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What are hourglasses wearing this summer?

(18 Posts)
leobeebs Sat 04-May-13 12:35:45

I'm a size 14 hourglass big norks 32gg and haven't a clue what to wear. Feel I just look flabby and untoned sad.
I have a uniform for work so that's fine just need casual ideas.
Oh I'm a shirt arse too at 5'2".
Gorgeous eh?not.

TwllBach Sat 04-May-13 12:40:28

I'm a size 14/16 with massive tits too, but I'm 5'7" so a bit taller. I'm marking my place because I'm curious too!

poppys2012 Sat 04-May-13 12:45:40

Well i have a long body and i am tall and i have hips is summer all over for me or should i just hide? oh with a bit of a tummy and bum as well i got it all going on!!!

Inthebeginning Sat 04-May-13 12:49:13

I'm size 16/18 34hh 5ft 7. Used to be lot fatter (24/26) so now feel v slim! I wear 1950's style dresses (lady v) or tunic dresses with elastic on the waist with bright coloured tights (i like my legs) trousers or jeans with 1950's ish cardigans (can you see a trend here) as shows off my waist. Of fitted tunics/ vests/dresses over skinny jeans/leggings. Sometimes sheer loose tops with elastic at the bottom over a vest and skinny jeans (not brave enough of my belly!)

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 04-May-13 16:56:46

I'm 5' 2 and size 12 with 32E norks and fairly hourglass-ish (although my waist is bigger than it was). I tend to wear 50s-ish skirts or White Company jersey dresses in the summer. A cami with the skirts and then either a denim shirt worn open or a cropped cotton cardigan or a denim jacket, depending on the temperature.

leobeebs Sat 04-May-13 16:57:05

Doesn't the elastic bottom on tops ride up?
Not too keen on the 50s look. Just want some good basics.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 04-May-13 16:59:45

[[ dress] Would prob need a cami under it, but the gathered waist thing is pretty flattering.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 04-May-13 17:00:13

Link again

SayMama Sat 04-May-13 19:23:28

I'm pretty much the same size Leo but 5"5

I'm pretty boring unfortunately (no idea how to dress for my shape) so I tend to stick to wrap dresses like this (I have this one but in a much nicer print) which a pretty flatering (even though I have to wear a vest to cover the giant comedy breasts)

Or I just go with the old favourite cropped jeans with £2 stretchy vest from Primark, worn with 3/4 sleeve cardi. Sometimes I wear a waist belt but I find I look really exaggerated hourglass, not in an attractive way!

SayMama Sat 04-May-13 19:24:38


InMySpareTime Sat 04-May-13 19:32:04

I'm a size 8/10, 5'0" hourglass with 26GG norksshock. I buy a lot of charity shop stuff and adapt it with the sewing machine.
The most flattering dress I have is a wrap dress, otherwise 1950s dresses or woollen dresses with a belt look good. I have no idea what's in fashion, but my figure hasn't been fashionable for so long I've learned to find my own style.

leobeebs Sun 05-May-13 09:29:17

Like that one mama. Could work with a vest under. Just worry my ass will look fat ala kardashian. My waist is quite small compared to my ass.

I've got big love handles so the vest and jean thing looks like I have rolls.

There must be more of us out there surely?

missmartha Sun 05-May-13 10:10:27

5'4", 12/14 and 32 gg bosom. I tend to live in trousers of all sorts with sweaters, t-shirts etc. I can't get myself to wear dresses. I hate the drop from my norks, the way the fabric just plunges. Bluuurrgh.

A woman is like a road, the more curves she has, the more dangerous she is.

TwllBach Sun 05-May-13 10:46:38

I'm vv jealous of all of you wearing 50's style dresses. I can't get away from hating my body so much that I just wear big baggy cardigans over everything. I know this just makes me look bigger and hides my smallest part (under my bust) and because of the size f my tits just makes me look even bulkier, but I don't have the confidence to do otherwise.

Inthebeginning Sun 05-May-13 11:20:30

twll so sorry you feel like that. I think hourglass is the most womanly shape. Think of how the Victorians tried to emulate it.
Maybe try it a bit at a time? What do you wear along with your cardy? Go for one a bit more fitted with a vest underneath so you're still covered but fitted?

InMySpareTime Sun 05-May-13 11:35:29

I've worn a corset and skinny-fit jeans to a party, also wore a corset over the top of a dress which was too big. Both times many compliments ensued.
How about a belted shirt over leggings, or a wrap cardigan to accentuate the waist and draw attention away from hips?

TwllBach Sun 05-May-13 11:45:20

Don't get me wrong, I see other women with hour glass figures and think, fuck me they're hot grin it's just my own issues.

Dollydowser Sun 05-May-13 20:53:40

I am 32/34K hourglass. I have not found anything that fits in Pepperberry this year which is a worry when not even their super curvy is curvy enough!

I have found 2 dresses that fit and are flattering from Boden, this and this. Not perfect as I don't like my flabby arms on show, but so far I have kept them covered with this jacket over the top (and tights and boots) but as it gets warmer it will be a shortish cardy and platform sandals.

I have just booked a holiday somewhere hot so in desperate need of some more summer clothes, any suggestions please!

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