Guide morphologie : Le sablier

Morphology guide: The hourglass

Morphology guide: The hourglass

The hourglass or X shape:

Quite common, the hourglass shape is considered to be THE perfect shape. It is also the most sought-after silhouette. Sometimes called an The shoulders can be slightly rounded as well as the buttocks. Seen in profile, your silhouette is harmoniously balanced and your general appearance is your asset. Besides, if you have an hourglass figure, you must often hear your friends tell you (with a little hint of jealousy in their voice) that “everything suits you”.

Your asset: A balanced silhouette.

Mademoiselle Grenade’s advice:

You can afford to wear most clothes. However, you should keep in mind the importance of marking your waist and proportioning your upper body and lower body. Also opt for fitted cuts, plunging necklines, V-necks, straight (or boot-cut) pants or a pencil skirt for example.

Choose your tops, blouses and dresses for their fitted cuts, plunging necklines and/or V-necks.

For skirts, the choice is wide: Pencil skirt, straight, flared... You can afford anything as long as you combine it while respecting the balance and harmony of your silhouette.

Pants must also be fitted. Prefer straight or boot-cut cuts. But, as with skirts, nothing is forbidden to you.

As for accessories: The belt can be a great ally to highlight your waist. If you like necklaces, choose long and simple ones.

Mademoiselle Grenade advises you against: 

Straight, closed jackets . No need to hide your primary asset: your waistline. The straight jacket must therefore be worn open. Otherwise, opt for short, fitted jackets . Also avoid compressing your figure by wearing clothes that would make your curves disappear. So dresses that are too straight or with a square neckline will not highlight your figure. Keep in mind that everything suits you and take responsibility!

On the celebrity side: Kelly Rowland or even Laëtitia Casta are the perfect example of an X-shaped body shape.


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