Fashion Hourglass By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 27, 2009 @ 10:32PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Hourglass 01 of 08 Why We Love It MCV Photo We want you to celebrate your curves. Embrace, perhaps even enhance, the shape you're in. What's more, define your waist, but not in a '60s Mad Men way. Instead, create two dramatic arcs that proclaim full-grown womanliness. We realize it's as daunting as it is natural, but you'll thank us for suggesting it. Someday. How to Wear ItFind which proportion flatters you: Draw the focus up to minimize hips. Full-on heels are needed to balance such a powerful silhouette; alternatively, distinctive belts reinforce it. Slicked back hair lets your beautiful leg shape steal the spotlight. Photos: left, Gianfranco Ferre; right, Dolce amp Gabbana 02 of 08 Alexander Wang Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Nylon-spandex dress, Alexander Wang , $795; at Nordstrom, call 888-282-6060. 03 of 08 Banana Republic Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Belt, Banana Republic, $125; visit bananarepublic.com for stores. 04 of 08 Eryn Brinie Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Satin dress, Eryn Brinie, $195; Call 866-780-3796. 05 of 08 Herve Leger by Max Azria Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Stretch rayon and nylon dress, Herve Leger by Max Azria, $790; buy online now at intermixonline.com . 06 of 08 Sportmax Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton-spandex dress, Sportmax, $1,055; Call 212-674-1817. 07 of 08 Carlos by Carlos Santana Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Leather, platform sandals, Carlos by Carlos Santana, $99; visit carlosshoes.com. 08 of 08 Thread Social Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk twill dress, Thread Social, $440; Call 212-414-8844.