A beautifully balanced HOURGLASS body shape! Lucky you!
If you have CURVED HIPS and your shoulders are roughly the same width - whether you are a size 8 or size 28 - you have an HOURGLASS FIGURE.
You have a well defined waistline and can buy a top and bottom in the same size. This is sometimes called a STAR shape, but there are certainly no straight lines with your figure.
You're a completely CURVY LADY!
If you gain weight you will likely put it on all over your body further accentuating your curves.
We are all different shapes and sizes but if this is the nearest body shape to your own, come and see how EASY and LOGICAL it is to choose the best shapes to flatter your fabulous figure.
You don't have to have a voluptuous figure to be considered an Hourglass.
Even if you're very slim with shoulders and hips in balance with each other then you still have an Hourglass figure.
And if you're a bigger lady? This is the ultimate shape as far as the male race is concerned, curves are always in!
Shapely ladies dress their curves...
Kelly Brook is a natural beauty with dramatic coloring and a tall very curvaceous hourglass figure.
She knows how to flatter her face and figure to perfection, following the line of her body
Catherine Zeta Jones wears a dress that follows her curves and shows them to full advantage.
Curved shapes on the dress itself echo the curvy figure shape and a fluid skirt drapes softly around her curved hips and thighs.
Extra fabric introduced at the hemline balances the bust and hipline.
Kim Kardashian carries and enjoys a full hourglass figure and plays it to the full.
She has reported as saying and, in fact, it's even been photographed that she uses Spanx (body shapewear) on the red carpet.
Although you understand the basics of fitting your HOURGLASS body shape, like most of us, you have the odd 'problem spot' when you're trying to find something to fit.
Do you have other figure features that cause you some problem with fitting - perhaps it's sloping shoulders, a hollow back, a bust that's too big or too small! Once you know how to deal with and disguise your problem areas you will always know what to look for and what to avoid!
5' 3" or under then you're a Petite lady with an Hourglass figure. Check out my styling tips and make the most of every inch.
Do you have any queries or comments about what you've read on this page or perhaps you'd like to share an experience of your own?