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Dressing the hourglass shaped body.

We see different fashion trends pop up almost every day, now, it isn’t always easy to adopt some or most of these trends, as most trends aren’t for everyone, and some fashion houses create style …. just … for the red carpet:

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Photo Courtesy: Shilpaahuja.com

This is why its so useful to understand what works for you, and filling your wardrobe with those classic “you trends” what will forever trend for you.

Here’s a 6 step guide to finding all those flattering pieces for the hourglass shaped body.

 Some general guidelines:

 1- Tops

Your waist is well defined, so lets flaunt it! Tops should be tapered at the waist without adding any extra bulk. Extra bulk can throw your proportions out.

  • Fitted tops
  • Wrap tops
  • Peplum styles
  • Anything wiht a V neck or halter.
  • *Wide necks could make you look top heavy if you are busty.Such as Boat, round or square.
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Peplum/Wrap Cold Shoulder- Dillards.com
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Sleeveless wrap top- Dillards.com

 

Sleeve Length

You can pretty much wear any length. A 3/4 sleeve, would draw the eye to your waist, if you have great arms- well short sleeves or armless will work, as well as a cap sleeve or full length sleeves.

2-Outerwear (Jackets/Cardigans)

Hem lines are important with Jackets/outerwear. For hourglass, again- lets flaunt that waist- so go for cropped styles, belted styles and bomber jackets, the elastic band is great for showing off your waist line.*Stay away from boxy styles.

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Cropped Jacket- asos.com

3-Dresses

  • Wrap Dresses
  • Fit & Flare
  • Peplum
  • Fitted pencil length

*Stay away from flowy- if not belt it.

Dress Length: Any thing can work- just depends on how much leg you want to show 🙂

Dress Photos Courtesy: Asos.com

 

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4-Jeans & Pants

Hight wasited pants are utlra flattering. They show off your curves from your hips to your waist. With a cropped top, yes!! Silaor pants waw!

All other rises are good as well- mid rise & low rise. Depends on your personality,body and age. If youre tummy conscious i would stay away from low rise anything,

Flared or boot cuts are great with those fitted tops. Skinny jeans and leggings great with the peplums. Key is to create balance.

 

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Sailor Pant- lyst.com
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High waist pants with cropped top-asos.com

 

5-Skirts

Voluminous as well as straight skirts are flattering, more so when the have a high waist. These hug your body and show off your curves. Keep it simple- try to stay away from ruffles, bows and other dimensional details that add volume/bulk.

  • Pencil skirts
  • Full circle
  • Tulip
  • A-line
  • *Keep the fabrics soft and flowy- a stiff skirt could give a boxy look.

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6-Accessories

Pretty much anything can work- for belts keep it thin- if using an evening clutch you can use something with more structure to balance out your curves. Neckalces, bangles and rings all good- use accessories that will keep your look balanced.

Thank you …

Vanita

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Author:

I am a passionate island girl. Living in Trinidad, a wanderer and learner. Always learning and sharing. I am a wardrobe coach and I enjoy my job 100%. Just decided to use these mediums to share with everyone what I have learnt over the years. On the business side, I do seminars and offer various coaching packages. Thank you for checking me out and following. Really appreciate it! Hats off to you & cheers to being our best .. Vanita

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