How to Dress for Your Shape: Hourglass

The hourglass figure has long been considered the most enviable shape for women to have – but only 8.4% of women actually have this shape. It is the perfect feminine shape, with a well-defined waistline paired with fuller hips and bust – the definitive va-va-voom shape that most women desire to have. However, as curves seem to be frowned on by the fashion industry at the moment, many ladies with hourglass figures try to hide their curves and can find it difficult to find clothes that flatter their figure. However, Little Wings Factory feels that dressing in clothes that silhouette your feminine shape rather than disguising it should celebrate this shape –.

So what vintage style dresses will suit this shape best?

To really highlight your wonderful shape, you can’t go wrong with the “Lindy Bop Vanessa” Wiggle Dress. These beautifully balanced dresses really showcase the 1950s sexy pencil skirt look, and will hug your hips and thighs to create a wiggle when you walk – like Marilyn Monroe made famous! Little Wings Factory has a wide range of patterns and colours to suit any taste and occasion.


Another dress, which will show off your curves to their best advantage, is the “Lindy Bop Ophelia” dress. The sweetheart neckline will make a feature of one of your best body parts – your chest – while the slim-fitting bodice will show off your slim waist. The full skirt will emphasise your curvy hips, and balance out the neckline. Again Little Wings Factory has a wide range of Ophelia dresses available in many patterns and colourways, which can be worn to many different occasions. You could also further emphasise the waist by adding a belt, or popping a 1950s petticoat underneath.


Another great dress for the hourglass shape is the “Lindy Bop Myrtle” Halter Neck Dress. This dress with a classic cut, will really show off your top half, and is such a flirty, feminine style. Pile on the vintage style charm by pairing with a bright petticoat to really show off your legs! This style of dress would also work really well as a bridesmaid dress too – super sexy!


Many of the most popular celebrities today, and all time style icons, have hourglass shapes – such as Marilyn Monroe, Kate Winslet. Mariah Carey and Salma Hayek. All very sexy ladies! Height doesn’t matter with this body shape – tall or short the hourglass still looks sexy!

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