The Hour Glass body is a tricky body type when it comes to how to dress up this is because it comes off as having
- Well defined (narrow) waist
- Hip and bust tend to be almost the same and quite big. The hourglass is seen by many as the ideal body shape, although it may also present some challenges if you have a significant bust.
So, if you have an hourglass figure, you’re certainly in good company !
Some of Your favorite celebrities who have this hour glass shape and have perfected on dressing the part include;
Joycelyn Dumas, Serwaa Amihere, Nana Ama McBrown, Juliet Ibrahim, Sandra Ankobiah, Hajia4Real, Fella Makafui, Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Boity, Pearl Thusi to name but a few
The aim of dressing for your hourglass body type
You will want to accentuate your very feminine body so fitted clothes (at the right places) are key. Another objective may be to elongate your legs.
You are lucky in that your body is already balanced. Your bust and hips are around the same size. Other body shapes will find that they need to add balance.
So you will want to keep the balance that you have and avoid adding any “bulk” with your clothing.
If you add ruffles or extra width to your bust, for example, you will lose your ideal hourglass shape and end up looking “top heavy”.
Patricia (below) makes sure that her waist is accentuated with a fitted dress. She adds interest with the detailing on sleeves. Note that her sleeves end at her slimmest part, at her waist, making this an extra-flattering option.
Recreate her look with this similar dress, pumps, clutch, headband and earrings.
So, now we’ve looked at what you shouldn’t do – ie, not to add extra bulk, what should you do?
A good bra is essential for this body type. Make sure you get a good supportive bra that will thrust your bust forwards.