How to Create or Highlight an Hourglass Figure

April 13, 2017

wide leg trousers, studded purse, black crop top cami

There is just something about high waisted, wide leg pants that is just so timeless and chic – a wardrobe essential for sure.  The magic of this type of silhouette is the ability to make the waist look extra small.  If you are an hourglass the high waist will highlight your smaller waist, but when coupled with a wide leg even someone with a rectangle body type (not many curves – like me!)  will appear to have that hourglass figure!  Pure magic!  It also makes everyone look like they have legs for days!  Since the bottoms are so oversized I wanted to balance the proportions of the look and paired it with a fitted faux leather top.  Both of the faux leather bralette and wide leg pants are from the Karlie Kloss x Express collection and I think they are both equally amazing!  The best part is that these chic pieces are very affordable and I know I’ll be reaching for them often!

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Top: Express (runs slightly small, would recommend sizing up) currently on sale!
Pants: Express (runs true to size) on sale!
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bag: Alexander Wang (old)
Horn Necklace: Parpala
Choker: rag & bone

Thanks for visiting!  xx Erica

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  • Reply La Bijoux Bella| by mia April 13, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    Simply chic and beautiful as always! 🙂

    💋LA BIJOUX BELLA💋 | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Magda April 14, 2017 at 4:39 AM

    Amazing look!

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska April 14, 2017 at 4:43 AM


  • Reply Areli (@arelisapril) April 16, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    This satin Express top is so cute with these pants, such an amazing look!!
    Areli’s April
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  • Reply Kristy April 17, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    Such a chic look! Just love how you make everything look effortlessly elevated.
    xx – Kristy

  • Reply thenomisniche April 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    What a beautiful outfit! So chic 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

  • Reply loveambervictoria April 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Amazzzzing post! As per usual. Chic, totally on point, and unique. Thanks for sharing these tips with us!

    With love from Canada,


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