How to: Dress your body type




  • Your bust and shoulders are the same width as your hips
  • You have a defined waist
  • Your body fits into the 4:2:4 ratio
  • Your waist is 8’-12’ smaller than your hips or bust measurement

Forget anorexic chic, the gold standard of female body types has to be the hourglass. Perfectly proportionate, with a tiny waist, this figure shape is the easiest to style.

Focus on figure hugging looks that show off that enviable waist rather than drawing attention to your bust and butt.

We love this yellow and fuchsia half-and-half sari by Manish Malhotra. Made out of net, the fabric will drape elegantly around your figure showing off its best assets, and hiding the worst! Lightweight and eye-catching, this look is perfect for a friend’s wedding. Wear it with your hair loose and natural make-up for a day function like a mehendi, or style it with your hair up and matching hot pink lipstick for the evening.


If you don’t feel comfortable showing off your waist, then draw attention to it subtly with waisted or belted anarkali rather than an empire line then try this red asymmetrical jacket with matching trousers by Ridhima Bhasin. Elegant and attention grabbing, this look is perfect for a Diwali party or a cocktail party. Style it with some statement earrings, your hair up and matching red lipstick to wow.


Tune in next week as we tackle the straight body…

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