Create an hourglass figure

 
Create an hourglass figure
© H&M

When Madonna designed her own M line for H&M, she put the focus well and truly on the waist, with retro dresses, nipped-in waists and high-waisted skirts emphasized with large belts. The hourglass figure is back in fashion and on display. 

Don't worry if you're not a leotard person like Madonna: you don't need to be super-skinny to wear high waists. Highlighting your waist and naturally defining your hips makes for an ultra-feminine look.  

High waists require impeccable posture, so keep your back straight and your stomach pulled in to avoid a slouched, bulging stomach that folds in two when you sit down!  

If you don't have much of a waist or you're curvy, go for very high-waisted stretch jeans such as Miss Sixty fly jeans for a guaranteed slimming effect. 

Photo: skirt, M by Madonna for H&M
www.hm.com




  
  

Sarah Horrocks
07/16/2007
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
How can you tone your shoulders while you’re in the kitchen?7th episode: How to stay in shape while enjoying the company of your friends
Famous Capricorns: Celebrities with Capricorn star sign8th episode: Marie's secrets for getting back in shape after the party season
Latest… 21/10/2017
Guides
Videos
Choosing A Bikini For Your Body Shape
Style Advice For Women With Small Breasts
What To Wear If You're Skinny: Slim Style Advice
What To Wear To Flatter A Rounded Stomach
See all Fashion guides
London Fashion Week Highlights - Day One video
See all Fashion videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...