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Body Measurement Chart for Women

Body Measurement Chart for Women You'd Thank Us for Giving You

Want to have the most perfect body, like your favorite film star? Looking for a body measurement chart for women? Then you have clicked on the correct page. This article includes height and weight chart, waist measurement chart, body fat percentage chart, and other related important information. Read on, to know more about 'waist to hip ratio' and the ideal measurements for women.
Leena Palande
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Clothes, accessories and makeup enhance your beauty only when you have a perfect body. Excessive weight, abnormal fat deposition not only hamper your looks but also lead to several health problems. It is a good sign that more and more people are becoming health conscious. 'Calorie' has become a buzzword in the society. Overweight people are always found looking for an easy weight loss diet. Not only women but men are also crazy about perfect body shape. Men are interested in achieving '6-pack abs' while women are interested in achieving an 'hourglass shaped body'; where the width of the bust is almost similar to that of the hips (with an amazingly narrow waist).

Every woman cannot have the ideal body measurement, 36"-24"-36". But while trying to look more attractive, you should opt for healthy weight loss or weight gain. Your height, weight, amount of fat and distribution of fat determine whether you would look slim and sexy. Those who are interested in getting perfect curves at perfect places may refer to the body measurement charts, presented below.

Normal Body Fat Percentage for Women

Before calculating an ideal weight for your age and height, you should measure the body fat percentage and the body mass index (BMI) first. You may find a body fat percentage chart displayed in a doctor's clinic. You can easily measure your body fat with calipers.
  • Having 21 to 24% body fat indicates physical fitness.
  • Female athletes have 14 to 20% body fat.
BMI Based Body Measurement Chart for Women

You need to calculate your body mass index which helps you know whether you are overweight or underweight. The body mass index is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters square. You can refer to the following charts and then decide how much weight you need to lose or gain.

BMI Interpretation
BMI 18.5 to 25 Normal or optimal weight
BMI > 25 Overweight
BMI < 18.5 Underweight
BMI < 17.5 Extremely underweight
BMI = 30 or BMI > 30 Obese
BMI = 40 or BMI > 40 Morbid obesity

Average Height and Weight Chart for Teenage Girls

Age Average Height in Inches Average Weight in Pound
12 - 13 years 60 - 63 95 - 105
14 - 15 years 63 - 64 105 - 115
16 - 17 years 64 115 - 120
18 - 20 years 64 125 - 130

Average Height and Weight Chart for Adult Women

Height and Weight Chart for Women*
Height Frame
Small Medium Large
4'10" 100 115 131
4'11" 101 117 134
5'0" 103 120 137
5'1" 105 122 140
5'2" 108 125 144
5'3" 111 128 148
5'4" 114 133 152
5'5" 117 136 156
5'6" 120 140 160
5'7" 123 143 164
5'8" 126 146 167
5'9" 129 150 170
5'10" 132 153 173
5'11" 135 156 176
6'0" 138 159 179
* - Given weight is in Pounds

Average Age and Weight Chart for Average American Women

Age and Weight Chart for Women
Age Pounds
20 - 29 132
30 - 39 144
40 - 49 149
50 - 59 158
60 - 69 152

Waist Measurement Chart for Women
The measurements may vary slightly from country to country or from race to race, as human genetics plays an important role in a person's body shape. It should be kept in mind that hormones, especially women's sex hormones determine the fat distribution on their body. A woman's body undergoes various important phases such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Still, women can always opt for a balanced diet and proper exercises to have a perfect female body. Here is the waist measurement chart for women.

Height Ideal Waistline Waist to Height %
5'1" 24" 39.5
5'2"- 3" 24 - 25" 39.5
5'3"- 4" 25 - 25.3" 39.5
5'5" 25 - 25.5" 39.5
5'6" 27.5" 39.5
5'7" 27.75" 39.5
5'8" 26.8" 39.5
5'9"- 10" 27.3" 39.5
5'11" - 6" 28" 39.5

Waist to Hip Ratio
You can also calculate your waist-hip ratio (WHR) by dividing your waist measurement by hip measurement. Studies show that the WHR of women of any build strongly influences the perception of physical attractiveness across all creeds and cultures. Studies show that the most attractive women (according to men!) are those who have 0.7 WHR (waist circumference is 70% of the hip circumference). Do you know that super stars Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and the Venus de Milo had WHRs around 0.7?

It is good to refer to a body measurement chart; but you should be happy with yourself, if you are healthy. There is no need to follow someone else to set your standard of beauty. Attractiveness depends only partly on the appearance. No matter how pretty and skinny you are, if you don't have a beautiful mind, no one would be happy in your company. There is no hard and fast rule about the perfect body measurement for women. For a man, who has eyes to see, a skinny or fat girl can be just as breathtakingly beautiful as a popular model. Women want a perfect shape because it gives them great satisfaction. But being healthy is more important than looking gorgeous.