Just like how contour and highlight work for our face, we can also create shape and structure using our clothes. If you want to create balance, for example, give your waist a pinch by using a thick belt to weave your outfit together. Wearing a fit and flare dress can also help make your bust and hips more proportionate to each other if you have an inverted triangle body shape. Using lines, patterns, and colours can also help add width or length to your figure, like vertical lines for making your abdomen look longer, or darker pants for toning down the width of your hips.
Confidence is key
As a last point, and as clichéd as it may be, believing that you can pull off any outfit is the foundation for actually pulling it off. Yes, it can be a little frustrating to go to a store and find a piece you love but can't buy simply because you feel like it's not good on you, but it doesn't mean that you have to give up.
Don't let your clothes wear you. Instead, find the confidence to see the beauty in the ensembles that you create. As long as you're not compromising your comfort and your happiness, remember that who you are and how you dress are what truly define 'fashion' and 'personal style.'
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