Fashion Trends

Hourglass Silhouettes Are The Sultry New Look On The Summer Catwalks


For fashionistas who have officially embraced their toned new summer bodies, there’s nothing quite like a waist-cinching ensemble to showcase your efforts. For Summer 2016, hourglass silhouettes were de rigueur on the season’s catwalks and made a splash in various forms. From figure-flattering belted frocks to sexy one-piece outfits, here’s how to embrace the trend at work and at play this season.

Casual Chic

For a low key Saturday look, take your sartorial cues from the Balmain runway and strut the streets in a fitted brown jumpsuit. The look of neutral shades, a skintight silhouette and long sleeves lends an effortlessly sexy appeal to your ensemble. Meanwhile, a wide belt helps to accentuate your proportions in the catsuit for a desirable effect. To complete your outfit, add an oversized metallic collar necklace and a pair of strappy brown gladiator sandals.

Work Wear

If you’re heading to an after hours work event, convey both elegance and professionalism in round-necked white sleeveless number (as spotted at Diane von Furstenberg). The look of delicate pleats, textured trim and a nipped-in waist can easily wrap up your style. Try accessorizing your dress with metallic strappy sandals, gold bangles and a floral hair accessory if you’re feeling the summertime vibes.


As the sunny daytime hours shift into nighttime, look no further than the Etro runway for your sartorial inspiration. Slip into a sleeveless black fit and flare frock with a slightly flowing hemline and dainty embroidered accents. The look of floral accents and a thin belt create a ladylike yet subtly sexy effect for the wee hours, while a thin choker necklace adds visual interest.