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The How-To Lounge: Dressing for your Figure

I receive many questions from you lovely ladies out there asking for fashion advice. Everyone, no matter what size you wear, wants to know how to flatter her figure, so I thought the How-To Lounge was a perfect forum to answer all of your questions. No matter what your size or shape, it's all about the clothing you wear. To learn about the most flattering clothes for a "bottom heavy" woman,

  • Before you hit the stores, have an idea in your head as to what part of your body you want to hide and what parts you wish to play up. While you might be bottom heavy, chances are you have other strong features you can flaunt
  • Skirts are a great way to hide a heavy bottom. A-Line is the style you should stick with, and avoid bubble or full skirts at all costs. Knee length, or slightly shorter, is the most flattering hemline for any figure
  • If you are not comfortable with showing a little skin, opt for opaque tights or high boots
  • Stay away from rounded toe shoes. Pointed toe shoes elongate the leg and give the optical illusion of a slimmer, cleaner line
  • If you feel more confident in pants, stick with dark colors. Black, blue, or grey tailored trousers with a slight flair are always figure flattering
  • You can't go wrong with a pair of dark boot cut denim jeans. Habitual and Paige Premium are great brands for a fuller bottom. If you need a little help finding the right cut, Zafu is a wonderful website that can help steer you in the right direction to find proper fitting jeans
  • If you are smaller on top, make sure to accentuate your waste line with slim fitting sweaters and blouses

I hope these tips are helpful when it comes time to hit the stores. Check back with FabSugar's Fab Finding challenge on Monday for some style tips. Tune in next week for tips to flatter the "top heavy" woman. Happy shopping this weekend!


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