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Flatter Your Figure (Even if You’re Not at Your Ideal Weight)

Every girl, regardless of size or shape, should try a wrap dress. Credit: Saks

It’s a common dilemma—you’re a little heavier than you’d like to be, and you fully intend to lose five or 10 pounds, like, five minutes ago, but in the meantime, nothing fits quite right. And while you might look at that as motivation to shed the extra weight, the truth is that the thing it’s really shredding is your self confidence.

Think about it. It really doesn’t matter what size you are; pants that barely button or a top that squeezes your arms will never make you feel good about yourself. You’re the same awesome person inside whether you’re currently a size 4, 14 or 24, so don’t you want to dress in a way that makes you feel awesome, too?

As a girl who’s never in her life been particularly thin (I’ve been fit, I’ve been athletic, I’ve been muscular, but I’ve never had the kind of body that can carry off any of the latest trends), I’ve picked up quite a few tips for flattering the figure I’m working with at any given moment, and, you know, I’m a giver. So let’s talk fashion!

First things first, let’s figure out your body type. If you’re not sure where you fall, this article and this article will be really helpful. And remember, this is only meant to give you a starting point; if you have an outfit that makes you feel amazing, I’ll bet $100 that you look amazing, too!

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