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WHAT TO WEAR IF...

Whether you want to play up your curves, highlight your legs or accentuate your upper half, some strategic pieces will help you do just that!

  • If you are tall (>5'6")
  • If you are short (<5'4")
  • If your torso is short
  • If your torso is long
  • If you arms are short
  • If your arms are long
  • If your arms are narrow or wide
  • If your legs are short
  • If your legs are long
  • If your legs are thick
  • If your legs are thin
  • If your shoulders are narrow or tapered
  • If your shoulders are wide/square
  • If your neck is short or wide
  • If your neck is long or thin
  • If your bust is small
  • If your bust is full
  • If your midriff is full
  • If your hip is wide
  • If your hip is narrow
  • If your buttocks are flat
  • If your buttocks are full
What to wear if

If you are tall (>5’6”)

Tops:
Long length tops with low necklines; wrap shirts
Large scale, single or double-breasted layers with waist definition;
Long and wide sleeves like belle sleeves,
Large details like collar, lapel, belt, pockets, patterns;
Bright colours and oversized accessories (large tots, statement necklaces, chandelier earrings etc.)

Bottoms/Dresses:
Skinny jeans; wide-leg style with a slight flare,
Flat front or pleated bottoms with a low waistline and midi hemline,
Long maxi style skirts,
Waist-cinching belts to break the length, peplum dresses, shirt dresses, body con dresses; jumpsuits,
Use different colours for top and bottom and pair narrow bottom with wide top or vice versa.

If you are short (<5’4”)

Tops:
Short length tops with high necklines create a taller appearance;
T-shirts, slim style layers with short and narrow sleeves, crop tops, knot fronts,
Single-breasted fitted layers or short bomber jackets, blouson jackets, leather jackets,
None or small collar, lapel or pockets.
Avoid tunics, multilayers, and oversized accessories.

Bottoms/Dresses:
The higher the hemline, the taller the person appears.
Short length or mini; flat front, narrow style, structured skirts/shorts (high waistline, slim or none waistband)
Dresses with no pleats or statement belts; wrap dresses; sundresses, shift dresses
Flare or structured pants with vertical lines and solid colour; straight or skinny denim, high waist bottoms
Pair a high-waist bottom with a tucked-in top; ankle boots, low-cut wamps or pointed toe nude shoes.

We recommend the monochrome style because sticking with one colour creates a vertical line and gives flow to your entire body.
Avoid loose-fitting jeans; boxy and square shape outfits; chunky shoes, knee-high boots or ankle straps.

If your torso is short

Tops:
Fitted tops, button-downs,
High necklines; turtlenecks, mandarin necks,
Single-breasted long jackets with 3-4 buttons, leather jackets, empire cuts.
Avoid details such as horizontal yoke or pockets, cropped jackets and belts.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Knee-length  flat front skirts, 
Pants without waistband;
Low rise or mid-rise jeans, straight or flared jeans,
Drop waist dresses; empire cut or shift dresses; solid colours.
Avoid pleats and gathers; high waist pants; tucking your shirt into pants.

If your torso is long

Tops:
Unfitted, flowy, short tops; crop tops;
V necklines; peplum style tops, blouson jackets, windbreakers
Double-breasted jackets with 1-2 buttons, longline coats.
Wide belt or waistband and horizontal details like yoke and pockets.
Avoid bulky layers.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Shorter full, flowy skirts, pleats, panels or gathers, A-line skirts (with low block heels);
Medium rise jeans or high waist dark colour jeans; tights; belted trousers
Fit and flare dresses; A-line dresses, princess seams dresses, jumpsuits
Apply a monochromatic look from waist to toe and don’t forget to tuck in your tops.

If your arms are short

A short sleeve allows the arms to appear longer and narrower.
We recommend tops with short and narrow sleeves with high armhole cut; raglan and cropped sleeves.
Avoid details like elbow patches, cuffs; dropped shoulders.

If your arms are long

Long and wide sleeves with low armhole cut, bishop sleeves, poet sleeves, bell sleeves,
Short or long t-shirts with dropped shoulders; cowl sleeves,
Patterned sleeves or cuffs will de-emphasize the length.
Avoid elbow patches, raglan sleeves.

If your arms are narrow or wide

For both; loose, long and fitting sleeves, like dolman, kimono, bishop, bat-wing style sleeves with low armhole cut.
Try v neck or high neck tops and dresses; use loose-fitting bracelets but avoid cuffs.

If your legs are short

Tops:
Short and unfitted tops; crop tops, knot-fronts, trapeze jackets, blouson jackets
Double-breasted jackets with small details like yoke and pockets,
Pair cropped tops with high waist bottom;
Accessories, statement necklaces and printed tops draw attention to the upper body.
Avoid tunics.

Bottoms/Dresses:
A short hemline allows the legs to appear longer.
Short, fitted, flat front, narrow skirts, mini skirts
Sundresses, empire cut dresses, one-shoulder dresses,
Straight pants, capris, skimmers, skinny jeans, high waist wide leg pants with heels
Shorts with a high waistline and narrow waistband;

If you want to use a belt, wear it above the waist, and avoid details like pockets and cuffs. Vertical lines or monochromatic style make your legs appear longer. Avoid unfitted baggy styles, low rise bottoms, pleats, cuffs, and big or low pockets.

When wearing boots with bottoms, choose the small ones instead of chunky ones, also shoes without ankle strap and matching your skin tone allows your legs to appear longer.

If your legs are long

Tops:
Long and fitted tops;
Single-breasted jackets
Less detail.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Short, knee-high or mini skirts, circle skirts, pleated skirts, ruffled, flounced skirts
Short dresses or maxi dresses, skater dresses, deep V bias-cut dresses, cut-outs
Long and wide pants with a low waistline and wide waistband, sailor pants, palazzos
Details like pleats, yoke, pockets, and cuffs are welcome.

If your legs are thick

A narrow skirt and narrow heel make wide legs appear wider.
Better to have skirts with wide skirt hemlines;
Flat front, straight or A-line skirts with no pleats or gatherings, bias skirts, gored skirts.
The skirt length should be just below or above the knee.
Wide leg dark solid colour pants without pockets or cuffs;
Straight leg or boot-cut jeans;
Flared trousers with vertical lines.
Avoid skinny pants, cropped pants, or capris.
Use chunky shoes with pointy toes; low wamp heels and dark textured hose. Avoid ankle straps and flat shoes.

If your legs are thin

Narrow hemline,
Straight or pleated skirts with cuffs and pockets;
Mini or short skirts that end at your mid-thigh or mid-calf; pencil skirts; tube skirts, flip skirts, panelled/pleated skirts.
Pair skirts with knee-high boots fitted in the calf.
Skinny jeans; leggings; narrow leg pants with shorts delicate lightweight shoes; Bold patterns
Fitted dresses, maxi dresses, bias-cut dresses, bodycon dresses, sheath dresses
If you like to have wider-looking legs, then use the straight leg or boot-cut jeans and pants.
Avoid heavy chunky shoes, flared cut skirts and dresses.

If your shoulders are narrow or tapered

Dropped shoulder tops;
Horizontal, wider necklines like boat or square or wide v necks;
Layers with narrow collar and lapel; spaghetti straps;
Gathered, puff or cap sleeves;
Jackets with structured shoulders or epaulets; shoulder pads, shoulder yoke.
Avoid raglan sleeves and halter tops.

If your shoulders are wide/square

Tops :
Softly draped fabric that follows your natural shoulder line;
Deep necklines, V neckline; wrap shirts
Raglan sleeve; halter tops
Vertical details such as cascading ruffles;
Dark colour layers with wide collar and lapel;
Avoid crisp fabric that defines shoulders; boat necks; horizontal shoulder lines; shoulder pads.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Full skirts like a tulip to draw attention to your bottom half,
Wrap dresses; halter style with wide shoulder straps; strapless dresses.
Avoid boxy or straight-cut shift dresses.

If your neck is short or wide

Open and low neckline like scoop neck or v neck; off-shoulder tops;
Short or open collars with a low slope;
Open buttons; cross over styles; low front chest closure;
Long necklaces, short earrings.
Avoid details in the neck area like ruffles, and big stand-up collars.

If your neck is long or thin

High neckline, like turtle neck, mock neck, mandarin neck, jabot neck
Long collar with a high slope; close collars like a sailor
High front chest closure;
Ruffles, rolls, bows or any other bulk will compliment your long neck;
Use scarfs or short necklaces like choker style.

If your bust is small

Tops:
High neckline (like mock, turtle or cowl neck),
Double-breasted boxy jackets with 2-3 buttons;
High front chest closure;
Crop tops; knot fronts, bomber jackets
Crisp fabrics,
Details like collar, lapel, pockets, ruffles and yoke
Fitted style tops with embellishments around the collar;
Horizontal stripes, prints and pattern
Sleeveless tops and singlets; halter tops
Scarfs, thin, long chains and chunky bracelets.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Strapless, snap wrap, open back, side open or nipped waist dresses;
Halter or spaghetti strap dresses; empire waist dresses.

If your bust is full

Tops:
The deeper a V neckline, the smaller the bust will appear.
Low V-neck, scoop neck or sweetheart necklines;
Low front chest closure, wrap shirts
Single-breasted fitted layers with max 1-2 buttons;
Draping fabrics; Long sleeves; drop shoulders; raglan sleeves.

Avoid horizontal details like collar, lapel, pockets, yoke, ruffles, frills and bulky scarfs; high necklines; lower armholes like dolman sleeves or bat-wings, stiff fabric, boxy blazers; large knit sweaters; empire lines; halter neck tops.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Wrap dresses; fit and flare styles; shirt dresses;
A-line skirts with a short hemline, fix box pleated skirts, pant skirts, culottes
Wide leg pants to balance the proportion; boot cut, flared, low rise jeans.
Avoid skinny jeans and pants.

If your midriff is full

Tops:
Draping fabrics, loosely drape over your belly (no clinging) ;
V neckline; off shoulders;
Crossover styles; wrap shirts,
Asymmetrical tunics;
Embellishment close to your face and neckline like ruffles, bows,
Open front long cardigans or vests; waterfall jackets, ponchos
Layered tops; a jean or leather moto jacket over a loose button-up long shirt
Similar tonal shades with top and bottom;
Vertical thin stripes;
Full long sleeves; or short sleeves, nothing in between that points to your belly area
Scarfs and statement necklaces.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Leggings or skinny with long shirts ;
Unstructured pants with drop waist; formal pants
Skirts and pants with flat front or sewn-down pleats;
Dresses or skirts with a draping element below the tummy area,
Shift dresses are the best option, opt for draped or empire vest dresses;
Sleeves which end above your belly or below your hips.
Avoid full tucked-in tops (only tuck in the front part of your long shirt); tent or smock dresses, belts; bottoms with pleats, gathers, and pockets in the midriff area.

If your hip is wide

Tops:
Embellished tops with patterns, ruffles, and bright colours;
Strapless or halter tops;
Cowl or off the shoulder necklines;
Long length shirts; flowy fabric
Shoulder details like shoulder pads;
Straight cut jackets with hemlines fall below the hip line; empire cut jackets.
Statement necklaces.
 Avoid items that end at the widest point of your hips; heavy, thick fabrics; tight tops; crop tops.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Dark colour bottoms; vertical colour-blocking;
Straight or tapered skirts; soft gathers at waistband,
A-line skirts, bias skirts, gored skirts
Hemline just above or below the knee;
Bottoms with high waistband, high waist skirts and pants
Empire waist dresses; sundresses, smock dresses, tent dresses, tunic dresses
Wide leg or boot-cut jeans/pants
Avoid belts and horizontal lines; skinny, low waist pants and skirts; details like pleats, patterns, pockets, embellishments, and light colours on the bottom.

If your hip is narrow

Tops:
Open necklines like V or scoop neck;
Loose long sleeves, bell sleeves or kimono sleeves
Short or long jackets, loose on the hip area like peplum style jackets, empire cuts
Plain styles, crop tops, asymmetric cuts.
Avoid fitted blazers and padded shoulders.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Flared skirts with draping fabric like circle skirts, gored skirts, trumpet skirts, godet skirts
Pleating (A-line) skirts made of structured fabrics;
Pencil skirts; tube skirts, tulip skirts, cowl skirts
Low waistband or no waistband; Horizontal lines and colour-blocking with light colours,
Mini or short hemline skirts and shorts Fitted dresses, body-con dresses, waist-cinching styles, fitted sheath dresses, peplum dresses
Boot-cut or relaxed fit jeans with a wider hemline,
Low rise jeans and pants,
Details like pleats, patterns, pockets, bold prints, embellishments;
Tall boots.

If your buttocks are flat

Tops:
Long tops and jackets can cover the derriere,
Horizontal lines or fullness over derriere,
Belted shirts and jackets, wrap shirts .
Long jackets nip in at the waist, peplum style jackets
Avoid loose, shapeless jackets, and sweaters.

Bottoms/Dresses:
Body-hugging dress or skirts;
Skirts with short hemline; structured pleats with sturdy fabrics;
A style that cinches at the waist; fit-and-flare dresses; princes seams cuts,
A-line dresses, cut out dresses Skinny fitted jeans with high back pockets,
Mid-rise boot-cut pants; Light bright colours on the bottom.
Wear heels.
Avoid low-rise, loose-cut jeans, and loose-fitting dresses.

If your buttocks are full

Tops:
Embellished tops to draw attention to the top,
V or boat necklines,
Tops should end above or below the widest part of your hips;
Peplum style tops; tunics, trapeze style long tops,
Broad shoulder jackets with shoulder pads,
Edge-sleeved tops, long sleeves

Bottoms/Dresses:
Fit-and-flare or A-line styles dresses and skirts,
Maxi dress with a deep v-cut, yoke dresses; empire waist styles;
Pencil skirts with sturdy fabrics;
Hemline below the knee or longer;
A colour-blocked dress that is dark on the bottom and light on top,
Straight leg or boot cut mid-rise jeans, formal pants.
Avoid baggy or shapeless skirts; details like pleats, patterns, pockets, embellishments, and light colours on the bottom.

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