Once you understand how to choose the correct shapes to flatter and fit your figure properly you will find that your silhouette will come much more into balance.
However, if you do feel that your hips are a little too generous there are easy ways to play down this area and re-direct the eye.
It's a well known fact that an Hourglass and a Pear Shaped body will gain and hold excess weight on the Hip and Thigh area first before the rest of the body.
Cutting down on the amount of fat you eat will certainly show benefit in this area as the Hip and Thigh diet has proved.
Although a straight hip will usually carry weight higher in the midriff, eventually excess may settle on the hips too.
You have curvy hips because your bone structure is rounded and you need fluid fabrics or 'curvy shapes' to drape over your curves. It's like putting a round tablecloth on a round table - a square tablecloth would look awkward.
Your widest point is usually about 7" below the waist. Whether you are wearing trousers or a skirt it has to be cut accordingly - with long sloping darts to reflect the gentle slop of your hip into the thigh.
A pencil skirt for Curved Hips should be tapered into your figure after the swell of the hip and thigh so that the waist and lower leg reflect the narrow part of the figure. This shape skirt will often have a slit so it's not too tight around the knees.