If you have a triangle shape (your hips are wider than your bust and shoulders), the goal is to minimize your lower body and make your upper body appear wider. Do this by:
- Creating height with an elongated waistline.
- Wearing full sleeves to create the appearance of wider shoulders.
- Drawing the eye up by choosing a decorative bodice or details at the neckline.
- Staying away from bulky or straight skirts.
If you have a reverse triangle shape (your upper body is wider than your lower body), the goal is to highlight lower body width. Do this by:
- Wearing a simple bodice and/or unadorned sleeves which will minimize your upper body width.
- Staying away from high necklines and narrow skirts.
- Selecting a detailed skirt to draw the eye downward.
- Creating additional height with an elongated waistline; one example is a dropwaist dress.
If you have an hourglass shape (larger bust and hips, small waist), the goal is to find balance. Do this by:
- Avoiding high necklines and waistlines.
- Highlighting your small waist with a fitted waistline.
- Wearing soft gathered skirts; they conceal your hips and draw attention to your waistline. A-line dresses work well, too.
- Using details wisely. Bodice details like lace or beading will draw the eye upward and highlight the upper body.
If you have a rectangle shape, (long and narrow without a strongly defined waist), the goal is to highlight width and avoid long, vertical lines. Do this by wearing:
- Sleeves that bring the eye outward.
- An open neckline or off the shoulder dress which will broaden your shoulder line.
- A full skirt with horizontal details. For instance, you can include a horizontal trim from the waistline to the hem.
- A dress with a fitted waist as opposed to high or drop waists.
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