If you consider some part of your body a bad spot and you want to correct
it, here's some tips that might help.
You have a short and thick neck. Your objective is to make it look longer.
- Open necklines work best. V-necks are best of all. Otherwise, deep cuts of every kind, including U.s and sweethearts.
- If you wear a scarf, wear it vertically, and do not wrap it around your neck.
- Short hair is better. If long, then wear it up.
- No heavy earrings: hoops, heavy clusters, weird klunky stuff.
- No chokers. Use pearl strings or other beads, hanging below the neckline.
- Off with the shoulder pads.
You have a long and thin neck. Your objective is to leave it looking long, yet flatter it with the right accessories.
- Most necklines look good on you. Bateau's, square, halter, bias cut bands all do wonders. Deep V.s and such are
secondary but still good.
- If you wear a scarf, you can wrap it loosely around your neck.
- Most hair styles look good on you.
- Most earrings look good on you, although drops are classic, as are pearl or precious stone studs.
- Chokers are perfect. Pearl strings, or other bead strings & necklaces, are best worn above the collarbone.
- Depending on your shoulders, the weird klunky stuff in wood or metal may look just fine. If your shoulders are
narrow and your head is small (which sometimes happens with long necks), the klunky stuff is not a good idea and you
must keep your accessories delicate and thin.
Your shoulders are narrow. Your objective is to make them look wider.
- Are they smaller than your butt? If not, don't worry about them and wear what you like.
- If yes, then wear shoulder pads if possible.
Your shoulders are wide. Your objective is to make them look narrower.
- Wide shoulders aren't actually a problem if your butt is in proportion.
- No shoulder pads.
- Open tops, such as halters, strapless, etc., look good
Your arms are thick. Your objective is to make them look thinner.
- No tight tops & sleeves.
- Loose sleeves.
- Careful with sleeveless styles, although you can wear most of them, particularly if their straps are slightly
wider than traditional spaghetti straps. Your only concern is to be sure that the straps don't dig into you.
- If you go without sleeves, straps, halters, or straight cut lower necklines are best. That's because
thick arms don't look as thick when the shoulders and neckline are open.
Your arms are thin. Your objective is to make them look thicker.
- Go strapless, or wear straps of any kind. This will show off the thickest part of your arms, which is the shoulders,
and offset your arms where they usually thin out at the triceps.
- Wear long sleeves if you like.
- Do not wear short tube-style sleeves! Your arms will only look even skinnier poking out of these sleeves.
Your boobs are large. Your objective is to shape and support them.
- The right support bra is your first concern.
- If you prefer to wear a regular bra with your dress, then consider dress styles that allow this.
- Don't wear your top too tight.
- Don't go strapless unless you feel absolutely comfortable with it.
- V-necks and other narrow necklines work well.
Your boobs are small. Your objective is to make them look fuller.
- Don't be complexed about small: in formal dressing, it's the shape that counts, not the size.
- Close fitting tops that accent your bust are your best bet.
- Padded cups for exta contouring if necessary.
- You can look into the whole range of specialized bras & cups that amplify. Lots out there.
Your waist is long and your legs are short. Your objective is to make it look shorter.
- Wear an empire cut dress. The high waist makes your legs look longer.
- Wear high heels (obviously).
- Keep it narrow down below, since it will make you look longer.
- Keep fluff & trim to a minimum down below since it would focus attention on your legs.
Your waist is short and your legs are long. Your objective is to make your waist look longer.
- Most tight dresses will do.
- Wear a dress that has a drop waist.
- Wear a dress with a slit to show off your legs. Front or side slits are best.
- Shorter heels are a good idea.
Your waist is thick. Your objective is to make it look thinner.
- A fitted bust & fitted waistline on the dress (with vertical piping), and a flared skirt beginning above the hips--
these work best.
- Empire cut dresses work well.
- Bright jewelry helps to keep the focus on your face.
Your butt is big. Your objective is to disguise it.
- An empire cut dress is best.
- Many A-lines, if they are cut high, work very well.
- Keep the fabric soft so it doesn't give you a mass of angles down below.
- Make your shoulders look wider to balance your appearance.
Your butt is Small. Your objective is to make it look bigger.
- Wear your dress tight on the waist but let it flair starting just below the navel.
- Wear an A-line.
Your legs are heavy. Your objective is to disguise them.
- Wear low cut open shoes with a higher heel to lengthen your leg.
- Most dress skirt types will look good on you but stay away from front slits unless they are only up to the knee.
Your legs are thin. Your objective is to give them more shape.
- Not true. Your legs as fine as they are-- they are not shapeless; they are thin.
- So if you're worried, long sheath dresses work well.
- Or wear staight or A-line dresses that come down to the floor.
- Trumpet skirts are also a good idea.
- You want to hide the legs and either accent your hips (long sheath dresses), or hide the hips to make them
look wider (A-lines or empire cuts).
Your ankles are thick. Your objective is to make them look thinner.
- Wear an open, low cut shoe.
- Stay away from horizontal straps, buckles, and other fluff. They will make your ankle and foot look bigger.
- 2-3 inch heels will lengthen your ankle and calf.
- No spikes, no wide bottomed heels.
Your ankles are thin. Your objective is to bring them into balance with your legs.
- You can take the easy way out and wear a floor length A-line or empire cut, which require no slits in the
dress and will hide your ankles.
- Or you can show them, yes, but wear slightly bulkier heels (no spikes) with closed fronts and/or buckles
along with a clinging sheath dress with side slits. The dress will make you look narrower to match your ankles,
and the shoes will balance your narrowed look. No one will even notice your ankles.