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How to Dress the Hourglass Body Shape

How to dress the hourglass body shape? I’m going to tell you in this article. If you have the hourglass body shape, you can consider yourself lucky because you have the most desirable body shape in history!


Your bust and hips are somewhat balanced
You have a narrow waist
You tend to have larger thighs and hips
If you gain weight, you tend to store it around your bust and your hips first

Marilyn Monroe

How to Dress the Hourglass Body Shape & What to Wear

Simple tops with no added embellishments such as ruffles or bows are your best friends. They should be well-fitted so that they can accentuate your narrow waist. Tops with V-neck will look especially flattering on you. To emphasise your bust even more, you can add a necklace. However, you should stay away from long pendants.

When it comes to your legs, you want to lengthen them. Therefore you should steer clear of fitted trousers. Unless you have very long legs, of course (in which case, feel free to wear them). Other than that, any kind of high-waisted trousers or skirts will look great on you.

If you want to wear a skirt, you have a wide array of cuts to choose from. You can wear pencil skirts as well as flared cuts such as A-line or tulip skirts. The most flattering dresses for your figure are the ones of one colour or with vertical stripes. They will nicely lengthen your body without adding any unnecessary volume. And the most obvious way to add length to your legs is high heels! You can wear them as much as you like if you feel comfortable enough in them.

Scarlett Johansson

Other Celebrities with the Hourglass Body Shape:

Salma Hayek
Dita von Teese
Blake Lively
Tyra Banks
Sofia Vergara
Jennifer Lawrence

Remember that it’s important to wear what makes you feel good rather than what someone said you should wear. Use this just as guidelines or inspiration rather than strict rules!

See you soon!

xoxo, S. V.

Check out the rest of the How to Dress According to Your Body Shape series.

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