Monday, 20 March 2017

Let’s talk about your body shape (Part 4): The Hourglass Body Shape


Happy new week Lovelies.

This is a continuation of  Let's talk about your body shape. If you missed the previous posts, please click here and here

Described as the perfect and ideal woman’s body shape, hourglass body shape has got a balanced bust and hip with a well-defined and naturally cinched waist. So back in the days and even today I hear people say things like “you have figure 8” or “she’s got good curves” etc. The curves on hourglass shape are perfectly placed and at the right places thereby making their femininity so prominent.

What to Wear:
Styling hourglass body shape is so effortless because they already have all their curves at the right placed – bust proportional to the hip and then a tiny waist.

*Flared skirts with body hugging tops sits so perfectly on them

*Bodycon dresses and fitted skirts (long or short) with flared at the hem area; fitted dresses that cinch at the waistline for example, wrap dresses or tops look great on them.

*Jean and pants with flared at hem area as well as skinny pants tucked in or not, sit well on them.

*They can play around almost any kind of neckline, round, v-neckline, cowl neckline, sweetheart and more as the major basic body part – bust, waist and hips are will aligned and the same goes for the sleeves type. There is basically nothing to be scared of as bulkiness at the sleeves area is already balanced out at the hip area which happens to be proportionate to the upper half of the body.

What Not to Wear:
Anything that will make your upper half look (bust) bigger or too bulkier than your lower half (Hip) and vice versa. For example, skirt with so much ruffles or volume at the hip area will automatically create the illusion of pear body shape on you. 

Then again, tops with so much volume at the bust area will also create bigger bust illusion thereby turning an hourglass shape into an apple or inverted triangle body shape. Note: ensure you always balance out your outfit. The volume added to your bust area should always be proportionate to that added to your hips area.

Again, remember, in our world today, fashion seems to have no rules. My post is a simple guide, so bear in mind that style and fashion are about comfort and confidence.

The next body shape to be discussed on this body shape series is The Straight or Banana body shape

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Hope you enjoyed this post. Please continue to check back for more great gist on this topic. Xoxo

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