How To Define Your Waist

How To Define Your Waist


While all of us only wish that dress looked as hot on the model as it would when we wear it, it’s not always possible since we all have different body types. It’s important to choose a dress that cinches your waist and is the most flattering for your figure. So, before you decide to go on a week-long crazy diet before a big night, here are 7 ways that you can dress so that you look your best without having to starve or go for 500 last-minute crunches.

1. Wrap dress:

Wrap Dress

The wrap dress, making its debut in the 70s is flattering on almost all body types because of its perfect drape. It circles around your waist and expertly hides any little flaws or bumps in your waistline. Finish the look with a slim belt and you’re good to go.

2. Belts:


Speaking of belts, if you have a curvy body, a belt would look perfect if teamed with a flowy dress or a tunic. The belt defines your waist as it accentuates the smallest part of your silhouette. Wear a thicker belt if you’re on the busty side and a slimmer belt if you’re on the petite side.

3. Peplums:


The peplum trend is perfect for those of us who would like to look effortlessly chic while hiding any unsightly bumps. Seen countless times on the runway, the peplum flares right at the point where your waist is the smallest and so hides any unevenness. You can wear peplum dresses or tops, and with tops you can cinch the waist with a slim belt.

4. The right patterns:

Printed Skirt

Patterns and prints can draw attention upwards when placed in the right way, away from your waist, to create the illusion of an hourglass figure. For smaller/petite women, small patterns look great such as a dress with small flowers printed on them, while on curvier women, bigger patterns look better.

5. Fit and flare:


The fit and flare silhouettes refer to a dress or a top matched with a skirt where the top half of the outfit is fitted and hugs your figure, while the lower half flares out. Such outfits draw attention away from the imperfections in your waistline and adds movement and sophistication to the ensemble. It also provides the illusion of longer legs and an hourglass figure.

6. Well-fitted jacket:


A well-tailored jacket works well in terms of adding shape and definition to your upper body. Look for jackets that are fitted well at the waist, and have darting and seaming elements in addition to a nipped waist. The effect will be of a stylish silhouette.

7. Lower element prints:

Prints are a great way to not only add interest to your outfit but a well fitted skirt or trousers direct the gaze to the waistline and make it look smaller. Too much of prints however, can create the illusion of volume, so it’s best to stick to a plain or neutral colour on top and balance it out at the bottom with a printed lower.

I hope this helped – have fun experimenting with various styles and highlight the very best of you!

Image Sources: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7.

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