Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Day 3 - The Hour Glass

Today is Day 3 of my Body shape blog, today is the turn of the curvy Hour Glass

The Hourglass – A beautiful curvy/fuller bodyshape, imagine the shape of an egg timer. The shoulders and hips are of the same line with the waist dipping in.

The aim is to show these stunning curves and the feminine shape it deserves. Although the hour glass is known to be more curvy I believe that you can also have a smaller framed hour glass.
Lower necklines flatter the bust, all wrap and belted tops and dresses suit this body shape as they accentuate the natural curves at the waist.

The narrowest part of the hour glass is the waist so it is always important to show this area, think ‘fitted’
This little floral dress is from Dorothy Perkins who, in my opinion, this season have carried a great range of dresses, look how it just shows off the waist.

The dress below is a great little number from Top Shop, another floral that looks very different, the lower neckline will be perfect for ladies who are fuller on the bust. Team it with a pair of espadrille wedges and a straw bag to complete the look.

As the Hour glass is curvy an A line or Pencil skirt looks amazing and really shows off the curves. This skirt and shirt from Net-a-Porter is a perfect example of showing off the curves with the belt highlighting the waist.

I recommend Boot cut trousers to balance the natural curvy hip line also. For this season a jumpsuit would also look amazing, the one shown is from Next, the ruffled asymetrical neckline draws the eye to the shouders, it pinches at the waist and then moves over the curves of the bottom half, how glam for an evening out!
This would look amazing with either a nude, coloured or black patent platform court shoe.

These lovely bootcut jeans are from the brand Mint Velvet, they have a number of stand alone stores and have concessions in places like John Lewis and House of Fraser

From a colour point of view one colour can be used to really show off the curves.

I hope you enjoy the hints and tips for the hour glass


1 comment:

Sally Todd said...

Ooh ooh this is me! Yay! Loving the dresses. I feel more comfortable in a dress and find them a little more flattering than trousers. Never really thought about the pencil skirt look but might just have to give it a go when I have somewhere posh to go! I am desperate to take a look at Mint Velvet as there is a new store opening in Marlow High Street very soon. Thanks Lisa x

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