One would agree that it is a big deal to be able to shop for clothes that fits the body well without any adjustments. Whether you are pear shaped, Apple shaped or have an hourglass figure, knowing how to properly style your figure is major fashion goals! Not being able to do properly styling just makes you feel bad and uncomfortable.
Girl! the last thing we want is not being able to flaunt this amazing body we have been blessed with.
“Hmph! One more word and I will break someone’s head!”, Esther stomped angrily as she walked through clothing section at the store.
“You know, it’s a good thing that almost everyone at this store finds you attractive. I mean, no one has even said ‘Hi’ to me since we walked in”, Teemah responded, rolling her eyes.
“Honestly, I don’t know what your deal is. You aren’t the only person with an hourglass figure, you make it seem like it’s a problem when you should appreciate the compliments that comes with it. shouldn’t be that hard!” Aby commented trying not to look pissed.
Studies have shown that women who possess the Hourglass figure are more admired, and this puts more pressure on women whose body shapes are much different to strive to achieve the Hourglass figure. This can lead to body dissatisfaction and cause eating disorders in young women from all over the globe.
Esther wished her friends have an idea on the downside of having a body like hers.
“Yes, she knows she has an amazing figure but the cat calls, the unnecessary attention given to her bosoms doesn’t exactly make her feel comfortable. Now, all she wants to do is get large t-shirts that will cover her ‘assets’.”
“Communicating how she feels about her body is difficult especially since no one wants to understand how/why she is feeling uncomfortable. Getting the right clothes that fits without drawing attention to any part of her body is a problem.”
It is no news that most thick and curvy women gets sexualized. Even when that is not what was intended, people believe they enjoy being sexualized.
“if she no Wan make dem talk about am why she wear that kind clothes wey dey show her bum bum”
The truth is ,most times, they just struggle with clothes.
So, what’s an hourglass shape, anyway?
- You’d describe your body as curvy
- You have a well-defined waist
- Your bust and hip measurements are roughly even
- You may have fuller bust, hips, and thighs
Having an hourglass figure isn’t as great as it seems. Below are some of the struggles that people with hourglass figure go through:
1. Shopping is a nightmare:
-Getting jeans that fit the bum and legs at the same time is almost impossible; Leggings and Jeggings are the only suitable trousers.
-Fitted shirts get you all the wrong attention.
2. The hips are so much bigger than the rest of the body, that walking through doors is a challenge.
GUIDELINES FOR DRESSING THE HOURGLASS SHAPE
The key to dressing an hourglass shape is two:
- define your waist and
- show off your lovely lady shape. You have amazing curves—it’s time to embrace them in body-hugging silhouettes and pieces that hit you in all the right places!
Get started with these guidelines to embrace your hourglass shape:
1. Must-Have Tops For Hourglass Shapes
For the Hourglass figure, the keyword is FITTED. Emphasis on the fitted please! It’s all about celebrating your waist and highlighting your neckline.
Your power pieces include:
– Wrap tops
– Peplum blouses
– Anything with a V-neck, round neck or boat neck
3. Perfect dresses for the Hourglass shape
The Hourglass shape was perfectly made for dresses! Channel your inner Yemi Alade and reach for dresses like wrap dress or fit and flare.
4. The Best Jeans & Pants For The Hourglass Shape
When it comes to shopping for your shape, it’s all about recognizing the proportions of your body and getting to grips with the shapes, fabrics, and fits that work best so that eventually, absolutely everything in your wardrobe makes you feel like a million dollars. For an hourglass, that’s all about showing off your small waist and finding the form-fitting pieces that gives you the sleekest look.
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Zay Uthman is a freelance writer with five years of experience in blog content and fiction writing. She is Nigerian but based in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Zay is a certified Google-certified digital marketer and content creator. She is an enthusiast of women empowerment and has severally evangelized the movement. Inclusive in her accomplishments is her founding of Zallure Naturals - a skin/hair care brand. Her interests her reading, writing, traveling and searching for food recipes. She is an innovative, target oriented and resourceful writer. Her skill set and knowledge allow a broad range of writing possibilities across diverse subjects and genres.