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If You Have Curvy Hips…
High-waisted shorts are your new bestie! This fit emphasizes that dainty just-below-the-ribcage area and downplays thighs. Dark colors are always the most flattering, but especially so on small-chested women wearing a lighter or patterned top. The combination creates Joan Holloway proportions where there aren't any every time.
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If You Are Straight and Narrow…
Pleats give the illusion of an hourglass figure; the slimmer your hips, the more volume you can get away with. You can go basic or printed with the shirt so long as its cut is streamlined, otherwise the look will overwhelm your frame.
If You Are Petite…
Embrace micro-minis! Shorter legs means you can wear shorter inseams without looking like you belong in the first half of Pretty Woman. In fact, the tinier the cut, the taller you'll seem.
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If You Want To Camouflage Your Midsection…
Prints will draw the eye downward and away from your stomach. However, this trick only works if you couple the pattern with a solid T-shirt or blouse that doesn't compete for attention. Also: look for a mid- or low-rise cuts because high waistbands will emphasize the very area you are trying to mask.