The hourglass figure - hips and boobs in proportion to a small, defined waist - is historically 'the feminine figure' and 'a painter's dream', as well as one of the healthiest body shapes to have. Fashion stylistics such as Gok Wan and Trinny and Susannah recommend creating the illusion of this figure on apple, pear, and athletic shaped women.
Weight distribution: overall coverage, hips, upper thighs, upper arms, chest
What to wear: V-neck jumpers/sweaters, deep-V cut dresses, pencil skirts, two-button jackets, fitted cardigans, drapey trousers, fitted dresses, thin waist belts
What NOT to wear: big belts, smocks, cowboy boots, batwing sleeves, bows or flounces, ankle strap, point shoes
Famous inspiration - Hourglass icons:
The moral is: if you've got it, flaunt it, if you don't, fake it!!
What are your body shape styling secrets?
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Carpe diem xx