If you’re one of the lucky ladies who sport an hourglass body (find out what body shape you have HERE), fashion choices shouldn’t give you much of a headache. But since trends plant traps for us anywhere in order to lure us with pretty looking items that don’t look that pretty on us on a second look, we’re here to give you a few useful tips that will help in avoiding such traps!
The classic hourglass body shape means that you have a defined waist, a curvaceous body and that there balance between the size of your hips and that of your shoulders. An example of a classic hourglass figure is that of Scarlett Johansson. If that’s what your body looks like, then it’s rather simple for you: technically, you can wear anything. You have a silhouette that radiates sensuality. Don’t hide it in loose, baggy clothes, don’t go for shapeless clothes. Baggy capris or a loose top are alright, as long as the other part of your body shows its beauty.
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However, don’t fall in the trap of over-sexed outfits! Tight fitting, short or revealing clothes will make other people gaze, but a dress that embodies all of the above makes you lose class the more you reveal! Remember, balance is everything and you can always look sexy with a plunging neckline or a skintight skirt, as long as you don’t overdo it!
If you are not a celebrity, this is an over-sexed outfit!
The harsh reality of life is that we’re not famous actresses or runway models and this means we aren’t as resourceful when it comes to staying fit, eating healthy food or purchasing designer clothes made to flatter us from every angle! This means that you might have the balance between your bust and your hips, but your waist might not be as clearly defined. Here’s where the magic belt we’ve talked about comes in! Place it on the thinnest spot of your waist, over dresses, skirts and even over cardigans and it will magically make your waist look smaller!
Some of us ladies have a problem with tummy fat. Perfectly sculpted abs are not a thing we can take pride in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be feminine and sensual! Like we said, don’t hide in baggy clothes, they will only emphasize any itsy-bitsy problem you might have. Instead, go for fold over dresses or wrap dresses! You can find them in both neutral and crazy colors and they range from summer casual to cocktail party chic! They will draw the attention to your appealing bust and derriere, while elegantly concealing any tummy trouble you might be in! It’s the perfect solution for an hourglass body with a muffin top! Even if you do have a perfect body, it’s still the refined alternative to skintight, short dresses. It shows the beauty of your body while keeping it respectable! A-line dresses are a favorite; their cut is simple, yet stylish and it looks good on most ladies!
Boot cut pants are our recommendation, especially if you’re wider in the hip department! If that is the case, stay away from skinny jeans and both skirts and pants that have pockets lower than the waistline, as well as bright colors. Such clothing items will highlight the lack of perfect poise between your upper and lower body.
If you don’t have problems with your hips you can go for those amazing skinny jeans but try to chose the ones that fit you perfectly. Chose the right size and you will look awesome!
Is a small bust what keeps you from having the textbook perfection hourglass body? This can be easily fixed with a ruffled blouse. You can add to the mix a push up bra, but it’s not truly necessary. Ruffles, embroideries or embellishments on the upper part of your body will be enough to create the optical illusion of an ampler bosom- but of course, not all of them at once! Of course, a large bust means you should avoid all the elements we’ve already mentioned and go for such details on skirts or pants.
As you already know, the perfect hourglass body is not easy to find in real life without hard work, but you can trick the eye and look your best even so! An important step is to be honest to yourself about your body and then dress accordingly. Trying to fit in clothes a size smaller because that’s the size you had some time ago or anything like that will only make it more difficult to look your best!
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