most common body type female? ›

Rectangle Body Type

This body type is the most common and is typically considered the healthiest. Rectangle-shaped people are less likely to develop obesity, heart disease, or diabetes. A rectangle body shape is typically thin and has a proportional waist, hips, and shoulders.

What is the most attractive body type female? ›

According to a new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, women with a 'low waist-to-hip ratio (WHRs)' – commonly known as an 'hourglass figure' – are seen to have the most attractive bodies.

What is the most attractive female body shape? ›

Top hourglass body shape

Considered to be the most attractive body shape, this is very similar to hourglass body shape, except that in this case the curves are more defined.

What do men find most attractive? ›

Men prefer a woman who can stay calm and relaxed. Beauty is more than make-up and a fancy haircut. Men find women more attractive when they are neat and clean. Men find women who smell nice, who have clean hair and hydrated skin more attractive than a face perfectly covered in makeup.

Why do men like long legs? ›

Studies have shown that men prefer women with longer-than-average legs and a higher leg-length-to-body ratio. Men's interest in women's legs may explain the preference for tall fashion models. Admiring a woman's legs might have mostly to do with innate attraction to the sensual, rather than the more explicitly sexual.

What do men look for in a woman? ›

Men love women who are thoughtful, caring, loving and kind. A woman who does little things for her man for no other reason other than that she loves him. A woman who makes him smile back whenever she smiles at him. A woman who radiates love and warmth from her heart.


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