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Full-figured fashion

Full-figured women can enjoy stylish, on-trend clothes too – all you need are some key pieces and a little know-how.

Layers: If done correctly, layering clothes works well on the fuller figure. Be wary of adding many layers that will bulk out your frame. A plain camisole or tank top finishing just below the widest part of your thighs works well when you add a piece on top of it. Sara blazer $119 (16-26) from EziBuy. Sailor-girl cardi $79.99 (14-22) from City Chic. Love tee $59.90 (S-3XL), long tank $34.90 (S-3XL), both from K&K. Now straight-leg jeans $19 (8-22) from Kmart. Lotus ballet flats $159.90 from Overland

Show off your curves in this season’s trends (think nautical stripes, bold prints, block colour) while reusing your best basics. Tops should sit below your widest point; mid- to three-quarter-length sleeves on print tops are most flattering; try exposing a little ankle and wrist to avoid looking boxy; and always wear V-neck or scoop-neck tops. The tips this week come from our model Elizabeth, who’s a spokesperson for THINK! The Head Injury Network for Kiwis.

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Layers: If done correctly, layering clothes works well on the fuller figure. Be wary of adding many layers that will bulk out your frame. A plain camisole or tank top finishing just below the widest part of your thighs works well when you add a piece on top of it. Sara blazer $119 (16-26) from EziBuy. Sailor-girl cardi $79.99 (14-22) from City Chic. Love tee $59.90 (S-3XL), long tank $34.90 (S-3XL), both from K&K. Now straight-leg jeans $19 (8-22) from Kmart. Lotus ballet flats $159.90 from Overland

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Sara silk print top $69.95 (16-26) from EziBuy. Long tank $34.90 (S-3XL) from K&K. High-waist skinny jeans $99.99 (14-22) from City Chic. Scarf $29.99 from Portmans. Turquoise bead necklace $18.99, turquoise bead bracelet $12.99, both from Equip. Cancan wedges $249 from Ziera

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Tip: Hide a tummy using well-placed ruffles and pleats. Make sure you keep the lower half of the body simple with a classic pant or skirt: too many ruffles at once can look overdone. Sara ruffle blouse $69.95 (16-26) from EziBuy. Yourself frill mesh top $39.99 (16-26) from Farmers. Girl Xpress 3/4 jeans $19 (8-22)

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Precious Vessels tango dress $109.99 (14-26) from Farmers. Girl Xpress blazer $29 from Kmart. Cut-out leggings $49.90 (10-26) from K&K. Bead drop earrings $16.99 from Portmans. Dizz wedges $189.90 from Overland

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Tip: If you’re afraid of wearing bright colours on your body, have fun with stunning bright footwear instead. The selection this season is endless. Sara anorak $79.95 (16-26), Sara T-shirt $39.95 (XL-3XL), both from EziBuy. Now straight-leg jeans $19 (8-22) from Kmart. Yema sandals $199.90 from Overland

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Floaty print top $99.90 (10-26), long tank $34.90 (XL-3XL), both from K&K. High-waist jeans $99.99 (14-22) from City Chic. Dizz wedges $189.90 from Overland

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Now frill top $19 (8-22) from Kmart. Wide-leg tie-waist pant $99.99 (14-22) from City Chic. Print scarf $34.99 from Portmans. Envy heels $189.90 from Overland

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