How to Buy Flattering Clothes for Girls

Choosing the perfect clothes can flatter your looks and enhance your physical appearance, but the right clothes doesn’t necessarily mean buying only expensive items.  Finding the most flattering outfits can be quite tricky unless you know your body shape, and what clothes compliment your figure.  The following tips will help you accentuate your body and show off your best features.

The Best Clothes for Apple Shaped Girls:

Girls with apple shaped bodies usually have a bigger upper body and a smaller lower body.  They should choose pieces that take attention away from broad shoulders, add more curves to your hips and makes your waist appear smaller.  A belted pencil skirt paired with a v-neck top is very flattering for this body type.  Avoid skinny leg jeans, baggy tops or shoulder pads as they will accentuate your problem areas.

Showing off the Hourglass Figure:

The key to dressing an hourglass body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while accentuating your waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing and accentuate your waist with a wide, dark belt, or waist length jacket.  Pencil skirts with a slit, and straight-cut jeans or flared leg are also flattering.  Ruffled blouses and short skirts or baggy tops are a “fashion don’t” for this body type.

Flattering Looks for Pear Shaped Girls:

Girls with this body shape usually have a smaller upper body and larger lower body.  Choose tops with wide necklines and embellishments that draw attention to your bust and shoulders while emphasizing a waistline. For the most flattering look, choose jackets with a structured shoulder and nipped-in waist that sit at the hip-bone, paired with dark-washed jeans. Avoid light colored pants, tight skirts and skinny jeans to keep attention away from the lower body.

Creating Curves for Rectangle Shaped Bodies:

To give the illusion of a curvy silhouette, wear a color of similar or identical brightness on your upper and lower body, while adding darker color around your waist.  This can be achieved with a shirt that is lighted colored around the bust/shoulders and dark below the bust. Pair it with light colored pants or a skirt. Clothes that flatter rectangle shaped girls include tops with thin straps, cinched waist jackets and drop-waist skirts.  Unflattering clothes for this body type include high waist pants, vertical prints, and cropped jackets.

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