Fashion Advice for All Body Shapes
These universally flattering ideas work for women of all sizes and shapes.
Lesson No. 1: Proportion Is All About Balance
Voluminous pieces can be a fat-day godsend—provided you know which silhouettes work for you and how to wear them. “The formula
is oversize with fitted,” says Allison Berlin, the founder of stylemadesimple.net. If you enlist a loose tunic to cover your tummy, wear it with cigarette pants. Hiding lower-body issues with a full skirt?
Team it with a fitted top or a tucked-in shirt. Never go big all over or you’ll end up in muumuu territory, says Berlin. It’s
also important to even out your frame: If you’re wider at the top, try going wider below. Offset a large bust with bootcuts,
or broad shoulders with an A-line.
For more tips, see what to wear to create the most flattering silhouette, plus learn the difference between petite, tall and plus sizes.
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