Body Type Dressing: The Hour Glass Figure

We spend so much of our time keeping current with fashion trends but have recently noticed how few women know how to dress their own body shape. Keeping trendy is one thing but if the current trend isnt suiting your body shape then you really need to be rethinking your wardrobe. Sure, we all like to be fashionable, but whats the point if the current fashion trends make us look ridiculous! So we are going to be covering the best articles on the web for how to dress to suit your body type.

If you dont know your body type then try taking this short body shape quiz to help you get started!

We are starting off with my body type – the hour glass.

What is an hour glass figure?

By definition alone the hour glass figure is where the hip and bust are almost of equal size with a narrow waist. Body fat distribution tends to be around both the upper body and lower body. This body type enlarges the arms, chest, hips, and rear before other parts, such as the waist and upper abdomen.

The Hour Glass figure is often used when talking of beauty. But did you know that only 8.4% of women have the hourglass figure?

Contrary to the body shapes of most supermodels you see in the media the hourglass figure is round and curvy, with a well-defined waistline, fuller hips and bust and generous thighs. Whilst the small beauties of the modern age try and suppress the hour glass figure´s popularity it is still the one pictured in most images of beauty. It is considered to be the perfect feminine shape so, if you are one of the lucky few (like myself) who is blessed with this figure you should try to flaunt it – not hide it! Good, well designed, tailoring sits smartly on an hourly glass and you should look for clothes that silhouette your figure rather than hide it under baggy shapeless clothing.

How to dress an hour glass figure?

When I was younger I became womenly shaped very young. When my friends were still small and shapeless I had developed boobs, a small waist, and hips. As a result I got far too much of the wrong attention from boys of my own age group and older and it scarred me for sometime to come. I hid my curves well into my twenties under layers and baggy clothing – making myself look frumpy and shapeless in a bid to be taken seriously in my chosen field. It was only when my confidence received a worthwhile boost did I turn around and realise I had it all wrong. I was a classic hourglass – big boobs, small waist and curvy hips. Hell, I realised, I really had something to be proud of! My wardrobe changed overnight.

Classic cut clothes teamed with good accessories will help to show off your curves. Try to avoid clothes with ruffles, bows and other frills because, to be fair, your figure needs no such adhornment. Keep it simple, keep it well tailored and you will be striking.

Chose soft feminine fabrics which glide over your curves and avoid anything which is bulky & stiff.

When dressing up chose dresses and one piece outfits which are shaped nicely to your figure, they are a good choice for the hour glass woman. You are looking for clothes which fit nicely to your curves and enhance – but avoid big belts.

Fashions of 2012

Little MistressBandeau Bodycon Lace Dress Price £40.00

Colour Block Optical Illusion Dress £19.99

This is a great year to have an hour glass namely because much of the current fashion trends will look fabulous on your curves! Check out the bodycon and optical illusion dresses for really making the most of your hour glass curves this year! Slim or super curvy, this is a great year to be an hour glass!

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