Striped Shirt

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Subtle Patterns

Choose small-scale, intricate prints (not just florals but polka dots, stripes, and geometric motifs).

Sheer Blouse

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Delicate Fabrics

Stick to materials that move, like silk, chiffon, washed cotton, and jersey.


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Cinching Details

Tie-waisted tops and dresses let you adjust pieces to fit. Add a belt to jackets or dresses to define their shape.

Scoop neck Shirt

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Open Necklines

V-necks and scoopnecks counter wide shoulders and visually elongate the torso.

Tank Top

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Exposed Shoulders

Look for contoured straps, which soften a broad build. Thanks to their narrowing cut, halters are also appealing. Avoid cap sleeves and sheaths.


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Wide Pants

Boot and trouser cuts balance thighs. Skinny and cuffed styles have the opposite effect, making you look shorter and wider.

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