How to Dress Your Hourglass Body Type

By November 2, 2015 Fashion One Comment
Hourglass Body Type Shape

How to Dress Your Hourglass Body Type

Do you know The Top 10 Fashion & Style Mistakes (and How to Fix Them!)?

Hourglass Week!

How to Dress the Hourglass Body Type Shape by Colleen HammondBe sure to check out the pics on my Pinterest page for even more ideas to copy.

NOTE: The pictures below are examples to copy by “shopping your closet”. If you do decide to purchase something, I recommend shopping at your local thrift store, Goodwill, or consignment shops for deals on high-quality items.

For the Hourglass Body Type, here are some general guidelines. (For specifics, please check out the Style Academy.)

     -well fitted clothing that follows your natural body lines (NOT tight!)

     -define the waist

     -bring attention to your shoulders and face

In the examples below, the “pure” (extreme) versions of the different Clothing/Dressing Style Personalities are shown, but not explained. Read the Blog post about it here. 


Click here to watch a short video explaining those seven (7) personalities.

Also, the links to the Polyvore sets are below each picture. Links within the explanations go to ‘less expensive’ options. Full disclosure: most are affiliate links — which means I make a few pennies if  you click on them. So, thanks for clicking!!!



First, a Classic personality which prefers a smart, neat and tidy look. Classics like to play it safe. They don’t necessarily follow fashion. They like to keep things simple and structured. They enjoy, and invest in, high quality items. The Classic look will be symmetrical with even hems — nothing edged, fringed, or scalloped.

Classic Hourglass
Classic Hourglass 2
Classic Hourglass 3


A more relaxed or sporty style will opt for simple lines and low maintenance clothing. Personal comfort is of prime importance. Little, if any, makeup. Or very natural makeup. Very easy, relaxed dressing. Minimum fuss is their signature style.
Relaxed Hourglass
Relaxed Hourglass 2
Relaxed Hourglass 3


Intense, bold, and dynamic identify the Dramatic style. They love to make an entrance and wear clothes with a “wow” factor. They don’t mind suffering for fashion. They love bright colors. Bold patterns. They love leopard print!
Dramatic Hourglass


Dramatic Hourglass 2


Dramatic Hourglass 3



The creative, Avant-garde style is more about being one of a kind, unique, or quirky. Think artsy. Or Bohemian. A Lolita look, for example. They will look for interesting items in unusual shops or markets and pull together their own unique look.
Creative Hourglass 3


Creative Hourglass 2


Creative Hourglass


Edgy (Rebellious)

The edgy or rebellious style dresser doesn’t want to be boxed in, they don’t want to be like everyone else. They’re unconventional, left-of center, a rebellious Rocker chic. Anything with studs, or torn or has zippers, even the shock of wearing something with a stark personality contrast.


Rebellious Hourglass 2



Rebellious Hourglass 3



Rebellious Hourglass 3



Rebellious Hourglass





Romantics love pretty, soft, feminine things. They adore luxurious fabrics. And although they may love the details like bows, ruffles, fringes, they’re more about the gentle, curved line. Things that exude a soft, warm, nurturing, and friendly feel.
Romantic Hourglass 3
Romantic Hourglass 2
Romantic Hourglass
Sophisticated Hourglass 3


Sophisticated Hourglass 2


Sophisticated Hourglass


One Comment

  • Herminia says:

    Loved what’s right for me: hourglass, but still want to check all of the other body types to see what is in them.

    Happy Veteran’s Day!

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