A perfect hourglass figure is all about glorious curves. So, it’s important to make sure your clothes celebrate them effectively. Think highlight, not hide! The goal is to emphasize those enviable curves and play up your petite waist.
Here are some types of looks that can take your body’s curves to the next level and create a perfect hourglass figure.
Here is the list of Suggestions for Hourglass Figure
Strategic geometric looks
Use geometric shapes and patterns to your advantage to help create the illusion of a perfect hourglass figure. What does that mean exactly? Well, look for lines that narrow at the waist, visually slimming that area even more.
Bodycon dresses are the perfect way to accentuate your curves, especially for women with an hourglass body. These dresses complete stick to your body like second skin and hug your curves at both the bust and waist areas; giving you an elongated appearance. Furthermore, if you have a flat stomach, you’re totally going to hit the jackpot with this outfit!
The classic wrap dress is ideal for an hourglass figure as it naturally draws attention to your waist, thus accentuating your curvy shape. Bias-cut frocks are also a good bet. Look for details like waist ties, most commonly seen in wrap dresses, or ruching at the waist, which will likewise emphasize a beautiful shape. A V-neck is also great to flatter your bust and elongate your silhouette.
Striped skater dress
If you’re not looking to attract too much attention to that sexy hourglass body, then stripes are a great way to downplay your curves a bit. Skater dresses are tailor-made for hourglass bodies and will lend an elegant touch to your look while also subtly complimenting those lovely curves. So obviously, when you pair the two, you get a match made in heaven!
Narrow and deep neck tops
Women with an hourglass body should opt for tops with narrow and deep necklines such as V-necks, sweethearts and scoop necks to name a few. Narrow necklines prevent you from looking too busty, and low necklines draw focus to your narrow waist…and that’s the right way to draw attention!
Pencil skirts are a popular choice among most body types, but for the hourglass body, they work miracles. Ladies, there’s simply no better way to flaunt those vivacious curves, than in a perfect, figure-hugging pencil skirt. The best part is, these skirts are so versatile and can be worn for almost every occasion. So whether it’s a business meeting or a night out at the bar, in that pencil skirt, temperatures are bound to rise!
While choosing pants for the hourglass body type, always look for ones that hug your curvy hips as well as lengthen your legs. Flared pants work particularly well since the flare allows the bottom part of your leg to be proportionate to the width of your hips and creates a longer, slimmer appearance for your legs.
A waist belt is a perfect accessory to flatter your hourglass figure by drawing attention to your curves and detracting from other heavier areas. A belt worn around the narrowest part of your waist acts as the focal point and gets you those much-deserved envious eyeballs (which you secretly enjoy)!
Hourglass figure or not, scarves are a great accessory to pair with your outfits…they lend just that extra bit of oomph to your look! However, all you hourglass shaped ladies should opt for a light fabric scarf to avoid too much volume on top.
Fitted button-down or blouse
Wearing the right style of top gets your hourglass figure started on the right foot. Much like a wrap dress shows off your waist, so too should shirts and tops. Button-downs and blouses should be well-tailored and nip in at the waist for a fitted effect without adding any additional bulk to the chest area. Also, it’s best to go with soft fabrics, such as lightweight stretch cotton, jerseys, or silks rather than linen and stiffer, starched cotton.
Before you rule out a crop top, give the piece a chance. A cropped, stretch-knit or decorative top is worn with a high-waist skirt or pant exposes just a sliver of midriff and it’s incredibly flattering (and quite style-forward) for it. You’re showing off the thinnest place on your body, and the result is a perfect hourglass frame.
Belted coats and jackets
For outerwear, definitely seek out a well-tailored coat that has a defined waist in the form of a belt or a tie. Form-fitting A-line coats and trenches are both good options, whereas puffer coats and boxy, straight coats without a belt will hide your waist.
The same goes for suit jackets and blazers. You’ll want them to follow the line of your body and draw in at the waist. Shorter, cropped jackets often work nicely, too, as they highlight your waist.
High-waist, wide-leg trousers
When it comes to your lower half, the best thing you can do for your hourglass frame is to elongate your legs. So, when it comes to trousers, a high-waist, wide-leg trouser is both chic and flattering. Extra bonus points if the trousers have a belt, which will only accentuate your waist more.
High-rise, straight-leg jeans
When it comes to jeans, the best thing you can do is just skip all the low-rise cuts as they can make your hips look wider and your legs shorter; the same goes for tapered legs as they can throw off the balance of an hourglass figure. Mid- to high-rise pairs, preferably ones that are wide-legged or straight cut in stretch denim or fabric that follows your curves, will be the most figure-enhancing for an hourglass silhouette.
A-line, knee-length skirts
You’ll want to favour skirts that sit high at your waist and hug your hips before draping naturally downward. Straight pencil skirts and fuller A-line skirts can both work well for hourglass figures. With straight skirts, just make sure the fabric stretches and drapes well. Thicker, stiff fabrics are less forgiving and can create boxiness, which you don’t want. Ruffles, pockets, and other embellishments at the hips should also be avoided, as this will create bottom-heaviness that ruins an hourglass silhouette.
The right shapewear is essential for any body type, but it can be crucial to enhancing an hourglass frame — especially when you’re wearing items such as sweater dresses. Contouring shapewear will further nip in your waist, boost your bust, and smooth out any lumps and bumps you want to de-emphasize. Consider it your secret weapon to playing up those killer curves.
So there you have it, some perfect dressing options for all you hourglass shaped divas out there. About time for a wardrobe makeover… don’t you think?