Today, the average American woman is 5'4″, has a waist size of 34-35 inches and weighs between 140-150 lbs, with a dress size of 12-14. Fifty years ago, the average woman was 5'3-4″ with a waist size of approximately 24-25″, she weighed about 120 lbs and wore a size 8.
What are the ideal measurements for a woman?
For a woman that is 5 ft 4 in, this would imply the measurements of 36-24-36, i.e. 36″ bust, 24″ waist and 36″ hips.
What are the hourglass figure measurements?
Your waist is at least 25 percent smaller than your shoulder, hip and bust measurements. Your waist is eight to 12 inches smaller than your hip or bust measurement." Hourglass body shape traits: Your thighs are full but narrower than the lower hips.