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Do the bright thing: flatter your figure in paradise patterns! Scroll through to find out how to find the right print for your shape.
If you're athletic - look curvier! Draw the eye outwards with large prints
Bold patterns add width and dimension, tricking the eye into thinking your figure is slightly fuller. Want a curvy waist? Embrace the ultra trendy peplum!
'I love how the peplum defines my waistline and helps me look a little curvier. And I adore how these cute shorts brighten up the outfit and show off my pins!' - Gabrielle Enid Kelly, 22
Peplum dress (tucked in) Journey R600; shorts Zara R329; necklace Lovisa R150; clutch Witchery at Stuttafords R800; ankle strap wedges Slick R499
Got broad shoulders? Camouflage your wider top half in small patterns.Small, detailed prints bring the focus inwards, away from your shoulders. And try flowing tops and skirts - clothes that flare minimise your broader top half.
'This vivid tropical print T-shirt draws the eye inwards and conceals my wider shoulders. Plus, the flowing skirt lengthens my shape and creates curves in all the right places! - Miriam Mbawa, 23
T-shirt A-List R350, skirt Mareth Colleen R450; necklace Lovisa R175; heels Zara R659
If you're hourglass play with illusion to emphasise your shape.Your #1 pattern rule: pick printed pieces with solid colours on the outside. It's a trick designers like Stella McCartney use to slim-ify and enhance curves.
I feel sexy and super confident thanks to this playful print dress! Its fitted lines nip in my waist and the high scooped neck flatters my shape. - Tara Tupper, 19
Dress The Lot R350; earrings R130 and cuff R100 both Lovisa; heels Sissy Boy at Stuttafords R400