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Quick Fashion Tips For Straight Body Types

Below are Quick Tips for Straight Body Types. The objective of dressing your body type is to create the illusion of an hourglass figure. No matter what your weight is, balancing your body creates the most pleasing effect.

Create Curves with Color

Wear color of similar or identical brightness on your upper and lower body, while adding darker color around your waist.

Examples:

  • Wear a light colored dress with a wide dark belt.
  • Wear a shirt that is lighted colored around the bust/shoulders and dark below the bust.
  • Pair it with light colored pants or a skirt.

Clothing Shapes

The key to dressing a straight body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while creating a waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing (such as a tube-type dress) and create a waist by adding a wide, dark belt. However, to create a more curvaceous effect add volume proportionally to your upper and lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.

Dresses For Straight Body Types

Choose dresses with full skirts, fitted waists and cuts or embellishments that draw attention and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your bust and shoulders.

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Tops For Straight Body Types

Choose tops with cuts, necklines and embellishments that draw attention and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your bust and shoulders while emphasizing a waistline. When selecting jackets, choose ones with a structured shoulder, flared bottom and nipped-in waist. Jackets that come to the hip-bone are the most flattering on your body type.

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Bottoms For Straight Body Types

Look for full skirts with details or embellishment that draws the eye to the hips. Choose pants with flap-pockets and jeans with whiskering at the hips. Boot cut, trouser cut or slightly flared cuts are all flattering to your body type.

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Accessories For Straight Body Types

Wide belts, padded bras, body shapers that trim your middle (like Spanx).

Celebrities with a Straight Body Type

Jessica Alba
Gisele Bündchen
Hayden Panettiere

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