Quick Fashion Tips For Hourglass Body Types
Create Curves with Color
Wear color of similar or identical brightness on your upper and lower body, while adding darker color around your waist to accentuate your curves.
- Wear a light colored dress with a wide dark belt.
- Wear a shirt that is lighted colored around the bust/shoulders and dark below the bust.
- Pair it with light colored pants or a skirt.
Clothing Shapes For Hourglass Body Types
The key to dressing an hourglass body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while accentuating your waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing (such as a tube-type dress) and accentuating your waist by adding a wide, dark belt. However, to create an even more curvaceous effect add a bit of volume proportionally to your upper and lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.
Dresses For Hourglass Body Types
Choose dresses that accentuate your natural waist. Select dresses that are balanced. Dresses with full sleeves should also have a full skirt. Dresses with a fitted top should have a straight skirt. Stay away from boxy, shapeless dresses.
Tops For Hourglass Body Types
Choose tops that emphasize your waist. Stay away from shapeless cuts, baby doll tops, or tops with empire waists. The objective is to accentuate your natural waist. If you choose a top with a full sleeve (flutter sleeve, princess sleeve) or with embellishment around the bust, choose a bottom that also adds volume to your lower half. Choose jackets with a nipped-in waist and seaming that accentuates your waist. Jackets that come to the hip-bone are the most flattering on your body type.
Bottoms For Hourglass Body Types
Look for full skirts with details or embellishment that draws the eye to the hips. Choose boot cut or trouser cut pants that fall from the widest part of your hip. Pants with flap-pockets and jeans or whiskering at the hips to further accentuate your curvy figure.
Accessories For Hourglass Body Types
Wide belts, body shapers that smooth your figure (like Spanx).
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