BRIDES: Hourglass body shape

Usually when buying the wedding dress our emotions play us a left-handed shot and makes us forget a fundamental thing, which leads us to feel lost and therefore we try more clothes than necessary: this fundamental thing is the shape of our body.
How many times a bride crosses the threshold of a boutique with a precise idea of the dress she wants but then instead she ends up buying a completely different designed one.
This happens because not always what we like matches what suits us better.

How to prevent this? Try to restrain your emotions (both yours and your entourage’s) and keep in mind what your flaws and your strenghts are, what to highlight and what to disguise, what to emphasize and what to minimize.
If you do not know what shape your body is, trust the staff at your service at the wedding boutiques, they know what better suits you or book an image consultant to your advisor’s entourage (a.k.a. me).

The hourglass body shape figure has neat shoulders of which line is large the same as the hips line, bust goes from medium to aboundant size, 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.


What is more suitable to wear for those with this type of body? Tight, criss cross dresses with a side waistline, 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 cigarette ones but also a palazzo trousers, carrot ones with pinces or the most eccentric possible trousers full of rouches all along the leg’s lenght. 


Usually a high waist is the most recommended choice to enhance the waistline, but be careful, if it’s too high (just below the bust) you risk to delete the waist and will look like you have legs that start right below your bust. Tight skirts, A-line skirts, round, pleated, loose, mermaid, long / medium / short, the length limit is indirectly proportional to your height.
Décolleté shoes with stiletto heels, large heels sandals, as well as classic ballerinas (pointed if you want to stretch 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, because as you can see you have a vast choice of clothes.

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