If you have a balanced hip and shoulder width and a defined waist then your silhouette is an hourglass.
Follow the body’s naturally balanced silhouette by proportionally dressing the top and bottom of the body while accentuating the waist. Note: If you have a bit of a tummy fullness- focus on side seams and back darts to define your waist instead of having them in the front.
- Tops tucked in
- Belts, providing they are not too wide
- Jackets, shirts and dresses that have darts, waistline tucks or princess seams
- Skirts and pants that sit just below your natural waist rather than low on the hips
- Necklines including, scoup, crew, off shoulder, sweetheart and V-neck necklines
- Sleeves that are fitted rather than loose
- Fitted tops & jackets with waist definition
- Pencil, straight & ruched skirts
- Tapered & straight leg trousers
- Dresses with waist definition, like ruched, belted or wrap.
- Styles that hug your hips and mid or high rise cuts to elongate your legs
- High mid or high rise pants/ jeans
- Detailed waistbands
- Fabrics that add bulk and hide your curves- look for fabrics that drape nicely
- Boxy, oversized blazers, jackets and tops
- Asymmetric and square necklines