Miss Victory Violet is blessed with a natural hourglass figure that looks fantastic in form fitting clothes. If this is something that you would like to achieve yourself, here are some handy hints!
The characteristics of an hourglass figure are – a defined bust line, flowing inwards to a nipped waist and smoothly outward to the hips and bum. The theme throughout is transitioning smoothly between these sections of your body, providing flowing lines from the bust to to the top of your thighs.
I have therefore broken the body down into three sections – the bust, waist and lastly hips and bum, and I will take you through the steps to getting the perfect Miss Victory Violet silhouette!
Small bust – There are a couple of things that you can do to emphasise your bust line. I used to stuff socks down my trainer bra when I was a kid, but I have thankfully learned new techniques since then!
Bullet bra pads – These are available through What Katie Did and perfectly fill out a soft cup bra or add extra padding to a firmer bra.
Padded bras – Secrets in Lace make some gorgeous push up bras, to which you can of course add those bullet bra pads to!
Large bust – If you have a large bust, the only thing you need to make sure of is that the band of your bra does not dig in, causing lumps and bumps.
The best way to get around this is to wear a longline bra, this will guaranteed a smooth back. The added bonus of a longline is that it will also pull in and smooth out the top of your tummy and waist. I would recommend the following two bras:
Rago 2202 (Miss Victory Violet’s favourite!)
The waist is, in my opinion the most important part of the silhouette to get right. In most cases will require some firm control shapewear.
Even if you have a slight frame, it is always worth trying to cinch your waist in a little bit extra to really create a striking shape. This can easily be done with waist cinchers, I would recommend the following items:
If you are worried about muffin tops of bulges between your bra or your girdle and the cincher, I would suggest tucking your cincher under both your bra and girdle.
However, if you want even more of a nipped waist, you can opt for a corset. Orchard Corset make some really affordable and pretty models.
Hips and bum
Small hips and bum – Padded panty girdles are a really effective way of giving yourself bigger hips and a bum. We put padding in our bras, so why not our panties too? There are several items on the market, such as this one:
Large hips and bum – If you are bottom heavy, my advice would be very similar to the advice that I have given to fuller busted ladies above – the idea is not to reduce but to smooth out the area. In my opinion this is the most fun part because there is so much variety, there are long and short girdles, long and short panty girdles and a whole spectrum of colours, designs and strap numbers to choose from.
Open bottom girdle
Long girdles (open bottom or panty)
So there you have it, regardless of your size and shape, if you are looking to achieve an hourglass silhouette, there are plenty of ways to sculpt your body!
Categories: Lingerie, Stockings and Shapewear