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.

AGUA BENDITA Bendito Cobra Camila Bikini


Top features ruffle details along the straps
Top features caged detail at front and back
Top features thin straps with tassel detail at front
Bralette style top features animal print 
Hipster-Boyshorts style bottom
Bottom provides full coverage at rear
Bottom features animal print

ESTIVO Rosebush Underwire Bikini


Underwire top features polka dots print
– Top features ruffle details
– Strapless top ties at back
– Hipster bottom features ruffle details at waist
– Bottom features polka dots print
– Bottom provides moderate coverage at rear

The underwire bikini tops are very recommended for girls with Hourglass Body Type since it highlight your silhouette and provides more curves. This new bikini set from the Estivo 2019 collection is the perfect example of a bikini for an Hourglass Body Type.

MAR DE ROSAS Mar de Siete Colores Bikini


Triangle Top 
Top features hand embroidered details
Top ties at neck and back
String bottom features solid color
Bottom provides scrunch details
Bikini bottom provides full coverage at rear
Bottom features hand embroidered details

This Mar de Rosas new bikini can really asset your curves. The bikini top can provide the perfect support and the bottom can highlight the curves of your hips. The best part of this bottom is that provide scrunch details at the back. This bikini set is a handmade top and bottom with hand embroidered details.

AGUA BENDITA Jasmine Bianca One Piece

One piece features bralette design
One piece provides cheeky cut coverage at rear
Sexy one piece swimsuit does not provide additional padding
One piece features deep back design

Agua Bendita has come this year with some beautiful one pieces options for any body type. For instance, this new Jasmine Bianca One Piece can really emphasize your best features! 


ONDADEMAR Passion Flower Ruffled Bikini

– Underwire top features ruffle details
– Top features laser cut decorative details
– Top provides adjustable straps and back hook closure
– Top features floral print
– Hipster bottom
– Bottom provides full coverage at rear


 TOUCHÉ Cyclic Sporty Top


– Sporty top features removable padding
– Bralette top ties at neck and back
– Swimsuit stars red and white print
–  High cut style bottom
– Bottom provides cheeky coverage
– Cheeky bottom features polka dot print


ESTIVO Geolegacy Bralette Top


– Bralette top does not provide removable padding
– Top features multiple print design
– Top ties at back
–  Multicolored bottom
– Bikini bottom features moderate coverage at rear
– Low rise bottom

MAR DE ROSAS Mar Precolombino Top


– Top stars halter design
– Top features strappy design at back
– Ethnic colored top ties at front
– Banded hipster bottom 
– Bottom provides moderate coverage at rear
– Bottom features scrunch design

MAYLANA Jess Autumn Stripes One Piece


– Sexy one piece swimsuit features macrame details at sides
– Monokini provides moderate coverage at rear
– One piece features striped print design
– One Piece reverses to solid color

This unique one piece from Maylana swimwear can accentuate your curves with the macrame detail on the sides. The stripes has always worked if you want to look thinner, so the bran new Jess Autumn Stripes One Piece can be the best option if you have an Hourglass Body Type.

ONDADEMAR Passion Flower Underwire Bikini



– Underwire for better support
– Padded top features ruffled details
– Removable straps
– Bottom feature ruffled details at rear
– Moderate coverage bottom
– Bottom features floral print
– Bottom features low rise at front

Just like the new Rosebush Underwire Bikini set, the Passion Flower Underwire Bikini can perfectly work in many body types but specially in an hourglass Body Type. This underwire top provides pads for a better support and also provide removable straps  perfect to avoid those tan marks. 


MAYLANA Tori Autumn Stripes Top


–  Bralette top provides thick under bust band to add support
–  Top fits D+ Cup sizing
Suit reverses to solid
Suit features high waisted bottom for a flattering fit
Moderate coverage bottom provides sexy fit
Bottom reverses to solid

This brand new collection from Maylana swimwear has being blowing my mind! This bikini set works perfectly for girls with Hourglass Body Type and Inverted Triangle body type. If you have a long torso with bikini bottom can really enhance your curves.

ESTIVO Knitblossom Strapless Top



– Underwire top features removable straps
– Underwire top features ruched details 
–  Underwire top features knot detail at front
–  Bottom provides full coverage at rear
–  Hipster style bottom provide seamless design

TOUCHÉ Baki Halter One Piece


One piece stars halter style 
Black one piece swimsuit 
One piece provides moderate coverage 
One piece features ruffle detailing and open back

ESTIVO Knitblossom Ruffle Bikini


–Bralette top features adjustable back  
–Top features neon color
–Bralette top provides thick under bust band
–Top features ruffle detail along the neckline
–Bralette top provides removable padding
–Bottom provides brazilian cut coverage at rear
–Item coverage is brazilian fit
–Bottom features wide waistline 


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

Ana Lopez

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