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How To Dress An Hourglass Body Type

Hourglass Body, Michelle Nichols Photography

After taking the “how to find your body type” quiz in the last blog post, you learned that you are the most coveted hourglass body shape. One of the most celebrated feminine body types out there, it’s all about complimenting your curves and not hiding them. Let’s talk about how to dress an hourglass body type.

Now let me set a disclaimer, I’m not a fashion expert, but I have worked with several hourglass shape clients and this is just what I have learned that is most flattering in pictures.

Your celebrity body look-a-likes: Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson and J Lo (pretty amazing right?!)

Top Do’s:

  • Necklines: Scoop or V-Neck
  • Jackets that hit at the waist
  • Well fitted top

Hourglass shape, Michelle Nichols Photography

Top Dont’s:

  • Baby doll styled tops/Shapeless flowy peasant tops
  • High necklines/turtlenecks
  • Large graphics on the bust line or volume adding elements such as big bows that can make you look larger than you are

Bottom Do’s:

  • Pencil skirts and A line shirts
  • Jeans that are slightly stretchy and hug around the hips and ankle line, look for titles such as ‘curvy ‘
  • Flat-front, mid-rise, wide waist-band, boot-cut jeans are also a flattering choice

Hourglass shape, Michelle Nichols Photography

Hourglass shape, Michelle Nichols Photography

Bottom Dont’s

  • Long maxi skirts
  • Jean skirts that will create a boxy silhouette on your bottom half, also mini skirts that break up the curve of the body line
  • ¬†Boyfriend styled jeans

Dress Do’s:

  • Mermaid shapes
  • Wrap dresses
  • Body Cons

Hourglass shape, Michelle Nichols Photography

Dress Dont’s

  • Flowy shapeless dresses (anything that hides your waistline)
  • T-shirt style dresses
  • Maxi dresses that don’t have a defined waistline

 

Bonus: Get a well supported bra to create an even smaller waist and invest in a good body suit to go underneath everything (jeans, skirts, jackets, etc…)

Hourglass shape, Michelle Nichols Photography

 

May 22, 2018

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