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a cinched waist, will allow the dress to drape over your problem areas without looking frumpy. A patterned print will also hide any bumps you want to avoid showing.

attention to your shapely top half, try a ruched bust area. Colour blocking works in your favour as it draws the eye to segments of your figure, rather than one specific area.

What to look for: A halterneck along with

What to look for: To draw more

What to look for: A V-neck dress is ideal for your shape, and paired with the pleated high waist, it emphasises your feminine figure perfectly. Opt for a long, statement necklace, but try to avoid over-accessorising.

Sunglasses, Dhs75, Stradivarius

Bracelet, Dhs149, Nine West

Dress, Dhs520, Guess by Marciano

curvy

Necklace, Dhs149, Nine West

Bracelet, Dhs59, Parfois

Dress, Dhs1,235, Bebe

Dress, Dhs225, Tophshop

Clutch, Dhs125, Shoe Mart

Satchel Bag, Dhs199, Vincci Handbag, Dhs169, Parfois Sandals, Dhs225, Shoe Mart

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Sandals, Dhs145, Havianas

Heels, Dhs599, Kurt Geiger


shape

Style

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Regardless of your height, shape or style, you can still dress to your maximum potential

You don’t have to be tall to pull off a maxi dress, heels and various cuts can help to elongate your body. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different necklines and waistlines.

petite

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accessories are ideal for your small frame. Soft pastel colours work well and, paired with a neutral-coloured dress, can still dress up an outfit.

curves that aren’t there, along with pleats, embellishment or optical-illusion prints. With your height and slim build, you can pull off dresses that cling to your body, lucky thing!

dresses that leave you looking larger than you actually are. Instead, look for styles that accentuate your curves. This neckline and empire waistline will be slimming.

What to look for: Delicate, subtle

What to look for: Use belts to create

What to look for: Avoid high-necked

Earrings, Dhs59, Parfois Earrings, Dhs25, Parfois Sunglasses, Dhs99, Lipsy

Bangle, Dhs189, DeSigual

Dress, Dhs995, Bebe

Dress, Dhs1,180, Miss Selfridge

Dress, Dhs95, New Look

Words & styling: Surena Chande / IMAGES: supplied

Bangle, Dhs730, Swarovski

Clutch, Dhs160, Aldo Accessories Handbag, Dhs125, New Look

Clutch, Dhs125, Shoe Mart

Sandals, Dhs119, Vincci

Sandals, Dhs115, Shoe Mart

Sandals, Dhs1,340, Vallydez

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