hourglass bodyshape

How to Dress for Hourglass Bodyshape

The hourglass bodyshape is considered by many to be the most desirable shape. This woman has a bust and hip measurement that are similar and a waist that is about 25.5 cm or 10" smaller. Most commonly seen in conjunction with a balanced horizontal body. A woman with this shape is fortunate, as weight gain or loss is evenly distributed and will often go unnoticed for a long period of time. Clothing is often easy to fit and find.


Look for…

  • Floaty tunics and wrap-over tops and dresses.

  • Accessories that add interest and reflect your personal style.

  • Tailored shirts and suits that define the waist.

  • Low-waisted, boot-cut or flared jeans or pants.

  • A-line, sofly pleated skirts.

  • Bias-cut skirts.

  • Skinny jeans.


Great Tops for Hourglass Bodyshape

tops hourglass bodyshape

Patterns or florals, peplum, waist-defined.


Great Bottoms for Hourglass Bodyshape

bottoms hourglass bodyshape

Slim-cut, A-line, flare hems.


Great Dresses for Hourglass Bodyshape

dress hourglass bodyshape

Patterned and fitted, empire, wraps.



Top 5 Wardrobe Must-Haves for the Hourglass Bodyshape…

  • A great alteration place to alter a few items to get them perfect for your curvy shape.

  • A great bra fit to create maximum upper body and waist leverage.

  • A belt to show off your small waist.

  • A perfect pair of jeans to fit your curves and height

  • A fantastic figure flattering dress you can dress up or down for work or functions.




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