Shape/Silhouette:  Hourglass

Shape/Silhouette:  Hourglass

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
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