For those ladies, here are a few simple yet effective tricks to draw attention away from the hips.
1. Skater Dress
Wear a dress that falls freely and gathers below the waist. The flowy feel of the fabric will not let anyone focus on your hips. Also, pick something with detailing at other parts such as the bodice so that it makes the overall look interesting and focusing on other parts of your frame.
2. Wide Legged Pants
Opt for something that has a higher waistline, a flat front and no details around the waist. This will make your legs look longer and your hips narrower!
3. A-Line Tunic Or Top
Wearing a straight and simple tunic or top that naturally flares out towards the hem is the best bet if you are someone who prefers not to draw attention to the hips. Something that ends right below the hip is ideal in this category of clothes! Pick any fabric or any print, the A-line style will always look wonderful.
4. Gathered Or Wrapped Jumpsuits
Jumpsuits can look gorgeous for any frame. Opt for a printed one if you go for a fitted jumpsuit, else pick something with gathers that sit at the mid-waist. They’ll look amazing.
5. Empire Line Kurtas!
The empire line silhouette is the right choice when it comes to flattering the hips. It falls so beautifully down the upper waist that it actually accentuates your curves. A forever friendly pick!
6. Heavy Embellished Tops
Drawing attention to your upper body is a great way to take away attention from the lower parts of your body. A stylish new cut or a lot of interesting embroidery and embellishments on the top work perfectly for this. Add shoulder pads to your party tops to give your shoulder a more defined look and thus balance out the proportions of your body.
Stay away from nude or light colored pants as they can make your legs and hips look wider than they actually are. Instead, free and flowy palazzos are a great choice - not only do they look very stylish but also feel comfortable!
8. Round Skirts
Yes, a skirt which sits at your upper waistline but has lots of pleats or gathers will always fall very well on your body. The umbrella look defines the lower part of your body in an elegant manner, and the extra volume of the fabric masks any heaviness of the hips or thighs. Pair these skirts with fitted tops and heels, and you’ve got your chic mode on.
9. Mid Hip Long Tops!
When you are choosing to wear a top over jeans or trousers, make sure the length of the top is not too short. Ideally it should end at the middle part of the hip to minimize attention on this aspect.
10. Longer Jackets And Coveralls!
Longer jackets and blazers rather than cropped ones should be your pick! They end where the butt ends, and thus are sure-shot items for some camouflage. You can go for any colors, be as experimental as you feel like. They look trendy and amazing!
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Published on Jan 27, 2016