The hourglass figure is a figure that is perfectly balanced. It means that the voluptuous top half of your body and your full bottom are in proportion to each other and separated by a smaller very defined waist. If you have an hourglass figure, your challenge is to choose the silhouettes that keep those curves in proportion. You do not have to create shape, you just have focus on accentuating what you have and stay away from pieces that can make your body appear unbalanced.
For the hourglass figure tops that cinch, tie or gently hug your curves in the waist will keep you in perfect balance. And belts are without question, your friend. Tops that are corseted and a layered wrap top with a contrasting color look especially good on you. You should also experiment with different sleeve lengths, if you are unsure go with the three-quarter length sleeves because they are flattering on every body type. Lastly if you feel that you have the right to bare arms then go sleeveless.
When getting dressed for work you want to look modern and professional. Wrap dresses are a fabulous option. if you like separates, pencil skirts with princess seams or fluted hems with well tailored jackets that flare out at the hips will accentuate your curves and give you a polished finish. Lastly a beautiful topper for work is the classic trench coat. The strong shouldered trench coat, with its belted cinch waist is a chic wardrobe staple for your figure.
When shopping for jeans no need to call the denim doctor, I have some tips that are just for you. Look for jeans that have a mid-rise and have a curved waist. The mid-rise will hit you just above your hips and give you a smooth line. Boot cut and straight leg jeans will balance your hips by adding a little volume to your lower leg. And always choose jeans that have generously sized pockets, if the pockets are too small they will make your bottom appear larger.
There are some awesome new trends that you are going to love this season, fit and flare dresses, amazing belts, peplum silhouettes in everything from tops to jackets. Now that you have your guide, let’s go shopping…..