The “Coke bottle body” was made famous by Marilyn Monroe, whose hourglass figure was considered synonymous to being sexy. A coke bottle body or hourglass figure, also called a butternut squash or figure-eight figure. Is where the bust and hips are large and roughly equal in size, and the waist is considerably narrower.
Getting an hourglass shape is something women all over the world aspire to. From special diets, specific exercises for love handles, even extreme removal surgery, women are forever running after the illusion of more curves. However, there are many techniques and tricks you can use to draw attention to your curves, accentuating your shape and making your body shape look instantly curvier and sexier.
So regardless of whether you are naturally curvy and want to accentuate your curves, or are naturally skinny and want to appear more curvy, these styling tips on how to dress up will give your body the look you aspire to.
1. Color Blocking
This is a great technique to fashionably flaunt your curves. If you choose clothing that has bold and distinct colors, it will draw attention and make your curves look more voluptuous. This happens because the contrast highlights specific parts of your body. Color blocking is great for creating curves that may not be there. Choose hip hugging lowers like tailored pants and pencil skirts in bold hues and the color blocking technique will work its magic.
Another sure fire way to accentuate your curves is to have your clothes tailored to your size and shape. Hourglass figures are difficult to fit straight off the rack, as the waist to hip/chest ratio is usually off. Clothing that does not fit well, is not a curvy girls friend. Find a tailor to adjust your purchases for your size and shape. The money spent on a tailor will be worth it when you start turning heads everywhere you go.
The waist of a curvy girl is where it’s all at. Sir Mixalot of the “I like big butts” fame also comments on the importance of the “itty bitty waist” to make your curves pop! If you want to accentuate your curves, a belt can do wonders for cinching in your waist and highlighting your body shape. When your clothes don’t cling to your waist as tightly as you might want, break out the belts.
4. High Heels
High heels are not just sexy, but wearing heels creates an illusion of trimmer, longer, more toned legs. High heels also make your body look slimmer, and make your curves pop in a most flattering way.
5. Plunging Necklines
To flaunt and accentuate your upper body curves, specifically your breasts, plunging necklines are the go-to. Lower necklines will make even meagre cleavage look plump and it will highlight those sexy collarbones. Keep in mind though, that there is a fine line between classy and risqué when it comes to plunging necklines.
6. Wrap tops and dresses
Wrap tops and dresses were (dare I say it) made for curvy women. Not only does the wrap style accentuate your waist, the clothes also hug your curves in all the right places. To top it all off, they are super comfortable and adjustable.
7. Form fitted clothing
There are very few women (read NOone) who would look good in shapeless sack like clothing. This is especially true for curvy women. To make the most of your curves, it is crucial that you wear well fitted clothes. Loose tops or bottoms are not flattering. Choose fitted clothes like skinny jeans, tailored pencil skirts, and wrap tops to contour your natural body shape.
Finally, be proud of your body and strut your stuff with confidence. Remember that your posture, how you present yourself, how you stand, how you walk, and even how you sit, makes a huge difference in how you look and how others perceive you. While your curves define your body shape, your confidence is what makes them sexy. Whatever you put of that body of yours, be it designer or generic, will flatter your body only if you can carry it with confidence! Confidence is what makes you look and feel sexy.
Don’t be afraid to embrace the body shape you were born with. As long as you wear clothes that flatter your shape and highlight your strengths, you too can look your best every day. If you want a visual comparison, just look at how Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler (of the Big Bang Theory) literally transformed from frumpy to fabulous just by changing the way her clothes fit.