What is an hourglass body shape?
The hourglass silhouette is the most classic association with the female form. By definition, if your hips and bust are equal in size and your waist is much narrower than both, you have an hourglass figure.
The age old question for many girls in the crossdressing community as well as T-Girls is “How to get an hourglass figure?” As genetic males, our natural physiology leans away from an hourglass shape. In fact, only about 8% of genetic females have a true, natural hourglass figure. This doesn’t mean that an hourglass figure cannot be created. Enter clothing, which can create the illusion of a super feminine shape and nipped in waist.
Let’s look at the many ways we can achieve that highly sought-after feminine figure. We can either give the illusion of having a more female, cinched waist with the help of certain shaped skirts, tops and dresses, or we can use cinching and compression garments like steel-boned corsets or girdles.
The most comfortable ways to achieve an hourglass figure
The quickest and most radical way to achieve an hourglass figure is with the help of a steel-boned corset. But maybe you want a more relaxed method for obtaining your sleek fem-silhouette. Let’s see how to get an hourglass figure in more comfortable ways.
- Opt for a skater style dress – these dresses are fitted at the waist and then flow outward, helping to give the illusion of a smaller waist.
- A fit and flare dress is another great option and similar to the skater style. It stays tight in the waist and flares out below it. We have our own line of fit and flare dresses that we are sure you’ll love and is a great way to introduce yourself to the style.
- Add a wide waist belt to tops or dresses – get a skinny waist belt and secure it at the narrowest part of your waist, usually level or just above the belly button. This will direct attention to your waist and make it look smaller than your hips and bust. You can also get wide elasticated belts that also help cinch and smooth the immediate waist area.
How to get a more extreme hourglass shape
For those of you who are happy to proceed with more extreme methods to get that hourglass body shape, the best way to achieve it is with a corset. A corset is a tried and true way to get the shape you want. Now, while they require a bit more effort, a corset will draw your waist right in 3 to 5 inches, which makes them more likely to create an effective hourglass shape compared to more relaxed methods.
An authentic steel boned corset is the ideal shaping garment and they come in various lengths. We usually recommend beginners to go with a waist cincher which covers the least amount of real estate on your upper body. Underbust corsets are also good if you are looking for a longer shaper that stops right below your bust line but help to cinch the lower belly as well as waist. Underbust corsets are super sexy and are great for the bedroom as well as being out and about.
Another benefit is the ability to waist train with a corset. You can train your body to form the hourglass shape over time and lose about 4-6 inches around your waist permanently. This takes a lot of time and dedication, but the results you can get are like no other.
Whichever way you decide to go after your hourglass body shape, you’re guaranteed to look fabulous and feel super femme. We hope you’ve now got a good idea on how to achieve a more feminine silhouette, but if you have any questions, remember our team are always here to help out.
Between certain style dresses and corsets, you can have that hourglass figure you’ve wanted. Glamour Boutique is here to help with our own line of fabulous corsets that are highly rated by our customers. You can also shop our dresses department for the right shaping outfit for you. You can also find a lot of articles on our blog to help with any corset questions you may have.