The hourglass figure is considered ideal for many women. Women with this type of figure have a thin waist, and the chest and hips are about the same size. This gives your silhouette a lot of sexy, killer curves. Women should choose styles and fabrics that can visually reduce weight and prevent you from looking like a box. Also look for something that draws attention to your tight waist.
Method 1 of 3: Balance Your Bust
Tops and dresses should wrap around your waist without adding bulk to your bust. More often than not, the bust does not change in proportion.
Step 1. Look for cozy, fitted items
Everything from your T-shirt to button-down blouses should be slightly prickly at the waist. Stretchy materials will hug the curves and look especially good if you have a flat stomach.
Step 2. Stick to short jackets
Look for belted jackets, stylish trench coats, or other items that will draw attention to your waist. Short jackets that end just above your hips can accentuate your curves in the most flattering way.
Step 3. Consider a wrap-around dress or blouse
In such dresses and blouses, pull the fabric to the thinnest part of your waist, drawing attention to it and not adding volume to your bust. A high-waisted or petite hourglass figure may not like this style simply because it often falls on the wrong parts of your waist.
Step 4. Choose soft fabrics such as knits and silk blends
These materials drape softly over your natural curves, keeping your bust in proportion to your hips. Avoid hard fabrics, they can make you look "square".
Step 5. Wear a deep neckline
Look for V-necks, strapless garments, and scoop necklines. Narrow necklines will reduce your bust by keeping it balanced, while deep necklines draw attention to the waist. Avoid wide necklines, such as boat necklines and square necklines, they will make you look chunky.
Step 6. Avoid bulky details
Stay away from ruffles, bows and other dimensional details that add volume to you. These details on the bust make you bulky, and when placed on the waist, they increase it.
Step 7. Stick to solid colors
Subdued shades look good too, but solid colors flatter your figure. You can "block color" with contrasting shades below and above your waist, or stick to one color for a top or dress to keep your bust and hips balanced.
Step 8. Choose the right underwear
A supportive bra will lift and hold your bust, giving your top the right proportions.
Step 9. Wear dark colors and vertical stripes if you want to make your curves less visible
Some girls with this type of figure will look better thin than curvy. If you are the type of person, then you should wear dark colors, vertical stripes or vertical folds on top.
Step 10. Wear the top, which will be below your hipbone to visually reduce the bottom
The top, which ends just below the waist, accentuates the curves, but if you prefer to shrink the shape, look for something that will lengthen your torso by expanding just below your hipbone or past your hips.
Method 2 of 3: Keep Your Bottom Tight
Look for pants, skirts, dresses, such as those that can hug your curvy hips and lengthen your leg.
Step 1. Wear voluminous skirts
Look for fluffy dresses and skirts, or tulip-shaped ones, especially if they have a high waist. They tend to fit around the thighs and the fabric hangs naturally to accentuate the curvy bottom without adding weight.
Step 2. Choose classic skirts
Pencil skirts are always versatile and flattering. They are perfect for hourglasses because they fit the curves and keep everything in order.
Step 3. Stick to soft tissue
Look for materials that stretch or drape. The stiff fabric on the skirt can visually squash your hips and make them look too wide.
Step 4. Look for pants that flare at the bottom
Think about flared pants and pants that cover your leg. They keep your leg in balance by matching the lower knee to the wider hips. It also creates a longer, slimmer look for your legs.
Step 5. Wear tight pants with care
Skinny jeans can make your hourglass figure look chunky and chunky. Of course, if you have long and thin legs, then you can afford to wear skinny jeans, especially if you wear them with heels, which will add extra length.
Step 6. Choose medium length or high pants
Avoid low-rise pants as they make your hips wider and your legs shorter. Low and high waist lengthens the leg, especially with wide waistbands.
Step 7. Avoid wearing too many details at the bottom
Pants should be flat, with no flap pockets or large buttons. Various embellishments on the thigh should be avoided.
Method 3 of 3: accentuate your figure with various accessories
The right footwear or belt plays an important role in your silhouette, accentuating curves and removing excess weight.
Step 1. Wear dark belts around the waist
The belt is worn on the narrowest part of the waist and it acts as a focal point for your entire image. Thin belts are suitable for all girls, when the coarse belts can cut the torso if you have a thin waist or petite stature.
Step 2. Look for heels that will make you look slimmer
Your curvy thighs look fuller and shorter when you walk without a heel. Heels lengthen the leg, however, keep proportions to create a slim look.
Step 3. Draw attention to the neck with the right necklace
A bright piece of jewelry can add personality to your outfit. Look for chunky jewelry that "hugs" your neck, or long chains that run down the V-neckline. Low and wide chest jewelry looks unbalanced.