Photos: Fall 2011 Fashion Trends for an Hourglass Body Shape

1The trend: Maxi skirts and dresses

Runway: Marc Jacobs

Hello, gorgeous! If folks mistake you for Marilyn, Tyra or even Betty Boop, just lean in, smile and blow them a kiss. You can happily rock styles like this form-fitting maxi skirt that shows off your curves while highlighting that teeny-tiny waist.

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2Rachel Pally long wrap dress

Your way: The wrap dress is pretty much universally flattering, but it’s especially sexy on an hourglass fame. We love this long-sleeved, to-the-floor style with its bold print.

Rachel Pally long wrap dress, $229,

3Kensie long-sleeve maxi dress

Your way: Yes, the scoop neck on this dress will show off your décolletage, and the belted waist will highlight your slim torso. But the flowing skirt and casual knit keep this maxi dress tasteful—with just the right mix of sultry. Yes, please!

Kensie long-sleeve maxi dress, $88,

4T by Alexander Wang silk-charmeuse maxi skirt

Your way: Nothing shows off a shape like silk-charmeuse. (And, no, Spanx aren’t really optional.) But we love that this elegant skirt can be worn in chilly climes with a knit sweater and boots—or make it casual with a long-sleeve T-shirt. Although, we’re pretty sure all eyes will be on that curvy bootie no matter what you pair it with.

T by Alexander Wang silk-charmeuse maxi skirt, $195,

5The trend: Menswear

Runway: Peter Som

Borrowing from the boys never looked so beautiful. Pair slim or boot-cut slacks with a structured boyfriend-inspired jacket to pull this suit style together. Wear a cozy sweater or sport something sexy and feminine like a camisole underneath.

6Gap Ponte tuxedo jacket

Your way: Highlight your hourglass figure with this cropped style. Just add a skinny pant and fitted tank or a great pencil skirt and pumps—and we guarantee heads will turn.

Gap Ponte tuxedo jacket, $69.95,

7White House Black Market sweater jacket

Your way: If you find the tuxedo to be a bit too stuffy, you’ll fall right in line with this military-inspired piece. Pair it with stripes or solids depending on how much attention you’re looking for.

White House Black Market sweater jacket, $118,

8Ann Taylor sateen blazer

Your way: Highlight your slim waist with this versatile one-button blazer. Pair it with slim cropped black pants and sky-high heels for a dressed up look that screams va-va-voom!

Ann Taylor sateen blazer, $118,

9The trend: Mixed prints

Runway: Tory Burch

Be bold by choosing large prints, such as this plaid paired with stripes. Darker shades are flattering on every body type, but the trick is to choose similar color families when picking patterns.

10Liquid Acres skirt

Your way: We could totally see Joan Holloway of “Mad Men” fame putting together an outfit like this—after a martini or two. True, it might be a little bit wild for the likes of Don Draper, but you must admit, it shows off an hourglass-figured woman’s curves now, doesn’t it?

Dots Within print blouse, $118,

Liquid Acres skirt, $118,

11Free People Carnival skirt

Your way: The on-trend corset is a no-brainer for your shape–and plaid is a huge print for fall. Then there’s the must-have maxi skirt with its contrasting crochet styling—all topped with the versatile maxi coat. We’re just gonna say it: This is fashion to the max.

Free People Carnival skirt, $268, Veneto plaid corset, $108, Victorian maxi coat, $268,

12Mara Hoffman maxi skirt

Your way: The silk chiffon maxi skirt is super flattering and sexy on an hourglass figure, with its graphic print. It looks Hollywood glam when paired with this amazing black and white striped cardigan that we’d be happy to wear, well, everywhere.

Mara Hoffman long wrap cardigan, $418,

Mara Hoffman maxi skirt, $334,

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