Top 5 Hourglass Highlighting Prom Dresses 2017
The hourglass silhouette is trending. Celebrating your curves is so en vogue, which means highlighting your body in a beautifully flattering way. Women naturally come in all shapes and sizes. This beautiful trend celebrates a diverse shape that means we can all look gorgeous.
The hourglass dress style is one that fits us all like a glove, to make the best of our shape. Curves should be flaunted, not hidden away and concealed. We should express our femininity and dressing up should be an empowering experience. This is all about being fierce and there’s no better time to work it than for prom. Can we get a collective “YAAASS!”?
With that in mind, we’re looking at the best dresses that highlight that hourglass look. These pieces hug your curves and give you that coveted shapely figure. It’s all down to a well crafted dress structure – it can completely transform you no matter what your body type is.
Look to the red carpet for your inspiration with this look. So many celebrities choose this style of dress. A design that cuts close to their curves, flaring in all of the right places and with a gorgeous fit. It all comes down to add a tailored contour where it matters.
Soft and delicate, this light canary yellow dress is cut to perfection to elegantly highlight your curves. Let’s start with the jaw-dropping bodice. The neckline is like a traditional sweetheart but with more of a plunge and a sharper edge, making it look modern and unique.
The silver belted waistline creates a nipped in point which has a slimming effect on the eye. The dress continues to hug your figure until just above the knee. It then flares with drama to create a mermaid tail complete with train.
The reasons why we love this dress so much? It’s fitted where it counts, the color is so unique – and it still brings plenty of glam and drama into the mix. All you need to do is add a few sparkling accents such as chandelier earrings and a great pair of heels.
Combining the mermaid silhouette with a two piece is the ultimate fashionista’s pick. This nude and gold dress is an opulent and form-flattering design. With a sheer neckline sleeveless crop top and statement tulle flared skirt, this two piece shows off your midriff and your curves.
Covered in glittering embellishments, it’s a couture level gown that is fit for a stroll on the red carpet. The skirt half of this look is form fitting, showing off your waist and skimming your legs before flaring to a light sheer tulle end.
Wear this with minimal heel sandals and a nude clutch. Keep makeup au naturale to continue the nude vibe – peach hued eyes, a pale pink lip and contoured cheekbones are all you need for your prom beauty look. Soft wavy hair with a side-parting will add a perfect finishing touch that doesn’t distract from this gorgeous gown.
We love this royal blue wrapped dress with a gorgeous open back. It’s unique shape is one of its key points, as well as the beautiful regal shade of blue. The bodice wraps over itself, creating a plunging neckline. This has an embellished waistline that adds a touch of sparkle to this look, as well as drawing attention to your waist.
The dress is tailored to perfection, skimming over your natural curves and gently flaring just below the knee. Created from jersey fabric, this easy to wear prom dress will be comfortable to wear all night long and easy to dance in.
We suggest adding metallic accessories such as gold heels and a clutch. A pair of gold chandelier earrings or a bracelet will add an extra glittering touch. Wear your hair in a braided style to add some texture to this ensemble, or go red carpet inspired with poker straight locks.
If you have an athletic figure and want to add some curves to your prom style, this on-trend burgundy look is a great choice – but it will pretty much look beautiful on just about any body type. The halter neckline calls to mind the huge ’90s trend that is currently so popular, but it adds a touch of formal glam.
This dress is a very body-con design, hugging your curves to knee length. It then flares to the end, with an additional train at the back. From behind this piece is also backless, making for a gorgeous photo opportunity and showing off some skin in a unique way.
You have the option to play up the ’90s vibe with this dress. Add a black velvet choker and matching purple lips, or go in a red carpet direction and wear this with a tidy updo, blush heels and a smoky eye. It’s a versatile design that you can style in so many different ways to make it your own.
Prepare to go classic Hollywood glam in this black fitted prom dress. With a plunging v neckline and a perfectly tailored waistline, this subtle black dress is a sophisticated curve enhancer. Falling beautifully into a gentle flare with a long train, this is such a timeless formal look that makes the best of an hourglass shape.
Teamed with a strong red lip and slicked back hair, you can experiment with adding a pop of color to this with your accessories and beauty look. Alternatively, simply wear with gold and silver accents. Keep this prim and polished with a gorgeous French manicure and sleek minimalist jewels to give it a modern twist.
You can take this is an alternative direction by adding a quirky clutch such as a floral print piece, or experiment with a statement eye shadow color. The adaptable design can be styled to your liking and will make your curves the center of attention for prom too.