The Stylist's Stamp | Do you have an hourglass body shape?
Hourglass figures suit a range of fashion tailorings. Read our guide and shop our recommendations for clothes in our fashion collections of high street and brands
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Hourglass Body Shape

  • The hourglass figure is curvy and very evenly proportioned
  • Her hips and shoulders have the same measurement
  • Her bust and hips have a very similar measurement
  • Her waist is narrow and well defined – from 6-12 inches smaller in measurement than her hips and bust
  • Weight gain is evenly spread through her well proportioned curves, finding her waist line last of all

Complimentary Clothing Shapes

  • Scoop and deep V-Neck tops
  • Fitted shirts with open necklines
  • Strapless, body con and fitted dresses with straight, pencil or flared skirts
  • Jeans and softly tailored trousers
  • Panelled, pencil and high waisted skirts
  • Cropped and waist length jackets
  • Fitted coats with full and flared skirts and short or deep V lapels

Celebrity Hourglass Shapes

Nigella Lawson, Kat Dennings, Taraji P Henson, Kelly Brook, Kate Winslet, Christina Hendricks, Sophia Loren, Betty Brosmer, Raquel Welch, Salma Hayek, Dianne Keaton, Geena Davis, Sofia Vergara, Halle Berry and Dita Von Tease.