Last updated on Mar 1st, 2021 at 08:13 am

Selecting the most flattering shirts and blouses for your body is easy if you follow our top tips. Read on to learn now…

Tops, blouses and shirts are the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. They can be dressed up or down, worn to the office, casually and even dressed up. Thus, knowing how to choose the perfect option for your body is essential. Follow our tips to get it right.

Amp up your curves

If you have a rectangular or boyish figure, you’ll need to create the illusion of a more shapely figure. You can opt for shirts and blouses that feature bold, large prints or interesting detailing such as embellishments. In addition, a great idea is to opt for elements that add volume to your bustline such as ruffles, pleats and high-necks.

Shirts and blouses that are fitted with an element of flare will highlight your waist and your curves perfectly, as will styles that boast a waist belt or tie. Steer clear of dropped waistlines and loose-fit or bulky styles.

Keep the balance

If you have a pear-shaped body, your aim should be to balance your top and bottom halves. As such you may want to opt for blouses in lighter or brighter hues and darker colours on the bottom. Empire waist and wrap style tops draw attention to your slim and shapely waist helping to highlight your curves beautiful.

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You can also pull off longer length shirts perfectly, especially when you pair them with slim fit bottoms.

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Slim things down

If you have an apple-shaped body you will need to minimise your torso while drawing attention to your waist. When it comes to button-down shirts, be sure to avoid gaping at the buttons. The most flattering option for your shape is blouses that sit just below your hips as these tend to elongate your torso and slim you down.

Because you tend to have a heavier bust, v-necks and u-shaped necklines are most suitable. You should try to steer clear of addition ruffles, bows and details and should consider pieces that pleat or drape over your curves for a chic look.

 

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