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  • Writer's pictureEleganceredefinedbysejal


Updated: Jun 4, 2020


Do you have….

1. Shoulders - wide

2. Hips/thigh - slim

3. Bust – medium to large

4. Waist – large /undefined

Take a long ruler /measuring yard stick. Put one end of it at the joint of the

shoulder and let it fall down naturally.

  1. Look in the mirror . What do you see? There is a gap between your yardstick and your hips, i.e. your hips are narrower than your shoulders.

  2. Confirm your body shape as per the shape posted above.

Upper half body- wider

Lower half body – slim /narrow

There are two schools of thought.

1.Dress as per your body silhouette

2.Dress as per other shapes to counter your body shape for a balanced look.

How to dress to balance your body shape.

Key: Take attention away from heavy shoulders and bigger waistline by reverse fit .

Emphasis: Draw attention to slimmer and longer legs.

Focal Point: Create interest in front above waist.

Illusion: Wider lower half body

Colour and Pattern

Lower half can be brighter, printed , bold enough to draw attention.

Upper half can be in darker shades , very tiny print (if at all), no horizontal lines, demure and subtle. No pockets and detailing .


Heavy texture, brocade, velvet, jute, linen can be used for the lower half body

Soft pliable, crepe or soft silk, polyester can be used for upper half body.

Lines and cuts.

Fuller circular cuts for the lower half body.

Soft curved line as per body shape for upper half body.


Skirts and trousers with lower waistline can be worn.

Designs can be created under the waist.


Create patterns and focal point in the center at neck line.

“No” Cold shoulder, square neck, boat neck.

“Yes” V shapes or narrow collars , deep U , front open.


Sleeves should be wider near wrist and tapered at the arm


Flare from waist /hip


Fitted, Peplum


Cigarette, straight, boot cut, boyfriend


Length can be till widest part of hip, trapeze, clean cut on top

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