Dressing For Your Shape: Hourglass Figures
YOU’VE AN HOURGLASS FIGURE IF…
Your waist is narrow but your hips and shoulders are wide. You have a good-sized bust and tend to carry fat equally over your whole body. Your stomach is flat and toned, but your thighs have a tendency to look heavy. Use the following tips to maximize your shape…
Hide thicker-than you’d like thighs under full length dresses. Wear them with a belt and a heel to make you look more slender.
WORK THE SLEEVES
Long sleeves flatter larger arms and balance out a curvy bust and torso. Sleek and slim sleeves that taper at the elbow are flattering and bat-wing sleeves hide heavy upper arms.
GET IT IN THE NECK
V-necks flatter large busts and a generous cleavage, but don’t spoil the effect by cluttering the neckline with chunky jewellery. Avoid square-necks – they can make you look wide and top-heavy
Although untailored clothes are unflattering on your figure, so too are styles that are cut too straight. You need some extra room to allow for curves, so look for fabrics that have some stretch
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Avoid too much fussy detail – ruffles, bows, ties and so on – as they will only overwhelm you shape. Stick to garments that are simple, elegant and streamlined