Hourglass Figure Formal Dresses and Evening Gowns

The hourglass body type is the most highly sought after feminine silhouette. Typically, an hourglass figure is characterized by a small, well-defined waistline, bust and hips that are nearly the same size, and a torso that is proportionate to your height. Choosing a formal dress for an hourglass figure or an hourglass-body prom dress is simple with the array of styles, colors, and designs available at Simply Dresses. Whether you’re attending an event that requires a formal evening gown or a casual cocktail party dress, this assortment of designer dresses for hourglass figures has a figure-flattering look for you. From short and sassy sequined party dresses that will dazzle as you enter the room to modest floor-length evening dresses with subtle jewel and bead accents, you’ll look and feel your best in one of these charming designer dresses for hourglass body types.


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    What Should I Consider When Dressing an Hourglass Figure?

    It’s important when selecting dresses for an hourglass figure to keep in mind the fashion goal. You want to choose semi-formal or formal dresses that will accentuate your curves and highlight your naturally balanced and shapely silhouette. Typically, you’ll want to focus attention on your narrow waistline, so look for dresses with ruching accents, cinched dresses, a-line dresses with belts, or any dress with a natural waistline. An hourglass figure is also ideal for showcasing form-fitting styles. Bodycon dresses and tailor-fitted dresses that are well balanced from top to bottom tend to work well for hourglass figures, as they keep the overall proportional silhouette. You can also choose a prom or party dress with a low, slimming neckline like a deep v-neck, plunging v-neck halter dress, or a dress with an open neckline. These necklines keep the overall balanced look and draw attention towards the narrow waistline. When it comes to the skirt of your dress, opt for streamline styles as no additional bulk or volume is needed. A long prom dress with an a-line skirt would be ideal, or a short party dress featuring a tulip-cut, pencil, or high-low skirt will add a dramatic vibe.

    Whatever, your individual fashion style, let it shine in one of these prom dresses for hourglass figures. In order to highlight your natural shape, it is best to avoid certain features and designs. For instance, a wide or overly accented neckline can make an hourglass body type appear to be top heavy. It is also best to avoid empire-waist dresses and babydoll dresses when you want to show off your curves. These styles by design are loose-fitting, which does nothing for accentuating a narrow waist or curvaceous figure. Whether it’s a full-length formal gown or short party dress you seek, this assortment of dresses for hourglass figures has a designer dress sure to hug your curves and highlight your shapely profile at your next special event.


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