Body shape is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to picking the right clothes, clothes that fit you. You and noone else! What looks great on a friend or celebrity may not look so good on you and vice versa. Below we're taking a look at the most common problems and what to do about them. Remember though that the things you might find annoying about yourself could be the things other people find attractive about you.
Broad shoulders on a woman can look great so don't worry! The trick is to not accentuate them. If you have a large upper body compared to your bottom, you may find it hard to make yourself look good in short sleeved shirts, sleeveless tops and vests. If you still want to wear any of these, put on a long skirt or baggy pants or something that makes your bottom appear larger. That way your body will look more balanced. Long sleeves usually look good on this body shape as well as hip length t-shirts - they will help emphasize your hips. Experiment with sleeve length on t-shirts. It's hard to say what will generally look good on people with this body shape. Some look great in very short sleeves as long as they're cut with a little angle. If you want to wear tube tops but think your shoulders look too broad in them, combine with a long skirt and/or elbow gloves!
Teri Hatcher has managed to find the perfect t-shirt for her broad shoulders.
Low cut tops might not look so good on you. Try wrap shirts and V necklines but you might not want to show too much cleavage.
Small upper body
You can easily wear vests, shirts with short sleeves and tube tops. Also loose fitting tops will make your upper body appear bigger. If you want to draw the attention to your top, pick a lighter color than your bottom.
Round body shape
Clothes with vertical stripes will make you look taller and thinner (horizontal stripes have the opposite effect). You may also want to try body shapers underneath.
If your waist is high, try wearing midi or long skirts instead of short skirts. If you still want to wear a shorter skirt a long sleeve top will probably look best with it. You probably also look great in low cut jeans.
Create curves by wearing a push-up bra. There are also these bra inlays that you can use to make your chest look bigger. Skirts with frills or that flare out in some way or the other will add more curves to your bottom. Avoid tight jeans and tight long sleeve tops if you want to look curvier.