How to dress up an hourglass figure

Posted by Trainfitly
On April 14, 2021
The hourglass body figure is seen as the perfect figure for a woman. There is this belief that when you have the figure, you can automatically wear anything. This is definitely not the case. It is really important that you understand how to dress properly, just like with all body figures out there. The good news is that this body shape is really easy to clothe if you know what to look for. The trick is to accentuate the proportional body figure with the use of the waist as focal point.

Outfits for Hourglass Shape

  1. DRESSES:
Formfitting dresses that nip in at the waist, hug the hips, and fall loosely over the thighs and calves. Wrap dresses. Fit-and-flare dresses. Bodycon dresses. Strapless with a defined waist and pencil or circle silhouette worn at knee length. Look for dresses that fit your bustline and elongate your waist. Gowns with A-line silhouette work well too.
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  1. TOPS

Wrap tops are great on you — in cropped or flowy cuts — they accentuate your waist and enhance your hourglass figure. Smooth tops in soft fabrics such as knits and drapey silk blends, stretch fabrics that flow with your curves. V-necks and other low necklines, tops that is relatively simple and figure-hugging.

Bust-enhancing and eye-catching necklines such as scoop neck, sweetheart, bustier, V-neck, slimming necklines such as open shirt collars, V-necks, halters, cowls are great choices too. T-shirts look best when they fit your waist, have a V-neck and have some accents on the shoulders.

Shirts that accentuate your bustline and that don’t have buttons all the way to the top. Wear darker colors on top to make your bustline appear smaller, if needed. You will want to wear mostly vertical necklines to break up the line of your chest—V-shaped tops or tops with a deep neckline or blouses with the top two buttons undone. High necklines will make your bust area too bulky, if you are large-breasted. Shoulder pads are good.

  1. LAYERS:

Belted jackets/coats, belted vests. Little fitted jackets that tuck in your larger bust. Tailored single-breasted jackets, which will often look best when left open to create a nice elongating vertical line. Don’t hide your shape under a traditional boxy-cut jean jacket, get one in a more shaped style and softer cottons. Shawl collars work well on you.

Single-breasted coats, Coats that highlight your waist and feature a V-neck, like a wrap coat or a classic, single breasted coat. Also slightly fitted simple cardigans falling to your hipbone will look best on an hourglass body. Single-breasted coats, Coats that highlight your waist and feature a V-neck, like a wrap coat or a classic, single breasted coat. Also slightly fitted simple cardigans falling to your hipbone will look best on an hourglass body.

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  1. SKIRTS:
Formfitting skirts that nip in at the waist, hug the hips, and fall loosely over the thighs. Pencil skirts that fit well accentuate your wonderful curves. Voluminous skirts such as full circle or tulip skirt, as well as structured pieces with flare. Short skater skirts also work wonders.

  1. PANTS & JEANS:
Mid-rise and high-rise bottoms, skinny, straight leg, bootcut, wide-leg, and flare pants/jeans. Wide-leg pants with a belted waist. Flat front bootcut trousers are one of your best options, preferably with stretch for a snug fit. Stretch bootcut jeans with a high-waist are great on you. Short shorts show off your legs and curves.
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  1. SHOES:
Heeled shoes elongate the curves of your body. Medium to chunky heels, platforms, wedges. To mimic and flatter your curves, choose shoes like those with rounded or peep toes, or shoes that showcase bows. Wear color and detail in your shoes to steal the day!
Conclusion
With these tips on how to dress the hourglass shape, I hope you can find the style that really fits your body type and that is uniquely yours! Even though this styling advice based on the 5 most common body types, each individual has a different body, so, use this advice selectively and do what works for you.

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