Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 13, 2010

Dress Your Best Week is in the home stretch and I am still going! Today it's all about the comprehensive me and my hourglass shape. While I won't break down my exact measurements for you (it isn't about the numbers) I will say that my hips and bust are more or less equal and my waist is 9-10 inches smaller than that. These measurements are in essence what defines the hourglass body shape.

Many women dress their body to achieve this overall look and I am so happy (and apparently lucky) to have it appear naturally. I never realized how statistically uncommon a true hourglass shape is but, I digress... I'm talking shoulder pads to make narrow torsos appear more substantiated or boot cut jeans to give straight and narrow girls a more curvy shape. The list could go on but, you get my drift. I feel like the most universally flattering way to dress (or fake) an hourglass shape is with a wrap or faux wrap dress so that's what I'm doing today!
  • Top: brown quintessential Diane VonFurstenberg wrap dress, via the outlet with a red tank top underneath for the modesty
  • Bottom: Spanx
  • Shoes & Accessories: silver Issac Mizrahi gladiator sandals, Target; gold and mixed metal earrings, gift from Natalia/ModCloth; purple Coach bag


  1. That dress is cut perfectly for you! I love the pop of red underneath, too.

  2. You're right, the wrap dress really is flattering for your shape! I'm very hourgalssy myself, but I don't rock the wrap style much, so maybe I should get on that.


  3. go for it! you'd look amazing :)

  4. Very nice outfit! Love the wrap dress and the bag! Very nice. :-)

  5. I am so glad I found your blog via Academic Chic this week. I have been on the lookout for someone with my body type.


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