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Straight Body: Create the Illusion of a Waist!

Create the illusion of a waist!

Straight body type is well proportioned and a standard body type, meaning, hips, waist, bust or shoulders are not wider or more narrower in comparison to the rest of the body. Straight body characteristics are:

  • Straight shoulder line
  • Straight hips and bottom
  • Very little waist definition
  • Average tummy


Dressing a straight body is fairly easy. You have a wide range of clothes to choose from. One thing you have to remember when choosing clothes: “fitted and tailored”, this does not mean tight!

You can create more curves by defining the waist and creating illusion of curves on the top and bottom. Or you can go for the straight look. As a member of straight body club, I personally love the straight look Check out my summer closet

DRESSES: A wide range of dress styles looks great on you ( with or without waist definition): Shirt dress. Knit tube dress. Flapper. Wrap dress. Aline. Fit and Flare. Shift dress, Sheath dress. Dropped waist dresses All look fabulous on you. To define your waist, you can always add a dark color narrow or medium size belt. To create curves, choose dresses that are nipped at your waistline or right below your bust, or go for dresses that flare out from your waist or add volume to your hips. Find the perfect dress for your Summer wardrobe.

TOPS & BLAZERS: Most styles will work for you. Look for tops that will add curves to your upper half and create a more defined waist: Tops with nipped waists. Off the shoulder and boat-neck tops. wide V or U necks tops. Tops with structured shoulders, princess or flutter sleeves. Tops with rushed or flowing around the bust. Form fitting and belted blazer are your body’s BFF. Find the perfect top for your Summer wardrobe.

SKIRT & PANTS: You can get away pretty much with anything. Straight legged. Skinnies. Bootcuts. Pencil skirts A-line, layered, full circle and trumpet skirts. Don’t forget to show off your shapely legs! (pick up the perfect jeans and skirt for this summer)

SWIM SUIT: Create illusion of curves to your figure with Moderate to full coverage bottoms with straight cut across your hips. Light colored tops that are ruffled, embellished, patterned or padded. Get your swimsuit for this summer. ❤

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