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Hourglass Body Type Shape

How to Dress Your Hourglass Body Type

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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. 

OR….

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!!!

Remember:

Classic

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

Relaxed

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
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Relaxed Hourglass 3

Dramatic

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

 

Creative

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

 

 

 

Romantic

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

 

Capsule Sudoku Bingo

Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku (or Bingo)

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Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku (or Bingo)

If you’ve watched me explain how to build a Capsule Wardrobe***, this will be fun and easy for you!


***(If you missed the series on building your unique Capsule Wardrobe:
Part 1 is available to read here on my Blog
or

Click here to watch the ENTIRE series on YouTube.)


This idea of a Capsule Sudoku is to “shake up” your wardrobe. It will help you “shop your closet”, and give you some different ideas of mixing and matching items of clothing.

If you’d rather watch a video of how to do a Capsule Sudoku, check it out on my YouTube channel here.

Ready?

Here’s the basic form:

Now, how to fill it!

Here’s the key: If you’re a beginner, pick two neutral colors and one accent color. (Advanced Fashionistas will pick two accent colors and one neutral!)

For this example, I stuck with blue & white as neutrals, and a blush pink for the accent color:

 

And this is how it mixes and matches.

Every row matches:




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Every column matches:
Capsule_Bingo-Row1 copyCapsule_Bingo-Row2 copyCapsule_Bingo-Row3 copyCapsule_Bingo-Row4 copy

 

You can even do the diagonals, because they match, too!

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Do you want to play around with it online before your personal closet? Try the Polyvore Template, first!

ADVANCED: Two accent colors (green & pink) and one neutral (black):

Capsule Sudoku Bingo Pink Green

Pink, green, and beige.

Beginner: Two neutral colors (black & white) and one accent (blue):

Capsule Sudoku Bingo Royal Blue Black

Royal blue, black, and white.

 

What do you think? Will this help you try new things? Let me know!

Here are some sets made by others by using the Capsule Sudoku Template on Polyvore.

 

Mustard and Grey, created by krista-knudsen

Mustard and Grey, created by krista-knudsen

Red, Orange, and Yellow, created by krista-knudsen

Red, Orange, and Yellow, created by krista-knudsen

Red and Sky Blue, created by krista-knudsen

Red and Sky Blue, created by krista-knudsen

Coral, Tan and Cream with a Touch of Seafoam Green, Created by krista-knudsen

Coral, Tan and Cream with a Touch of Seafoam Green, Created by krista-knudsen

Mint, Navy, and Orange, Created by krista-knudsen

Mint, Navy, and Orange, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, Green and Tan/Cream, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, Green and Tan/Cream, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, blue, yellow, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, blue, yellow, Created by krista-knudsen

Wardrobe #1 - Sudoku Style, Created by ariaquinn

Wardrobe #1 – Sudoku Style, Created by ariaquinn

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