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You don't have to have the perfect body to look amazing; just find the clothing styles that work best with your body type, with the help of these videos.
You Will Need
- Right style
- Right wash
- Right top
- Right footwear
Choose the right style
Choose the right style -- either straight, skinny, or super-skinny. A low rise, straight cut is the closest to a boot cut and the easiest to wear. If you're already comfortable in a straight cut, try skinny or super-skinny. And look for back pockets the right size and design to flatter your behind.
Get the right wash
Get the most flattering wash. Generally, the darker the wash the thinner you'll look, which is why black and other dark-wash jeans flatter most figures.
Wear the right top
Wear the right top. A long, lean top that ends at your hips or below is ideal. If you have wide hips, opt for a hip-length empire waist top, tunic, or boyfriend blazer to balance the silhouette. Straight, boyish figures will look best in a figure-hugging jersey shirt or tee.
Finish with footwear
Finish the look with the right footwear. Skinnies tucked into knee-high, high-heeled boots is always flattering and chic. High heeled peep-toe pumps, ankle booties, or gladiator sandals are also a good choice if you are especially curvy or petite. If you're very tall with boyish hips, ballerina flats or other flat shoes will do the trick.
Lengthen your look
Lengthen your figure by rocking a monochromatic look with a dark top, jeans, and shoes or boots.