Style Tips: Dressing for the Hourglass Figure
by Lorraine Russo
The hourglass is one of the four basic body types, and while we all usually like any other body type than the one we have, the hourglass is enviable. It describes a body that’s curvy and in proportion. Think Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, Oprah, and Sophia Loren. But a perfectly proportioned figure like the hourglass, still has some do’s and don’ts to ensure you are making the most of your shape. Lorraine Russo shares her style tips on dressing for the hourglass figure.
Even with a perfectly proportioned figure like the hourglass, there are still some do’s and don’ts to ensure you are making the most of your shape.
- Fitted and double breasted styles work well
- Stay away from heavy embellishments
- Go short or long, narrowing at the knees
- Choose narrow cuts
- Straight leg or slight flare work best
- Flat fronts are most flattering
- Wraps and styles with asymmetrical draping work great
- Scoop and v-necks work well
Lorraine Russo is a professional fashion consultant and personal stylist with more than fifteen years’ experience working for major department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Rich’s, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. Lorraine has given fashion and wardrobe seminars ranging from “Organizing Your Wardrobe” to “Making Your Image Work For You”. She is the founder and owner of Lorraine Claire Collections, a line of unique “little black dresses”.