The Most Flattering Holiday Party Looks For Your Body Shape

With winter break approaching, you’re going to want to be looking your best for all the upcoming holiday events. The most effective way to rock every outfit you wear is to make sure you’re dressing correctly for your figure. Check out our guide to the most flattering holiday party looks for your body shape.

Straight and narrow

If you have a straight figure, you have very similar waist, hip and shoulder widths and you’re slim all over. You want to look for pieces that will add volume to your body and show off your slender arms and legs.

“In general, someone with a very narrow or straight up and down body should look for things that help give her curves,” says Noelle Cellini, personal stylist and owner of My Best Foot Forward, located in Chicago.

Outfit 1:

Plum Lace Corset Bustier Dress, Fashion Union, $40

Tie-Waist Trench Coat, YesStyle, $28

Wear a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline to accentuate your chest. A flared skirt will show off your small waist. Try pairing the dress with a long jacket to emphasize your slim figure.

Outfit 2:

Cream V Neck Peplum Top, River Island, $29

Oxblood Coated Skinny Jeans, Dorothy Perkins, $49

“[Narrow girls] could pair a peplum top with some liquid or coated jeans for a trendy winter look,” says Cellini.

This top will give your narrow body more dimensions and the skinny, low-rise jeans will showcase your great legs.   


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Megan McCluskey is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. with Distinction in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a second major in French. She has experience as a Campus Correspondent and Contributing Writer for Her Campus, a Public Relations Consultant for The V Foundation, an Editorial Assistant for TV Guide Magazine and Carolina Woman magazine, a Researcher for MTV, and a Reporter and Webmaster for the Daily Tar Heel. She is an obsessive New England Patriots and Carolina basketball fan, and loves spending time with her friends and family (including her dogs), going to the beach, traveling, reading, online shopping and eating bad Mexican food.