Personal Style & Fit

What Kind of Shorts for Apple Shapes?

What Kind of Shorts for Apple Shapes?

When choosing the most flattering pair of shorts, consider your body...

What Are the Best Styles of Jeans to Buy for a Short Girl With Big Legs?

What Are the Best Styles of Jeans to Buy for a Short Girl With Big Legs?

When you're a plus-size petite, finding the right style of jeans can be...

What Cut of Pants Is Most Flattering for an Hourglass Shape?

What Cut of Pants Is Most Flattering for an Hourglass Shape?

If you’re the fortunate owner of an hourglass shape -- ample...

What Colors Should Public Speakers Wear?

What Colors Should Public Speakers Wear?

To ace a speaking engagement you should be fun, engaging and impeccably...

How to Find the Right Eyeliner Look

How to Find the Right Eyeliner Look

When choosing eyeliner, your options are vast with color, texture,...

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Does a Ruched Dress Hide a Tummy?

Does a Ruched Dress Hide a Tummy?

To add a bit of extra shape and flair to ordinary tops and dresses, the ruching sewing technique creates tight pleats in the fabric. When positioned properly, ruching can do wonders at hiding your less-than-perfect areas and emphasizing your best...

What Kind of Hairline Do I Have?

What Kind of Hairline Do I Have?

When you look at the place where your facial skin meets your hair, aka your hairline, you can thank your parents for whatever shape your hairline may be. That's because hairline shape has to do with genetics -- but that doesn't mean you can't...

The Best Trousers to Wear if You Have an Apple Shape

The Best Trousers to Wear if You Have an Apple Shape

Apples have good connotations – patriotic pie, keeping the doctor away and a sparkle in the eye – except when it comes to your figure. Your apple-shaped body may be hard to dress as you tend to carry weight in your tummy. When shopping...

Turning a Ball Gown Into an A-Line Dress

Turning a Ball Gown Into an A-Line Dress

Even grown-up women harbor fantasies about living like a princess, and scoring a dramatic ball gown for a wedding or other social event is one way to indulge. Once you buy the dream dress, you might have second thoughts about the over-the-top...

Styles for Short and Large Torsos

Styles for Short and Large Torsos

So you’re a full-figured petite lady, just a huggable cutie that looks good in any number of styles. Don’t let the tall, leggy models keep you from trying on some of the latest trendy fashions. Instead, embrace your figure; tweak and...

Ladies' Shirts That Look Good for Women With Wide Shoulders

Ladies' Shirts That Look Good for Women With Wide Shoulders

It's common to hear gripes about round tummies, thick thighs or extra large behinds. There are a ton of fashion fixes for these problem areas, but you might feel lost in the fray when you've got to contend with broad shoulders. Finding a ladies...

What Kind of Shorts for Apple Shapes?

What Kind of Shorts for Apple Shapes?

When choosing the most flattering pair of shorts, consider your body type. If your shape is more of an apple than a pear, focus on showing off your legs rather than your midsection. The secret to looking your best is highlighting your best assets...

What Are the Most Flattering Jeans for Women With Big Legs?

What Are the Most Flattering Jeans for Women With Big Legs?

Curvy girls and ladies with athletic legs can find flattering jeans in a number of styles. Certain styles help elongate legs, while providing extra room for shapely calves and thighs. Opt for jeans in a dark wash -- darker colors are slimming --...

How to Make a Twist Bandeau

How to Make a Twist Bandeau

A "bandeau" is just a simple strip of fabric used to cover up your breasts. But it can be a whole lot more than that with just a little effort. A bandeau can add a touch of sexiness and seduction to an otherwise mundane outfit. Twisting...

Dressing a Busty Short Waist

Dressing a Busty Short Waist

Finding the right top for a torso that is both busty and short can be challenging, but the right cut, color and style will have you looking long, lean and downright stunning. Never let body insecurities con you into hiding behind big, baggy...

Good Clothing Styles for Boyish Figures

Good Clothing Styles for Boyish Figures

Having a boyish figure gives you plenty of fashion options. After all, you can wear tons of clothing styles that your more curvaceous counterparts could never handle. Yet, your lack of curves may cause you to long for some va-va-voom. Lucky you....

Add Curves With Clothing

Add Curves With Clothing

You don't need plastic surgery to rock a curvier silhouette. Choose your clothing with curve-enhancing properties in mind, and you can make more of your assets or create something where there once was next to nothing. Your accessories can also...

Heels Tips for Tall Women

Heels Tips for Tall Women

Both Style.com editor Derek Blasberg and fashion expert Stacy London don't hide the fact that they endorse the use of high heels for tall women. When you're tall, you can potentially pull off any heel height. But that doesn't mean that anything...

What Length Shorts Are Flattering for Pear Shapes?

What Length Shorts Are Flattering for Pear Shapes?

Pop stars Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Lopez are among the pear-shaped beauties that grace the pages of fashion mags. These ladies know that the right clothes can maximize their curves. Shorts can be especially tricky for your pear shape...

The Best Tunic Styles for Large-Busted Figures

The Best Tunic Styles for Large-Busted Figures

Tunic-length tops are a top style pick for large-busted women. The longer length balances out your figure with ease. Tunics are also versatile; they can be worn in any season, over trousers or leggings. Seek out certain features that can enhance...

What Are the Best Styles of Jeans to Buy for a Short Girl With Big Legs?

What Are the Best Styles of Jeans to Buy for a Short Girl With Big Legs?

When you're a plus-size petite, finding the right style of jeans can be tricky -- you need something short enough for your height, but wide enough for your curves. Don't let your shapely legs and shorter stature get you down, though, because the...

What Kind of Formal Dress Looks Best on a Very Skinny Girl?

What Kind of Formal Dress Looks Best on a Very Skinny Girl?

Don't ever forget how beautiful your skinny bod is, even if you don't have the curves of some of your pals. Keira Knightley and lots of petite or willowy actresses and models show off their frames with flair. Whether you're short and slender or...

Differences Between Henley Shirts & Sweaters

Differences Between Henley Shirts & Sweaters

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few years, you've likely heard of a Henley-style shirt or sweater. Henley tops are known for lacking collars, and for the cute little arrangement of buttons. Since the shirts and sweaters are so...

How to Camouflage Narrow Hips & Thin Thighs

How to Camouflage Narrow Hips & Thin Thighs

Having narrow hips and thin thighs opens up a wealth of fashion opportunities. Outfits your curvier counterparts could never pull off, you can wear with ease. Yet, you may long for a figure that has a little more va-va-voom. If you pair your...

How to Accentuate Your Femininity

How to Accentuate Your Femininity

If you've got it, flaunt it. And if you don't have it, accentuate what you do have and no one will be the wiser. If you're a tad rusty about how to use your feminine wiles -- or if you're just scratching your head wondering what feminine wiles are...

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