Which clothes hide or show your best features
As women we all have certain bits we love and dislike about our bodies, but we can’t dwell on it ladies! Stop hiding, working for yourself requires confidence to get out there and shout about what you have to offer.
So put your worries to bed, whether it’s the boardroom or the beach, these clothes will hide or seek (show) the best of you. Hide and Seek clothing is all about guiding the eyes to where you want and away from what you don’t want it to see, to maximise or minimise certain areas of your body.
First up Shoulders
Hide – If you have broad shoulders why not try a raglan style top. It’s a little known number with big benefits especially for ladies who are top heavy or have an watermelon shape. This is a top with the main section fully up to the collar then a diagonal seam from underam to collar. Often the sleeve is in a different fabric. This draws the eye into the middle of the body and narrows down broad shoulders.
Seek - If you are a pear shape and need to make your shoulders appear wider to balance out the body, guide eyes with structured or intricate detailing in the shoulder such as petal, flutter or puff sleeves. Wide lapels in a jacket also create this look as the eye is drawn along the centre, up and out in the lapels.
Hide – If you are a slender lady or rectangle in shape you need to hide the fact you don’t have a waist. Tailored cuts that taper in snugly at the waist will create the illusion of a waist. Try a little peplum number which comes in and kicks out to create a waist and gives you hips. Two for the price of one, bargain! Also try tops with dark colours on the outside and a lighter colour down the middle – it provides a very contoured look (hourglass)
Seek – If you are rocking a fab waist or you are a perfect hourglass choose wrap dresses and tops that tie at the waist or belts that cinch at the waist accentuates a slim middle.
Hide - To hide your arms three-quarter-length sleeve tops and jackets are your best friend. By stopping at the thinnest point of your arm this length makes your arms appear slim and trim like you’ve been hitting the gym Shirts with billowy or bishop (see below) sleeves, even if transparent, will disguise your arms.
Seek - Try a shift dress or sleeveless top to attract attention to the arm. So if you have a nice toned pair go ahead and show them off.
Next your beautiful Bust
Hide- If you have a beautiful pair sometimes you don’t want them taking all the limelight. So to hide or minimise go for V-necks, single breasted jackets and semi fitted tops. This sculpts the chest and minimises them. If you don’t believe me try a polo neck or a round neck – this will just give you uniboob and make them look larger…we don’t want that! Double breasted jackets just add more bulk and make them look bigger.
Seek – If you have a smaller pair or are pear shaped it’s all about giving them some extra kick. Why not play with tops that have slight ruching and ruffles across the chest area. Play with horizontal lines and empire waist cuts which is the best fit for a small chest
Hide – To conceal a little tummy, use empire waist shirts and dresses. A ruched wrap top or dress is great to hide as the ruching confuses the eye. Ensure to wear darker colours around the waist area to conceal further
Seek- If you have a fab trim 6-pack, flaunt it (well not in a crop top in a meeting but you know what I mean), wear a fitted top or dress in a light fabric fit to give definition.
Happy Shopping until next time where we look at the bottom half of the body.
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