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Flaunt your bottom with the right attire

Printed top, fitted suit are some of the clothes that can flatter a bottom-heavy figure.
None | By HT Cafe, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2007 05:00 PM IST

Printed tops Accentuate your top half with vertical stripes, checks, floral prints and polka dots.

Pick a pretty neckline A sweetheart neckline, a halter neck, or a knotted front, draws attention to the face.

Wear a fitted suit Wear a fitted suit with a slim skirt. Keep the line long by using all one colour with slim-cut pieces. It elongates and slims the figure. Choose fitted jackets that end well above your widest point.

Wear a top or jacket with structured shoulders and puffy sleeves to balance out your larger bottom half.

Rely on a form-fitting, but never tight skirt in a non-clingy fabric.

Go for the full skirt The skirt should flare out from the fitted waist. A fit and flare silhouette will draw attention to the waist with a belt, gathers, band or other features A strapless dress will show off your shoulders, while concealing your hips.

The strong line of bare shoulders helps balance a wider bottom half.

You can look great in jeans Boot-cut leg openings are very flattering. The slight flare bal ances out wider hips and fuller thighs. Wear boot-cut jeans as long as you possibly can. The longer the jeans, the longer (and thinner) your legs look. Wear high heels with your jeans for a super-flattering look.

Opt for a darker wash jean for the most slimming look. Five-pocket styling looks best but avoid excessive embellishment on the back pockets.

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