Women used to crave a stick-thin figure that left no room for curves, but today, things are much different. Women are embracing their natural body size and enjoying the beauty of their curves. No matter how big or small your curves are, you should love them and embrace them. A woman’s hourglass figure is one of the most beautiful things to men and women alike, so you should never be ashamed to show yours off!
There are a lot of ways to accent an hourglass shape. There are also a lot of ways to give the illusion of more defined curves if you want to play up the shape even more. Find the solutions that fit your body and your personal taste best to feel confident and look beautiful every day. Here are four tips you can use to perfect your hourglass figure.
Build some muscle
A great way to find the true potential of your curves is to hit the gym. Doing some weight training can help build muscle that will make your frame look fuller and stronger. This is a great way to stay healthy and feel more confident every day, no matter what you wear. Start out with bodyweight exercises like squats and push-ups, and work your way up to adding weights to each exercise. You will notice a difference in a few weeks and all your clothes will start fitting you better.
Use pieces to accent your waist
The best part about the hourglass shape is the narrow waistline. You want to draw the eye to your waist and show off your best features. A great way to do this is to use accent pieces in your wardrobe that accent your waist. This starts out by getting a really great fitting bra. You can find a 24/7 t-shirt bra that will keep you supported and comfortable all day long. Once you find the right bra, the best option is using belts, but you can also use fitted jackets and high-waist skirts to draw attention to your mid-section. Find out where you want to place your belts or other items to best accent your shape by trying out a few different positions. Some women look best with belts around the middle of their waist, others with belts at the empire waistline.
Show a little skin, but just a little
To add some mystery to your look, you can always strategically show a little skin to show off your best features. If you want to play up an hourglass figure, you will want to focus on either showing off your legs or arms and shoulders. Try a one-shoulder dress or a high-waist mini skirt to play up your favorite features. However, be careful to not show too much skin, or your look will turn from mysterious to over-the-top.
Many women with curves are afraid to layer because they think it will make them look bulky or bigger. Layering, however, can be a great way to make certain parts of you look smaller and add curves in other places. Use fitted jackets and mid-rise pants layered with tailored blouses and jewelry, and maybe a belt, to find the perfect look that is nothing but flattering.