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Your Best Dressed Body (Hourglass Female)

There are many different body shapes and sizes out there. And depending on your particular body type, one should know what to wear to make their body look its best; male or female. Because there are a number of body types per gender it will take time to cover them all, so stay tuned to learn about yours.

After several weeks of discovering the various female body types, we have arrived to the last. This week will cover the Female Hourglass Body. Considering that the Male Trapezoid Body is "fashionably ideal" and sought after by most, one would think that the Female Hourglass Body would be the same. You may think that, but that is not the case; evident if you make a habit of watching mainstream fashion shows. If you happen to fall into this category, congratulations, your body type is sought after by most women, and lusted after by virtually all men; although you'd probably rather not have to step over men's tongues.

What are the defining characteristics of the hourglass body? Think Beyoncé or Jessica Rabbit (for those of you old enough to remember that character); larger bust/shoulders, small waist, and wide hips comparatively speaking. You are proportionately perfectly balance, typically having an upper body aligned in length and width to your lower body, with shapely legs.

The best way to dress an hourglass body is not to hide under baggy garments; show off that tiny waist and those curves. If you'd like to add emphasis, wear tops with a nipped or belted waistline, larger sized belts if the top is flowing and not nipped/belted, and pretty much any pant or skirt you'd like; you can thank your shapely bum and legs for that. Be sure that wrap style, tailored, and nipped waist tops and jackets are wardrobe staples, along with varying skirt lengths and pant cuts; high waisted and pencil skirts, as well as boot cut, skinny jeans, or straight leg will all work well. Be sure to be balanced, tighter fitting bottoms should be paired with a looser fitting top while still accentuating shape, and vise-versa. While there is not much that you can't wear Hourglass Female, the above mentioned items will be quite flattering to your figure.

Of course, you're not going to need much tailoring but as always, once you've put in as much effort as the typical couch potato choosing wardrobe items, you should pay your favorite Tailor a visit. This will ensure that your selections make you look even more stunning than you already are.

Be sure to enjoy the journey while creating your own unique style!

- LoneWolf Styling

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