- Offset your upper body with volume below: wide-leg pants; fuller skirts.
- Look for details that draw the eye up and down, not across—vee or scoop necks, vertical embellishments, long scarves and necklaces.
- Choose soft shoulders, raglan sleeves, halters—anything that isn't crisp and squared-off.
- Define your waist, or you'll look boxy. If a jacket fits your shoulders but is too big overall, have it altered.
Adam's figure-balancing picks
Halterneck narrows shoulders: Cocktail dress with black rosettes
Color-blocking sculpts the body: Long-sleeved dress
Eye-catching, strategically placed jewels: Scoopneck sweater
Vertical design elongates the torso: Button-down shirt and argyle vest
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