Figure Flattering Tips Invent Your Image

  1. Find your fit– garments that fit the widest part of your body are best- it easier to take it in than out.  For bottoms focus on hips and thighs and for tops your bust and shoulders.

  2. Perfect proportion– volume is great for hiding certain body parts but remember to balance your look with a tailored piece.  For example, pair a blousy top with a slim fitting skirt or pant or visa versa.

  3. Use colors and prints to your advantage– darker hues are slimming, while brighter/lighter colors play up your assets.  The scale of the print is key.  Larger prints suit fuller figures while smaller patterns compliment smaller shapes.

  4. Consider your fabric– structured fabrics, like wool or cotton, are more forgiving of bumps or bulges.  Choose material that has 1-2% Lycra to shape your figure without being snug.  Beware of lightweight fabrics, like silk and chiffon, they may highlight not conceal an area.

  5. Complete your look with the right accessories– skin toned heels can elongate your legs.  Necklaces that draw the attention to your face will draw the interest away from a problem area.  To break up a long torso and create an hour glass silhouette, cinch your waist with a  wider belt.  Have a short torso and still want a figure 8, opt for a skinny belt.