Dress Your Shape: HOURGLASS

Dress Your Body Shape HOURGLASS
Dress Your Body Shape HOURGLASS with Image Consultant & Personal Stylist Jenni @ I on Image

Dress Your Shape: HOURGLASS

Learn to dress your beautiful hourglass body shape with image consultant Jenni at I on Image. Get personal style advice for YOUR shape and start looking your best every day.

Find out what suits your shape and learn how to look amazing every single day. Say goodbye to wrong clothes and start wearing what suits YOU.

Do you have one or more of the following body features?

  • Balanced bust vs. hips ratio
  • Clearly defined waistline
  • Feminine silhouette
  • Great legs

-> YES THAT’S ME, keep on reading further for style advice

Hourglass Power Features

  • Curves – Your classic feminine curves deserve a spotlight
  • Legs – Don’t be shy to show them!
  • Smile – This is undeniably your most attractive asset

Accentuate these body features by dressing right. Style tips for dressing your hourglass body shape will follow in the next chapter. Remember that your smile is always your best accessory!

Best Styles For HOURGLASS

  • Wrapped styles. I love chic wrap dresses and feminine draped blouses on hourglass body shape so much. These styles help to accentuate a beautiful curve and help you look your best without even trying.
  • Belted styles. A good belt will add definition to any outfit when you wish to accentuate your waistline. If leather belts feel too stiff try a fabric belt or my favorite: an elastic belt, which feels super comfy but your still get the style.
  • Tailored and fitted styles. It goes without saying that hiding a beautiful figure under masses of fabric is just not flattering and wide styles will often look too baggy on a feminine hourglass figure. Opt for fitted styles and neat tailoring instead.
  • Boot cut or skinny trousers and jeans, fitted capris. These classic trouser styles look amazing on a balanced hourglass figure. Avoid baggy styles and large volumes of fabric.
  • High-waisted trousers and skirts, especially pencil skirts. These styles accentuate your waist and create a flattering feminine figure. Technically you could pull off all skirt styles but the aforementioned will give you the most desired effect.

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Remember that these are just very rough style guidelines and the majority of people fall in multiple categories.

You might notice that your shape is actually a combination of two or more shapes. Your shape might also change when you gain or lose weight. That is all perfectly normal and you shouldn’t put yourself in a narrow box too fast.

You are also allowed to be a style rebel and wear what ever you want. I am here to give you ideas to get MORE out of your style, not to narrow your options down. Have fun with your style and love fashion like I do!

This article appeared originally in I on Image’s blog on 13th June 2018 and was edited on 15th February 2023.

I believe that every body is beautiful!

Jenni @ I on Image
Jenni @ I on Image - Content Creator Fuelled by Fashion

5 thoughts on “Dress Your Shape: HOURGLASS

  1. Nancy says:

    Ooh! Hourglass bodies are great when it comes to accentuating the curves! There are lots of great combinations for outfits. Thanks for sharing this guideline!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  2. I on Image says:

    It sounds like you are an hourglass Quinn! Your style reflects this already really well in my opinion. You are not shy of showing your waistline and your retro-inspired looks flatter your shape well. Keep it up xxx

  3. Quinn says:

    I always love to hear what may suit my shape, just in case I’ve missed out on a key trick somewhere down the line. I’m a bit of a mixed bag really, I love having a defined waist but I wasn’t blessed in the bust department! Although I have a lot going on around the hips/bottom area haha ?. I have a weird combo of shapes going on!

    Quinn x

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