Keep reading to see how Sarah Tripp of Sassy Red Lipstick learned how to dress her body!
Body shape: Hourglass
Pant size: 12
Dress size: 12
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is a mix between feminine, trendy, and what flatters my figure best!
How has your body shape informed the way that you dress?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that not every trend or style works for my body shape — and that’s okay! It’s more important to dress for your body shape than what’s in style.
How would you describe your body shape?
I have an hourglass figure— I’m busty, have a thinner waist, and a little bit of junk in the trunk.
What are the three pieces you feel most confident wearing and why?
- My favorite piece is a wrap dress! It’s perfect silhouette for an hourglass figure because it accentuates all the right places—it accentuates my waist and lets my curves do all the talking.
- I don’t like tight clothes, but more fitted pieces look best, as opposed to oversized clothes which can make me look twice my size! I always stick to this rule: if I have on tight jeans, I wear a looser top. If my bottoms are loose—I wear a fitted top tucked in.
- High cut bathing suits look best on my hourglass figure. They show off my rump and give way to that ‘thigh brow’ that’s currently trending everywhere (although, I’ve always had it!).
What outfit makes you feel ah-ma-zing?
It doesn’t matter what the outfit is, as long as it fits well and makes me feel good! My go-to look is a dress with feminine flats or heels since I love my legs!
How did you learn to dress for your shape?
Trial and error! I’m in my mid-twenties now, and 99% of the time I can look at a piece of clothing and tell you if it’ll flatter my shape or not. But I definitely think we all have to go through this process to figure out not only what looks the best, but what feels the best.
Any styling tips and tricks you can share?
I want every woman to know that being fashionable is as much about confidence as it is about style. We’ve all worn items that are too tight, too revealing, or simply don’t look good. And how did we feel? Most of the time self-conscious. When you feel good about an outfit, you’ll look good. Plain and simple. Now, what actually makes us feel good is different for every woman, and that’s the best part. It’s all about how you rock it.
For more tips on styling an hourglass figure, check out Sarah Tripp’s blog here.