How To Dress An Hourglass Body Shape « Stylelogue

How To Dress An Hourglass Body Shape

October 31st, 2011

Hourglass shape body
Hourglasses are very lucky as their shape is the easiest to dress. You need to follow fewer rules and can be more versatile with your style choices and pieces. The key thing to remember is not to hide your curves wearing loose, baggy clothing from head to toe outfit.

Hourglass Characteristics

A defined bust
Same size on top and bottom
Neat hips
Curved bottom

How To Create Visual Balance

~ You need to wear shaped and fitted styles in order to follow your body’s line
~ Define your waist, enhance your bust and highlight your hips and bottom
~ Luckily this is the classic feminine shape and is the easiest to dress, provided you don’t hide your shape
~ You can wear looser clothes but retain a balance on your top or bottom half e.g. wear wide leg trousers with fitted top or a loose, long tunic over skinny jeans.


~ Dressing head to toe in shapes that completely hide your body.
~ Wearing loose or wide trousers with unfitted tops
~ These will make you appear bulky and without a waistline

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Dresses And Skirts For Hourglass Shapes

Hourglass Mary Portas fitted dressHourglass belted shirt dress

Hourglass striped kitted dress Hourglass fitted print dress

Tops For Hourglass Shapes

This SONIA by Sonia Rykiel long sleeve top is an interesting way to wear a tee-shirt. Wear with wide leg trousers or a pencil skirt.  Hourglass blue silk Madmen style blouseHourglass arm patch cardiganThis take on the classic white shirt is the perfect addition to any hourglass capsule wardrobe. Versatile & timeless.

Jackets And Coats For Hourglass Shapes

Fur trim hourglass coatFur trim hourglass coat

Trousers and Jeans For Hourglass Shapes

Hourglass wide leg trousersHourglass MIH straight jeans
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