5 Wardrobe Essentials For A Boyish Figure

If you have been blessed with a boyish figure, make sure you invest in these wardrobe essentials to complement your figure.

Look around you while you are at a mall or a park. Most women can be categorized into one of four shapes. Some women have a pear shape where they are smaller from the waist up and larger from the waist down. Other women are apple-shaped where they are just a little heavier on top. Still other women have what is known as an hourglass figure. Their body weight is more evenly distributed and their waist is smaller than both their bust and hips. Think Marilyn Monroe. Other women are straight as an arrow. These women have what is called a boyish figure. If this is you, fortunately, the supermodels of this age all have boyish figures. However, if you aren't thrilled with the looks on the runaway and have agonized about what clothes would look better on you, try adding these five wardrobe essentials to your closet.

Every woman needs at least one stylish pair of jeans in her wardrobe. For those with a boyish figure, however, steer clear of any form-fitting jeans or straight-legged jeans. Also avoid jeans that sit high at the waist. Form-fitting jeans will do just that: they will accentuate your boyish form. Straight-legged jeans will make your body look like a board, giving you no shape whatsoever. Jeans that sit high at the waist will accentuate the fact that your waist does not curve out and will make your body look square. Invest in some jeans that sit low on the waist. Since this is the current style, they will not be hard to find. Find jeans that have back pockets. Better yet, look for jeans whose back pockets are embellished in order to give form to your butt region. Pair the jeans with a low-slung belt that will give emphasis to your hips.

As for skirts, you will also want to avoid slim-fitting skirts. Purchase a skirt that has a bias or flare cut with a drop waist. This will give your body a waistline and make your hips look full giving you an hourglass figure. Also you will not want to get a skirt that is longer than below the knees. Get a skirt that is either right above, at or below the knee. Pair the skirt with heels, not flats.

You may be wondering what to wear with your new skirt or jeans. Purchase a V-shaped top. This doesn't mean the shirt should plummet down to your boobs, unless, of course, you are comfortable with that style. A simple V-shaped top will give emphasis to the cleavage area.

Fitted jackets are a must-have for boyish figures. They will create a curve to your body, giving the impression of a small waist and bigger hips. They also work great for all occasions. They can be paired with a simple t-shirt and jeans for a casual event or be used over a nice camisole and your bias-cut skirt and heels for a less casual event.

While this is not necessarily a "wardrobe essential," per se, it IS essential that you avoid overwhelmingly dark colors. Black is slimming, but it does no good for a boyish figure. Choose tops that have lots of color or that have bold prints. These types of prints will give curve to your body.

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