Finding the perfect prom dress for your body type can seem like a daunting task, but when you know which parts of your figure you want to honor, you’ll feel fabulous in anything. Ladies with an hourglass body type have balanced bodies, with a defined bust and hip section with a relatively small waist. They tend to look fabulous in almost anything, from steal-the-show slinky dresses to royal ball gowns. Unique Prom has a huge selection of prom dresses and styling tips for celebrating the best parts of your hourglass figure.
Must-Have Hourglass Body Type Prom Styles
•Mermaid silhouettes: Mermaid gowns or anything with a more form-fitting mid-section will highlight your slim waist and play to your curvy figure. AVOID: Anything baggy or shapeless. You don’t want your defined curves to get lost in a crowd.
•V-Neck tops: When you play up your bust, your slim waist becomes even more defined. Pick a medium V-neck neckline with straps if you have extra weight at the bust. AVOID: Scoop neck, high-neck or collared dresses. These will only hide your best features.
•Natural waistlines: A natural waist dress honors your shape by playing to your hyper proportionate figure. Pick a natural waist gown with a V-neck style for the perfect pairing. AVOID: Figureless sheath or maxi dresses that don’t cinch at the natural waist.
Accessorizing Your Hourglass Figure
In order to celebrate your picture-perfect waistline, belted waists are a great choice. You can pick a slim satin belt or glam up with something sparkly and sequined. If you decide you want your bust to be the focus, keep things minimal with an unadorned neckline and some sparkly, dangle earrings and a pretty prom clutch that matches your gown.