How to dress your hourglass figure

An hourglass figure is traditionally considered to be the most desirable body shape, the one body shape women strive for. Your bust and hops will be well balanced and you will have a beautifully defined waist. You will mostly have rounded shoulders, your waist will curve out into your hips and your upper body will be in proportionate in length to your legs.


  1. Tops

When selecting tops to suit an hourglass figure you will want to be taking advantage of those which help to even out your bust and hips and help to show of that defined waist. Belted tops, tops which nip in at the waist, form fitting tops, wrap tops and tailored shirts all suit the hourglass body shape well. You will want to be drawing attention towards your defined waist.


  1. Pants

High waisted pants are great for hourglass figures because it highlights your waist area. Bootcut trousers are snug fitting from the waist all the way down to the knee where they flare slightly and can be styled with boots or wedges if you are looking for a little extra height. Skinny jeans are another option for dressing an hourglass figure and are tight and fitting throughout the entire length of the leg and are very figure hugging. An hourglass shape will want to avoid pairing skinny jeans with a form fitting top as it could highlight your worse areas. Instead go for something loose which should come to hip height.



  1. Skirts

Pencil skirts are a fantastic look for girls with an hourglass figure, with their figure hugging nature allowing you to show off your curves as well as drawing people’s eyes towards your waist. High waisted skirts are particularly flattering due to their highlighting of your waist as well.


  1. Swimsuits

Swimsuits are an area where most women start to worry, but if you are an hourglass figure then here are a few tips to show off your figure in the best way possible. Aim to get a bikini or swimsuit with straps midway across the shoulder as this will help to balance out your bust. Another great option is a strapless bikini if this is something you feel comfortable in. You will want to stay away from anything that is unnecessarily fussy on both the top and the bottom and slimming prints are also a good way to highlight your best areas. Do not mix and match different colors and patterns on the top and bottom, a simple block color will work best.


The above is a guideline only, each and every one of us has a different body shape. Have fun with your body shape and wear what makes you feel fabulous.



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