Hourglass Body Shape

The hourglass body shape has neat shoulders as wide as the hips, bust goes from medium to abundant, has a prominent round bottom and a well defined waist. The main goal with this kind of body is to balance the upper part with the lower one, unless you are interested in highlighting only one of them, like your bust or your bottocks.

Top Free People + Dolce & Gabbana, Bottom Stella McCartney, shoes Dsquared2. Top Love Moschino + Oscar De La Renta, bottom 3 Brand, shoes Maison Margiela.
Top e bottom See By Chloé, bag Moschino, shoes Diadora Heritage. Top Follow Us, bottom Stella McCartney, bag Karl Lagerfeld, shoes Giuseppe Zanotti Design.

What is more suitable to wear for those with this type of figure? Tight, criss-cross dresses, statement belts to emphasize the waist line, sweetheart, rounded V, boat, one shoulder, crossed, straight, deep cut or turtle necklines. The ideal trousers are the straight leg ones but also a palazzo trousers, slouchy chino pants with pinces or the most eccentric possible trousers full of rouches along the legs will look like a masterpiece on you, while instead if I try this last one, I’d look like a piñata.

Top Dsquared2, bottom Marni, bag Ras, shoes Manas. Top Dsquared2, skirt Pinko, bag Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, shoes Moschino
Top Versace + MSGM, skirt Io Couture, shoes Christian Louboutin. Top Marni, bottom Gucci, bag Salar, shoes Christian Louboutin.

What about the waist line? High waist is the most recommended to enhance the waistline, but be careful, if it’s too high (like as the emperor waist line)  you risk to erase your waist and look like you have legs that start right below your boobs.
Pencil skirts, A-line skirts, round, pleated, loose, mermaid, long / medium / short, the length’s limit is your sense of modesty.

Dress Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, shoes Giuseppe Zanotti. Dress Lanvin, shoes Gedebe. Dress Lanvin, shoes Chloe Gosselin. Dress Michael Kors Collection, shoes Jimmy Choo.
Dress Lucille, shoes Jimmy Choo. Dress Moschino, shoes Jimmy Choo. Dress George & Johns, shoes Balmain. Dress Dolce & Gabbana, shoes Giuseppe Zanotti.

Most recommended shoes are décolleté with stiletto heels, but you can also try large heels sandals, as well as rounded point ballerinas  (pointed if you want to slender your figure) and wedges are also approved. The main “trouble”  here is the incapability to manage these curves, that’s why sometimes you can make a mess by covering them too much or doing the opposite by exposing them too much.

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Dress Vivienne Westwood, shoes Rene’Caovilla. Dress Victoria Beckham, shoes Christian Louboutin. Dress Michael Kors Collection, shoes Boutique Moschino. Dress Michael Kors Collection, shoes Miui Miu.

This kind of women is also very fierce so the chance to see them in flashy outfits is high…after all you need a strong charisma to carry such a body.
The hourglass celebrities are: the most famous one Marilyn Monroe, the Italian counterpart Sofia Loren, Beyoncé, Salma Hayek, Christina Hendricks (she moves from a normal hourglass to a full hourglass, so you can take her as an example for the plus size), Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Dita Von Teese.

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