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How to Identify if You’re an Hourglass Body Shape
1. Your shoulders and your hips are about the same width apart.
2. You have a small to medium waist in proportion to your bust and hips.
3. You have medium to generous bust.
4. You carry your weight on your bum and hips…. but not so much on your thighs.
Sound like you? Yep – me too!
If haven’t guessed it already from my outfit posts, I am the typical hourglass and PROUD OF IT!
My bust and hips definitely rival each other in girth, yet I have a smaller waist ( but I also have a bit of a tummy which is quite common for this shape…. damn it!)
And wow, are we in good company! Recognize these other amazing Hourglass gals?
OK – now we know who we are – how do we dress best for our shape?
Top Tips for Dressing Your Gorgeous Hourglass Body!
The less fabric that goes over the surface area of your bust, the smaller it looks. This is why v-necks, scoop-necks and low sweetheart necklines work best (if you want to wear a higher neckline, use a necklace to create the illusion of a V).
Define Your Waist
Belt it, wrap it, just show it off! If you have a bigger bust and clothes just hang off them, you will look bigger than you actually are. By showing off your waist, you show how tiny you really are!
Use a belt, find a jacket with a tie, or even just look for a jacket or dress that has lots of shaping through it that helps define your waist (see next point).
Show Off Your Shape
Don’t be scared of fitted clothes!! You have an amazing shape – show it off!
By wearing loose and baggy clothes, you are hiding all your good bits as well as the bits you are not so keen on.
I often find I look and feel better in a more pencil shape, rather than a full skirt – I find the full skirt makes my lower half look bigger, not smaller!
Texture and print are your friend when it comes to wearing anything body-con, they provide a little extra camouflage ?
Vertical Lines Are Your Friends
This can be done with a deep neckline, an open jacket or cardigan, or a long statement necklace or scarf… trust me, this really works!
Any sort of vertical line you create with your clothes draws the eye up and down the body…. rather than across it…. good yes?
So there you have it my lovely Hourglass gals! I hope that has helped a little!
Remember, embrace your curves – we are very lucky to have them ?