This value is multiplied by an activity factor (generally 1.2-1.95), dependent on a person's typical levels of exercise, in order to obtain a more realistic value for maintaining body-weight (since people are less likely to be at rest throughout the course of an entire day). 1 pound, or approximately 0.45 kg, equates to about 3,500 calories.
In order to highlight your natural shape, it is best to avoid certain features and designs. For instance, a wide or overly accented neckline can make an hourglass body type appear to be top heavy. It is also best to avoid empire-waist dresses and babydoll dresses when you want to show off your curves.