give you a brief idea of what goes with each type of body shape
Wide necklines, short sleeves and light fabrics help to visually
reduce broad shoulders
Never wear V-necks and scoop necks as they emphasise the chest
size. High Necks, work well; combined with full sleeves they
work even better.
Empire Basques, V-Necks and bulkier fabrics create an illusion
of a fuller bustline.
Always wear sleeves that are not fitted yet follow the body
line. Avoid heavy and thick fabrics.
It is important not to wear fitted, short garments that emphasise
your hips. Instead wear moderately loose and longer lengths
in thicker fabrics to give a longer and leaner look
Basic Tips on fashion
Using colour to balance your body is a great idea. Wear
light colours where you are small and dark colours where
larger. For example, if you have large hips, wear dark skirts
or pants and a light coloured blouse.
Wearing set-in sleeves with shoulder pads will help you
to balance wide hips. The shoulder pads will add to your
shoulders therefore balancing with your hips.
choose clothes that are too tight. Clothes that fit well
will make you appear slimmer while tight clothes will only
Wear tops or dresses that have a scoop neckline with half
or long sleeves to hide heavy arms and draw attention to
the face and neck.
in solid colors with simple lines will make you appear taller.
break in new shoes before wearing them out for a special
straight silhouettes in a solid colour to hide a thick waist.
skinner the stripe, the thinner you appear.
wear black on a hot day or at a wedding.
straight cut skirt and full leg pants will hide large thighs.
appear shorter, jackets or tops should fall below the hips.
lengthen your legs wear slim, straight leg pants.
appear taller and thinner, try a pinstripe suit.
sleeves should hit just at the wrist bone.
you are wearing a white shirt, wear a bra close to your
hide wide hips, try an a-line style dress.
Give a new updated look to an old blouse or jacket by sewing
on new buttons.
add pounds. If you want to look larger through the hips,
wear pleats. If you don't, avoid pleats! · If clothes don't
fit, have them altered. If they don't fit, they'll remain
in the closet.
of the biggest trends for spring is denim. You can find
it in skirts, shorts, jeans, jackets, and shirts and even
are the basics measurements you need to find your correct
bra size. With a measuring tape, measure around the torso
at the underarm level and under the breasts. If the number
is odd, add one to it. For example, if your measurement
is 35, your bra size will be 36. Next, measure around your
bust at its fullest part. Subtract the bra size from this
a safety pin to the inside of your slacks in case of an
emergency. If a button comes off or the zipper breaks you
will be prepared.
your zippers sticking? Rub them with a lead pencil and they
will slide smoothly.
you buy an everyday item, try to think of at least three
things you already own that you can wear with that item.
your accessories wisely. Accessories can completely change
the look of an outfit.
with larger hips should choose jeans that are generously
cut through the hips with a flared leg.
losing weight, don't wait to choose wardrobe pieces. Choose
pieces that will camouflage problem areas.