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Pear

Any outfit that underscores those narrow shoulders and slim waist ought to do the trick, for a slender torso is your strength. Go ahead and experiment with necklines, indulge in vibrant colours, drawing attention to the upper part of your body, for balance.

Features

  • Well defined waist
  • Narrow shoulders with smaller bus
  • Slender neck
  • Flat tummy
  • Sturdy thighs
  • Rounded bottom
  • Ratio of bust:waist:hip is 3:2:4

Invest in

  • Light coloured top + dark coloured bottom
  • High-waisted pants and skirts
  • A-line dresses and skirts
  • Boat, cowl, ruffled and wide V or U necklines
  • Billowing, cap and ruched sleeves tops and dresses
  • Shrug or gilet for layering
  • Big collars

Keep away

  • Baggy tops and tunics
  • Wide belts
  • Low-waisted skinny jeans
  • Long tops
  • Bias cut dresses and skirts
  • Patters or embellishments details on hips and thighs

Hourglass

With a defined waist, don’t distract, or overembellish by wearing turtlenecks, frills and straight cuts. Instead celebrate that waist of yours with high-waist everything – skirt, trousers, and shorts. Having shoulders and hips around the same size means deep V-necks on you are a treat. A-line is your game so play it as often as you want. Make yourself and your wardrobe happy by having plenty of them.

Features

  • Full bust
  • Well defined narrow waist
  • Proportionately balanced shoulder and hips
  • Rounded bottom
  • Curvy body
  • Ratio of bust:waist:hips is 4:2:4

Invest In

  • Scoop, sweetheart, halter and V necklines
  • Wraps tops and dresses
  • Waist defined tops and jackets
  • Peplum tops, dresses and skirts
  • Boot cut and straight leg jeans and pants
  • Belts – To highlight the waist

Keep Away

  • Low rise jeans
  • High necklines
  • Empire cut tops and dresses
  • Straight or boxy tunic and tops
  • Overly embellished dresses and skirts
  • Rigid and stiff materials

Strawberry

Free flowing fabrics are perfect for you since your hips are narrower than your shoulders. Remember, if it clings, it isn’t your thing. You don’t need colourful dresses to paint the town red, Monochromatic dresses and outfits with many shades of a single colour will get the job done, and give an elegant stand out look.

Features

  • Narrow hips
  • Broad shoulders
  • Average to big bust
  • Good legs
  • Fullness around the middle
  • Less defined waist
  • Ratio of bust:waist:hip is 4:4:3

Invest In

  • Wrap dress with A-line or slightly flared bottom
  • Knee length A-line skirts
  • Empire cut tops and dresses
  • V and wide necklines
  • Boot cut and straight leg jeans and pants

Keep away

  • Shapeless and boxy clothes
  • High-waisted pants and skirts
  • Heaving detailing and embellishment around the waist
  • Tiered, gathered and ruffle skirts
  • Bodcon

Straight

Straight fits are a no-no, but cargos, pants with flared legs and wide waistbands love your figure, as do shirts with fitted waist and embellished shoulder. So what are you waiting for? Make the most of these and make heads turn, while your outfit flaunts your shapely lower leg and adds more definition to your waist.

Features

  • Undefined waist
  • Straight hips and bottoms
  • Not many curves
  • Small to average bust
  • Well aligned shoulder and hips
  • Ratio of bust:waist:hips is 3:3:3

Invest In

  • Skinny jeans
  • Bias cut dresses
  • Cropped pants and trousers
  • Off-shoulder, scoop and round open necklines
  • Tops and dresses with collars or ruffles or embellishment or bows
  • Pencil, A-line and tulip skirts
  • Hip length jackets and blazers that gently shape the waist

Keep Away

  • Crop tops
  • Straight dresses and skirts
  • Baggy or boxy tops and tunics
  • Square necklines
  • Drop waist dresses and jackets
  • Slouchy jackets and blazers

Apple

That naturally-toned figure of yours can be celebrated with well-fitted skirts or skinny jeans with tops that hug your waist in order to add emphasis on your curves and make it look enthralling. Anything and everything that is short and highlights your feminine side is looking for a place in your wardrobe.

Features

  • Known as inverted triangle
  • Wide shoulders
  • Narrow hips
  • Average bust
  • No defined waist
  • Great legs
  • Toned bottom
  • Ratio of bust:waist:hips is 3:2:3

Invest In

  • Printed Horizontal stripes
  • Fuller skirts – ruffles, tiers
  • Nipped jackets, tops and sweaters
  • Bootcut, flare, leg jeans and pants
  • Collar-less shirts
  • Square neckline
  • Full circle, tulip, A-line skirts
  • Belted coats and sweaters
  • Skinny jeans and leggings

Keep Away

  • Shoulder pads
  • Square and wide necklines
  • Thin straps
  • Shapeless and boxy clothes
  • Cargo and wide jeans and pants
  • Short dresses

Full Middle

As valuable as our feminine intuition might be – going out with our gut – as a body religion, the belly causes the most aggravation. A set of tricks can however help, to truly honour your curvy contours.

When someone talks about top to bottom, the middle is undoubtedly an integral part. As a body religion, your belly is source of feminine intuition, which is totally awesome and right all the time. Here are a few ways in which you can honour and delight your tummy in the absence of food.

Do's

  • Models with vertical seams
  • Empire cuts and high waists
  • Shaping bodysuits
  • A-line skirts and dresses
  • Blouses that flare slightly from below the bust
  • Tunics and trench coats
  • Single-breasted, slightly tailored
  • Jackets and blazers that narrow at the hip

Don'ts

  • Elaborately draped fabrics in the belly region
  • Short upper garments
  • Low-rise jeans and trousers
  • Figure-hugging dresses and shirts
  • Boleros and short jackets

Special Tip: Trousers & Jeans

High-waist trousers support the middle, helping to hide the belly and creating a lovely silhouette at the same time. Pleats are also ideal for loosening up the tummy area of your trousers. Let loose sweaters or blouses dance around the tummy region.

Large Chest

While many women would do almost anything for a larger chest, other rather want to cover up their ample bosom. But don’t despair; it’s all about the right styling! Here are our tips to masterfully show your curves in their best light.

Big or small it doesn’t matter because bosom is beautiful, period. While, many have no problem with their large chest, others want to cover it. Either way it’s all about the right styling. In order to do justice to your curvy contours, make the best use of these pointers.

Do's

  • Soft fabrics such as jersey, cotton, flannel or cashmere
  • Figure-hugging shirts, blouses & Co.
  • Narrow V-necklines
  • Low-cut and single breasted jackets
  • Straight-cut, wide trousers
  • Pencil skirts with a high waistline
  • Shift dresses and dresses with an asymmetric cut

Don'ts

  • Shiny fabrics such as satin, as well as thick materials such as velvet
  • Double-breasted jackets and coats
  • Playful details such as ruffles or flounces in the bust area
  • Skinny jeans
  • Horizontal stripes and halter neck tops
  • Empire style

Special Tip: Accessories

Loosely draped scarves can skilfully conceal a large chest. But be careful with accessories like brooches and short necklaces – they make an ample bosom look even bigger.

In order to keep away from the limelight, loosely draped scarves will do a great job. On the other hand, think twice before using accessories like brooches and short necklaces which will make the bosom area much more prominent than it already is.

Full Upper Arms

Even women who are happy with their figure often have issues with their upper arms. Especially when the weather starts to warm up, it can ruin the best outfit ideas. But as always, the same motto applies: accentuate your best assets to steer away from the less loved areas.

Heat is a default annoying factor, and when upper arms are taken into account, the annoyance intensifies inevitably. It does a splendid job to ruin the best outfit ideas. So here are a few techniques which will intensify your beauty and nothing else.

Do's

  • Slightly flared sleeves
  • Slight flounces hitting right below the elbow
  • Medium length and long sleeves
  • Batwing sleeves
  • When wearing strapless dresses: boleros
  • Jacket alternatives in summer: lightweight chiffon blouses
  • Eveningwear: lightweight silk scarves as an elegant wrap around your shoulders

Don'ts

  • Halter neck and bandeau tops
  • Strapless dresses by themselves
  • Skin-tight stretch shirts
  • Sleeves that end at the widest part of your upper arm
  • Puff or stirred sleeves

Special Tip: Secret Weapon

Bolero jackets are an elegant solution for full upper arms. If you do not want to give up on halter neck tops or strapless dresses, then this jacket is a possible solution. It is so short that it does not cover up too much, yet the upper arm is perfectly hidden away.

Don’t want to cover up too much and yet want to perfectly hide the upper arm? Bolero jackets are your elegant solution, which will also help you not give up on halter neck tops or strapless dresses.

Rounded Bottom

It’s a part of the female body, many women are not satisfied with – the behind. Women often find it too voluptuous and bothering. But no need to worry: we will show you tricks how to cover up a round bottom easily.

It’s needless to say that you should be proud of your body for exactly how it is. But if your rounded bottom is coming in the way of that, then we have a few solutions which will help you love yourself more than you already do.

Do's

  • Knee-length A-cut skirts
  • Dark jeans with stretch and a slight boot cut
  • Back pockets sitting close to each other
  • Lightweight fabrics
  • Wrap dresses and A-line dresses
  • Dark and soft hues around the hip area
  • Light colours on the upper body

Don'ts

  • Light washings on jeans
  • Lower placed back pockets
  • Stretch trousers and leggings
  • Pleats and gatherings along the hips or bottom
  • Trousers and skirts out of stiff materials such as tweed

Special Tip: Tunics

Stretch trousers and leggings rather draw attention to your behind. But you don’t have to completely go without them, as long as you combine a long tunic with them.

If your favourite stretch trouser or leggings is getting you too much unwanted attention then don’t give up on it, instead just wear it, along with a long tunic.

Wide Hips

Happy hips? When it comes to getting dresses, this area is an all too familiar dilemma for countless women. Fortunately, there are plenty of styling tricks, which cleverly conceal and help draw attention to the parts of your body you want to be seen. We show you how it’s done.

Looking at the dress you love and then your hips and eventually leaving behind the dress is no way to shop. Your gorgeous body including your hips deserve all the clothes you desire. Walk through with us, and find yourself smile at your hips and the outfits.

Do's

  • Dark, flattering tones from the waist down
  • Bright and patterned tops
  • Long tunics
  • Jeans with dark washings
  • High-waist trousers and skirts
  • Shapewear
  • Diagonal stripe patterns

Don'ts

  • Wid-cut clothing
  • Application and details in the hip area
  • Low-rise jeans
  • Pleated trousers
  • Broad waistbelts

Special Tip: Cuts

Do not try to hide your hip with wide-cut clothing – otherwise you might just achieve the opposite effect. Your garments should be fitted, but not skin-tight. The fabric should be relaxed in the hip and bum area.

Hiding your hip with wide-cut clothing is not a good idea; instead simply wear a fabric which is relaxed in that area. Ideally your garments should be fitted but not skin-tight.

Sturdy Thighs

Between the hips and the knees is an area that women are not pleased with. No need to worry, because the right outfits can cleverly hide sturdier thighs! Keep the following tricks while shopping!

While talking about legs, women generally don’t consider their thighs. But, why not? Regardless of the reason, your thighs deserve equal attention. Here are a few ways you can make peace with your sturdy thighs and also shower them with love.

Do's

  • Flowing garments that are not to figure hugging
  • A-line skirts and dresses
  • Loosely draped blouses and shirts
  • Short jackets
  • Tops that loosely drape over the hips and bottom
  • Straight-cut, dark trousers with pressed creases
  • Boot cut jeans

Don'ts

  • Calf-length skirts
  • Cuffed trousers
  • Skinny jeans
  • Patterned trousers
  • Skin-tight stretched trousers

Special Tip: Accessories

The golden rule for great-looking thighs: your belt, trousers and shoes should always be tone in tone, as this visually elongates the silhouette. Dark tights – in contrast to lighter, shiny ones – make for slimmer legs!

Tall Women

Very tall women stand out in the crowd – whether they want to or not. Being taller than most of their girlfriends and even some men, no one can feel uncomfortable at times. No reason to mope though! There are plenty of styling tricks which will make you more petite in a blink of an eye!

Being taller than most of the women and even a few men can make you feel uncomfortable at times, which is understandable. So here are a few solutions to your problem which can help you stand out in the crowd not just because of your height.

Do's

  • Patterns and horizontal stripes
  • Outfits consisting of multiple colours
  • Overlong sweaters and jackets
  • Bandeau and halter neck tops
  • Three-quarter length or cigarette trousers
  • Trousers and jeans with turn-ups
  • Skirts covering up the knees

Don'ts

  • Black and uni-coloured outfits
  • Empire dresses
  • Narrow V-necklines
  • Zippers
  • Button plackets

Special Tip: Proportions

A great trick to make your body look more petite: Divide your outfit into several parts. For instance, take a broad belt and wear it on your hips or around your waist. Little details such as patch pockets have a similar effect.

Wearing a broad belt on your hips or around the waist or little details such as patch pockets can successfully help you divide your outfit into several parts resulting in a look you intended to achieve and negating the height factor out of the equation.