Celebrity example of an Hourgalss body shape
For my final blog series post on body shapes (#5) I would like to introduce you to the Hot Hourglass figure. Now, I know what you are thinking–this is the shape for women with dramatic curves and well endowed figures. Not entirely.
The Hourglass body type can have many different varieties. A shapely bust and defined waist is the norm, but some hourglass figures have the opposite–curvier lower half and small waist (for this see Pretty Pear as well.)
You are an hourglass if: –Your hips are the same width as your shoulders
–You have a defined waistline, a round bottom
–You’re generally curvy all over. Your bust line can either be full or average size
Your body looks best when you try to lengthen the neck, so avoid high necklines that constrict the bust area. I’m not saying to flaunt it all, but your bust needs some room to breathe!
Choose garments that accentuate and skim over your curves. Also, play up your waistline with belts or tailored shirts.
V-necks are your best friend! They elongate the neck and show off your waistline. According to “you look fab” by blogger Angie, a rule of thumb is to keep the top relatively simple, smooth and low scooped. You can wear tops with ruffles, pleating and funky detailing, but you’ve got to be careful with their placement.
Steer Clear of: Empire Cuts. These are cuts that are tight around the bust and flow out right below the bustline. They are harder to wear with a fuller bust and they are not cut long enough from shoulder to under bust point.
When looking for a bottom for your figure, make sure you find one that is elongates your lower half. For a way to make sure you are elongating your legline-war pointy-toed shoes with a wide hem.
Now, I hope you have been able to pick a body type that fits you out of my 5-series blog posts the different shapes. Are you an Adorable Apple? A Racy Rectangle? Maybe you are a combination of them, because that is always possible. It is also a possibility to have a primary body type and secondary. Whatever you are, you can refer to some of these guidelines on the best ways to dress your body type or types. 🙂
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With love and all things fashion,