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IF YOU ARE: HOURGLASS SHAPED
An allover curvy figure like Sofia Vergara’s is fun to show off, but busting at the seams or spilling out of a top is far from attractive. The Modern Family actress gets a va-va-voom effect in a daytime-appropriate way by showing off her curves via strategic ruching and a belt, and letting her shoes be the only overtly sexy aspect of her outfit.
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IF YOU ARE: SLIM
Bold patterns or too much fabric can overwhelm a petite figure like – but she shows that she’s not afraid to experiment. Stripes across the hips help create the illusion of a more defined shape, while the slim silhouette keeps the pattern manageable on her frame. Petite girls also benefit from a shorter skirt and nude platform pumps to add height.
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IF YOU ARE: SQUARED OFF
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IF YOU ARE: TALL AND THIN
Break up the “beanpole effect” by opting for an interesting detail. column dress works because the one-shoulder silhouette draws the eye sideways rather than straight up and down. A well-defined waist or pretty pattern works well too – as does a longer hemline, which reduces the look of being all legs.
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IF YOU ARE: PLUS-SIZE
Ready to banish your boring all-black ensembles? Amber Riley shows how to pull off a casual look with style by wearing the slimming shade on the bottom and adding great jewelry to draw the eye upward. Two other good tricks to pick up: Her skinny jeans curve in to her narrowest point and her platform pumps elongate the whole look.
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IF YOU ARE: BOYISH
Create the illusion of curves with a V-neck and wrap shape, like . A jumpsuit or pants look can be easy as pie as long as you pay close attention to length: Too short can make a boyish frame look stumpy, while too long will emphasize a petite frame. Well-tailored pieces with visual tricks are key to creating the hourglass shape.
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IF YOU ARE: PETITE & CURVY
Master your frame by opting for a similar shade from head-to-toe to help with the illusion of extra height. Cropped jackets like the ones favors are also terrific for drawing the eye upward and hitting you at your slimmest part, not to mention keeping a larger chest under wraps. Shorter skirt lengths also draw attention away from a commanding torso.
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IF YOU ARE: ATHLETIC
Straight, slim silhouettes like can emphasize an athletic figure (broader shoulders or hips). Play against that (while still showing off your hard-won assets!) with more feminine, flowing shapes like an A-line dress – and feel free to play with necklines to show off fabulous pecs and shoulders. Especially key to an athletic body is a waist-cinching belt to help define a boxier shape.
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