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First, assess your body.
First, assess your body. This is the most important step, and it can help you decide what kind of clothing will look best on you.
There are two main things to think about here: how much skin you want to show off and where the bulk of your weight is distributed. If one area stands out as particularly large or small in comparison with the rest of your body (e.g., if some parts are much larger than others), then that’s a good place to start making changes.
Emphasize your waistline.
If you have a smaller waist, you can use that to your advantage by focusing on the area. For example, if you have a shorter torso, try wearing a belt around your natural waistline. Keep in mind that some styles of belts do not work well with certain body types (see above).
If you’re taller than average or have an hourglass shape, try wrapping dresses that highlight your figure and draw attention to any features like the waistband or collarbone. This will create visual interest while also showcasing your best assets.
Another option is to wear dresses with high waists as opposed to low ones—the higher up on the body it sits, the more defined and accentuated it will be!
Create curves by emphasizing the hips
There are a lot of ways to create curves by emphasizing your hips. You can do this by wearing clothing that emphasizes your waistline, shoulders, bust, legs and arms.
Here are some tips for creating curves:
- Wear clothing that emphasizes the neckline. This is the most common way to emphasize a woman’s hips and make them look bigger than they are. A plunging neckline will draw attention to your breasts and make them seem larger while also drawing attention away from other parts of your body like your abdomen or hips which may not be as curvy as you’d like them to be.
- Wear clothing that emphasizes the waistline or hides it completely behind folds or patterns in fabric (like flowers). This will draw attention away from any excess weight around the middle section of your body and towards those sexy curves on either side where all the action happens!
Choose a dress with volume on the bottom.
You can balance out the top half of your body with a dress with volume on the bottom. If you have a top-heavy figure, look for one of these styles:
- A flared skirt or ruffle hem will draw attention away from your chest and hips and toward your legs.
- A mini dress is great if you have thick legs because it emphasizes that part of your body instead of making them look smaller than they are (which is usually what happens when people wear longer dresses).
Choose a dress with ruched fabric at the sides.
When you’re shopping for a dress with ruched fabric at the sides, consider how much coverage you want. The more coverage that is needed, the more fabric has to be gathered or pleated. For example, a mini skirt would require less gathering than an A-line swing top.
Some dresses have more ruching than others; go for one that has plenty of it (but not too much). Ruching can also come in many different styles and sizes—some dresses have ruching along only one side while others have it on both or even three sides! You’ll be able to find something that fits your style perfectly if you’re willing to look around!
Choose tops that nip in at the waist.
If you want to emphasize your waistline, choose tops that nip in at the waist. This will create curves by emphasizing the hips.
It’s also important to pay attention to how much volume there is on the bottom of your dress. If you have a large bust, avoid dresses with full skirts that can make it look even larger by creating more volume around it.
By choosing clothes that emphasize your best features, you can create the illusion of an hourglass figure on any body type.
By choosing clothes that emphasize your best features, you can create the illusion of an hourglass figure on any body type. For example, if you have a long torso and short legs, try wearing high-waisted jeans with a top or dress that will draw attention to your torso in order to make it look longer. If you have wide shoulders but are very small up top, don’t be afraid to show them off by picking items with shoulder pads or even going sleeveless in some cases (the key here is confidence). And if you’re looking for more tips about how to dress for your shape? We’ve got plenty!