How to Achieve an Hourglass Figure

Most women would love to have an hourglass figure with a large bust, a small waist, and sexy hips. However, most women are not built like that and may need help to achieve the desired look. If you want an hourglass figure, here are some ways you can get one.

Diet and Exercise

If you want a natural hourglass figure, the best way to achieve the look is to trim your waist. This means eating a healthy diet containing fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and few, if any, processed foods. There are also certain exercises you can do to tone and trim your waist to make it smaller than your bust and hips.


Do Cardio

One way to exercise your way to an hourglass shape is by doing cardiovascular exercises like jogging, brisk walking, or using an elliptical machine. Cardio exercises help to burn fat, which will help trim your waist and other fatty areas of your body. Try to do at least 30 minutes of cardio three days a week or, if you are heavier, you can do 45 to 60 minutes to achieve your goals.

Weight Training

Some weight training exercises will also help you achieve the hourglass look by slimming down your abdomen and building up the pectoral area. When a woman tones her pecs, her breasts will be lifted so that they look perkier and larger than her waist. Chest presses are one of the best exercises for building up the pectoral area.

In addition to the upper half of your body, you can use weights to work on your hips and thighs. You can perform lunges and squats while holding weights to define the muscles in your buttocks, thighs, and legs. These exercises will lift certain areas of your body, such as the buttocks, which can make them appear wider and your waist seem slimmer to give you an hourglass figure.

Corset Training

If you want to achieve a great figure immediately, you can try wearing corsets. A corset or a piece of fitness clothing called a waist cincher in Australia can reduce your waist size when you wear one properly. Start off by buying a waist cincher 10.2 to 15.2 centimetres smaller than your waist and wear it for three to six hours every day.


Tighten it slightly each day to help reduce your waist size, but make sure it is still comfortable to wear and you don’t have problems breathing with it on. Eventually, you can buy a smaller garment if you want to continue reducing the size of your waist. Along with making your waist smaller, the corset or waist cincher will accentuate your breasts as it fits beneath them and acts to push them up.

Even if you use corset training, you should still watch your diet and exercise to achieve the appearance you want. The techniques can work together so you have a womanly hourglass figure and you can then ditch the cincher or corset when you achieve your goal.