If you have an hourglass shape, you can wear just about anything (and look fabulous)! This curvaceous figure has proportionately balanced shoulders and hips, a fuller bust, and a distinctly defined waist. Think Kate Winslet or Sofia Vergara from the television hit Modern Family.

Dress for your body shape - Hourglass figure

Here are some tips for dressing this feminine shape. Overall, forget oversized or baggy clothes; work those curves, don’t hide them!

TOPS: You can wear a V-neck, scoop neck, or wrap top. In fact, you can wear pretty much anything you want!

PANTS: Lengthen your shape with dark colors on the bottom and light colors on top.  Mid-rise pants will help camouflage any extra tummy. A slightly flared silhouette will help balance out your hips.

SKIRTS: Try a fitted pencil skirt. Wear a pretty silk blouse tucked in or a lightweight cardigan with a thin belt.

DRESSES: To emphasize that waist, think wrap style dresses, or adding a belt.  

JACKETS: For a sophisticated look, a structured blazer is a classy option. Again, to show off that waist, you might want to add a belt.

When it’s all said and done, the bottom line is to wear what makes you feel beautiful, comfortable and confident.

Have fun shopping!
If you missed them, check out Vol. 1, How to Dress for a Pear Shape and Vol. 2, How to Dress for an Apple Shape. The next body shape we’ll be discussing is rectangle – so don’t be a square! Stay tuned.

Dress for your body shape - Rectangle figure


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