WHAT TO WEAR IF...

Whether you want to play up your curves, highlight your legs or accentuate your upper half, there are some strategic pieces that 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 over-sized accessories (large tots, statement necklaces, chandelier earrings etc.)

Belted Shirt
Fitted Wrap Shirt
Bell Sleeves Shirt
Ruffle Neck Shirt
V Neck Shirt
Double Breasted Long Jacket
Military Jacket
Norfolk Jacket

Bottoms/Dresses:
Skinny jeans; wide leg style with slight flare,
Flat front or pleated bottoms with low waistline and mid 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.

Pencil Skirt
Tube Skirt
Bias Skirt
Trumpet Skirt
Praire Skirt
Peplum Dress
Shirt Dress
Bodycon Dress
Two Colour Jumpsuit
Drawstring jumpsuit

If you are short (<5’4”)

Tops:
Short length tops with high neckline create 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, multi layers, over-sized accessories.

Cropped Shirt
Knot Front Shirt
Tshirt
Blouson Jacket
Single Breasted Short
Leather jacket
Bomber Jacket
Roll up button shirt
Roll sleeve shirt

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; sun dresses, shift dresses
Flare or structured pants with vertical lines and solid colour ; straight or skinny denims, 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 monochrome style, because sticking with one color 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.

Mini Skirt
Asymmetrical skirt
Structured Shorts
Tapered Short
High Waist Pant
Straight Jean
Formal Pant
Wrap Dress
Shift Dress
Vertical Striped Jumpsuit
Sun dress
Bodycon dress

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.

Single Breasted Long Jacket
Turtleneck shirt
Button down shirt
Pussy bow shirt
Mandarin shirt
Empire Jacket
Shearling Jacket
Leather Jacket

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.

A Line Skirt
Pencil Skirt
Drop Waist Dress
Empire Dress
Flapper dress
Shift Dress
Straight Jean
Flared Jean

If your torso is long

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

Avoid bulky layers.

Crop Tops
Double Breasted Jacket
Windbreaker Jacket
Crop top
V Neck Tshirt
Cardigan
Peplum Jacket
Western Shirt
Drapy shirt

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, princes seams dresses, jumpsuits
Apply monochromatic look from waist to toe and don’t forget to tuck in your tops.

Semi Circle Skirt
Panelled Skirt
Knife Pleated Skirt
Box Pleated Skirt
Fit and Flare Dress
Princes Seams Dress
A Line Dress
Belted trouser
Tapered Pant
Drawstring jumpsuits
Wrap jumpsuit

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.

Roll up sleeves
Bracelet sleeve shirt
Button Tap Shirts
Raglan Sleeves
Round neck tshirt
Peasant Sleeves

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.

Bishop Sleeves
Drop shoulder sleeves
Cowl sleeves
Poet sleeves
Bell 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.

Bat wing Sleeves
Bell Sleeves
Kimono Sleeves
Butterfly Sleeves
Cape Sleeves
Layered Sleeve Shirt

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 to draw attention to upper body.

Avoid tunics.

Cropped Top
Sweatshirt
Blouson Jacket
Double Breasted Jacket
Trapeze Jacket
Windbreaker Jacket
Crop tops
Short Denim jackets

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

If you want to use belt, wear above the waist, 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, big or low pockets.

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

Mini Skirt
Asymmetrical Skirt
Tapered Short
Belted Short
Wide Leg Jean
Wide leg pants
Skinny Jean
Sun Dress
Empire Cut Dress
One shoulder dress

If your legs are long

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

Single Breasted Fitted Jacket
Military Jacket
Norfolk Jacket
Belted Shirt
Fitted Shirt
Fitted Wrap Shirt

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 low waistline and wide waistband, sailor pants, palazzos
Details like pleats, yoke, pockets, cuffs are welcome.

Mini Skirt
Circle Skirts
Yoke Waist Skirt
Ruffled skirt
Flounced Skirt
Wide leg shorts
Wide waistband short
Palazzo Pant
Sailor Pant
Wide Leg Jean
Skater Dress
Cut out dress
Bias Dress

If your legs are thick

A narrow skirt and narrow heel make wide legs appear wider.
Better to have skirts with wide skirt hemline;
Flat front, straight or A-line skirts with no pleats or gatherings, bias skirts, gored skirts.
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, capris.

Use chunky shoes with pointy toes; low wamp heels and dark textured hose. Avoid ankle straps, flat shoes.

A Line Skirt
Bias Skirt
Gored skirt
Wrap Skirt
Boot cut jeans
Wide leg jeans
Palazzo Pant
Formal pants

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, paneled/pleated skirts.
Pair skirts with knee high boots fitted in the calf.

Skinny jeans; leggings; narrow leg pants with shorts delicate light weight shoes; 
Bold patterns

Fitted dresses, maxi dresses, bias cut dresses, bodycon dresses, sheath dresses

If you like to have wider looking legs, than use straight leg or boot-cut jeans and pants.

Avoid heavy chunky shoes, flared cut skirts and dresses.

Tube Skirt
Asymmetrical Cut Skirt
Slit skirts
Wide Leg Short
Box pleated skirt
Flip skirt
Pleated Short
Skinny Jean
Leggings
Sheath Dress
Maxi Dress
Bias dresses
Body con dress

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, halter tops.

Draping Shirt
Single breasted narrow collar jacket
Cap Sleeves
Puffed Sleeves
Military jackets
Cowl Sleeves
Leg of mutton shirt
Lantern Sleeves
Petal sleeves

If your shoulders are wide/square

Tops :
Soft draped fabric that follow 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 and bardots;  horizontal shoulder lines; shoulder pads.

Wrap Shirt
Tank Top
V Neck Shirt
Raglan Sleeve Shirt
Ruffles Shirt
Peasant Shirt

Bottoms/Dresses:
Full skirts like 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.

Tulip Skirt
Full circle skirt
Halter Cut Dress
Sun Dress
Strapless Dress
Bodycon Dress
Sweat Heart neck dress

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 low slope;
Open buttons; cross over styles; low front chest closure; 
Long necklaces, short earrings.

Avoid details at neck area like ruffles, big stand up collars..

Tube Top
Fitted Wrap Shirt
V Neck Shirt
Bolero Jacket
Cardigan Jacket
Cutaway Jacket
Channel jacket

If your neck is long or thin

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

Mandarin Collar Shirt
Turtleneck Shirt
Sailor Neck Shirt
Ruffle Neck Shirt
Jabot Neck Shirt
Pussy Bow Neck Shirt

If your bust is small

Tops:
High neckline (like mock, turtle or crowl 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.

Double Breasted Jacket
Turtleneck Shirt
Bomber Jacket
Ruffle Neck Shirt
Western Shirt
Knot Front Crop Top
Sleeveless top
Halter top shirt
Denim jacket

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

Empire Cut Dress
Slip Dress
Halter Cut Dress
Sun Dress
Strapless Dress
Bodycon Dress
Sweat Heart neck dress
Cut out dress

If your bust is full

Tops:
The deeper a V neckline, the smaller the bust will appears.
Low V-neck, scoop neck or sweetheart necklines;
Low front chest closure, wrap shirts
Single breasted fitted layers with max 1-2 button;
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.

Raglan Sleeves
Chanel jacket
Single Breasted Jacket
Wrap Shirt
Peasant Shirt
Cutaway jacket
Waterfall Jacket

Bottoms/Dresses:
Wrap dresses; fit and flare styles; shirt dresses;
A line skirts with 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.

Wrap Dress
Fit and Flare Dress
Shirt Dress
A Line dress
Culottes
A Line Skirt
Fix Box Pleated Skirt
Pant Skirt
Wide Leg Jeans
Palazzo Wide Leg Pant
Boot cut jean

If your midriff is full

Tops:
Draping fabrics, loosely drape over your belly (no clinging) ;
V neckline; off shoulders;
Crop tops that loosely falls on your tummy;
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;
Similar tonal shades with top and bottom; 
Vertical stripes;
Full long sleeves;
Scarfs and statement necklaces.

Trapeze Shirt
Wrap Bust Shirt
Draping Shirt
Tunic Shirt
Pussy Bow Shirt
Empire Jacket
Waterfall Jacket
Poncho Jacket
Chanel Jacket

Bottoms/Dresses:
Leggings or skinny with long shirts ;
Unstructured pants with drop waist; formal pants
Skirts with flat front or sewn-down pleats;
Dresses or skirts with a draping element around the tummy area like cascade wrap,
Draped or empire vest dresses;
Sleeves which end above your belly or below at your hips.

Avoid tucked in tops; belts; bottoms with pleats, gathers, pockets in midriff area.

Gored Skirt
Godet Skirt
Bias Skirt
Draped Skirt
Wrapped Skirt
Blouson Dress
Empire Cut Dress
Maxi Dress
Yoke Dress
Boy friend jeans
Formal pants
Wide Leg Pants

If your hip is wide

Tops:
Embellished tops with patterns, ruffles and bright colors;
Strapless or halter tops;
Cowl or off the shoulder necklines ;
Long length shirts; flowy fabric
Shoulder details like shoulder pads;
Straight cut jackets with hemline falls 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.

Tube Top
Halter top
Jabot Neck Shirt
Trapeze Shirt
Swing Shirt
Single  Breasted Long Jacket
Waterfall Jacket
Empire Jacket

Bottoms/Dresses:
Dark colour bottoms; vertical color-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; sun dresses, 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, light colours on the bottom.

A Line skirts
Bias Skirt
Gored Skirt
Empire Cut Dress
Sun Dress
Smock Dress
Tunic Dress
Tent dress
Wide Leg jean
Wide Leg pant
Boot cut jean

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, padded shoulders.

Peplum Jacket
Bell Sleeves
V neck tshirt
Crop Top
Peplum Shirt
Belted Shirt
Crop Jacket
Empire cut jacket
Knot front shirt

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 color-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.

Semi Circle skirt
Pencil skirt
Peplum Skirt
Box pleated skirt
Tulip Skirt
Patterned Short
Flared short
Knife pleated skirt
Cowl Skirt
Body con dress
Peplum dress
Sheath Dress
Straight Jeans
Boot cut jeans
wide leg pant
wide leg sailor pant

If your buttocks are flat

Tops:
Long tops and jackets can cover 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, sweaters.

Peplum Jacket
Peplum Shirt
Wrap shirt
Belted Shirt
Norfolk Jacket
Long Jacket
Military Jacket

Bottoms/Dresses:
Body-hugging dress or skirts;
Skirts with short hemline ; structured pleats with sturdy fabrics;
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, loose fitting dressses.

Box Pleated Skirt
Knife plated skirt
Tube skirt
Princes Seams Dress
Fit and flare dress
Cut out dress
A Line dress
Skinny Jeans
Straight jeans

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

Peplum Jacket
Trapeze Shirt
Waterfall jacket
Draping Shirt
Peplum Shirt
Jabot Neck Shirt
Swing Shirt

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 knee or longer;
Color-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, light colours on the bottom.

A Line skirts
Slit skirt
Fit and flare dress
A line dress
Yoke dress
Bias cut dress
Empire vest dress
Sun dress
Formal pant
Straight cut jean
Boot cut jean

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SIX COMMON BODY SILHOUETTES

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