Your Guide To Enhancing Your Curves

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There's a new trend that's been circling the media and that is... the hourglass body. It is a known fact that this shape is a symbol of beauty, fertility and feminism. Naturally, we want to achieve this look but not all of us are built that way. I've tried working with corsets and body shapers but at the end of the day, there is a way to enhance your curves naturally and I'll also be giving you a few fashion tips!

Exercise and proper nutrition. Ok, so right off the bat I'd like to make something clear. If you don't have the genes it doesn't mean you can't achieve the "look". Granted, it will be more difficult but with the proper exercise and foods you can always enhance your curves. Remember to keep your expectations realistic.

There are 3 parts to achieving the hourglass look: your upper body, your waist, your glutes, upper thighs, and hips.

  • Deadlifts - The deadlift is a weight training exercise that can also be done at home with dumbells. This exercise will improve your feminine proportions through better toning and the development of lean muscle. 

  • Bridges - This exercise is perfect to get that perky booty and will also give the illusion of a smaller waist.

  • Mason Twist - This exercise focuses on your waistline and will give you a toned, muscular midsection that helps to achieve the smallest part of the hourglass shape.

  • Squats - This one is a classic. Doing squats works on your booty and gives you that round, perky look. Squats will also enhance your curvy hips to complete the hourglass shape.

  • Arm Raises - Most women tend to forget that working out the top part of your body i.e arms and shoulders is just as important to enhance your shape. Arm and shoulder workout will enhance and tone your shoulders and back, which are essential for giving the top half of that hourglass figure.

Nutrition is as important as your workout. You must remember to eat whole foods in the right portions when trimming inches off your body.

  • Cut back on sugars. Whether it's in your food or beverage, cutting down on sugars is essential. Opt for water or unsweetened herbal teas instead.

  • Eat healthy fats. Olive oil, avocados, seeds, and nuts may help balance your hormones and provide you with the fuel you need as you work to trim your waist.

  • Watch your portion sizes. Ask yourself if you are truly hungry before grabbing a snack... or a meal. Most often then not, your body gives you hunger signs but in truth all you need is some water to hydrate. Learn your body and understand signals such as hunger or thirst. Tip: When you eat a meal, try to use a small plate and a big fork. This will give your brain the illusion that you have more food in your plate and psychologically you'll feel full.

Fashion Tips:

  1. Amplify your bust line. Make sure you wear the right bra. This technique can also give the illusion of a smaller waistline.

  2. Cinch your waist. Use a belt or spanx to suck in that extra fat and give yourself a smaller waist look. Consider highwaisted pieces.

  3. Enhance your booty. You can start off by going for the snug look. Whether it's with a dress, skirt or pants wear pieces that are tighter around your hips to enhance your curves. If you want to go for the extra look, you can try padded panties. Find affordable padded panties here:



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