Straight (erect), medium, stooped, or other applicable
term (Figure 5-2).
4. Females. In describing the build of a woman, bear in mind that,
while the terms listed in 1. through 3. may be used, the basic differences in build
and body proportions between the male and the female should be known.
musculature of the female figure is normally smooth and rounded while that of the
male figure tends to be angular and distinct. In the female figure the shoulders
are narrower than the hips, while in the male figure the reverse is normally true.
An important part of the description of the build of a woman is the appearance of
the bust. This should be described as flat, medium, heavy, or other term or phrase
It is most useful to obtain a description of both the natural as
well as the artificial appearance of a woman.
Exact or estimated.
When the weight is estimated, this
fact should be stated. Estimates should not be in terms of exact number of pounds,
but rather stated in ten-pound increments, e.g., 160-170 pounds.