The Hourglass Body Shape

For the final installment of our “Dressing for Your Shape” series we have the Hourglass figure.
The Hourglass figure is the fashion ideal. Shoulder and hips are very close in measurements with a well defined waistline. Waist is between 9″ & 12″ smaller than hips or shoulders. As the fashion ideal, an hourglass figure does not need to rely on clothing camouflage tricks to create a proportional silhouette. An hourglass can wear many styles with ease. Lucky you!
Goal: Enhance waistline and flaunt curves!
•Stay away from high necklines and waistlines
•Try to add waist definition to your outfits with seam lines or belts
•Wear fitted clothing that skims your body
•Use embellishments wisely, details on the bodice will emphasize the top half and draw the eye to the upper body
•Avoid baggy and shapeless styles
•Consider an open neckline to flatter shoulders and draw the eye upward
I hope you have enjoyed this series of posts as much as I enjoyed drafting them. With any luck, this information will have helped you to identify your shape so that you can utilize the tips I have included to flatter your silhouette. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions about body shape! Have a beautiful day!

The Hourglass Body Shape


Nicole Miller sheath dress
$430 –


Frilly top



Kurt Geiger pointy-toe pumps
$375 –


ALDO high heel shoes


Sperry Top Sider straw purse





Metal jewelry



Valentino silk scarve
$315 –


Jeepers peepers sunglasses
$27 –




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