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What will suit my body shape?

(6 Posts)
Noideawhatusernametouse Thu 07-Jan-16 23:47:59

I'm a size 6/8, 5ft 7, 30, shoulder length brown wavy hair, currently living in black leggings, a dark top and cardigans. I've no idea where to start sad

Hatethis22 Thu 07-Jan-16 23:58:15

Pick a look. At your height and size you should look good in most things!

spaceyboo Fri 08-Jan-16 10:31:03

What's your actual shape tho? Are you straight up/down? Are you curvaceous? Do you have anything you're not comfortable with?

My sister is a bit smaller than you (4/6) and rail thin - she prefers getting her clothes from Primark's childrens section as their sizing works for her and they do some stylish things. She will also go to Miss Selfridges, Mango, Urban Outfitters, and USC.

Noideawhatusernametouse Fri 08-Jan-16 12:41:22

I'm pretty straight up and down but have long arms and legs-more Jack from Nightmare before Christmas than lean model-esque sad

spaceyboo Fri 08-Jan-16 12:59:18

Lol I bet half-sleeved & short slim fit blazers over skinny jeans/jeggings is a good look on you. Sometimes wearing heels will offset longer arms. Accessories can be used to distract from your arms too - things like chunky bracelets/watches/necklaces etc.

Hatethis22 Fri 08-Jan-16 16:35:42

As fashion still seems obsessed with making us have cold ankles at the moment, use the trouser gap to make your legs look shorter but go for narrower trousers rather than culottes (culottes will make your legs look very thin.) This shirt and trousers with bangles.

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