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How to dress: Your midsection

oinimise a large tummy by choosing slimming, tunic-style tops. Don’t be afraid to create definition in this area by cinching a long, floaty top or dress with a belt. Avoid fabrics that cling tightly to the body as they’ll accentuate lumps and bumps. Wide-legged pants also help to create a flattering silhouette.

Flatter a small waist by creating contrasting shapes in comparison to your hips. Patterned or printed fabrics such as horizontal stripes will do the trick, as will a belt to make the most of your waist, and contrasting colours on your upper and lower body. You can also achieve an hourglass figure with a hip-length coat that cinches at the waist.

oinimise big hips and bottom by wearing darker colours on your lower half. Front pockets will draw the eye to the hip area so they’re best avoided. Wide pockets at the back will accentuate your derriere but no pockets will create a vast expanse. A-line skirts and dresses, rather than clingy fabrics, will help to disguise big hips. Avoid anything too short as it will emphasise your bigger areas.

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