Body Shapes

Discover the different body shapes and how best to dress your body shape to flatter

Choosing Collars To Balance Your Figure

Choosing Collars To Balance Your Figure

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  Understanding collars and lapels by imogenl featuring a green coat Choosing Collars and Lapels O/A shape – broader collars to balance hips I, V shape or petite – narrower/smaller collars not to further broaden shoulders or overwhelm your frame H, X, 8 shape – medium collars – higher will make you look taller, lower…

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How to Choose Fabrics to Flatter

How to Choose Fabrics to Flatter

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I am a sewer and some ideas about how to choose fabric to sew would be great. It can be challenging to locate good fabric and then imagine how it will look best sewn, and then find a suitable pattern.   Fabric Drape fabric drape by imogenl featuring cotton shirts How fluid or stiff is…

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What Shape Should My Sleeves Be?

What Shape Should My Sleeves Be?

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Sleeves  please –  I’m a H/O shape, and always wonder if I should have my sleeves shortened as a full sleeve makes me look bigger. The shape of the sleeve that you wear can make you look larger or smaller, depending on where it ends (watch this video for tips on that topic) and also how…

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How to Wear a Maxi Skirt

How to Wear a Maxi Skirt

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Could you write some things about the maxi skirt? (which body types can wear them, how to wear them, what kind of maxi skirt) Best regards, Helma Maxi skirts are a fashion trend that has been around for a couple of years (or so) now.  It’s possible to wear them with every body shape, in…

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How to Choose Swimwear for Your Body Type

How to Choose Swimwear for Your Body Type

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It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere and if it’s actually hot (sadly summer isn’t always so hot everywhere), but if you need a new swimsuit and want some tips to flatter your body shape, as they are the most unforgiving of garments, then read on. Swimwear to Flatter Your Body Shape Swimwear to flatter your…

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Casual Looks for the Curvy Body

Casual Looks for the Curvy Body

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Hi Imogen, I’m 26 and live in Portland, Oregon (land of the hipster). Most of my stylish compatriots are wearing oversized sweaters trapeze-style tee shirts with leggings or skinny jeans. That works great on I shapes, but not so much for me, an 8 shape. The problem is, most of the styles that work for…

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How to Wear Skinny Jeans

How to Wear Skinny Jeans

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Could you do a post on skinny jeans? They are in all of the shops right now and I’m not sure if I can wear them. I’m an I shape with my shoulders a little wider than my hips, average B cup bust-line and I’m a petite at 5’2″. What sorts of jackets and tops…

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