Killer Curves! Hourglass honeys celebrate your curves because hourglass is considered the most ideal body type! The different body types that exist, the hourglass has the best proportions – with upper and lower half approximately in line with each other, along with a tiny waist make you one hot mama! This is the body type I know best, as I am an hourglass…that said, it does not come with some challenge but who doesn’t have challenges in dressing?! There are times, where I need to downplay the va-va-va-voom, usually business related, so I will offer some tips in downplaying those curves.
Think you are hourglass? Do you have…
• Full hips and your full bust-line are the same width?
• Defined waist or tiny waist?
• When you gain weight, the fat usually stores evenly throughout your well-proportional curves?
• And your waist should be 8″ to 12″ smaller than your hip and bust.
It is also fair to say, you don’t have to be well endowed to be an hourglass- your body will fit the hourglass dimensions. Yes we all come in different sizes – you can be a skinny, average or curvy hourglass.
How to dress your sex pot body…
• Highlight that tiny waist. Wearing anything that wraps around the smallest part of your waist, this draws attention to this body part can really bring out your perfect proportions
• Skirts! Full circle, tulip, A-line, and pencil skirts flatter because they make your waist even smaller
• You were made for dresses. Wear them as often as you can! Wrap dresses were made for you, as well as most A-line cuts. The skater dresses look great too and just as fabulous in figure hugging sheath dresses and waist defining shirt dresses
• Stick to tailored jackets (preferably with a single breast if you are well endowed) and defined V-necklines
• Wearing your jackets unbuttoned looks slimming and elongating
• A dark colored belt wrapped around the narrowest part of your waist
• Soft fabrics such as knits and drapey silks as well as fabric with a bit of stretch, to really accentuate and complement (flow with) your curves
• V-necks and other deep necklines are great. Your curvy Hourglass body shape needs this slimming neckline- if you got a larger chest
• Scoop neck, Sweetheart and even Bustier tops look best
• If you wear a high neckline pair with long pendant necklace and oblong/V-shaped pendants and earrings
• Bootcut, flare, or even wide leg jeans and pants – they look universally flattering . A slightly flared cut will also help balance out your curves. In general pants that are flat-front, with mid-rise and wide waist-band work best
• Keep walk shorts straight from the thigh down and knee-length, and avoid lengths shorter than this unless you have great gams and youth on your side
• Fabric with a bit of stretch for comfort and a flattering look on your curves
• Go nude! For your heels anyway, in similar as your skintone with cone heel or wedge heel and peep toes look sharp
• Avoid anything boxy such as a straight skirt style as well as overly stiff fabrics
• If you’re well endowed, it’s best to avoid high necklines because the bust needs room and your body type looks best with a lengthened neck
• If you have a muffin top and don’t dare to wear anything fitted around the waist, wear clothes that skim past the area and make sure you add some interest on top and bottom to make your waist look thinner.
• De-emphasize your curvy hips (which often come with an Hourglass body shape), look for tops that extend right on your hipbone. This will help skim over the curves and make you look thinner.
• Avoid shapeless dresses
• Empire waistlines, which generally are flattering can look like they are chocking you if you have a fuller bust
• Skinny jeans caution- go for high waisted to avoid muffin tops and an A-line top or tunic with the skinnys look flattering on you without creating a too-curvy, stubby body frame.
Downplaying your Marilyn Bod = Surrender the waistline
Need to downplay your outer sex kitten? Seeking a more demure look? If you like the look of voluminous tunics and dresses, you’ll be able to wear certain very specific styles. If they’re gently A-line in silhouette, structured in the shoulders with a scooped neckline, fairly short in length, and in soft drapy fabrics, chances are high that they will work.
A word of warning though: voluminous silhouettes can look wide from the side even when they are cut well. Obviously, you’ll look narrower in a waist defining silhouette, there are times when you want to look more carefree and it’s liberating to surrender the waistline from time to time. And when you do, you’ll simply draw attention to other parts of lovely you.