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Body Type 101: Best Jeans for Hourglass Figure

Body Type 101: Best Jeans for Hourglass Figure

Democracy clothing has a wide variety of denim for every body type. We take pride in our clothing that not only makes you look great but is also incredibly comfortable to wear. We hope that everyone who wears Democracy feels fantastic about the way they look. Finding clothes that you feel empowered in takes some trial and error. Knowing your body type and what jeans work best with it is a great place to start. Let’s dive into the best jeans for the hourglass figure and how to style them into fabulous outfits.  


What Is Hourglass Body Shape? 


Hourglass-shaped women typically have a bust and hips that are roughly the same width with a defined, small waist. There are typically lots of curves in the hourglass-shaped figure. This is where the name of this particular body shape comes from: the similar-sized top and bottom with a smaller waist. The top and bottom are typically proportionate with shoulders that are sometimes rounded.  


How To Tell Your Body Shape 


measuring hourglass figure


The first step towards finding the best jeans and outfits for you is determining your body type. There are five main body shapes and most women fall under one of the categories. Here’s a quick summary of each body to shape to see which one closest fits your figure: 


  • Rectangle: Typically characterized by broad shoulders and hips that are around the same width. Does not have a very defined waist.  
  • Apple: Larger bust and broad shoulders with an undefined waist and slim legs.  
  • Inverted Triangle: Broad shoulders with a narrow waist. Usually have a smaller bottom and slender legs.  
  • Hourglass: Shoulders and hips are proportional with a defined waist. Usually, have larger busts and bottoms.  
  • Pear: Narrower shoulders and small waist with larger bottom and thighs.  


In this article, we’re focusing on hourglass body shape outfits and jeans. If you are a different body type, you’ll find lots of style guides for body shapes and other helpful fashion tips in the blog section.  



How To Dress Hourglass Body Shape 


While other body shapes involve dressing to balance features out, hourglass shapes are naturally balanced. The key is to work with your curves and lines and steer clear of clothes that drown your features or defined waist and make you look shapeless. When you dress an hourglass figure, the best clothes and outfits are balanced and don’t make any one part of your body seem too out of proportion.  


Best Jeans For Hourglass Body Shape 


best flare jeans hourglass

The best jeans for hourglass figures are those that work with your proportions. This means fitted jeans that accentuate your curves and slim waist are going to be your best bet for comfort and comfort style. The denim collection features a variety of these styles to keep your hourglass figure looking great. This body type does very well with skinny jeans, straight-leg jeans, and high-waisted jeans that further accentuate the defined waist of an hourglass body shape.  


Those with an hourglass shape can wear most styles of jeans but should avoid overly baggy or slouchy jeans. These styles look great on some body types but it often leaves hourglass figures looking shapeless and can create the illusion of more weight.  


Best Jeans For Plus Size Hourglass Body Shape 


Many people with an hourglass body shape also tend to be a bit curvy. For those plus-size hourglass women looking for style and support, the Absolution denim collection has exactly what you are looking for. The Absolution collection incorporates an inner mesh lining into the denim to provide gentle compression and support for the tummy as well as a lift to the butt to accentuate your curves.  


There are many styles available in the Absolution collection but the best jeans for plus-size hourglass body shapes will likely be the high-waisted varieties that help accentuate your waist and curves. Have fun with the wide variety of washes, styles, and cuts that fit the hourglass body.  


Best Jeans For Tall Hourglass Body Shape 


Tall hourglass figures can wear just about any type of jeans. The best jeans for this body shape are high-waisted skinny jeans or high-waisted straight-leg jeans. These styles perfectly accentuate the curves and the high-rise flatters a slim waist. Tall women look great in a pair of jeans that are cropped or cuffed as their legs can handle it. Here are some other jean styles to consider for your tall hourglass body shape: 


  • Boyfriend jeans  
  • Fitted wide-leg jeans 
  • Bootcut jeans 
  • Mom jeans


Best Jeans For Short Hourglass Body Shape 


Those who have an hourglass figure but are a bit on the shorter side can still rock the high-waisted skinny jeans and high-waisted straight jeans. They should avoid cropped or cuffed jeans that can make them look shorter. Flared jeans and pants with embellishments on the hem do a great job of attracting the eye to make legs appear longer which is a great benefit to those on the shorter side. 


How To Style Your Jeans 


hourglass body type jeans outfit

When you style jeans with an hourglass figure, you want to make sure you are prioritizing balance in your outfits and not making your top or bottom look heavier or imbalanced. This means opting for structured and fitted shirts as they make the best tops for hourglass figures. It helps to avoid high necklines or embellished necklines that tend to unbalance the top half. Some necklines that do work well with hourglass figures include: 


  • Scoop neck 
  • Off-shoulder 
  • Sweetheart 
  • V-neck 


Look for shirts like wrap tops and fitted shirts to accentuate your waistline. This looks especially great when tucked into high-waisted jeans to further highlight a slim waist. There are many great options for outfits for hourglass-shaped bodies available in the fashion tops section of the Democracy website. Have fun and dive into your creativity to explore different ideas for outfits to style your hourglass figure!