What would Christina Hendricks do?
May 25, 2012 8:38 PM Subscribe
What hourglass-friendly styles am I missing?
posted by Addlepated to clothing, beauty, & fashion (9 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
If you look in my history, you'll see that I've lost some weight in the last 18 months and I'm trying to come to terms with my new body shape.
So I've got a classic hourglass figure, where my bust and hips are the same size and my waist is 10 inches smaller. I know all about wrap styles, and to avoid stuff that doesn't skim the body since stuff that skims the boobs and not the rest of the body makes one look chunky. But what else is out there that I don't know about? Theoretically, I had read that A-line skirts were flattering, but I tried on a retro-style 50's shirtwaist/sundress thing today and wow, it was amazing! (Unfortunately, it was not top-friendly for me. But still, now I know what to look for.)
I'm going to make an appointment with a Nordstrom personal shopper, but can y'all offer anything else I should be looking for in the meantime? Should I just approach shopping with the mantra "What would Christina Hendricks do?"
Also, I live in Texas, which is something to keep in mind if you're recommending specific clothing items - cooler clothing is better! And I'm still losing weight (yay), so I'd like to keep clothes in a reasonable price range. And I'm no longer near my 20s, and have even left my 30s behind, so stuff that suits my age is good, too.