What do Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They all have an hourglass figure—feminine, with curves in all the right places.
Like most women, you probably want to achieve that type of figure, too. You want a slim waist, wide hips, and a curvy bottom that give the illusion of the perfect body shape. Genetics, however, dictate your natural figure (Thanks, mum and dad!), and you can never really completely change it.
Fortunately, you can still train your body to closely resemble that of the popular curvy celebrities. Read on for some advice.
Try Waist Training
This beauty trend, which involves wearing a corset-like contraption like the ones from the 1500s, can take up to six inches off your waist. The idea is to wear a waist trainer for a certain amount of time every day, which then leads to your body “moulding” itself into a slimmer figure. Celebrities like the Kardashian sisters have even posted selfies sporting the waist-cinching tool.
According to Waist Trainers Australia, corset training can especially work wonders when combined with proper diet and exercise.
Enhance Your Hips
A carved waist is only one part of the equation. Pay attention to your hips, too — it should appear approximately ten inches bigger than your waist for the true hourglass proportion.
There are many things you can do to enhance your hips. Wear padded panties, go for dresses and skirts with gathered waistlines, and look for peplum styles.
Do Some Exercises
Flattening your stomach while forming a defined waist can help you achieve an ideal waist to hip ratio, but it’s not easy. You need to work your entire core, butt, and thighs using planks that use the muscles from head to toe. Try planks with leg kicks, side planks with leg lifts, and planks with hip drops.
Practice Good Posture
Good posture can give the illusion of an hourglass shape, too, making you look ten pounds lighter around the middle.
Pay attention to the way you stand and sit — think stomach in, chest out, and shoulders back. A waist trainer can improve your posture as well by forcing you to keep your stomach in and your back straight.
Reading this article means you’re actually paying to attention to your body, and that’s good. Pamper it while you can, and keep away from knife tucks and starving — there are many easy ways to achieve the body you desire, you simply need to know how and where to look.