My biggest concern for hourglass shaped women, other than muffin top, is maintaining balance. If you’re an hourglass shape then you already have a great shape. However, if you draw too much attention to your top or your bottom you’ll lose balance.
This fantastic vintage-inspired dress has slight wide-set shoulder straps and a slight flare to the skirt. The higher waist keeps your legs looking long.
The second dress has less wide shoulders and a pencil skirt. It’s a little more fitted than the first dress, but it is still balanced. It also brings a lot of attention to your tiny waist. It also has a high waist for a lean leg look.
Okay, pear shaped Ladies, you do not have to hide your larger bottom half. Don’t hide. Balance.
There are plenty of types of prom dresses out there. No matter your style, you’re bound to find something that fits. I picked two dresses that are going to balance out a bigger bottom – not hide it. (However, if that’s what you’re going for, there are dresses that do that, too.) The first dress has this beautiful ruffly, floral, wide shoulder pullover, top that is going to not only bring the attention up to your bust, but also streamline wider hips. A definite plus is the bow tie at the waist to make sure the world knows you have a tiny one.
The second dress is a fabulously chic and shiny number. I normally don’t recommend a deep v-neck for pear shapes, however, there isn’t much harm when this dress has so much going for it. It’s got gathering under the bust to add emphasis in that area. It has wide-set shoulder straps to balance out a larger butt. And it pulls in at the waist, too.