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Plus Size Shopping
Body Types: Apple/Oval, Pear/Triangle, Full Hourglass/Cello, Figure 8, Strawberry/Inverted Triangle, Banana/H/Rectangle
Full Hourglass (or Hourglass Plus Size)
"You are a full hourglass if you are size 11 (i.e., a size 12 and larger) and are shorter than the average height, approximately 5'5'' or shorter. Your breasts fit into bras lager than 36C - example: 36D, 36DD, 38D, 38DD; and you have hips of equal circumference. Also, unlike the neat hourglass figure, the full hourglass figure is much rounder at the bust and hips with bigger thighs and more bubbly looking."
"You are a neat hourglass if you are under a size 10 (i.e., a size 8 and smaller) and are average to tall in height, approximately 5'6" tall. Another indicator of a neat hourglass figure is wearing a 36C bra with the bust congruent to the hips. Also, another thing I have noticed visually is that the neat hourglass figure is much more toned."
Note: McJimsey puts the Hourglass into Romantic category and the petite hourglass into the Ingenue category
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane