Actually, the title of this post is a question that I'm asking myself. Belinda mentioned a book by Trinny & Susannah, TheBodyShapeBible. I was intrigued by the book because she said that various shapes are described rather than only the typical pear, triangle, square, and hour glass.
Naturally, there was not an exact description of my body. I am closest to a vase and have aspects of the lollipop. I've read a lot of books about what you should wear for your body. Too often, I fix one problem and create two problems. The "aha" that I had reading the book was related to fit. Too many times, I think that I have a fit problem when I have more of a style problem. The vase is described as having "big tits, gently curving longer waist, hips equal tits, slim thighs and legs". I fit that description except that my waist is average and too close to the girls. The lollipop is described as "big tits, slight waist, slim hips, long legs". I'm half a lollipop. My waist is anything but "slight" and my hips are fine but definitely not "slim". I guess that I am a Lollipop Vase. Gee, that does "wonders" for my self image.
My plan is to use the relevant aspects of both body shapes when I plan my Spring wardrobe. We'll see how it goes after I finish tax returns, finish a cardigan in process, and check out a top muslin.