Your HOURGLASS shape is the body shape category that less than 5% of women fall into.
You have perfect proportions between your upper and lower body with a well-defined waist.
Dressing is often quite easy as many styles with stretch in the fabric suit an Hourglass shape. Your only limitations will come from other factors such as bust size, weight, curved back.
The key is to always accentuate your waist and find tops and bottoms to not only show off your curves but that actually fit properly.
Clothes that are made generously in the bottom will leave a huge gap in your waist and alteration is often the only way to get the perfect fit.
Hourglass Body Shape Style Recommendations
The style recommendations below will give you a great insight into what styles look great on your Hourglass body shape.
Great Tops For Hourglass Body Shape
The sole focus on when you buy tops is how does it fit your bust and how slim does it make your waist look?
Lots of necklines look fantastic on you so you will have plenty of choice. Round, V, cowl, square, cross over all look great.
Tucking tops into your pants and skirts will slim down any top and create a perfect hourglass figure.
A set-in sleeve is the best look for you instead of where the sleeve extends to the neckline (this is called Raglan). You need to show as much definition with your top of where you body starts and finishes and extra upper body room in a top is wasted on your Hourglass shape.
Stretchy material will be your best friend.
Great Skirts and Dresses for Hourglass Body Shape
Straight skirts and pencil skirts will look great and stiff or a soft a-line will work as well as they will show off your small waist.
Make sure you tuck your tops into your skirts to enhance your waist as much as possible.
In case your features such as a sway back and extremely small waist make the standard waist fit too big always invest in alteration if you love the skirt.
Great Pants for Hourglass Body Shape
Due to the more extreme difference in measurement from your waist to your hips you may find it hard to find a pair of jeans and pants to fit.
The rise needs to be at least 23 cm and the material needs to have some stretch.
Pockets fixed on the side of your hips should be avoided at all cost and a side zip is often the most flattering.
Wearing darker colours on the bottom will make your overall look slimmer.
Great Jackets for Hourglass Body Shape
Tailoring is what you need to look for in the perfect jacket to accentuate your slimmer upper body.
A great fit in the shoulders as well as a great length and waist definition is a perfect basis for a jacket that you will wear for years.
Selecting a material that has a slight stretch to it will help with the bust size.
Deciding to leave the jacket open and showing off the different colour of the top underneath will create a vertical slimming effect.
Great Undergarments for Hourglass Body Shape
The correct fit of your under garments is crucial in creating maximum lift and minimum lines and curve “spillage”.
The right seamless underwear will also create a fantastic slim-lined look under skirts, dresses and pants.
Your shape wear must come past the widest part of the hips and finish preferably under the bust for maximum slim-line.
Your Top 5 Hourglass Shape Wardrobe Must-Haves
1. A great alteration place on speed dial as you may have to alter a few items to get them perfect for your curvy shape.
2. A great bra fit to create maximum upper body and waist leverage.
3. A belt to show off your small waist.
4. A perfect pair of jeans to fit your curves and height
5. A fantastic dress you can dress up or down for work or functions.