HourGlass Shaped Body Type

Characteristics

  • Slightly round shoulders
  • Bust and hips are of the same width
  • Small and defined waist
  • Bottom and hips are rounded
  • Bigger thighs
  • Weight gains typically distribute evenly throughout the body

 

Styling the HourGlass Shape

The hourglass body shape is balanced naturally with a defined waist.

The key to dressing this body shape is to follow its natural silhouette by proportionally dressing the top and bottom of the body while accentuating the waist.

You need to ensure that you don't unbalance the body frame by making it either top- or bottom-heavy.

Follow the natural silhouette

This means maintaining the body's naturally balanced proportions without drawing attention to only the lower or upper body.

  • Invest in a good bra
  • Choose clothing that shows off your curvy silhouette
  • Opt for simple, clean garments, which don't clutter up the silhouette
  • Avoid drawing attention to the hips and shoulders in order to maintain the natural balance of your body's silhouette
  • Steer clear of straight cuts and boxy styles, that hide the waist
  • Avoid shapeless and loose clothing as well as eye-catching embellishments

Define the waist

Wearing anything that draws attention to the waist helps bring out the body's balanced proportions.

  • Accentuate the waist with belts or nipped garments
  • Wear darker colours around your waist area - such as a dark belt
  • Steer clear of straight cuts and boxy styles, that hide the waist