Apples or Pears: Are you dressing appropriately for your body type?

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Apples or Pears: Are you dressing appropriately for your body type?
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Marie is tall and thin. Stacy and Clinton want her to have a curvier, more balanced look. What type of fit should her clothes have?
close to the body
Marie's clothes should have a tailored, close fit. Clothes that are too big or too small will only accentuate her height.
baggy
tight

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How long should Marie's jackets be?
They should hit at the waist.
If you're on the tall side,you should wear jackets that hit at the waist. Note that coats can be a bit longer.
They should land above the waist.
They should drop below the waist.

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If you are tall like Marie, how long should your skirts be?
above the Knee
at the knee or slightly below the knee
Taller women should wear skirts that hit at or slightly below the knee for a balanced look.
well below the knee

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Mitsi is a bit short. Her clothes can look a bit baggy and sloppy at times. She wants a more sophisticated and more slender look. To help Mitsi look hip and slim, her skirts should:
flare out at the bottom
Skirts that flare out at the bottom can actually draw attention away from the hips to create a slimmer look.
have a straight cut
sit low on her hips

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True or False: Mitsi's thick-soled shoes elevate her and give her a taller look.
TRUE
FALSE
The chunky platforms do not make her look taller and in fact truncate her look.

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Mai is on the short side and likes to show off her curves. Clinton and Stacy want to tone down her style and make her look more professional. What sort of jacket would be most flattering for Mai?
a jacket with a straight cut
a broad-shouldered jacket
a jacket that comes in at the sides
A jacket that comes in at the sides can create a flattering hourglass look that shows off curves

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Amy tends to wear long shapeless dresses that she thinks de-emphasize her body. Stacy and Clinton want to create a hip-slimming look for her. Which trouser cut will look most slimming?
tight-fitting trousers
wide-legged trousers
Wide-legged trousers create a great line that goes down the body and slims the hips.
trousers that flare at the bottom

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Nancy dresses for comfort, not style. She is a bit larger on top than bottom, and Stacy and Clinton want to make those areas look more proportional. What sort of jacket should they fit her with?
a long, buttoned-down jacket that goes past the buttocks
a short, one-button jacket
a jacket that hits right above the hip
A jacket that hits just above the hip will make Nancy's torso appear shorter and her legs longer.

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Laura is 33, but she still dresses like a kid. She is on the thin side, so the oversized clothes do not complement her. What sort of sweater would accomodate her chest?
a long V-neck sweater
A long V-neck sweater can help make the chest look larger.
a tight button-up sweater
a long sweater that flows well past the waist

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Alana has a straight frame. Clinton and Stacy want her to have a curvier look that is also professional. They suggest a blazer with a specific cut to help create this fuller look. What is the jacket like?
It has a straight tailored look.
It is structured and comes in above the waist with a small flare at the hips.
Being structured and coming in above the waist with that small flare at the hips, helps give Alana a curvier look.
It is wider in the shoulders and narrows at the waist.

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Jaimee has well-balanced curves and tend to wear tight clothes that draw the wrong type of attention to her curves. Stacy and Clinton want to create a classy and classic look for her. What type of skirt would they recommend?
high-waisted skirt
short skirt
A-Line skirt
A-line skirts flatter the hips by being narrow at the top and wider towards the bottom, giving the skirt just enough sex appeal as well as class.

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If you have an hourglass shape like Jaimee, how should you accentuate your small waist?
wear a wrap or belted dress
Belted and wrap dresses draw attention to your slender waist.
wear a double-breasted jacket
wear separates of different prints

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Lisa has a funnel shape. This means that most of her weight is above the waist. What part of her body should Lisa try to show off?
shoulders
legs
Dress to draw attention to your legs and make yourself look a little longer.
breasts

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If you have large breasts like Lisa, you should avoid:
wide belts
Avoid wide belts if you have larger breasts. These could draw attention to your bust area.
V-neck tops
long jackets

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If the widest part of your body is below your waist, how should you draw more attention up top?
wear lighter colors on top and dark colors below the waist
Highlight your upper half by wearing shirts that have light or bold colors and prints.
wear wide-leg pants
wear pleated skirts

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What type of jeans should you avoid if you have broad shoulders?
skinny jeans
Skinny jeans will accentuate the width of the upper body. To create a more balanced look, try boot cut or trouser jeans.
boot cut jeans
trouser jeans

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Jane is dressing for an interview and would like to hide her belly area. Stacy and Clinton suggest a dress and blazer. For the dress, what type of neckline do the duo recommend?
scoop neck
mock turtleneck
deep V-neck
The deep V-neck raises the eye line to the face, gives a longer neckline and makes you appear longer and leaner.

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Christina is planning a trip to the Caribbean and is swimsuit shopping. She has short legs, and would like to create an illusion of longer legs. What type of suit should Christina shop for?
one piece
bikini with a high cut bottom
For short legs, choose a suit that has a higher cut on the hips. This style of suit elongates the legs.
a two piece with boy shorts

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What type of jeans should you wear if you have thicker thighs?
skinny jeans
boot cut jeans
trouser jeans
The trouser jean is great for concealing the thighs by fitting from the widest part of the hip and continuing straight down.

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Amanda has a very small frame and often wears ill-fitting clothes. To create a fuller look, what did Stacy and Clinton suggest?
a structured jacket hitting above the waist
A structured jacket that comes in above the waist creates a fuller and more balanced look.
a ribbed V-neck sweater
a structured jacket hitting below the waist

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