Do you know how to dress different body types?

BEAUTY & FASHION

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Isadora Teich

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Which type of skirt flatters most body shapes?

A line skirts are narrow at the waist and widen subtly throughout. These are flattering on numerous body shapes.

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What effect can dark colors have when used right?

Darker colors can be very slimming. Dress parts of your body you want less focus on in dark colors while letting your favorite features shine with the help of bold fabrics and prints.

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Which body shape has a small bust relative to their hips?

Pear or triangle body shapes have larger hips and thighs and smaller busts and shoulders. This defined shape looks great in clothes.

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Heavily embellished bathing suits are great for which body shape?

Suits that are embellished along the bust and bottom can do wonders to enhance a straighter figure. They help add visual interest and a curvier appearance.

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Which body type has a large bust and narrow hips?

Triangles have large shoulders and busts, undefined waists and narrow hips. They are the body opposite of pear-shaped people.

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Hourglass figures should dress to emphasize their:

Hourglass figures are often proportional with tiny waists. Dressing to show off their waists maintains the body's balance.

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What kind of collar minimizes a large bust?

The narrow V of the V-neck shirt can create a narrowing trick of the eye. Opt for shirts, dress shirts and jackets in this style for the best effect.

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People with straight body shapes look best in _________ tops.

If your body type is straight, your waist is likely not very defined. A top that is cinched in at the waist can help create a more classically feminine shape.

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Square necked tops can help create a ________ waist.

This neckline can help define your waist. Wrap style tops and dresses can also do this.

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What body type has hips and bust of almost the same size and a tiny waist?

Hourglass figures are famous. Women have been trying to achieve these proportions for decades and decades.

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Which body type is larger at the waist than anywhere else?

Oval or apple shapes are larger around their waists than anywhere else. They often have larger busts.

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___________ body types have a large waist and narrow shoulders.

Diamonds often have narrow shoulders and busts with large waists and hips. However, the waist is still the largest part of the body.

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Tops with bold details and ruffles look best on what kind of body shape?

Good news for those of you out there with this body type, you can carry all of the bold, trendy, loud and ruffly tops you want. Your frame is ideal for bold clothing and it can help to create the look of curves.

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_________ shapes are flattered by tops that add volume to their bust.

Pear body types are curvy on the bottom and smaller on the top. Embellished tops can add a balanced look to the figure.

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What color bottoms should pear-shaped people wear if they want to slim their lower half?

Dark colors are slimming and understated. This makes them ideal for downplaying any areas of the body you might want to.

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Pear shapes are flattered by bikinis that are dark on the bottom and ________ on top.

Dark colors downplay while bold patterns, colors and embellishments emphasize. You can use color and pattern cleverly to trick the eye.

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Strapless tops are great for which type of figure?

Spoon body types have larger hips and narrower shoulders. Strapless dresses will emphasize the shoulders and neck.

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Which cut of shirt can help to best de-emphasize a large tummy?

Shirts and dresses with an empire waist are gathered around the natural waist and flow out.

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What body shape has almost the same measurements at the shoulders, waist and hips?

Straight body shapes are often referred to as "the supermodel body" or rectangles or rulers. They do not have a defined waistline.

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What kind of skirts are best for spoon shapes?

Spoon shapes often have great legs. Shorts, short dresses and mini skirts can make them the star of any look.

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People with larger hips are often not flattered by which kinds of pants?

Flared pants are often tight through the thighs and larger at the ankles. This can emphasize large hips.

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Hourglass figures are flattered by almost every style of:

Proportional hourglass body shapes look good in everything from skinny jeans to wide leg pants to mini and maxi skirts. The trick is pairing them with the perfect top.

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Which body type has large hips, a very small waist and a smaller bust?

Spoons are curvaceous. If you have this body type, you will have a small defined waist, large hips and a bust slightly larger than your waist.

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Wrap tops _______ a small waist.

Wrap tops and dresses are almost universally flattering. They can define a waist and make an already defined waist look even smaller.

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Hourglass figures are most flattered by bikinis that ________.

As the top and bottom of an hourglass figure are similar, it's important to wear things that show off that natural symmetry. A matching bottom and top will do that best.

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Which of these body types is an hourglass with a slightly larger bust?

Top hourglasses have that classic shape. However, their bust is slightly larger than their hips.

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Top hourglass figures are often flattered by embellishment on their _________.

People with this shape are bigger on the top than the bottom, meaning that bold or brightly designed skirts and pants will help to balance their figure. Ruffles, pleats, big pockets and other design details will work best for bottoms.

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Top hourglass figures are often flattered by _________ tops.

Dark colors trick the eye and can help add balance to this unique figure. A dark top with a bold bottom often compliments this body shape.

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What kinds of tops de-emphasize large shoulders?

V-necks create a slimming illusion by guiding the eye. This can be great for large chests and broad shoulders.

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Full skirts are flattering on which body type?

Full skirts can help balance out broader shoulders or a bigger chest. They can create balance and enhance your waist.

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What type of bikini bottom works best with a broader bust or shoulders?

Bold patterns will help create balance. A darker solid top and patterned bottom can even out a body type that is bigger on top than on the bottom.

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What types of skirts typically do not flatter people with an oval body shape?

Oval shapes need length and flowing bottoms to balance out their tops in some cases. A mini skirt does not get the job done.

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Wide leg pants suit oval body shapes: True or False?

Wide leg pants can help balance out a larger upper body and define curves. It's even better if the pants have prominent front and back pockets.

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What kind of jackets can balance out small shoulders?

Structured jackets with full shoulders can help to add some weight to narrow shoulders. This can help them look balanced with wider hips.

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Pants with big _________ help bring attention to the lower half?

For straight body shapes, there is a lot you can do to play up curves. Wearing pants with big pockets and bold details can highlight small curves.

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