Some of the most iconic women in film, fashion and music will always be exalted for their hourglass figure. Marilyn Monroe, Anna Nicole Smith, Pam Grier and Mad Men star Christina Hendricks are proof that curves will always be trending.
The hourglass figure is the 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 defined waist. If you have an hourglass figure you never have to create shape, your style mission is to accentuate what you have and wear looks that keep your curves in proportion. This summer there are some great modern silhouettes that will look fabulous on you.
Separates put together with a great belt or embellished with some waist defining detail are always a great look for the hourglass figure. This season I highly recommend the safari inspired jacket and walking shorts. These tonal pieces worn together with a belt is easy, chic and modern. Be sure to finish the look with a great pair open toe pair of wedges or a midi-heel sandal to elongate your legs and to keep it sleek. If you are not into the walking shorts you can also pair the jacket with a pencil skirt or a pair of fitted slim leg pants.
There is always a trend introduced that you will have strong feelings about, you will either love it or hate it. If you really want to try something new this season, I say get outside your comfort zone and jump into a jumpsuit. The jewelry friendly v- neck and the belted waist is a perfect silhouette for the hourglass. I suggest wearing a long pendant necklace and a pile of thin lightweight bangles to complete this look. But if you want to make your jumpsuit less casual chic and more professional you can also layer with a lightweight blazer and carry a structured tote or satchel handbag. Lastly, don’t forget your heels.
Summer would not be complete without the perfect swimsuit. The swimwear and beach cover up options for curvy girls have totally evolved, in fact in the last few seasons there has been a fabulous explosion of tankinis, bikinis, and sexy one piece suits engineered to enhance and support every inch of your curves. And if you need to cover up, you can do it in a gorgeous easy care maxi, a crochet mini caftan or an ombre sheer cover up. Now when they say everybody in the pool you can jump in feeling sexy and looking amazing. Have a great summer!