Best Clothes for an Hourglass Body Shape

Post by Abi Gilman

If you’ve been searching for the best clothes for an hourglass body shape, you’ve come to the right spot. Not only will we share our stylist-recommended best pieces to compliment your curves – we’ll share some key style tips for anyone with an hourglass body shape.

We’re here to help you define your body type by keeping it simple. Instead of focusing on the archaic do’s and don’ts of dressing, we’ve focused on the value of flattering your body type with pieces that will become your body’s new best friends (if they aren’t acquaintances already).

We like to think of these tips more as guidelines because let’s face it, life is too short to not break the rules once in a while.

7 Best Clothes for an Hourglass Body Shape

  1. Wrap Tops
  2. Cropped Jackets
  3. Fitted Sweaters
  4. V-Neck Tees
  5. Cinch-Waist Dresses
  6. High-Waisted Denim & Leggings
  7. Slip Skirt

1. Wrap Tops

Wrap tops and dresses are at the top of the list for best clothes for an hourglass body shapes because they perfectly accentuate the waist.

“They accentuate the waist and hug in all the right places to show off curves!” said Amanda Throldahl, Style Team Director.

image: @styledbysantanna

Stylist Pick Wrap Tops for Hourglass Body Shapes


2. Cropped Jackets

Cropped jackets naturally draw attention to your waist without full-on cinching it in, plus they pair flawlessly with highwaisted denim and fitted tops – which are also some of the best clothes for an hourglass body shape!

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3. Fitted Sweaters

Whether you choose a structured fabric or a relaxed knit, body-hugging silhouettes like fitted tops and sweaters are essentials for dressing your shape.

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4. V-Neck Tees

Open necklines, especially v-neck or scoop are some of the best clothes for an hourglass body shape. They draw attention to your stunning facial features while visually elongating your figure.

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5. Cinch-Waist Dresses

If you haven’t picked up on it yet, your waist is phenomenal! Take advantage of any tops, jackets, or dresses that cinch at the waist and accentuate your hourglass shape.

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6. High-Waisted Denim & Leggings

High-waisted denim will become your go-to bottoms. Opt for pieces that sit just above or right at the belly button for the perfect fit.

Not feeling a super-fitted bottom? Try out a wide-leg sweater pant. They’re elongating without clinging to your every curve.

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7. Slip Skirt

A go-to slip skirt is a must-have in your wardrobe. They can easily be dressed up or down and are ultra-flattering for your figure.

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So now you’ve learned a few tips and tricks about the best clothes for an hourglass body shape, but we’ve got one final tip up our sleeves… get yourself a personal stylist! That’s where we come in. A Wantable Stylist is on standby and can’t wait to personalize an Edit just for you.

It’s easy! You’ll just fill out a quick style quiz and your stylist will curate a box of items specifically with you in mind. Whether you have a petite body type, hourglass body shape or an inverted triangle body shape. We know exactly which items will flatter your figure and fuel self confidence.

So what are you waiting for?! Sign up for your Style Edit today.

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