An hourglass woman looks best in styles that repeat, or at least allude to her curved shape and defined waist.

  • Best jackets, shirts and dresses are shaped with darts, waistline tucks or princess seams
  • Ideal sweaters and knit tops are either shaped from the side seams or made from ribbed fabrics that shape her body.
  • Best skirts and pants rest at or just below her natural waistline rather than exaggeratedly low on her hips.
  • Tops tucked in and with belts work well.

Although her hips and shoulders are balanced, most hourglasses still benefit from the subtle enhancement of small shoulder pads to slim the entire silhouette.