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Your body type is: Hourglass

Lucky you! You have the Hourglass body type that most women strive for. Your bust and hips are well balanced and you have a beautifully defined waist. Your have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips. Your waist is obvious and gracefully curves out to your hips. You most likely have a rounded bottom and beautiful side as well as front profile. Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs which are shapely. From top to bottom, you are a picture of harmony and balance.

How to Dress an Hourglass Body Shape

The key to dressing an Hourglass body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while accentuating your waist. Wide belts over shirts and dresses are a great way to show off your waist. You can create an even more curvaceous effect by proportionally adding a bit of volume to your upper and lower body, but always try to maintain balance since it is your best asset. You have great legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths. Please rollover the thumbnails below to learn more about how to dress an Hourglass body type.

hourglass body shape shirt


Look for tops that will accentuate your waist and maintain the balanced look of your figure. Look for:

  • Belted tops.
  • Tops with banding or nipping at the waist.
  • Form-fitting tops.
  • Wrap-style tops.
  • Tailored shirts and jackets.
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  • hourglass body shape bust-enhancing top
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  • hourglass body shape banded-waist top
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hourglass body shape bottoms


Lucky you! You can wear most any bottoms as long as you pair them with the proper top. Try the following:

  • High-waisted pants and pencil skirts.
  • Boot cut & straight leg pants.
  • Skirts that will show off your great legs.
  • Skinny jeans and pants paired with a balanced top.
  • Cargos or flap pocket jeans paired with a balanced top.
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hourglass body shape swimsuits


You will look great in most swim suits. The key is to keep your proportions balanced. Look for:

  • Tops with straps that sit mid-way across the shoulder.
  • Match colors and patterns of your top and bottom.
  • Balanced ruffles, padding and embellishments can enhance your curves.
  • Bottoms that cut straight across your hips.
  • Strapless or bandeau tops.
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