We’re starting a new spring inspired series, where each article will focus on a capsule wardrobe for each of the body types. In this article, we cover the perfect spring capsule that best flatters the hourglass shape.
Before hopping into the excitement of creating a capsule wardrobe for Spring, let’s remember a few things. Simply stated, a capsule wardrobe is a minimalist wardrobe that consists of pieces that all coordinate with one another. There is also an additional benefit that they coordinate well with clothes you already have in your closet (such as neutral blazers, black pants, etc.).
The goal is not to just buy season appropriate clothing that will leave you staring at your closet for too long (we’ve all been there). Instead, the goal is to take a minimalist approach to having a well tailored closet capable of producing one chic ensemble after another.
It’s a worthwhile challenge with an incredible payoff in the end–a closet with clothes you will actually wear and seemingly endless style options. Another plus, it gives you the opportunity to get creative with your styling.
Here are our picks with some tips along the way to help all you beautiful hourglass shapes pull together the perfect Spring capsule wardrobe.
You will want to wear mostly v-shaped tops or tops with a deep neckline. T-shirts look nicest when they fit your waist, have a V-neck and have some accents on the shoulders.
Opt for flat front boot cut trousers, preferably with stretch for a snug fit. If you’re shopping for cropped pants, select a straight leg cut as this is most flattering to the hourglass shape.
Pencil skirts that fit well are ideal for the hourglass as they accentuate your wonderful curves. Other skirts can work too but will usually look better when they end around the knee.
Look for dresses that fit your bust and elongate your waist. They should fit very snugly around that area. If you have some weight around the abdomen then make sure your buy your dress in supportive fabric.
Get a jacket that highlights your waist and featuress a V-neck. Wear single-breasted jackets that are tailored. They will often look best when left open to create a nice vertical line, which elongates
Choose shoes that accentuate your curves, like shoes with rounded toes, peep toes or bows.
When selecting accessories, you want to go with pieces that can bring attention to areas you want to highlight (such as your shoulders, waist, or face) or select select pieces that do not draw attention (such as simple necklaces).
Here are six looks we put together that best flatter a hourglass figure using some of the pieces from our capsule.
For more on dressing a hourglass shape, take a look at our in-depth article.
What is in your perfect spring capsule?