Women’s Figure Flattery Guide: Full Figured

April 28th, 2005

Elongate your silhouette and enhance specific focal points.

Look for…
  • When choosing an outfit, pick a focal point and play it up: neck and shoulders, back, cleavage, forearms, legs, etc.
  • Monochromatic and tonal outfits.
  • Items with drape and stretch.
  • Garments with soft texture, vertical patterns, and prints.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Straight cuts.
  • Mid-hip lengths or longer.
  • Single breasted styles.
  • Tailored styles.
  • Subtle A-line styles.
  • High armholes and natural shoulders for a leaner look.
  • Biker jackets.
  • Boxy jackets.
  • Tops
  • Semifitted styles that can be tucked in.
  • Wrap styles.
  • Off-the-shoulder necklines.
  • Styles with bust darts.
  • Deep V-necks.
  • Pants & Jeans
  • Flat-front straight leg trousers with no pockets.
  • Waistbands 1” or smaller.
  • Jean styles that sit slightly below your natural waist.
  • Skirts & Dresses
  • Dresses with all-over patterns to keep the eyes moving.
  • Dark colors and flat textures.
  • Waistbands 1” or smaller.
  • Styles without waistbands.
  • A-line styles.
  • Flat front skirts.
  • Play up cleavage or legs as your focal point.
  • Suits
  • Vertical detailing.
  • Semifitted styles.
  • Simple styles.
  • Swimsuits
  • Diagonal lines.
  • Chevron patterns.
  • Verticals: necklines, piping, patterns, seams.
  • Lower necklines.
  • Side shirring.
  • Dark side panels.
  • High Lycra content.
Run from…
  • Clingy or tight fitting items.
  • Oversized clothing.
  • Ill-fitting clothing.
  • Stiff fabrics.
  • Bulky pockets.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Double breasted styles.
  • Belted styles.
  • Bulky flap or patch pockets.
  • Tops
  • Hems that end at the widest part of your hips.
  • Overembellishment.
  • Anything too tight.
  • Pants & Jeans
  • Pants tapered at the ankle.
  • Baggy pants.
  • Pants with pleated waists.
  • Peg top pants with elastic waists.
  • Skirts & Dresses
  • Bulky, gathered styles.
  • Boxy shapes.
  • Horizontal detailing.
  • Bias cuts.
  • Wrap styles.
  • Front darts.
  • Pleats.
  • Front pockets.
  • Suits
  • Anything too tight.
  • Complicated cuts.
  • Horizontal detailing.
  • Swimsuits
  • Anything that creates a horizontal line.
  • Two piece suits that dig into your body.

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