Dress for your Body Shape: Hourglass

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 /

Female Hourglass


Considered perfectly proportioned as your hips and bust are the same size and you have a well defined waist.

The aim

To mirror your body shape and showcase your curves.

Great pieces

  • Opt for silhouettes that are semi-fitted or very fitted.
  • Jackets that are cinched at the waist.
  • Belts, especially with dresses.
  • If you do want to wear something boxy or straight, look for it in a softer fabric so that the fabric is flowing and shows your shape.



Karen Millen Tailored Pinstripe Dress $395.0099467243

Top L – R: Jigsaw Wool Felted Jacket in Merlot $349, Phase Eight Effie Wrap Top – House of Fraser $87.

Bottom L – R: Karen Millen Tailored Pinstripe Dress $395, Modcloth Talk Show Talent Dress $100.


  • Straight or boxy dresses or jackets in a stiff fabric.
  • Baggy pieces.

Great places to shop for your shape

  • Jigsaw
  • Cue
  • Karen Millen
  • Alannah Hill
  • Review
  • Diana Ferrari
  • David Lawrence
  • Events
  • Jacqui E
  • Forever New
  • Target
  • Modcloth



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