Free 'N' Easy Returns & Tracked Shipping

FREE SHIPPING TO NZ & AUS OVER $175 NZD

Free 'N' Easy Returns & Tracked Shipping

Hourglass Body Shape

Showing: 1-48 of 372
Elm Fundamental Maizie Sweat Sky Blue
Regular price $79.95
10 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Betty Basics Keira Tank White
Regular price $29.99
2 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Mi Moso Mia Jeans Blue
Regular price $159.95
2 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Elm Rickety Pants Blue
Regular price $109.95
2 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Betty Basics Nyree Dress Black
Regular price $49.99
6 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Piper Lounge Pants Black
Regular price $99.95
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Betty Basics Nyree Dress Indi Blue
Regular price $49.99
3 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Midnight Garden Dress Black Floral
Regular price $159.95
2 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Sloane Floral Top Navy Floral Print
Regular price $99.95
2 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Rickety Pants Black
Regular price $109.95
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Betty Basics Billie Tee Black
Regular price $39.99
1 review
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Victoria Crew Dark Khaki
Regular price $89.95
3 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Fundamental Maizie Sweat Dark Khaki
Regular price $79.95
4 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Victoria Crew Dark Rust
Regular price $89.95
2 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Mae Cord Dress Dusty Olive
Regular price $159.95
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Elm Midnight Garden Top Black Floral
Regular price $99.95
3 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 20
Betty Basics Talitha Shirt Black
Regular price $64.99
2 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Fate and Becker Never My Love Dress Mono Animal
Regular price $164.99
1 review
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
Vassalli Long Sleeve Round Neck Top Coffee
Regular price $105.00
2 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Elm Society Long Sleeve Tee Navy
Regular price $64.95
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Home-Lee Kendall Dress Black White
Regular price $129.95
2 reviews
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Elm Kiara Top Dark Sapphire
Regular price $99.95
1 review
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Vassalli Merino Drop Shoulder Pleat Top Cinnamon
Regular price $179.00
2 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Elm Trace Stripe Knit Multi Stripe
Regular price $139.95
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Betty Basics Sabina Jumper Peacock
Regular price $69.99
1 review
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
Fate and Becker Never My Love Top Mono Animal
Regular price $134.99
1 review
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
Mi Moso Elle Jeans Light Blue Wash
Regular price $159.95
3 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Elm Crescent Tee Pink
Regular price $64.95
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Elm Hilda Stripe Dress
Regular price $79.75
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Home-Lee Laylah Top Black
Regular price $79.95
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Elm Abigail Coat Autumn Spice
Regular price $199.95
2 reviews
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
Macjays California Stretch Pull On Jeans Indigo
Regular price $155.00
4 reviews
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Elm All Star Stripe Crew Navy White Stripe
Regular price $99.95
1 review
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
Elm Mae Cord Dress Black
Regular price $159.95
1 review
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18


Hourglass

Perhaps the most coveted of all body shapes is the hourglass shape.  You have an hourglass figure if your bust and hip are approximately the same sizes, and you have a narrow, defined waist, giving you a proportionate look with feminine curves.

When dressing an hourglass figure, you may want to define your waist and show off your feminine curves without looking boxy. It’s also good to elongate your legs for a sleek and slim overall shape.

LOOK FOR:

  • Supportive bra
  • Snug tailored pieces
  • Wrap dresses and tops
  • Soft fabrics like knits and silk blends that gently drape over your natural curves
  • Low slimming necklines like V necks, deep scoop, and sweetheart
  • Solid colours

AVOID:

  • Boat neck and square necklines
  • Shapeless or boxy styles like tunics, babydoll dresses, and oversized cardigans
  • High necklines, like a polo neck, can make your boobs look disproportionately large
  • Volume-enhancing details on tops and bottoms like ruffles, frills, bows, pleats, and embellishment
  • Stiff fabrics will make you look boxy

STYLES THAT LOOK GOOD ON YOU:

Dresses - Wrap dresses and fit and flare styles are great for hourglass figures because they pull in the waist at its skinniest part, drawing the focus to your naturally slim waist.  Sheath and body-con dresses in soft, stretchy fabrics are also great options for accentuating your curvy shape.

Tops - Choose fitted tops that show off the curve of your waist. Stretchy, body-hugging fabrics that gently hug your curves are flattering, especially if you have a flat stomach.  Look for tops with low necklines such as V necks, halters, deep scoop and sweetheart as these slim down your bust and draws attention to your narrow slim waist. Cropped tops that end just below the waist accentuate your curves but if you want to tone down a bit, opt for tops that fall just below your hip bone as these elongate your torso and make you look taller.  Wrap-style tops, tailored shirts, peplum blouses, form-fitting knits and those with banding and shaped waists perfectly highlight your curves.

Trousers - Having a balanced hourglass shape gives you so many options for trousers and pants.  Your best bets are the flat-fronted ones that come up to a mid- or high-rise with wide waistbands.  The most flattering for your shape are those with a slight flare such as bootcut, straight or wide-leg styles.

Jeans - Choose jeans that have a slight flare to the leg, such as bootcut or flare. Look for ones that have no details on the hips and thighs like embellishments, embroidery, large pockets, and whiskering as these add bulk to your already curvy hips.  Skinny jeans may work on your figure if you are tall; wear them with high heels to add extra length to your leg.

Skirts - Pencil skirts are made for your beautiful curves so feel free make this your go-to choice.  A-line, full or tulip skirts are also nice when worn at knee-length or slightly longer.

Outerwear - The most flattering outerwear for hourglass women are those that accentuate the waist.  With this in mind, look for belted jackets, short, shaped jackets with a nipped-in waist and tailored single-breasted coats.  Those with a shawl collar or wide lapels are also nice options.

Loading...