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Choose a top or dress with a ruched centre seam or line down the center. It will help create a leaner torso by cinching the waist. A jacket or top with wide sleeves (bracelet length) are good – they help make the torso look smaller by comparison. Wear a knee-length patterned skirt with a solid top, it draws attention to the lower half of the body.
A dark shirt or top with a large white collar will help frame the face and draw the eye upwards.
Check out the following retailers for figure flattering pieces: Holt Renfrew, Banana Republic, Jacob, Laura, Mendocino and the Bay.
runway: Diane von Furstenburg
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