Hourglass Body Shape

31 May

Everything You Need to know About a Hourglass Body Shape



About a Hourglass Body Shape



About a Hourglass Body ShapeThe hourglass body shape is probably the most beautiful and balanced body shape of all. The women who were born with it are lucky because all they need to do is maintain their body’s balance. How do you recognize it? Well, as the name suggests, the proportions between the upper and lower part of the body are almost the same, and the waist is nicely marked, setting the two apart. The hips and bust are of approximately the same width and are balanced as volume. The shoulders are in the same alignment with the hips, and the waist is beautifully defined. This is why it is considered to be the dream figure among women, only about 8.4% of all women are blessed enough to have this shape naturally.





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As mentioned before, you are both lucky and blessed to have this body shape. You can quickly gain weight and lose weight, your body aiming towards a balance if you do the right things. If you are wondering what the best diet for an hourglass shape is, you should know that a little bit of everything will do. The whole trick is to eat healthily and maintain a balance in your diet. Don’t abuse fatty foods or unhealthy ones, because these would ruin the shape and health of anyone. So maintain a diverse diet, paying attention to consuming healthy and high-quality foods, and your body will have a great time.



Health and exercise


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When an hourglass body shape gains weight, this can be seen overall, as the fat will evenly distribute itself throughout the body. So losing it will be the same, a lifestyle adjustment being needed. What does this mean? It means that you need to straighten your diet and eat healthy, do some exercising and drink plenty of water. Yes, it is not complicated to lose weight and be fit if you have this body shape, all you need being some will and determination.

No wonder everybody wishes to have such a body. When working out, the main idea is tone the entire body and underlines those curves. Be balanced in exercising as well, working your legs, hips and bottom, together with your arms, shoulders and back. And let us not forget about the tummy area, which needs to be nicely sculpted, to show your perfect waist.



Fashion and Hourglass Body Shape


Dress For a Hourglass Body

Hourglass Body Shape Fashion

Hourglass Fashion







Just like in the case of any other body shapes, clothes can help you look amazing if you make the right picks. If you have the hourglass body shape, tops with a V-neck and marked waist will make you look beautiful, slim and create the impression of being taller. Don’t avoid wrap-style and form fitting tops either.

Also, the empire waist tops will only make your balanced proportions be noticed easily, fitting nicely on your body. When it comes to bottoms, you can wear anything you want. Yes, you are lucky to do that, the only requirement is to pair the bottoms with the right top, to create a balanced appearance. So feel free to be creative, as long as you keep the right volumes around the hips and bust, and allow your waist to be visible.



The Famous People with a Hourglass Body Shape


Scarlet Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara
Salma Hayek
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4 thoughts on “Hourglass Body Shape

  1. The Hour Glass figure is by far the most attractive something about it that men love.

    most probably the hips as subconsciously and in our genetics we look for breeding quality.

    My fiancee has an hour glass figure and like you say can lose weight and put it on easily.

    The only complaint she has is she says her bum is flat what can she do to pump it up and most importantly what can I say to avoid a slap?

    1. Hi Steven,

      Thank you for your comment. Your fiance is very lucky for having a hourglass figure. You are right it is the most attractive body shape but as you can see even with your fiance, when it comes to women and their figure, there is always something to complain about or something that would be in our interest to change a bit to feel more confident :). Its funny but that is just the way women are. When it comes to her bum being flat, she just needs to do a decent amount of squats every day to achieve her desired look. Its a hard work but for us women nothing comes easily :). When it comes to you being affraid of getting slapped, just remember to always compliment her on the way she looks because no matter what her insecurities are, she should always be to most attractive and beautiful to you and that what really matters. Am I right? All the best

  2. I have an hourglass body too, and the woman on the picture is in my opinion more of a pear with bigger breast size. Her upper body is too small for being a real hourglass (when you see the collarbone and the upper arms are so small, you are no real hourglass.
    Shoulders, upper and lower arms and legs are also very important for that body shape. A real hourglass is also often more of an meso- endomorphic body type- thats why the body seems to be so curvaceous and with the frame of large-small – large (x shaped). Its the bone structure and where you store fat. Real hourglasses store fat in upper arms, upper belly, hips and inner thighs and are only most end ever slender only at the waist (not also collarbone or upper arms).
    Real hourglasses are Nigella Lawson or Rachel Khoo or some of the 1950s hollywood divas like

    1. Hi Natascha,

      Thank you for your opinion. In these cases there will be divided idea of what is the real hourglass shape as so many people are connecting their idols to a wrong body figure. Hourglass body shape does not necessarily need to look fuller with lots of fat in upper arms or belly as every body shape is really about the bone structure that defines the actual shape. Thank you so much for pointing out your view on this matter.


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