How To: Flatter a boyish figure

Flatter a boyish figure

A boyish figure is easy to dress: It's the shape high-fashion designers create for! Here's how to maximize the impact.
You Will Need
* Low-rise pants
* Shapely tops
* Full and pencil skirts
* A bathing suit with boy shorts and a triangle top
* Horizontal stripes

Step 1
Wear low-rise pants and jeans to create a little curve, and choose ones with big back pockets to add a little booty. Flared or boot cut bottoms will also provide shape to your silhouette.

Step 2
Choose dresses and jackets that will fake an hourglass figure, like ones with curved seams, nipped-in waists, and belts.

Add even more dimension with horizontal stripes.

Step 3
Wear tops that add bulk via pleats, ruching, and ruffles. Halter tops and cowl necklines distract from a stick straight figure by adding visual interest on top.

Step 4
Fill out the lower half of your body with A-line and pleated skirts, or wear a pencil skirt to show off your thin hips.

Step 5
For beachwear, go with boy shorts or a skirted bottom and a lightly padded triangle top with a few ruffles or flounces. If you prefer a one-piece, look for an accent that defines the waist, like a sash, stripe, belt, or side panels in a contrasting color.

Fact: The average fashion model's measurements are 34-24-34.

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