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Quick Fashion Tips For Top Hourglass Body Types

Below are Quick Tips for Top Hourglass Body Types. The objective of dressing your body type is to create the illusion of a balanced hourglass figure while showing off your enviable waist. No matter what your weight is, balancing your body creates the most pleasing effect.

Create Curves with Color

Look for dresses and separates that are dark around the bust and monochromatic below the bust to create the illusion of a balanced figure.


  • Wear a light or bright colored strapless dress with a dark band around the bust.
  • Wear a shirt that is dark colored around the bust/shoulders and light in color below the bust.
    Pair it with light colored pants or a skirt.

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Clothing Shapes for Top Hourglass Body Types

The key to dressing a top hourglass body type is to balance your lower body with your ample bust while accentuating your waist. To create the most curvaceous effect add volume to your lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.

Dresses For Top Hourglass Body Types

Choose dresses that accentuate your natural waist. Select dresses with full skirts. Dresses with wide necklines and embellishments around the bust create the illusion of upper volume and should be avoided. Boxy, shapeless dresses will make you look bigger and should also be avoided.

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Tops For Top 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 wide neck, full sleeve (flutter sleeve, princess sleeve) or with embellishment around the bust, choose a bottom that adds even more volume to your lower half. Choose jackets with a nipped-in waist and deep V neckline. Jackets that come to the hip-bone are the most flattering on your body type.

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Bottoms For Top Hourglass Body Types

Look for full skirts with details or embellishment that draws the eye to the hips. Boot cut, trouser cut or wide-leg pants help balance your bust. Choose pants with flap-pockets and jeans with whiskering at the hips.

Accessories For Top Hourglass Body Types

Wide belts, body shapers that smooth your figure (like Spanx), eye-catching shoes, big bags that hang to the hip.

Celebrities with an Top Hourglass Body Shape

Scarlett Johansson
Kat Dennings

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