Dos: If you’ve got a boyish figure, chances are you’re blessed with long, lean legs (lucky). Liz Lange and Jane Wagman of Shopafrolic say to show ‘em off in mini skirts. The duo also says to “Cinch that waist and always think fitted.” If you want to create the illusion of bigger hips, wear clothes with side pockets or horizontal ruching like like Selena Gomez is doing here. Feminine accents, like Gomez’s wavy hairstyle, are also a must for this type of figure.
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Don’ts: Every fashion expert we spoke to agreed that women with less-curvy figures should stick to fitted silhouettes. Adam Yankauskas from Maggy London also says to, “Avoid sheath dresses, which can just enhance a rectangular shape.” Liz Lange and Jane Wagman warn against long, lean pants that can make you look even straighter than you are. Miley Cyrus is doing her figure absolutely no favors in these too-long jeans and oversize wrap. The only “do” is her hairstyle.
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Dos: If you’re naturally curvy, “The trick is to always draw attention upwards to create balance, showing off the back, neck and shoulders,” Adam Yankauskas says. You can also achieve this with eye-catching, jeweled earrings like Beyonce’s. Lange and Wagman add, “Accentuate the positive and hide the not-so-positive. Dresses should be fitted on top to show off your small upper body and have an A-line or full skirt.”
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Don’ts: You wouldn’t know it from this picture, but Vanessa Hudgens is 5’2″ and probably weighs around 100 pounds. She also has an adorably curvy figure. Can you tell in this oversize, too-long dress and ill-fitting jacket? If you’re curvy, you should focus on “Highlighting the waist rather than hiding behind loose-fitting pieces,” according to Pamella Scott of Ella Moss. Parting your hair in the middle also makes your hips look wider.
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Dos: Athletic babes have broader arms and shoulders than hips, which makes them look like an inverted triangle. Women with athletic figures also tend to have fabulously toned bodies, which should be shown off! Lange and Wagman suggest dresses with a cinched-in waist like Jennifer Garner’s. Pamella Scott also recommends playing up one feature; for example, the way Cameron Diaz does with her long legs. Yankauskas also says to go for feminine accents and hairstyles.
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Don’ts:Serena Williams has one of the most enviable athletic figures (and tennis games) in the world, but she doesn’t always dress it to her advantage (tennis pun intended). Try not to highlight athletic shoulders with too many details, like the chiffon accent on Williams’ dress. Lange and Wagman also say to avoid thick fabrics, high necklines and waists and skinny jeans. Keep your hairstyle sleek to balance out your body’s proportions.
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Dos: If you think thin-framed women look good in everything they put on, think again. When you have a small frame, it’s important to go for “prints, embellishments and ruffles rather than heavy fabrics,” Adam Yankauskas from Maggy London says. Kristen Stewart’s ruched, printed dress adds a bit of volume to her thin body and helps her look a little more voluptuous. Adding body to your hairstyle also helps increase the proportions of a thin frame.
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Don’ts:Sienna Miller is committing the cardinal sin of women with thin body frames: letting her clothes wear her. “Shapeless silhouettes can overwhelm a thin body,” Yankauskas says. He also suggests you steer clear of vertical stripes and baby doll dresses. Sienna is famous for her boho chic look, though, so if she still wanted to wear this outfit, an easy improvement would be a simple top knot to help bring the attention upward.
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Dos:Blake Lively certainly takes one of Liz Lange and Jane Wagman’s main tenants for hourglass figures to heart: “Show it off! Don’t hide an hourglass. Flaunt every part of it! Simple fitted sheaths look amazing on you.” She also follows another hourglass rule: “Solid colors–crazy bold prints will detract from your beautiful assets.” Since we’re all quite familiar with Blake’s assets, we’re guessing someone told her these rules, too.
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Don’ts: If you have a gorgeous hourglass figure, don’t hide it under loose-fitting clothes, plunging necklines are always preferable when going out and, as Lange and Wagman put it, “Never wear anything that hides your curves.” Which is why this dress Scarlett Johansson wore to the Guys’ Choice Awards is so confusing. Not only is it ugly, it hides the part(s) of her men want to see most, looks like a futuristic French maid’s uniform and doesn’t fit properly.
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