I hope I don’t sound to envious, but lets face facts. If your one of the lucky women to possess an hourglass body shape, then you also own one of the most envied, sought after and famous shapes in fashion history.
The hourglass shape has been used since the beginning of time as a thing of beauty and how all ‘real women’ should look. Example in point – Marylin Monroe.
So what are the signs to suggest you have an hourglass figure?
1 – The hip and bust are almost of equal size, compared to a narrow waist.
2 – Well defined waist. (Unlike the previously spoken about Pear Shape)
3 – You are best described as curvy.
4 – You usually have shapely legs and a rounded bottom.
Still a little confused? Why not compare your shape to these famous hourglass figures!
Halle Berry (above and left) and Kate Winslet (above and right)
I don’t think it takes to much more convincing to tell you hourglass types that the fashion sewing world revolves around you.
Next time your walking around a store, take a look at the mannequins or body forms used to display the latest trends -
You guessed it – They are all hourglass shapes.
I’ve found a little video that I hope you will find enlightening. Its a helpful tool, demonstrating how wonderful the hourglass shape is. The video offers great tips and advice about the type and style of clothing for your specific body shape.
So tell me, how does being an hourglass shape impact on your fashion sewing projects?
Please feel free to contact me about this, or any other post. Its always great to hear from fellow fashion sewers.
Happy fashion sewing,
Colleen G Lea
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