You don’t need a perfect hour glass figure to look great. But if your hips and thighs are clearly the widest part of your body, the most effective way to balance the bottom half is to minimize its size. By knowing your body shape and dressing accordingly, you can wear fabulous styles that flatter your figure and personality.
Some bottom-heavy women tend to cover their thighs with loose or downright baggy clothing. When choosing for pants and jeans, keep them loose enough for comfort but not baggy. The key is to choose leg openings and back pockets to fit your figure. Boot cut leg openings like medium flares and palazzo pants are good as the slight flare balances out wider hips and fuller thighs. If the pants are made of a structured stiffer fabric, then small to medium flares are good choices. Choose pants with a flat panel front with no pleats and avoid ones with excessive embellishment on the back pockets. The pants hemline should almost touch the ground to give the illusion of length and help offset the size of your bottom. Better opt for darker shades of pants for the most slimming look.
Jumpsuits can be great alternatives to dress pants and denim jeans. But, pick the style that flatters you by bringing the focus from your hip portion to your waist, upper body, shoulders, and arms. Opt for well-fitted jumpsuits but, stay away from tight fittings. Try to look for ones that are fitted on the waist and flares gently below to draw the attention away from your hips.
When choosing dresses, the best styles for you are A-line, empire waist, wrap dress, trapeze, and bustier style that nip in at your waist. You may opt for sleeveless and strapless dresses, which will divert attention from your bottom half to your more toned upper body part. Your ideal dress should flare out at your hips and thighs a bit. A-line and trapeze dresses naturally hide or minimize your derrière while an empire waist and bustier style dresses great for bringing an emphasis on your neck and bust line. Also, if your natural waistline is thick, better go for an empire-waist or raised waist dress.
When choosing for your tops, you may keep it in the lighter shades, or bring the interest with an interesting neckline if you’re planning for a monochromatic look. A good V-neckline, sweetheart neckline, a halter, a knotted front, and other pretty and detailed necklines are great to draw attention up and offset your bottom. When selecting jackets, choose fitted ones that end well above your widest point as beyond waist-length jackets will only camouflage your body flaws. Jacket with structured shoulders and puffy sleeves will give you a proportionate figure. Cardigans and coats are also great for adding detail to the top half while adding a layer over the bottom half. Just choose cardigans in A-line, trapeze, and princess styles for the most flattering look as they will look like you are adding a style element on your outfit not just covering your rear.
When choosing for skirts, always try to choose dark colors while keeping light colors on your top piece. Miniskirts will only accentuate your heavy thighs making you look heavier than you already are, so opt for A-line skirts that fall around the knee area. Go for a fit and flare silhouette, but keep the gathers and pleats to a minimum. This way, you’ll be dressed perfectly without worrying on your body flaws.