Hourglass Shape

Hourglass Shape

This is the classic voluptuous shape. If you are hourglass you have larger bust and hips and a narrower waist. It is a well known fact that men think you can’t beat a great bum! So, be proud of your great asset and show it off!

Tips for your body shape:

1. Tops: Horizontal stripes, boat or slashed necklines, embellishments and puffed sleeves are all great styles for you. Show off your cleavage with v-necks, scoop necks or wrap tops. Avoid spaghetti straps or halter-necks if your arms are not toned. Wear fitted jackets to compliment your curves with rounded hems, pockets and lapels. Avoid too much detail on top such as large pockets or buttons.

2. Bottoms: Long flowing trousers and skirts will make you look slimmer. Flared pants give the illusion of longer legs. If you want to show off your legs wear a tulip or pencil skirt in thin fabric.  Avoid thick, bulky fabrics which tend to add volume and make you look bigger than you are.

3. Dresses: The LBD (little black dress) was made for your figure! You look fabulous in dresses. Choose an a-line or fitted dress. Halter dresses are a great option if you want to emphasize your chest.  Another wonderful style for you is a wrap dress which, will show off your small waist.  Wear a fitted jersey dress with a belt around the waist to show off your figure and accentuate your waist.  Layered dresses add movement and hide your bum if you don’t want to show it off.  Loose cut mini dresses allow you to show off your legs and will look fabulous on you.

4. Jeans: Try flared jeans with a mid-to-low rise, to maximize your curves. If you are shorter do not forget to wear your jeans with heels to elongate your body.  Avoid distressed-look whiskering around the crotch and on the leg because, this wash will widen your hips; instead stick to darker washes.  The classic bootcut jean will also look fantastic on you and they will never go out of style.  You can also try wide leg denim, which will hide any lumps and bumps you may have.  Big back pockets also work well for you. Keep your jeans simple and dark.  If your waist is much smaller it may be challenging for you to find jeans, try contoured waist jeans. 

5. Shoes and Accessories: Mid height and chunky shoes are your best bets. Animal print scarves and big necklace will work wonders.