When your hips are the predominant feature.

To create balanced proportions, all focus should be on your shoulders. Creating visual volume in your upper half is easy with shape, colour and texture. Any neckline that extends your neck, like a V or square, will draw attention to your upper half creating balance with your hips. Use bold scarves or statement necklaces, accessories, all you want! When it comes to colour, wear lighter tones on top and darker ones on the bottom. This will accentuate your upper half first creating the look of balance and even proportions.


Look for layers that will hit you either at your waist or below your hips. Ending at your hip draws a line across the area, creating a measurement of comparison in your silhouette.


Aim for just below the knee or go for maxi length when selecting a dress and skirt length. Either will draw the length of your legs, creating a longer silhouette. As for pants, gravitate towards a straight or flare style. Doing this will even out the visual proportions of your lower half.

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