Wearing clothes that are suited to your body type make a world of difference in your overall look.
TipsBring Out Your Curves
If you have an hour-glass figure show it off with details like crossover panels.
Look for tops that accentuate your waist and maintain the balanced look
of your figure. Wide belts over dresses and shirts show off an hour-glass waist
An empire waistline shows off your bust and waistline while drawing
attention away from the hips. Strapless style dresses that dip in the middle
cradle breasts and create the look of a larger bust, while dresses with a slightly
gathered sweetheart style also give the impression of a voluptuous bustline.
A softly draped neckline helps minimize a fuller bust area and offers a balanced
look overall. Light colours make a bustline appear larger, so try to choose solid
tops and dresses in darker colours. Prints, stripes and other patterns attract eyes
to your chest. Consider open-collar or V-neck shirts which break up the line from
your shoulder to chest.
Elongate your silhouette with ruching details and stretch fabrications that flatter
your décolleté. Wearing pieces with V-necklines creates a vertical line and draws
attention to your face, in effect making you look taller. Also, choosing outfits of a
single colour helps create a vertical line and the illusion of height.
A shift dress, without a defined waistline, is best suited for women with a boyish
shape. Wearing a cropped-style cardigan over a shift dress accentuates your waist
and gives the dress a feminine look. Women with this body type sometimes like
drawing attention to the waist with belts or dresses that pinch at the mid-section.
A full skirt minimizes hips and gives shape to your overall silhouette.
Brightly-coloured tops or pieces with a ruffled or detailed neckline draw attention
to your upper body – away from your hips. Heels can also help by elongating
your figure and posture and by evening out your hips.