The bends full of charms: the type of figure “hourglass”

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Thin, well defined waist; chest and hips equal to each other in terms of volume, smooth lines and bends – this is the most feminine type of figure the poets compared with the Greek amphora and the guitar at different times, but the comparison with the hourglass reflects its peculiarities.

Considered at all times the standard of feminine beauty, such a silhouette due to the obvious difference in volume between the waist and hips looks most seductive and harmonious. In the 21st century, this type of figure was given another name – X-shaped. How to emphasize your feminine beauty with the help of clothes, what shoes and accessories should be worn, as well as what types of fitness should be preferred to keep the figure of the hourglass silhouette attractive, read our article.
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Famous owners of the X-shaped silhouette

Since the type of hourglass figure has always been considered the benchmark of female attractiveness, it is not surprising that most well-known sex symbols and simply star beauties are owners of just such a physique. Starting with the film stars of the golden age of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth, seductive beauties have always become objects of admiration and imitation. Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci, Holy Berry, Salma Hayek, Dita Von Teese, Scarlett Johansonn, Kate Winslett – the star list can be continued to infinity. It is worth noting that both slim and full hourglasses are equally attractive: thousands of likes in the network collect photos of both slim Blake Lively and Kim Kardashian with outstanding forms. One thing unites them: the stars prefer outfits that emphasize their beauty and seduction.
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We select wardrobe in accordance with the features of the figure

If you belong to the happy owners of an X-shaped silhouette, your task in choosing a wardrobe is quite simple – you need to emphasize the natural virtues and not spoil the image with excessive decor or incorrectly chosen styles. Clothing should emphasize your curves, not hide them; things should not be baggy, but at the same time not too tight, so as not to make the image vulgar.

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The classic style is ideal for owners of an X-shaped figure: clothes of calm colors and strict cut perfectly set off the natural seductiveness of forms and at the same time do not make the image too provocative.
Owners of the silhouette of an hourglass should wear clothes made of soft, flowing, flying fabrics, soft-fitting and repeating the lines of the figure. Dense fabrics such as tweed, velvet, can visually weight the silhouette, make it more squat and deprive the image of grace.

Tops, blouses, jackets

To make clothes emphasize, rather than hide, your natural virtues (breasts – waist – hips), the decor should not be excessive, an excess of volumetric details and bright elements will distract, and not demonstrate the advantages of your figure. Choosing a top or a jumper, stop your choice on simple, laconic on a cut models with oval or V-shaped cut. Clothing should not drag the figure, but gently repeat its lines.
The most suitable model of the blouse for the owners of the X-shaped silhouette will be a shirt in a masculine style, plain or in a narrow vertical strip. A jacket should be necessarily fitted, with neat rounded or classic lapels. Underline waist and recommended in the style of the coat.
Jackets and blousesSuitable jackets and blouses

If your type of figure is an hourglass, then when choosing tops and blouses you should avoid:

  • High collar “under the throat”, shortening the neck.
  • Bulk decorative elements located on the chest: bows, jabot, patch pockets – they will make a magnificent bust massive.
  • Too deep neckline.
  • Elongated tops or slouchy models.

Pants and skirts

When choosing wardrobe items such as skirts or pants, women with an hourglass figure should be guided by the following rules:
  • Choose a model with a classic waistline. A low waist will visually make your hips wider and heavier.
  • A classic pencil skirt, a tulip skirt, a knee-length flared skirt will decorate any type of figure, but they are best suited for an hourglass. Miniskirts can be worn only on the condition that you are confident that your legs are slim.
  • Jeans can be flared from the hip or from the knee, and straight jeans-pipes will do, the main thing is to choose a model with the correct, not low, waistline.
  •  Classic straight pants with an arrow, choose the length of the middle of the heel or a little longer: these models visually lengthen the legs.
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Pants and jeans
On an hourglass figure, skirts and trousers with a high waist — a corsage — look great. It can be zipped, one or two rows of buttons. Wear such models with men’s-style shirts or plain-fitting tops.
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Hourglass-like women are designed to wear dresses. Almost any model is suitable for happy owners of such a silhouette:
  • Classic dress-length knee-length or slightly higher.
  • Dresses in the style of new look, fitted, with a wide flared skirt.
  • Dresses with the smell of soft knitwear or jersey.
  • Models in safari style with a wide belt or belt.
  • The fitted sundresses on the straps.
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It is worth wearing dresses with classical boats with a heel of comfortable height for you. Choose models with almond-shaped or sharp (but not elongated) toe. Wide belts made of leather or textiles will help emphasize the waist.
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Swimwear options

To emphasize the ideal proportions is simply necessary when choosing a swimsuit for an hourglass figure.
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Sport and proper nutrition: support the natural beauty of feminine forms

When women with an hourglass figure gain weight, it is distributed throughout the body evenly, without disturbing the harmony of proportions. The owners of this physique do not have clearly defined problem areas, so they will fit all types of fitness, providing a comprehensive load on all muscle groups. The most effective are cardio workouts (swimming, aerobics, dancing, elliptical trainers) in combination with moderate power loads. Alternate the power load, paying attention to the order of the muscles of the hands, torso and lower body.
healthy lifestyle
Physical exercise gains maximum efficiency in combination with a balanced diet. Often, women with an hourglass-type figure tend to be overweight, so you should exclude (or reduce consumption to a minimum) the so-called “light” carbohydrates: foods high in sugar (sweets and baking), pasta, starchy vegetables . Avoid fatty, smoked or fried foods: lean meat types (veal, turkey, chicken) are better to eat. Supplement your diet with plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and dairy products with low fat content.
Do not hide your femininity: underline the seductive curves with suitable clothes, add bright accessories and do not forget about a beautiful posture and smile – your beauty will not go unnoticed!

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