Women’s Figure Flattery Guide: No Waist

May 12th, 2005

Create the illusion of a waist.

Look for…
  • Fitted tops and jackets.
  • Nipped in waistlines.
  • Contoured waistbands.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Tailored styles that naturally flare out at the hips, creating the illusion of a waist.
  • ¾ length coats with waist definition.
  • Tops
  • Fitted styles.
  • Corset tops.
  • Deep V-necklines.
  • Wrap tops.
  • Skirts & Dresses
  • Flared skirts.
  • Full skirts.
  • Pencil skirts.
  • Wrap dresses.
  • Fitted dresses made of drapey materials.
  • Dresses made of soft, delicate fabrics for movement.
  • Accessories
  • Thick belts, worn around the hips, to make the waist appear smaller by comparison.
  • Thin belts give your waist some definition.


Run from…
  • Garments that are cut straight up and down with no waist definition.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Double-breasted coats.
  • Extremely cropped styles, such as bolero jackets.
  • Trenchcoats.Straight-cut overcoats.
  • Tops
  • Baggy tops.
  • Boxy tops and sweaters.
  • Skirts & Dresses
  • Shift dresses with no definition.

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