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Best fall sweater trends for hourglass figures

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Sweet sweaters for your hourglass figure

When it's cold outside, don't hide your curvy body under a bulky sweater. Check out our style suggestions to find the best fall sweaters for an hourglass figure.

If you have an hourglass figure, your upper and lower body are in proportion and you have a well-defined waistline. Marilyn Monroe was admired for her curvy hourglass figure, and many of today's hottest celebrities also have this body shape -- Salma Hayek, Kate Winslet, Mariah Carey and numerous others.

When shopping for sweaters this fall, you want to show off your curvy figure, not cover it up. Look for fitted sweaters, as well as belted ones to accentuate your waistline. Let's take a look at some fall's top sweater trends that are ideal for the hourglass figure.

Cardigan sweaters
Belted cardigan

A fitted cardigan that falls below the hips is just right for an hourglass figure. The belt will keep the attention on your slim waist. Cardigan sweaters with a wrap front are especially flattering for this body type.

Sweater dresses
Sweater dress

The best sweater for your hourglass figure is actually a sweater dress. Choose a soft knit sweater dress that hugs your curves without binding. Add a belt to accentuate your waistline. Cowl-neck sweaters are trendy for fall and look great in a sweater dress. To avoid looking too hippy, wear a sweater dress with a slightly flared or A-line skirt.

Styles to avoid

Avoid oversized sweaters and those with dolman sleeves. Also steer clear of chunky knits that make you look bigger than you actually are.

More fashion tips for hourglass figures

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Best fall outerwear trends for hourglass figures
Best fall skirt trends for hourglass figures

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