There Are 5 Different Types of Butts in the World

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We know there are seven types of boobs and there’s a proper underwear style for each of them. So it’s about time we see how many different types of butts are officially listed.

It doesn’t matter if you feel you know every part of your body including your butt. The New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Matthew Schulman, MD, probably knows your butt type even better than you. He examined 50,000 butts from 35 countries and almost every U.S. state over the course of his career. Also, he augmented more than 2,000 of them.

Dr. Schulman explains that the butt shape is determined by the placement of the pelvis and hip bones. Also, the amount of fat and its distribution, the size of the gluteal muscles, and the way muscles attach to the thigh bone. According to the doctor, the outcome is a butt that fits into one of five categories.

Knowing your butt shape can help you determine which underwear styles will fit best according to HerRoom.com lingerie expert Tomima Edmark. Therefore take a look and see what kind of butt shape you have and which  recommended underwear styles will be most comfortable for you.

1. Square

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Dr. Schulman says your butt is square if the line between your hip bone and outer thigh runs perpendicular to the ground.

The best fit bottoms for you are boy shorts, bikinis, tangas, and thongs. Just avoid wearing panties with elastic-edged leg holes because the extra fabric that can cause awkward bunching.

2. V-shape

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The doctor says that if the line between your pelvis and hips angle inwards, your butt is a “V” shape. Dr. Schulman also says that this butt shape is common among women with broad shoulders and very narrow hips.

The best bottoms for you are briefs, boy shorts, hipsters, or bikinis without high-cut leg holes. A V-shaped butt can make your cheeks look saggy therefore make sure underwear’s leg opening cups the bottom of your buns for extra definition.

3. A-shape

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“Pear-shaped” women have A-shaped butts that widen below the hip bones, according to Dr. Schulman.

The best bottoms for this butt shape are tangas, bikinis, or boy shorts made from stretchy lace, or seamless, laser-cut edges. Try to avoid styles with elastic-edged leg holes, which can be binding and uncomfortable.

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