I disagree that eating the right diet will change where you store fat. I am "a healthy woman" and I don't store my fat primarily around my hips and thighs.
I am a lean and healthy version of the "apple" type. I have broad shoulders, a wide waist, and narrow hips/butt, just enough so that I do not look very curvy. I am kind of straight up and down. I don't believe this would change with any diet. Even well-toned my waist is not slender. It's just a wide chunk of muscle. I don't store much fat, and it seems to first be just a little extra layer distributed over a large area when I do. That's about right for natural healthy rhythms like baby-growing and winter's energy stores. If I go beyond that and get overweight it lands around my middle. My mother has a barrel shape.
I have been vegetarian in the past (over twelve years ago for five years), I have been an casual omnivore for at least five years, I have recently eaten primal for several months, and now I remain low-carb/low-grain and eat the TF healthy fats, raw milk, etc. I am not getting a round tush and hips from it.
My exercise patterns (helped very much by my improved energy levels due to diet changes) have made a much bigger difference than diet directly has for my physique. Biking and walking a lot has made a big difference for me.
It would not occur to me to want the body shapes of any particular traditional culture. There are so many variations! I am convinced that whatever type of body I get when I eat moderately of natural foods while engaging in active work and play along with constantly transporting myself via walking is my own "native" type. I also try to approach food as though I were facing a bit of scarcity, so not too much feasting. Getting out of the habit of full plates plus seconds has really helped my family's health and mood.