There is still another hot month of summer, but all the stores are full of new fall clothes.
Yep, it's already time to think about fall! People StyleWatch Deputy Editor Joyce Chang has tips for finding the the most flattering clothes for your body type.
CURVY (LIKE SOFIA VERGARA) Clothes that show off your natural hourglass without being too sexy work well. Highlight your curves by wearing body-skimming tops and bottoms. Tailored details such as structured fabrics, cinched waists and well-placed seams help you work what you've got. Steer clear of flimsy fabrics and pieces that are very low-cut or expose too much skin. Stick to sleek silhouettes, as ultra loose cuts or chunky knits can add bulk.
PLUS SIZE (LIKE AMBER RILEY) Finding your perfect fit is important -- clothes that are too tight or loose will make you look bigger. Visit a tailor to get your best fit. Using color strategically will help you to focus attention where you want it and play up your fave assets. Also, avoid too much texture in the bust and hip area if those are trouble spots for you. Remember, heels will always elongate your body so add them to your looks for an extra boost.
TALL (LIKE MARIA SHARAPOVA) Clothes that suit your stature will make the most of your height. Dresses with above-the-knee hems are great options. Try adding a not-too-skinny belt to flatter a long torso. Hip-length blazers with long sleeves create a perfect proportion for tall frames. Also, cropped jackets are a good choice to help break up the body. For an ultra statuesque look, pair your outfit with heels and be confident.
PETITE (LIKE EVA LONGORIA) It is all about showing off your figure and creating the longest silhouette for petite women. A fitted sheath is a go-to. Keep accessories simple--delicate jewelry complements smaller frames without overwhelming. To lengthen your legs, try nude pumps with slender heels. A sequin mini-dress and a great pair of heels is a fun option for evening.
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- SOFIA VERGARA
- EVA LONGORIA
- MARIA SHARAPOVA