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Hourglass

As an hourglass shape, you have the advantage of falling into the category of a body type that less than 5% of women in the world have. You have perfect proportions between your upper and lower body with a well-defined waist. To find clothing that suits your hourglass figure, look for styles that accentuate your waist without adding extra volume around your hips. Then, play around with different pieces to find outfits you love!

Top tips:

The hourglass figure was made for dresses and iconic silhouettes like the wrap and other fitted shapes which will naturally play up your best features.

Stretch jeans and leggings are perfect for showing off the curves of your hip and the taper of your leg, and work best when the inseam is a regular length.

Choose clothes that are nipped in at your waist that will help show your curves to their best advantage.

Use a cropped jacket for another way to draw attention to your waist as this is a subtle way to accentuate your figure when you don't want to wear a belt.

Sweaters & Tops

As you already have a perfectly balanced shape, the focus is all on the waist and trying to avoid unbalancing your silhouette . Look for tops and sweaters that accentuate your waist without adding bulk to your chest. Whatever your size, choose tops and sweaters that are fitted (but not tight) and follow your body’s natural curve. Slightly rounded necklines will look great on you, or choose a scoop neckline to show off your bust. Avoid high necklines such as roll necks or turtle necks as they will widen your shoulders. Like necklines, sleeves should be fitted, but if you want to try a wider sleeve just make sure you even this out with your choice of bottoms. Belted tops and wrap tops will work well for your shape, or simply tuck in your shirts and tops to accentuate your waist. Avoid all loose or boxy shapes , and chunky, heavy knits as these will just hide your beautiful shape.

Skirts & Trousers

Trousers for the hourglass shape should be in balance with your body and the rest of your outfit, so always co-ordinate your bottoms with the top that you’re wearing. Keep trousers on the slimmer side and most shapes will suit you, just avoid pleats and pockets around your hips. When it comes to jeans, choose simple clean lines such as straight leg fits, although looser fitting styles should work well too. Avoid low-rise jeans , mid or high rise are much better as they will elongate your legs and add definition to your waist. Your skirts should accentuate your waist without adding too much bulk at the bottom. Your shape was made for a pencil skirt as it clings to your body and comes in at the waist. Full skirts are also great as they will make your waist look even slimmer, but make sure that you choose a high-waisted style. Avoid boxy, or straight skirt styles as well as stiff fabrics, you should be looking for shapes and fabrics that are more fluid.

Dresses

A great dress for the hour glass shape should draw you in at the waist and not add too much bulk top or bottom. Belted dresses and wrap dresses will look great on you. As an alternative try a jumpsuit, just make sure that the proportions of the top and bottom are right.

What else to look out for…

Tailored jackets and coats that are nipped in at the waist are also a great way to make the most of your balanced silhouette.

Try neatly fitting cropped cardigans in great eye catching colours to really accentuate your waist

For a more casual alternative, choose a fitted leather jacket that stops just above the hips.

What to avoid:

Avoid slouchy style jeans and utility style trousers and clothes with hip pockets which add bulk and won’t make the most of your silhouette.

Avoid wearing straight shapes that hide your waist.

Avoid pieces with extra fabric at the hips or bust that add extra volume to these areas as they will make you appear heavier than you are, and make your body seem disproportionate.

 

 

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We all know how great it feels when someone tells you how good you look today! Dressing in the right colours is the easiest way to look and feel good.
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