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An hourglass figure is gorgeous — but properly accentuating it and finding flattering clothing can be a bit messy. The wrong type of shirt or dress, for example, can lead to a boxy look, leaving your waist lost in the ether.
The Concept Wardrobe officially defines an hourglass figure as a “body shape characterized by hip and bust measurements nearly equal in size, with a narrower waist measurement.” Think: a literal hourglass.
A supportive bra is a good place to start, but when it comes time to style yourself, one of our favorite ways to accentuate an hourglass shape is with fitted finds that show off your naturally cinched waist! Ribbed and/or well-fitted knitwear is excellent for this, and now that we’re in fall shopping mode, this is the time to buy! Shop our Amazon picks below!
1. Our Absolute Favorite: A fitted piece is great, but a cropped hem is also fantastic for emphasizing your figure. That’s why we love this Verdusa polo top!
2. We Also Love: The twist at the bust of this Lillusory long-sleeve top will only further your fabulousness!
3. We Can’t Forget: If you live in a warmer climate and fall is still tank top-friendly, try this Verdusa halter top!
4. Bonus: Instead of a regular T-shirt that could have unflattering effects, grab this fitted Zesica top for an elevated, figure-loving look!
5. Our Absolute Favorite: Need something a little warmer than the above options? Let’s start you off with this Zesica sweater. Zipping it like the model is perfect for an hourglass shape!
6. We Also Love: While we love a plunging neckline on an hourglass figure, this Danedvi turtleneck sweater is just as good — especially with the curved, cropped hem!
7. We Can’t Forget: This Merokeety sweater is like a cold-weather version of a henley top, complete with the buttons!
8. Bonus: We didn’t forget about you, cardigan lovers! Skip the chunky knits and opt for this Urban CoCo cropped cardi instead!
9. Our Absolute Favorite: Ribbed, knit dresses are seriously made for hourglass shapes! This Anrabess midi dress is definitely one of our must-haves of the season!
10. We Also Love: The way the fabric gathers on this Prettygarden dress is unbelievably flattering. Which color is your favorite?
11. We Can’t Forget: For a look that covers you up but still shows off your figure beautifully, check out this collared Merokeety sweater dress!
12. Bonus: Going out to dinner or an event and need to dress up? We can’t imagine a better pick for fall than this Zesica tie-waist dress!
13. Extra Credit: Love a color-block moment? You’ll get so many compliments on this dual-tone Versuda dress!
14. Our Absolute Favorite: Ruched and ready for pumpkin picking or the farmer’s market, this Earkoha midi skirt will be a staple for you. We adore how longer skirts really emphasize your figure as opposed to minis!
15. We Also Love: That said, if you do want something shorter, stick with something visibly high-waisted and tight, like these OQQ skirts!
16. We Can’t Forget: Knit pants are actually one of our top-tier picks for hourglass figures. Instead of veering toward wide-leg styles, check out these flared The Drop sweater pants!
17. Bonus: These Kafiloe rib-knit yoga pants are also excellent for something more similar to leggings. So affordable too!
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