Celebrate your shape

by Andreea Oncioiu • 13 Oct 2015

Optical illusions in fashion are a brilliant way to enhance areas of your body you want to show off, while at the same time, downplaying those parts you are most conscious of.

  1. Define your waist

Pick pieces with a slim belt for subtle definition. For a more dramatic effect choose a super wide waistband like a obi-style sash.

Details on the waist, like big bows, work well in detracting the eye from your top or bottom.

2. Maximise height

Extremely high waisted styles will make your legs seem ultra long. It’s a perfect option when you prefer a mid length skirt.

Strategic colour blocking dresses can work well, too.

3. Balance the bust

A moderate V-neck is a great shape if you have a larger bust. Strapless styles can downplay a bigger bust. A big bow or a necklace could help, but loads of frills will just add bulk.

4. Show a shoulder

Reveal just one body part-the back, shoulder or an arm and keep the rest of the body covered if you like to dress modestly without forsaking sex appeal.

Shoulders usually look lean and toned, even if the rest of you are not.



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