MATCH YOUR SHAPE: HOUR-GLASS




Hips and shoulders are the same width, waistline is a lot smaller. Your cleavage is great, your buttocks are rather round. Your lower hips are wider than your high hips. Your thigh are full but narrower than the lower hips. Hourglass body shape gains weight through the hips and above the waist.

All an hourglass woman needs to do, is dress in clothes that follow the curves of their body shape
rather than hide it. Clothes that follow the curves of your hourglass body will make you appear balanced and feminine.

To make sure your waistline is visible you have to make sure you wear fitted clothes. One of the most important rules for an hourglass figure is to make sure the waistline is defined and not hidden

WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW TO DRESS EXCELLENTLY
1. NECKLINE:
     Rounded neckline will look great on you, through V Necklines do the trick as well for you!
 
     Avoid Necklines like square and boat necks as well as high neckline and turtlenecks if you are busty; they will make your top look heavy.

2. COLLAR STYLES:
     Light ruffles are great for an hourglass figure. You can only wear big ruffles if you are small breasted, otherwise they would add too much volume.

3. SLEEVE STYLES:
     Your clothes should follow your natural curve, go for set-in sleeves. They are perfect for your sloping shoulders. Shoulders seams should be precisely at the joint where the arm attaches.
   
     You can dress in short sleeves to sleeves above the elbow. For long sleeves opt for fitted ones or flowing bishop sleeves. If you want to show some of your femininity ensure that the sleeves do not cover the complete curve of the wrist.

     Hourglass figure can wear small shoulders pads but should avoid large ones. With a sleeveless look you can show off your beautiful rounded shoulders.

4. TOPS and SHIRTS
     You have a beautiful waist as an hourglass. Make sure your tops show off this great asset.
     Tops, blouses and shirt should be fitted. They should nip in at the waist without adding bulk to your chest. Avoid big ruffles, bows or any other embellishments that would add a lot of volume to your top (unless you add some volume to your hips to balance that out. ) Extra bulk on your chest will throw your proportions out of synchronization and extra bulk on your waist would hide your waist natural slimness.

   Wrap tops are great as they show your waist.

   If you wear a turtle neck make sure the collar is pretty small. Otherwise you might look very busty.
    Opt for soft fabrics like jersey, silk, fine cotton with elasthan. Stretchy materials are great if you have a flat stomach. Stiff fabrics like linen and Thai silk will not be able to follow your body's natural curves and this make you appear heavier.

   Lightly body-hugging sweaters in fine knits are great for hourglass silhouettes.

   If you want to downplay your curves, put on a top in dark or muted colours or in vertic stripes. The top should end just below your hipbone or past your thighs.
 
   If you want to show off your curves, opt for a top in light or bright colours or big print. A top that stops just short of your waist is great for highlighting your femininity.

5. VEST STYLES:
    The vest for an hourglass body shape should be form-fitting. This accentuates your waist and shoulder above your hips.

6. JACKET:
   Always go for jackets that follow your body lone and draw in towards the waist. Look for form-fitting and belted jackets. If your jacket does not come with a belt, just add one around the waist. Short jackets that stop just above your hips accentuate your curves. Short jackets that stop just above your hips accentuate your curves in a flattering way.

  Avoid straight and boxy styles as do not show your waist and thus make you appear heavier.

  A slim waistline is the defining feature of an hourglass figure so try and avoid anything that hides it.

7. SKIRTS
    Are best high-waisted. low-waisted ones only add bulk to your lower half. You can dress in A-line, full circle, pencil, tulip and gored skirts in medium and long; knee length skirts will be your best bit though 😛
These skirts hug your hips and hang off them naturally. Short straight skirts will look great under a top or jacket.

8. TROUSERS
    Pants that start above or below your stomach are great. Your best bit are wide-legged and loose fitting pants that go straight down to the floor. Hourglass types also look great in boot-cut or flare out trousers. The flare retains the portion of your lower leg in balance with your hips.

  Skips baggy pants they are too bulky for your feminine curves.

  Straight leg and boot-cut jeans will make a sporty look paired with a figure hugging shirt.

  Jeans with wide waist bands are great for hourglass shaped women. Wider legged, loose fitting, slightly tapered, boot-cut and flared jeans style are great.

9. JUMPSUIT
  You can wear belted and form-fitting jumpsuits styles. Just make sure that the leg is not too tapered.

10. ACCESSORIES
   Make sure belts follow the natural curve of your waistline. Small to medium size belts and soft belts, as they can make an hourglass body with a small torso look even smaller. Be careful with hip belts as they emphasize your bottom and might make it more voluminous.

  Short necklaces that hug your neck or long necklaces in a V-form are great. Necklaces that reach your belly are fine.

11. SHOE STYLES
   Classic shoes like pumps with medium heel are great as well as kitten heels.
 
  For hot days, choose a sandal with closed-in toe and a simple strap around the heel.

  Heels are made for you! Even if you wear just a little heel that will help to elongate your legs and show off your femininity. Look for a boot with a medium heel that is snug to your thighs.

12. BAGS STYLES
  To celebrate your body shape, choose a bag with curves e.g soft pouch, an oval bag....

  Shoulder straps on bags are uncomfortable for you because of your sloping shoulders. They will tend to slide off your shoulders.

  The form of your bag is important but size matters as well. 
As a petite hourglass, better choose a small bag. 
As a large hourglass figure, choose a bigger bag.


WHAT LIGHT OR DARK COLOURS SHOULD YOU WEAR WITH AN HOUR-GLASS FIGURE? 

SPRING: Dress warm and bright.
SUMMER: Dress in cool sun-struck.
AUTUMN: Dress in warm and muted colours.
WINTER: Dress in cool and dark colour.
   
  
NOTE: No matter your body shape, dress right and be confident in what you are wearing. This goes a long way in making you feel fabulous. 


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