Women’s Figure Flattery Guide: Narrow Shoulders

May 4th, 2005

Visually broaden your shoulders. Create a visual balance between your shoulders and hips.

Look for…
  • Shoulder pads.
  • Horizontal lines at the shoulder.
  • Wide neck openings.
  • Set in, puffed, or gathered sleeves: especially those that are placed slightly outside the shoulder bone.
  • Horizontal piping or stripes.
  • Structured, tailored styles.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Boxy Chanel-style jackets.
  • Double breasted styles.
  • Epaulettes.
  • Tops
  • Collared shirts.
  • Tops with breast pockets.
  • Tops with lapels.
  • Horizontal lines at the shoulder.
  • Boatnecked tops.
  • Square necked tops.
  • V-Necklines.
  • Sweetheart necklines.
  • Puffy, gathered sleeves.
  • Yokes.
  • Wide collars.
  • Sailor collars.
  • Peaked lapels.
  • Wrap tops.
Run from…
  • Set-in sleeves that do not extend beyond shoulder bones.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Dropped sleeves.
  • Deep armholes.
  • Raglan sleeves.
  • Unstructured styles.
  • Tops
  • Halter tops.
  • Camisoles.
  • Raglan, dolman, or kimono sleeves.
  • Capped sleeves.
  • Gathered necklines.
  • Off the shoulder styles.

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