The hourglass body shape is considered the ideal figure type by many. You can wear any style you wish.
The only reason I am writing a page on the hourglass figure type is because some brides I have encountered do not embrace their curvaceous shapes.
The only time this figure type can be a problem is if the bride is self conscious about it. They wanted to down play their curves not wanting to look too sexy in their wedding dress.
Basically, the bust and hips appear to be equal in width and the waistline is very defined.
If you have a a very small waist... it can make your hips look larger.
So the strategies below are split between helping you if you want to emphasize your body shape or you can follow the strategies that help you to de-emphasize your curvy figure.
Suggested wedding dress styles:
If you don't want to emphasize your curves... then try the A-line, princess line and empire waist dress styles.
Wedding dress tips:
If you want to de-emphasize your curves then
don't choose a gown with ruching or if you choose one with it, make sure
the ruching is more horizontal than angled. Horizontal pleated bodices
can also make you look less curvy.
As mentioned before if you have the hourglass body shape you pretty much can wear any style wedding dress as long as you are not self conscious about your figure.
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