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How to dress for your body shape

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Flaunt your curves

Clothes are more than just pieces of fabric. They are a way of expressing our personality and our feelings. Don't fall prey to dressing for an unflattering trend - dress for your shape...

Hourglass shape

The final figure I'll mention is the hourglass figure. Think Marilyn Monroe, or Dita Von Teese.

Hourglass figures have a full chest, small waist, rounded hips, and tend to carry weight on the legs.

Dos

If you have an hourglass figure, opt for sweetheart necklines, as they flatter your bust, and draw attention away from potentially chunky arms. Wear cropped jackets, which nip in at the waist and emphasise your already small waist.

Your perfect jeans are, as with most figures, boot cut. The darker the color, the slimmer the effect, so try black jeans teamed with heels, for that ultimate slim leg look.

Heels are your best friend and will make legs appear slimmer and longer.

Don'ts

Don't be tempted to hide your curves under baggy clothes. You have the figure, so flaunt it!

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