How to Shop Your Hourglass Body Type


Many women strive to have an hourglass body type, as it is one of the most “ideal” body types. Women often strive to obtain this body type, when in actuality it is very difficult to shape any other body type that doesn’t come naturally. However, instead of wanting to change your body type – we want to highlight your assets!! Each body type has several beautiful parts you can highlight, and even some you would like to downplay. So let’s talk shop and discuss how to shop for swimwear based on your shape.

Having an hourglass body type means your bust and your hips are approximately the same size, along with a narrower waist. Hourglass shaped body types are always described as curvy, even when very slender. If you are short, the hourglass shape may be more pronounced, particularly if you have a short torso. Taller hourglasses or those with long torsos may find their shape is less recognizable.



Whether you’re an hourglass body type or pear shape, you should emphasize your best features. Hourglass figures should emphasize the slenderest party of the body — the waist — with fitted garments, rather than loose-fitting ones. We’ve taken some of our best swimsuits from our collection to showcase perfectly for hourglass shaped body type. Check out what we’ve come up with.

Luli Fama Fiesta Fringe Bikini


– Balconet style top
– Fringe detail elongates the torso
– Top ties at neck with adjustable gold clasp at back
– Top provides molded cups and underwire for added support
– Multi color watercolor print on bottom
– Silver jeweled gems on bottom
– String bottom provides Brazilian coverage at the rear
– Ruched detail at rear for a flattering fit

Orchid Label Emma Black Thong


– Wrap style top
– Top ties at back
– Seamless hipster style bottom
– Bottom provides thong to Brazilian cut coverage at the rear

Seafolly Geisha Dahlia


– Underwire style top
– Top provides removable padding
– Top provides removable straps
– Top provides smocking at back
– Hipster style bottom
– Bottom provides full cut coverage at the rear
– Suit is fully lined

Trina Turk Festival Folkloric Bandeau

– Two piece features multi-color print
– Top ties at back with removable neck strap
– Bandeau top provides padding for added support
– Bottom features shirring detail at hips
– Bottom provides full coverage at rear

Stay tuned for our next feature in the body type blog series — Inverted Triangle Shape Bodies.

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