Style Tips for Hourglass Body Shaped Women

Hourglass Body type means you have equal bust and hips with a thin waist. You can flaunt any type of Salwar Kameez, Saree or Lehenga as you don’t have to hide or enhance any features. The styling aim of women with hourglass shaped body is to highlight the curves in the best manner possible. Here is a fashion guide to help you for finding the best Salwar Suit, Saree, Lehenga, footwear and accessories for your body shape.


1. Salwar Kameez for Hourglass body shaped women

What to wear

Ankle length or floor length anarkali tighter at the waist and have flare starting after waistline

perfect anarkali dress for hourglass body shape

Short kurta teamed with patiala salwar, leggings or churidar

 perfect salwar suits for women with hourglass figure

Straight cut salwar kameez tighter at the waist to flaunt your narrow waist

best match salwar suits for hourglass figure

Flared kurti with churidar or leggings to complement hourglass figure

kurti to complement hourglass figure

Necklines like scoop neck, sweetheart, high collared V neck and halter neck flatter your body shape. Women with big bosoms and heavy arms should avoid halter neckline

salwar suit neckless for women having hourglass body

What to avoid

Anarkali or kurti with empire waist as they conceal your natural waistline

empire waist anarkali dresses to avoid if you are pear shape

Ill fitted kurti and heavily embellished salwar suit/anarkali as they add extra weight to your body type

heavily embellished salwar suit

2. Saree for Hourglass shaped women

What to wear

Sarees made from fabrics like georgette, chiffon, crepe and net fabrics fall well at your curvaceous figure

best match saree fabric for hourglass body shape

Simple and delicate embroidery or embellishment saree with well-fitted blouse that ends at the bust line

saree that flatter pear shape body

Wear saree in standard way and pleat the pallu into a thin band just like Bollywood style to flaunt your slim waist

bollywood style saree drape for hourglass body shape

Necklines like sweetheart halter neck, V-neck or scoop neck and strapless corset-style blouse.

saree necklines for hourglass figure

What to avoid

Heavy embroidery blouse as it make you look bustier

saree with heavy embroidery blouse

3. Lehenga for Hourglass body type women

What to wear

Fishtail, straight-cut or A-line lehenga to compliment your hourglass figure

lehenga for women with hourglass figure

Ruched blouse, heavily embellished longer corset or heavily embellished long jacket with lehenga

 lehenga to wear for women with for women with hourglass figure
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Lehenga made from fabric like georgette or chiffon

suitable lehenga fabrics for women with hourglass body shape

Necklines are same as mentioned in saree

What to avoid

Lahenga with heavy work dupatta

lahenga with heavy dupatta

4. Accessories for Hourglass Figure

Choker and V-shaped necklaces that fall at your cleavage or above or chain with pendant

necklaces for women having hourglass body shape

Large bracelets, cuffs or bangles to bring people attention to wrist and waist

bracelets for women blessed with hourglass figure

Kamarband with sarees and lehengas

 kamarband to highlight waist

Handbags like tote, shoulder, satchel, hobo and crossbody handbags

 best match handbags for women with hourglass figure

5. Shoes for Hourglass Women

Medium/high heels, strappy footwear or flats. If you are petite, then your flats should have a little heel

perfect shoes for hourglass body shape
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Florina Thomas

Florina Thomas is a style enthusiast who wants to help people dress perfectly so that they can look their best. She loves to write about trending fashion, entertainment and health. She is working as a professional content writer for 10 years. She is working with Looksgud's editorial team for the most prominent future.

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