New research suggests that apple-shaped women have the highest risk of developing heart disease, while hourglass-shaped women have the lowest.
Body fat percentage recommendations are higher for females, as this fat may serve as an energy reserve for pregnancy.
Female body shape
Reflecting the wide range of individual beliefs on what is best for physical health and what is preferred aesthetically , as well as disagreements on the social standing and purported 'purpose' of women in society , there is no universally-acknowledged ideal female body shape.
Description: Along with that shift came the standardization of sizes, in which garments weren't made to fit the body anymore, but instead the body must be altered to fit the garment.