The petite women’s guide to dressing for body shape X (hourglass)

Style tips for petite body shape X (hourglass)

In this part of Petite Women’s Ultimate Guide to Dressing for your Body Shape we will look at the body type X.

Petite style tips for body shape X (Hourglass)

WHY YOU’RE LUCKY

Your defined hourglass waist and proportioned shoulders and hips mean you’ve got a feminine shape that’s easy to dress.

YOUR STYLE GOALS

Highlight your curves instead of hiding them by emphasising your waist.

TOP 10 STYLE TIPS FOR SHAPE X

1. X shapes should make the most of their bust with V-necks and deep necklines. With that in mind, a good bra is essential to lift you up and show off your waist.

2. Supportive fabrics like stretch ponte are ideal for dresses. They’re structured without being stiff and will skim instead of cling to your curves.

3. Flowy, long sleeves can dwarf smaller frames so cuff your shirts at the elbow to show off your wrists.

4. A classic black blazer is a wardrobe essential and single-breasted styles will work wonders for you. Wear yours over a simple V-neck blouse.

5. While flares may not be the easiest trend to carry off they’ll look great on X shapes. They’ll fit snugly around your hips and bum and kick out at the bottom for a balanced silhouette. Worn with some block heels your legs will look like they go on forever.

6. A pencil skirt will accentuate your curves and one cut just below the knee can also lengthen your legs.

7. Casual boxy T-shirts might make you look larger than you are so when picking your downtime wardrobe go for V-neck and scoop neck basics.

8. Flat-front cropped trousers should be your style go-to. Not only do they let you show off your shoes, they also add length to your legs thanks to the exposed ankles.

9. Choose a colour and stick to it. Dressing in one shade will make you appear taller and dark colours will make you look slimmer.

10. A pair of heeled peep toes will give you a lift and the exposed toes are a great leg-lengthening trick.

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