What to wear for your body type - Hourglass edition

Different body types look better in different outfits. The same goes for lingerie! I’m here to help guide you because it can be hella confusing and overwhelming with all of the options!

When I’m photographing you, I will be looking for angles that give you the right amount of curves in all the right places. For the hourglass body type, you already have a full bust and bottom and defined waist. Depending on what you want to accentuate, your outfit choices are going to be different! But for the sake of time, we are going to go right in and list what will generally look amazing on and if you need additional help, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

The details draw the eyes.

Where ever you want the eyes to linger, look for details that draws them there. Whether it’s lace, garter straps/belt, solids mixed with mesh or ties, if you want to show it off then hone in on those details! Here are a few visuals to give you an idea:

Some pieces draw attention to the chest, others the booty and some even the waist! The key is to find pieces that hug your curves perfectly and show off what you want to flaunt while also concealing what you’re not as confident about. With an hourglass body type, you’ll want your focus to be your waist to really show off your figure! My suggestion is a garter set or a body suit that has waist details! Below are some general rules of thumb:

You’ve got the curves, show them off!

Never be afraid of your curves. You are absolutely perfect the way you are in this very moment and should celebrate every inch of yourself! Don’t be scared of form fitting or try to hide in layers or babydoll (telling you right now I will veto any sort of babydoll piece haha!), not only does it photograph horribly by making you seem larger than you actually are but it’s a safety net that I plan on taking from you. Sounds kinda harsh now, but you will thank me later ;)

No cups, please!

I personally prefer pieces that do not have padding for the bust for a couple of reasons!

  1. It has a tendency to “cup out” while posing. What that means is that it creates a gap making it look as if your outfit is ill fitting. Plus if that is happening, you will tend to be more concerned with fixing your wardrobe than posing.

  2. Sizing can be completely perfect every where BUT the cups. You can blame that pesky padding for that by either you over filling them or on the opposite end of the spectrum and not being able to fill it at all.

Whether you have a large or small bust, I always suggest bodysuits and non padded pieces. If you need any sort of support, find pieces with underwire only and you will get that little lift you need!

Don’t be afraid to bring your personality into it!

This is the perfect way to express yourself! Find pieces that compliment your body AND personality! Whether it’s a print, color or fabric, don’t be afraid to let your beautiful self shine! Earthy tones and muted colors photograph the best so I would definitely stay away from bright colors and neons as they will not only photograph well but cast the color onto your skin. Again, if you need help with choices or a direction to go in, never hesitate to reach out! Below are my favorite places to shop:

  • https://www.yandy.com

  • https://www.fashionnova.com

  • https://www.forever21.com/us/shop

  • https://www.asos.com/women/lingerie-nightwear/cat/?cid=6046&nlid=ww|clothing|shop+by+product

  • https://www.amazon.com

  • https://www.torrid.com

  • https://www.fredericks.com

  • https://us.boohoo.com