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It's the HOURGLASS thread! Share your buys/finds for Casual, Work and Occasion that make the most of your hourglass shape!
Ooh I do hope that this becomes an on-going thing. I massively struggle with finding work or occasion clothes that don't make me look matronly or over-the-top too sexy. Matronly is not a look I'm going for at 27.
For work/casual, I've found that the Warehouse crew jumpers are great. Not too thick, but not clingy. Enough boob room without highlighting my muffin top. Warm and wash well.
Why oh why must they advertise jeans for curvy women on models with few curves..she is an absolutely different shape to me. I am on the border between a pear/hourglassearch, but have no idea how those jeans would look on a more average woman.
Marking my place! No recent finds, however I had luck in TK Maxx last year with dresses for events. As they have random designers, I dropped lucky with a couple of gorgeous dresses that fit really well.
Apart from attending a dressmaking class so that I can make clothes that fit round my boobs, waist and bum, the best fitting items I've bought this year are M&S skinny & super skinny jeans. I bought a pair of each in black. They're high waisted & for a change don't try to bisect me at the crotch. Now looking for tops to wear them with!
I'm having problems finding tops at the moment. V-necks work best for me, but there's few of them around this year, and Pepperberry, which can normally be relied on for something, has the Vs cut so low they go to to bra band, which is not a look for the office.
Wallis are normally good for wrap dresses, but sometimes I want to wear something more casual.
Weebleswobbles Yes it's very stretchy so it fits at the hip and the waist, which is something I can rarely get trousers to do, but the double layer and ruching mean it doesn't look skin tight. I wear it with an oversize top which looks okay - if I'm wearing looser trousers (to fit my hips) I try to go for a fitted top, but finding those at the moment is proving challenging.
Great idea for a thread. I like the look of the Hush skirt, but everyone says it's on the short side, so I've not bothered as I'm on the tall side. Would be nice to find something similar but slightly longer.
Is anyone here the same awkward hourglass shape as me? I'm an hourglass but most hourglass recommendations look awful on me because:
I have massive shoulders which make me look huge combined with my big boobs and disable upper arms (in reality am only a 12-14)
I have a little waist and big hips but skater dresses and 50d style skirts and dresses look bad because instead of carrying weight on my lower abdomen I kind of carry it in the bit between my boobs and naval so it doesn't nip in there (but my waist does!!)
I can wear most things when I'm a stone or two lighter but feel like nothing at all suits me at my current weight and shape.
Oh and I have two pairs of drapey black silk joggers and they are the shit. This kind of thing. Skims the thunder thighs and the silk fabric makes them fancy enough for work. Worn with a cardigan and a nice blouse and some low heels/wedges.