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.
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.
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.