Hourglass Shaped Body : Fashion For Hourglass Shaped Body, How To Dress To Flatter Your Shape

Fashion Tips For Your Body Shape: Hourglass

Learn how to dress to flatter your shape with our fashion guide for people who are 'hourglass' shaped and have a large bust and hips with a narrower waist.

1. The hourglass is the classic voluptuous shape. If you are an hourglass you have a large bust and hips and a narrower waist.

2. Emphasise your natural curves with a wrap dress which will show off your slim waist. If you have straight shoulders, choose A-line dresses and skirts which will balance your shoulder line.

3. Wear fitted jackets and complement your curves with rounded hems, pockets and lapels. Avoid too much detail on top such as large pockets or buttons which will make you look larger.

4. Flared or boot cut trousers will balance the curve of your hips. Trousers should be flat fronted and fastened at the side to minimize the bulk around your hips.

5. Wear tops with gently defined waists and feminine, gathered or fluted sleeves. Show off your cleavage with V-necks, scoop necks or wrap tops. Avoid spaghetti straps or halter-necks if your arms are un-toned.

6. The hourglass shape doesn't need any extra volume so avoid thick, bulky fabrics and too many accessories.