How to make your outfit more flattering

How to make your outfit more flattering

What is the main purpose of clothing? First of all, it’s supposed to cover you up and keep you warm. Then it should help you create a certain image, and express your mood and vision. Many of us also need clothes to flatter our bodies. How do you do that? How do you pick the right clothes? With these 3 tips, it’s going to be a breeze. We can’t say they’re universal – all bodies are unique and need an individual approach. Let’s think of them as the base, as you’ll be able to build upon them once you figure out how these 3 simple recommendations work. Scroll to find out!

Tip #1: Choose the right length

Length is crucial when it comes to dressing for your body type. The wrong length can easily make you look heavier and shorter than you really are. But if you handle the length right, you’ll look taller, leaner, and even chicer. For example:

The below-knee length skirts, dresses, and outwear will always make you look taller no matter how tall you really are. On the other hand, knee-length garments may mess up your proportions because they add a few horizontal lines to your outfit that divide your body unnaturally.

For example, pay attention to these Vikisews patterns: Andie and Caroline dresses, Blake and Ilana skirts.

Choose shirts and jackets that don’t end at the widest part of your hips otherwise, you’ll highlight the area. For instance, if you have wide hips and would like to flatter them, avoid garments that end at the widest part of your hips because the hips will seem even wider. This tip applies to skirts and dresses as well: if you would like to flatter heavy calves, clothes should extend just below the widest part of your calves, or end up slightly above it.

Good examples are here: Fernanda, Riana, Eteri, Nancy blazers.

When it comes to trouser length, choose the floor-length options if you would like to appear taller and leaner. Pair your extra-long trousers with the appropriate footwear – heels or platform shoes – to elevate the look.

Here are some nice trousers patterns: Carla, Jacqueline, Karen, Ruta.

Tip #2: Choose the right volume

Don’t wear clothes that fit tightly around the body part you would like to flatter. Instead – choose relaxed-fit outfits. Choose loose-fitting wide trousers rather than skin-tight jeans or pants if you have a full bottom and wide hips. Opt for A-line or straight-cut skirts and dresses made of thicker fabrics. If you have a full tummy, try garments with draping and puckering across the midsection.

Pay attention to these designs: Helen and Becky dresses, Daphna and Adeline trousers.

Tip #3: Accentuate the right areas

If you would like to hide or cover a feature, take the spotlight away from it and emphasize something else! Draw attention to the color or print, a complex-looking cut or decor. For example, if you would like to balance out a large chest, choose the sleek Kaia blouse in a neutral color and pair it up with some bright or intricate trousers like Hilary. On the contrary, if you have a small chest and large bottoms, opt for the minimalistic Blake skirt and wear it with a fancy blouse – like Sheila.

Sewing is a great skill. Your body will always look good in clothes that fit perfectly. Use our 3 tips on how to flatter your features, and your outfits will always be impeccable!

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