How To Instantly Create Curves In The Right Places

The hourglass figure is the most sought after silhouette amongst women. No matter what your body type, the key to creating those coveted curves is by defining your waist-that’s how you create an hourglass shape. “But what if I have no curves whatsoever”, with a few styling tricks, you can create the illusion of a proportion. Don’t believe me? Try these looks!

If you want to define your waist...

Belt it!- You’ve heard it before and I’m going to say it again and again. Wearing a belt over your waist can make a complete difference and is the single easiest way to define that area. Place it over a flowy top or dress to draw attention to the smallest part of your body. If you’re more petite, pick a skinny belt- a wide belt can overwhelm your figure. If you’re bustier, to for a wide belt to balance out your figure.



Tailored jacket-Tailor a structured jacket to fit you with darting that nips in at the waist and flares out. Wear with a flirty dress to provide juxtaposition and polish off your outfit!



If you want to enhance a barely there booty...

Bottom details- If you want more boost back there, wear items that feature details that draw the eye downward.For example, your next pair of jeans should have flap pockets or other back pocket details that fool the eye and make it seem like there's more there than meets the eye. Details such as ruffles, pleating, and prints also do the trick.



Flare it out- Create the illusion of more volume down there with flared and circle skirts. If you’re going to wear a dress choose one with princess seams, which cinch in at the waist and release, creating a feminine flare or if you want to stick to a streamlined silhouette try a dress with a peplum, which flares out at the hip.


If you want to flatter your bust...

Focus on top details- If you have a smaller chest and want to emphasize your bust, choose tops that are eye-catching, which draw eye upwards. I’m talking ruffles, neckline details, and plunging tops.You don’t have to go super low cut but go for a scoop neck tee or V neck blouse. A V-neck has an elongating and slimming effect on your torso plus gives you an opportunity to show off cleavage with the proper bra. With that said…



Wear the right bra- According to the Huffington Post, 64% of women are wearing the wrong bra size and don’t know their bra size! I’m pretty sure it’s more than that. A good bra is crucial to making this work in your favor so make sure you get fitted for your proper size. They do it for free at Soma and other lingerie specialty stores so carve time out to get this done on your next shopping trip, trust me, it makes all the difference.