How to Dress the Hourglass Figure To Office

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Looking professional can be tricky for women that are having an hourglass figure. In the last month I received several emails on the same subject: ladies asking me what to wear for a professional office look. 

Business style for the hourglass figure

You have an hourglass figure if you have a well-defined waistline, fuller hips and bust, and generous thighs. Since this silhouette is considered to be very feminine and sexy, some of these women (myself included) have difficulties when choosing a professional look.

Eva-Mendes hourglass figure

Don’t hide those curves

First of all, enjoy your amazing body. Hiding your body under clothes will kill your confidence and make you look unnatural.

Secondly, adopt the right attitude. Most of the time, it is not about your clothes but your attitude: The way we walk, the way we talk, the way we smile. If all of these are appropriate, then you don’t have to worry about that sexy body.

Style advice For an hourglass figure

  • If there is something that you really like, find a tailor and let him cut the item according to your body. You could also buy a skirt with a larger size, and let the tailor take care of the rest so that it feels more comfortable.
  • Accentuate your awesome waistline wearing belts, wrap dresses and A-line skirts (see outfits below) … They are not tight on the body and give you a very feminine and elegant look!
  • When it comes to colours, you can wear dark colours for those body parts you would like to hide. 
  • Choose V-neckline blouses 

salma hayek in a great black dress

Dont’s for ladies with an hourglass figure

  • Don’t wear skinny-leg pants, especially not to the office.
  • Avoid higher necklines and fabrics as lycra or transparent fabrics. At work, always wear a camisole under your blouses.
  • Don’t wear shapeless designs because you will look 5 kilos bigger. Avoid baby doll cuts as well because (as I like to laugh about a lot) they will make you look pregnant.
  • Accessories: chunky heels, belts on your hips, big and chunky necklaces.

Read here more tips for your body shape: Party Dresses for the Hourglass Figure.

Peplum dress for Hourglass figure

Salma-Hayek with an elegant dress

An elegant woman wearing a black dress and having an hourglass body shape

clothes for hourglass figure

peplum dress for hourglass figure

Pencil skirt outfits


pencil skir for an hourglass body shape
what to wear for an hourglass figure

pencil skirt for an hourglass figure

woman wearing a black pencil skirt for the office

woman wearing a pencil skirt with white shirt

salma hayek with a beautiful dress


A-line skirts for the hourglass body shape

clothes for hourglass figures

salma hayek wearing clothes for an hourglass figure

lady in an elegant dress for office

Business outfit with an A-line skirt

a-line skirt for hourglass bodyshape

a woman with an hourglass figure wearing a black dress to office

what to wear for an hourglass figure

Wrap dresses for a feminine and elegant look

wrap dress for office


curvy lady wearing a wrap dress

Read here more tips for your body shape: Party Dresses for an hourglass figure  


  1. Anna

    at 8:10 am

    I love the wrap dresses and styles you show here but they are not wearing jackets. I need to wear a jacket at work (or to work). What jackets work with hourglass figure and wrap dresses? I’m quite short too

  2. Shelma S

    at 6:32 am

    Great article. Exactly what I was looking for!

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