There are some image consultants and fashion stylists who will teach you that if you have a straight body, you can only wear clothes with straight lines; that if you have a curved body, you can only wear clothes with curved lines.
Not so! If individuals with a rounded body type buy into that advice and wear clothes designed predominantly with rounded lines, they will make the person appear even rounder than they actually are – not likely what they are trying to achieve. Incorporating more straight lines and more structured clothing will counter the round lines already present in their body and firm up the appearance of the figure with firmer fabrics.
The same can be said for people with thinner tubular body types – wearing clothes with some rounded lines will help take off the edge, so to speak, and soften their look.
Check out Conselle’s Fit & Fashion Clinic for more ideas on how the right clothes can enhance your figure.