Figuring out what body shape you have is pretty important if you would like to style outfits that perfectly fit your body. If you are an hourglass, you should first know you have the body shape that is most wished around women. But the thing is, having a specific body shape doesn’t mean you don’t have a tummy. It can be the same as other body types. Today, I am gonna help you to find out how to dress an hourglass with a big tummy.
Having an hourglass body shape means that…
- you have your waist very defined
- your bust and hips area is almost the same in size
- you may have a heavier bust
- you consider yourself as curvy
- you have a body shape that Marilyn Monroe (and others) had
and most importantly you have a very feminine body type, that just needs to be styled the right way.
Remember, you may have an inverted triangle, rectangle, or an hourglass body shape but still have some problematical parts that you don’t like on your body. In most cases, it’s a tummy. Bust and hips are the next ones.
You can check out my article on what to wear if you have a big bust as well. There you can find very informative and useful things to consider. Now, let me share the tips that you should follow if you are an hourglass with a tummy.
What to do with your upper body
Peplum top will be your best friend
Hiding a belly fat with a peplum top is very easy to do. You just need to find the one that fits with your body. I don’t mean an hourglass body shape, I mean your bust. You have to wear one that fits and flares under your bust. It should have peplums around your waist. They will help you to hide your tummy and also make your waist even smaller.
Tops with V-necks
Tops that have v-neck get the most attention to your upper body and face actually. If that top will have an empire waist more better for you. It helps a lot for hiding your little belly fat. In any other case, try to choose the fabric that is not a very structured and has some volume around your tummy area.
Vertical striped pattern top
Not having any print around your stomach and tummy area is a great choice for you. But anyway, if you are going to get a new top or blouse, look for something that has more things going on over your waistline. What I mean is that, you need to again, get more eyes on your waist and bust area, so your top should have a very simple detailing around your belly area.
And another thing – you should avoid tops with horizontal stipes because it makes you look larger. Instead you have to get vertical striped top which will help you to hide your tummy area and also make you look slimmer.
Wrap tops are not only perfect for an hourglass body, it fits great with any body types.
Tops that have wrapping details in front, are your number one choice if you wanna hide a tummy. Actually it’s very strategic for you because it does what it should. It created more volume and interest around your waist and tummy area, but it’s hard for others to find where your tummy is and also how big it is. So, if you are going shopping, look for wrap tops first.
Kimono styled top
When you have an hourglass body shape, the most important task for you is to make it more visible. So, you need to accentuate your perfect shape. Tummy doesn’t matter if you wearing any of these tops I am mentioning here.
Now, what does kimono tops do is, they create more volume on your arms and also on your tummy area. But they are very well cinched in your waist, so even you don’t have an hourglass body shape it creates that visually. In fact, you already have it so it will help you to highlight your feminine body silhouette.
Loose tunic tops
Wearing a tight tunics is sometimes very comfortable. It shows all the feminine curves you have on your upper body. But if you want to hide those details, especially the tummy, you should look for loose fabric tops. They will hide every “bulky” part on your body and also make you look way slimmer.
An extra tip here, XOXO. In some areas, even in summer, it’s very cold in the evenings. So you can take a button-down shirt or a sweater and use it for hiding a tummy. How? ) You can tie it in front of your waistline. Just make a knot. Yes, it takes the attention to that area but it also hides your belly fat. Try it now in the mirror!
Get a long cardigan for a layering
It’s summer now but it’s not rare that you may need a cardigan to keep your warm. Like the other things, a long cardigan helps you to hide a tummy.
Another piece as a third piece you need is a moto jacket. There are a few things you need to consider while wearing a moto jacket. First, you have to put on a long top beneath, and your moto jacket should be shorter than your top. And the second thing, you should wear high-waisted jeans that will visually decrease the size of your belly fat. These three pieces together will hide your belly fat and also make you look so stylish.
What to wear at the bottom to hide a tummy for an hourglass
Probably, you already guess or even knew that high-waisted jeans are your best friends. They are just PERFECT to hide a tummy. Not only that, but high-waisted jeans can also make your legs look longer and slimmer.
There is a thing to know while wearing high-waisted jeans. Tucking top into the jeans is a huge trend. But the fact is that it’s not a very good idea if you have a tummy. Because it will accentuate that area and you don’t wanna do that. Instead, you can do a half-tuck. I mean you can take a very little part of your top in hand and tuck only this part in your jeans and that’s it. You will feel more comfortable like this.
If you want to hide your hip or tummy area A-line skirts or dresses are great ones for you. It creates a very feminine silhouette of your body and the best thing is that it’s very defined on your waist. And if you are an hourglass your waist is the part that you should be accented on.
Metallic pleated skirt
It’s another trending piece that you should have in your wardrobe. If you don’t, go get one on Amazon. Pleats help you to make your tummy disappear. No, not completely, but really it will make your belly so small. You can wear it with a tucked top only in case it has a well-defined waistline.
Also, it has vertical metallic pleats so it brings more eyes to the bottom. So wearing cute high heels will be an extra plus for you. Imagine how stunning this outfit will look!!
Fit and flare pants
Balancing the whole body is the main thing to style any outfit for any body type. That’s what fit and flare pants do. It’s tight till your knee and then flatters all the way down to the floor. So it creates the shape like an hourglass on your lower body as well. And that will create a perfect proportion of your body shape.
Don’t forget to accessorize
I am not gonna talk much about the thing that is just obvious. Accessorizing any outfit plays pretty important role in styling. Dressing for an hourglass with a tummy is not an exception. Accessories will help you a lot, it can get the attention away from your problem area.
Since darker colors are better to hide some parts of your body, wearing everything dark and solid can make yur outfit look so boring. So make it more interesting by wearing a beautiful statement necklece with your basic tunic top.
Or if you are the lover of handbags, find the matching one that fits your outfit and take it with you.
What I am trying to say is that always try to find some accessory for your outfits. Here is the only exception, avoid waist belts. They will first accentuate your tummy area and second, they will make your skin “hang” on your hips. It doesn’t look good at all. Instead, it’s better to wear a smaller belt that sits on your higher waist (almost under your bust). So, it will cinch in your waist more and make it look thinner.
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These are the tips on how to dress an hourglass with a big tummy. I hope you find them helpful. If you do, don’t forget to follow and DM me on Pinterest to share your ideas as well.
Thank you for being here with me! I am happy to assist you. <3