Hourglass

The most sought after body shape throughout history . . . I mean women pained themselves with corsets to try and achieve such a figure. Your hourglass body will have a defined waistline. Your hips and bust measurements are roughly the same, and you may have fuller bust, hips and thighs. Even though your figure is the envy of almost all women, doesn’t mean it’s easy!The key to dressing an hourglass shape is two-fold: 1) define your waist and 2) show off your lovely lady shape. You have amazing curves—it’s time to embrace them in body-hugging silhouettes and pieces that hit you in all the right places.

Now that you know what to highlight, read on to see the styles to keep an eye out for the next time you’re shopping at Pulse!

Tops

DO – v-neck, round neck, boat neck | tops that sit at the waist | wrap tops and peplum blouses| form fitting jersey knits

DON’T – high neckline | boxy tops

Bottoms

DO – high waisted | flare jeans | skinny jeans | leggings | fitted jumpsuits | a-line skirts

DON’T – baggy and shapeless bottoms | cargo pockets

Layers

Jackets – classic trench | fitted blazers | bomber jackets

Dresses

DO – wrap dress | fit and flare | empire silhouette

DON’T – flowy cuts | trapeze style | loose fitting

TIP: With hourglass shapes, it’s all about celebrating your waist and highlighting your neckline – it’s the perfect shape for structured, tailed silhouettes aka fitted, fitted, fitted! BONUS – want to draw the eye to the waist? Try elbow-length styles.