These simple steps show you how to get an hourglass figure without exercise. Actionable steps to take so that you look better in your clothes, today.
The hourglass shape.
Something many women desire but don’t have naturally.
If you don’t feel like doing the latest aerial pilates for 10 hours a week or have zero desire to skip the cheese and wine mixer at your next event to attain hourglass figure status, I stand with you.
Better than that, I’ll show you an easy way to obtain the look of an hourglass shape with the body you currently have. No gym memberships or dietary restrictions are required.
How to get an hourglass figure without exercise 101.
It’s all about tricking the eye. Drawing it in and down in an hourglass shape.
The quickest and easiest way to do this is to create a V-shape at your neck and a cinch at your waist. That’s it. Pure and simple.
Let’s break this down a bit.
V shape at the neck
You can create this V-shape by unbuttoning your collared shirt. Wearing a v-neck shaped t-shirt, blouse, or dress. If you wear a crew neck sweater or t-shirt, add a necklace that drops either above or below your bust to create a v-shape. Add a scarf to do the same thing or a cardigan with the top button done.
Cinch at the waist.
I get a TON of pushback on this one with my 1:1 clients as they want to hide their tummy. I get it, so do I.
All you need is a slight indentation at your waist. This can be wearing a belt over a sweater or a dress, doing a loose front tuck of your shirt or sweater. Anything that reveals a glimpse of your waist will draw the eye in.
If you do a loose tuck, blouse your top or sweater, there will be a piece of your waist showing yet the billow of your shirt created by the tuck will disguise what you don’t want to be shown in the middle of your body. It’s a win, win.
If you pay attention there are also a number of blouses and dresses that have both the V-shape at the neck and a cinch at the waist built into the garment making it that much easier to achieve the look you’re going after.
It’s further proof that this is a universally flattering look. Here are a few examples.
If you already have an hourglass figure
Now if you don’t wish to recreate the shape or look of an hourglass figure, these tips will still work to create a visually appealing and intentional outfit. These will help you look polished and pulled together, and the best part, it doesn’t cost you a dime. You can do all of this with the clothes you have in your closet. These style tips will expand the options when dressing from a capsule wardrobe and helps create additional ways to mix and match your wardrobe.
Practice these tips and let me know how it goes. Take pictures, before and after you add these styling suggestions and see the difference for yourself. Pay attention to how it makes you feel and adjust from there.
Questions? Let me know what they are in the comments below.