– X body shape –
X body shape or hourglass
What clothes ?
If I am a woman with the X body shape or hourglass what clothes should I choose to enhance
my silhouette and my advantages ?
Let us look at this together.
X body shape or hourglass : Reminder
It is considered to be the most harmonious, balanced and feminine and the perfect morphology.
It is characterised by having the shoulders aligned with the hips and with a narrow, clearly defined waist.
The X woman has pretty curves which enhance her perfect silhouette and a small or average size bust.
Your advantages :
Your pretty, balanced curves and narrow waist gives you a very harmonious and feminine morphology.
You are slim, well-built and slender.
Dream assets !
Your objectives :
Ladies, your narrow waist is your ace plus your curves which sublimate all the clothes you wear.
My Advice :
> For the upper body, enhance your bust with close fitting, waisted, fitted tops and plunging necklines.
Fluid, sliding materials on your skin and outlines will highlight your elegance and your feminine gestures.
> For the lower body favour high waisted pants, shorts and skirts to highlight your narrow waist.
But you can also wear low waisted pants if the waist is well set on the hips
and accompanied with a top which highlights the waist.
Ladies, don’t drown your figure in large garments which destroy the harmony
and balance of an X body shape.
It is important that you accentuate and profit from your assets !
1 – X body shape or hourglass
> Which tops for you ?
The upper body is principally defined by the shoulders, bust and waist.
These then are the 3 areas which are your upper body aces and on which you should concentrate.
> Play around with fitted tops, bustiers and cross overs so as to enhance your pretty bust and highlight your narrow waist.
> You can also bare the shoulders and choose V necklines to enhance your bust.
Having a small bust you can easily wear plunging necklines both front and back.
Always choose tight fitting garments to mark out and accentuate your waist.
> This can be highlighted and sublimated even more by slipping the tops inside your pants, jeans, shorts and skirts and by wearing a belt. The accessory that completes your outfit !
– Opt for :
> Waisted, fitted, skin-tight garments
> Fluid, light, satiny materials
> Light or dark colours and even very colourful garments
> Solid or striped motifs
> For the summer, sleeveless tops with thin straps
> High fitting collars with American armholes to bring out your shoulders
> Asymmetrical tops with boat collars and frills
> Plunging V necklines
Tight fitting jackets
Waisted round necked pullovers
– Avoid :
> Heavy materials
> Overlapping layers of clothes so as not to encumber your slim silhouette
> Large or empire style tops
> Tops too big which drown your silhouette
> Tissues and rustles which make you look fat
> Shapeless puffed style tunics
2 – X body shape
> What bottoms to choose ?
You must concentrate on your pelvis, your legs but without forgetting your waist
which is the central point of the X.
> It is important not to lose sight of the fact that your waist is the central element of your morphology
and so is the point of equilibrium of your silhouette.
> That is why you should privilege high waistlines so as to enhance yourself.
Whatever the garment : pants and shorts as well as skirts.
Skirts for the X body shape :
> Thanks to your sculpted, perfect silhouette you can easily wear
a high waisted skirt which will bring out your slim waist.
By tucking your top inside you will bring out your attractive forms and your femininity !
> Don’t hesitate to show off your legs to enhance all of your slender body line.
Go for perfection by choosing those cuts which are the most appropriate
for you such as the trapezium cut or the straight cut, in both fluid and more rigid materials.
But with your body you are lucky in that you can wear all the forms you want.
> Everything suits you !
– Opt for :
> High waisted skirts
> Light fluid materials or heavier ones
> Both dark and bright colors
> Plain colors or with designs
Skirts slightly pleated at the front if you have a flat stomach
Crayon, tube or straight forms
Mid length forms
– Avoid :
> Low waists
> Skirts which are too wide
> Skirts with pockets as they broaden the hips
> Be careful with pleats as they can fatten the stomach and broaden the hips
Trousers, jeans and shorts for the X body shape :
Without exception all these garments are worn high waisted
so as to highlight your narrow waist your top asset.
Here the recommendations are the same as for skirts.
– Opt for :
> High waists or normal waists
> Thin, light materials
> Solid colours or with very thin vertical stripes as for suits
> Either without pockets or with pockets well flattened or centered.
They shouldn’t open or gape.
Straight cut jeans and trousers
Slim cut, cigarette jeans and pants
Flared, bootcut or chino jeans
Wide pants but with the waist well highlighted
For overalls, combi shorts and jumpsuits it’s of primordial importance to wear a belt which should not be too wide
– Avoid :
> Low waisted garments with side pockets which widen the hips
> Bootcut jeans if you have short legs because they will shorten your silhouette
> Pants with large motifs
> Jeans and pants which are too large as they unbalance your silhouette
> Harem pants
3 – X body shape
> Which dresses to choose ?
Ladies, the rules remain the same for dresses.
Your waist ! Stay concentrated on your major asset.
> Consequently, the objective is to wear waisted dresses of light supple materials
such as cross-over dresses, sheath dresses, all should be body hugging
so as to highlight your waist, stretch your silhouette and make you look taller.
> In summer or on evenings out, play the seduction card by opting
for very thin straps so as to enhance your shoulders and assert your head carriage.
With your small bust you are the only one who can get away with plunging necklines, front and back.
> So, don’t hesitate. Have fun and fulfill your glamour woman feelings.
Some dresses, depending on their style, can be brought out with a belt.
For your greater enjoyment, all kinds of cuts and colors are permitted.
– Opt for :
> Waisted dresses in fluid materials
> Waisted robes in thicker materials
> Dresses with low cut plunging V necklines
> With thin shoulder straps
> Dark or bright colors
> Short, mid length or long dresses
> With motifs, in lace or with sequins
> With frills if your stomach is flat
Draped forms but paying attention to volumes
Skin hugging dresses
Wrap over dresses
– Avoid :
> Low waisted and too tight around the hips
> Dresses which are too wide
> Straight cut dresses
> Formless dresses
> Turtleneck dresses
4 – X body shape or hourglass
> Which coat or jacket ?
Ladies, your objective remains the same. Magnify your luscious feminine forms.
> For this, wear waisted fitted jackets, with a belt to highlight your waist.
> Don’t overlook the trench coat, the kimono jacket or coats in trapezium form, which were created for you.
– Opt for :
> Waisted coats and jackets
> Supple materials as for the trench coat
> Kimono coats with a belt
> Fitted blazers
– Avoid :
> Straight cut coats, which will drown you
Large shapeless forms. You must always be formal
> Coats with a belt at hip level
> Straight cut jackets and blazers
> Avoid jackets with the shoulders too padded
5 – X body shape
> Which choice of lingerie ?
> Ladies, indulge yourselves !
Your ideal feminine silhouette and your perfect forms allow you
to wear all types of underwear !
> Indulge yourselves in the most beautiful fantasies both in colors and materials.
Transcend yourselves !
Boxers, strings, bustiers, bodices, bodys … all are available for you. You are spoiled for choice.
What luck, what happiness that nature gave you such a superb, harmonious body.
However some kinds of underwear will transcend you more than others.
– Opt for bras :
> Bras well-adjusted at cup level with thin straps
Push up bras
Padded cups to push out the bust
– For the lower body prefer :
> Delicate, fine, lacy strings
> High cut shortys
> Fine high cut panties
> Short Brazilian briefs
– Avoid :
> Bras with wide straps
For the lower body if the hips are chubby :
> Panties too high cut
> Panties with frills or flounced
6 – X body shape
> Which swimsuit for you ?
> Ladies, here again you have a wide choice in both one and two piece swimsuits.
> Whether plain or coloured, with motifs, checkered or striped, they will all,
without exception suit you perfectly.
> You needn’t be complexed by your dream morphology.
This summer the most beautiful hot sandy beaches are yours.
– In swimsuit tops opt for :
> Push up underwired tops
> Demi cup underwired tops
> Triangular forms
> Bandeau forms, underwired
– For the bottoms privilege :
> Indented panties
– For the one piece swimsuit privilege :
> Swimsuits with a plunging neckline and bare back
> Bustier style swimsuits
– Avoid :
> For petite busts avoid bandeau styles which flattens the breasts
> Panties too indented which bring out your hips
> High waisted panties if you are small in height
7 – X body shape
> Which accessories for you ?
A fashionable accessory will give the final touch to your outfit.
It is important to make the right choice to bring out your clothes and embellish your look.
And also to enhance your elegant silhouette.
– Belts :
> It is a primordial element in your wardrobe accompanying diverse outfits
so as to highlight your waist and reinforce the harmony of the curves of your silhouette.
> It will be even more effective with a dress, a pullover or a fluid top.
> Having said that however pay attention to its width, as if it’s too wide
it will rest on the hips bringing them out.
This lacks elegance.
– Jewelllery :
> To adorn your V cleavage favor close fitting or mid length necklaces.
> With a very low cut back you can wear a long necklace on the back stopping just above the end of the cleavage.
> With your slender silhouette, avoid heavy jewellery.
– Tights and stockings :
> Be as feminine as you wish by wearing seamless or silk tights and stockings.
> You can wear a dress of one single color only associated with tights and stockings
which are colored or with motifs.
Go with your fantasies. It will highlight your legs !
– Shoes :
> If you are small, heels and even high heels are warmly recommended as they will lengthen your silhouette.
> If you are tall, you are recommended to wear narrow high heels
so as to avoid encumbering your slender silhouette.
With casual wear such as shorts you can wear flat shoes.
> Avoid boots and shoes which are too massive and heavy.
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