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Dress for your shape: Hourglass figure
If you’re lucky enough to have a stunning hourglass figure then the world is your oyster when it comes to finding a fabulous dress! The classic hourglass shape is generally in proportion, with similar bust and hip measurements, combined with a...
If you’re lucky enough to have a stunning hourglass figure then the world is your oyster when it comes to finding a fabulous dress! The classic hourglass shape is generally in proportion, with similar bust and hip measurements, combined with a small, well-defined waist, rounded bottom and shapely legs.
If that sounds like you then look for the following curve-flattering silhouettes:
It’s a good idea to avoid heavily beaded dresses and blouson styles that will hide your petite waist. You’ll also look great with a lace-up back, which will help to define your waist and give you the flexibility to pull in or ease out to suit your curves.
Our in store style experts have pulled together a selection of their favourite styles for an hourglass figure to inspire you - enjoy!
Luxe and lovely
This stunning fishtail wedding dress is a dream for hourglass figures. The luxurious mikado fabric sculpts every curve, subtly accentuated with a simple line of delicate buttons at the back. Don't forget, for a stunning strapless (and seamless) style, you'll need a the right wedding underwear too.
A fishtail silhouette will accentuate your curves beautifully and this dress is no exception. A contemporary update on a classic wedding dress, we just love the elegant lace flaring out into a stunning scallop hem.
We’re not sure what we love most about this vintage beaded gown. The feminine, sweetheart neckline? The effortless fishtail silhouette? Or the unexpected keyhole back detail? Choices, choices!
Finally, this stunning mermaid silhouette will add real va va voom to your hourglass curves, along with a subtle sprinkling of sparkle. The on-trend keyhole back is the perfect finishing touch.
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