How To Flatter Your Hourglass Figure


Before we begin to talk about dressing for your body type, you must confirm that you do indeed have an hourglass shape. Here are some other characteristics of the hour glass shaped body:

  • Full bust
  • Round bottom
  • Shoulder and hips are equal in width
  • When you gain weight, it distributes evenly
  • A well defined waist (You don’t have to have a flat stomach to be an hour glass shape. It just means that your shoulders and hips are significantly wider than your waist line.)

If you’re still unsure of your body shape, this post can help.

Illustration of a Woman with an Hour Glass Figure

The goal for the hourglass shape is to accentuate your narrow waist and elongate your legs. Here are the do’s and dont’s:

Do wear:

  • Good fitting bra
  • Belts that accentuate  the waist
  • Solid colors
  • Knee length a-line pencil skirts
  • Rounded toe, and peep toe heels
  • Bodycon dresses
  • Boot cut and straight leg denim and pants
  • Deep scoop, sweet heart, and v-neck lines
  • Single-breasted tailored jackets

Don’t wear:

  • Low rise pants
  • High neck lines
  • Boxy tops
  • Tunics
  • Wrap dresses
  • Empire cut tops & dresses
  • Flat lace-up shoes
  • Casual clothes (They tend to make you look boxy.)
  • Tops that add volume with texture such as ruffles, bows, and embroidered embellishments

Please bare in mind that these are merely guidelines. So you don’t have to follow the information here in the strictest sense, but we all have to start somewhere. Once you have a firm grasp of the guidelines, you can bend them in creative ways and still look fierce. Stay tuned for style tips for the Rectangle Shape Body!loveyourbody

As always thank you for reading, commenting, and liking!

With LOVE,


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