Clever Fashion Fixes For Different Body Types

Dress to accentuate your best bits and disguise any problem areas with this useful advice from our fashion team on how to dress different body types.

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Super curvy body types

  • Tailored pieces work best to enhance your figure. Make sure you balance your proportions, and define your waist.
  • Details like ruching flatters your figure, and a knotted waist is even better for the appearance of a smaller waist.
  • Long layered necklaces will lengthen your body.
  • Don’t be afraid of colour or print – a smaller all over print will look great on you.
  • Heels will elongate your legs.

zando body types

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Apple body types

  • Avoid clingy fabrics and keep it long and loose on top. Shorter boxy cuts will emphasise your mid-section.
  • A structured one-button blazer nips in the waist and creates an hourglass figure.
  • Stretch jeggings will hold you in where it matters.
  • Think big with a carry-it-all tote and slim down in seconds.

witchery body types

Get this coat now for R1 899 from Witchery at Woolworths

Busty body types

  • Elongate your upper body and flatter your bust with the essential deep V-neckline.
  • Wide-legged trousers always flatter.
  • A long strap satchel draws the eye downwards.
  • Strappy heels add height and ultra-glamour.

HM body types

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Pear body types

  • The season’s full and pleated skirts will slim and trim where it matters most.
  • Draw the eye upwards with bold prints.
  • Go for cap sleeves, ruffles and other interest details at the shoulders and neckline to balance out your frame.
  • Update your wardrobe with a wearable wedge.

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By fashion editor Nastassja Petersen and fashion assistant Tiamara Naidoo.
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