Personal Profile For Sam S.

Style keywords

  • Funky
  • Cool
  • Effortless


Rectangle shape. Your hips and bust are balanced while your waist is not very defined.

Style approach


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Add dimension to your frame by creating an hourglass silhouette  using patterns and colors. 




  • Slim fitting tops 
  • Corset type designs
  • Belted tops
  • Cowl necks and draped tops
  • 3/4 length sleeves
  • Flare sleeves 
  • Off the shoulder 
  • Asymmetrical tops 
  • Boatneck, V, U and sweetheart necklines to create a visual V to your waist
  • Embellished tops with shoulder detailing to create curves.
  • Lower cut armholes including diagonal and flutter sleeves
  • Maximize the bustline with: bright and light tops, details at the bust, high necklines, horizontal stripes and prints, shiny fabrics.
  • Minimize the bustline with: V, square or cowl necks, vertical or diagonal stripes or details, wrap styles or tailored tops with darts.

To minimize your stomach:

  • Seams should hit at the outside edge of your shoulder
  • Draping across the belly
  • Wear a cami or long tank top
  • Ruching on the sides
  • Prints 
  • Empire waist or tunics 
  • Avoid tight garments over your belly

Avoid: Square cut tunics which create a boxy effect. Overly baggy tops that make you look bigger. 


  • Pleated and tapered trousers
  • Skinny jeans
  • Bootleg cuts
  • Relaxed wide leg pants
  • Belted options
  • Ankle length pants
  • Pants with detailing on the hips or pockets to create curves
  • Flowy shorts
  • Cuffed or cropped pants create curves but minimize height

To minimize your stomach:

  • High waisted pants
  • Jeans with a higher rise, wide band and higher in the back. 
  • Leggings with spandex to provide shape

Avoid: You can wear most any pant. The styles above are your most flattering, but no need to vehemently avoid any styles.


  • A Line skirts
  • Belted skirts or those with a clearly defined waist
  • Hemlines just above to just below the knee are flattering.
  • Bubble hems
  • Tiered designs
  • Trumpet and flared styles
  • Maxi (below the ankle) skirts

To minimize your stomach:

  • Draping across the belly
  • Darker colors, less contrast
  • Shapers, bike shorts or tights
  • Peplum styles
  • Wear your skirts higher
  • Wear a belt
  • Wear a full length cami
  • A-line skirts

Avoid: Short boxy minis, square cut skirts which are shapeless. 


  • Wrap dresses
  • Halter dresses
  • Lower necklines
  • Fitted shapes with curved elements 
  • Dresses that create shape and the illusion of a more defined waistline
  • Body con dresses with patterns or elements that create curves
  • Peplum dresses
  • Tapered tulip designs 
  • Large-scale prints, but keep them proportionate to your size.
  • Horizontal lines, seems or patterns help create curves but minimize height.

Avoid: Boxy shift dresses or baggy options that make you look shapeless.

To minimize your stomach:

  • Seams should hit at the outside edge of your shoulder
  • Draping or ruching across the belly
  • At the knee or below will elongate your frame
  • Shapers, bike shorts or tights
  • Peplum
  • Prints
  • A-line/ fit and flare styles



  • Wrap styles and tailored jackets
  • Belted jackets 
  • Jackets with shoulder detailing or deep necklines to create curves

Maximize the bustline with: details at the bust (ruching, bows), high necklines, a flattering bra.

Minimize the bustline with: solid tops or jackets in neutral or deep colors, jackets that button under the bust line, jackets and cardigans with deep shawl collars

To minimize your stomach:

  • Seams should hit at the outside edge of your shoulder
  • Draping across the belly or draping at the neck and loose fitting at the waist
  • Peplum style

Avoid: Baggy, untailored jackets



  • Narrow, sleek or pointed shoes
  • Ankle straps and booties are great for you
  • Calf high boots that are angled at the top are elongating. 
  • Nude shoes are elongating as are wearing shoes that are the same color as your pants.

Avoid: Square, overly round or heavy toes that an create a boxy effect. 


  • Cinch belts at your waist to show off your midsection. (Go for your smallest point.)
  • Anything that highlights your midsection: contrasting skinny belts, bold wide belts, scarf at the waist. 
  • Eye catching or heavy shoes.

To Maximize the bust line:

  • Wear a delicate necklace

Recommended Retailers







Nordstrom & Nordstrom Rack


Frame Denim

Paige Denim

J.Crew Factory


Native Shoes

Crocs (not the style you are thinking of)

Infinity Shoes (Home of Miz Mooz)

Jeffrey Campbell (or opt for Topshop shoes for a more affordable option) 




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