Hourglass and pear are different. You could have HH and still be a pear. It is more about bodyshape.
Hourglass as the same bust and hip measurement with a 10 inch decrease at the waist i. e 36-24-36. A pear has big hips small waist and medium or small bust. I. e 32-24- 38. Just picture the body without breasts
Hourglasses are actually rare. Something like less than 10%.
It's not about boob size and stuff, it's about shape of your body
Hourglass figures are evenly proportioned. The bust and hip measurements are similar and the waist is noticeably smaller. Hourglass figures are always described as curvy, even when very slender. If you are short, the hourglass shape may be more pronounced, particularly if you have a short torso. Taller hourglasses or those with long torsos may find their shape is less recognizable.
Pear-shaped figures carry weight below the waist and, typically, in the lower half of the body. The shoulders are not terribly broad and the bustline is smaller than the hip measurement, sometimes by a substantial amount. A pear shape may be more defined if you are heavy, as weight is likely to collect in the hips and thighs. Many pear-shaped figures have a relatively slender waist; however, it is less noticeable than an hourglass figure's waist because of the smaller bust.
When I think pear shape I generally think overweight, where a girls body goes outward from shoulders to hips. Hourglass is the desirable, curvy figure where a girl has nice size breasts and hips, with a small waist in between.
Pear-- spoon, bell, or A shape (triangle upward): the hip measurement is greater than the bust measurement. the distribution of fat varies, with fat tending to deposit first in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. As body fat percentage increases, an increasing proportion of body fat is distributed around the waist and upper abdomen. The women of this body type tend to have a (relatively) larger rear, thicker thighs, and a small (er) bosom.
Hourglass-- or X shape (triangles opposing, facing in): the hip and bust are almost of equal size with a narrow waist. body fat distribution tends to be around both the upper body and lower body. This body type enlarges the arms, chest, hips, and rear before other parts, such as the waist and upper abdomen
I think you come closer to hourglass... have look at this article and the picture of the girl on the left. She's pear all the way: the shoulders and the belly are the same width and the bump is wider. jezebel.com/.../love-your-body-even-if-its-shaped-like-a-brick When I look at your profile pic, at the height of your belly (is pelvis the right word) you're significantly skinnier than at the height of your shoulders or bump. So to me, you're rather an hourglass. Also, when you compare to the 4 ladies on the pic below, I think you come closer to Kim Kardashian on the left. Look at that bump of Cheryl Burke! That's pear but for sure your bump does not even come close! www.brainyweightloss.com/.../female-body-shape.jpg
The difference is all in the boobs. If you took a pear shape girl and she had bigger boobs she'd be an hourglass. So if you're a pear with C cups given your frame, another girl with a similar frame but DDs might be an hourglass.
Firstly, look at them from behind, not the side. It's about the width of the rib-cage from side to side. On a pear, the bottom is wider than the top. On an hourglass, the top and bottom are proportional.
The difference is actually the shoulders... But yeah.. Typically pear shape have smaller breast than hourglass... The the real distinction is the shoulder width... If the hips are wider than your shoulder width... Your pear shape.. If they're relatively the same width... Your hourglass
Hourglass: -Hips and Bust are same width. -Waist is greater than 8 inch smaller than hips/waist measurement. -They gain weight proportionately: lower abdomen, thighs, chest and the backs of their arms, they don't gain weight in their midsection/waist. -Classic hourglass measurements: 36-24-36. Examples: Bar Refaeli, Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek, Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson, Kelly Brook
Pear Shape -Hip measurement is greater than their bust -Waist tapers in -They gain weight on their legs, thighs and butt. Their arms barely can weight. Examples: Candice Swanepoel, Beyonce, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jeniffer Lopez
Im in the same boat! Im a D cup, but im pear shape? With me I have a slim back and slim shoulders so despite the fact that my bra say D cup, the view might say other wise! Unless im in a fitted top by boobs look almost non existent! But when I where a fitted top they are huge! I really can't win! Ultimately your breast size does not determine your shape, its the size of your back Hope this helps xxxx
I'm a 34D, but my shoulders are about the same as my hips... my waist seems to be a 28 & my hips a 36. Would I still be a pear shape because of my bra size or an hourglass because of my shoulder-hip proportion? This is too confusing.