Do you have fairly balanced shoulders and hips? Do you like to show off your waistline and generally fit into the same size on your top and bottom? Jacqui Stafford, celebrity style expert and author of <i>The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget</i>, calls your shape the "sunglasses."
You've got a fairly balanced top half, a defined waistline and womanly hips. Sounds good, right? But the challenge is to showcase your slender waistline without making your torso look short. (A few false moves, and you can easily end up making yourself look heavier.) It's wonderful to have a waistline like yours, but the key is to make sure you've got the perfect symmetry above and below.
The trick: Highlight your curves, but make sure everything looks classy and sophisticated. Look for body-skimming dresses and tops rather than loose-fitting, oversize pieces that might overwhelm your shape and hide your fabulous figure.
A straight, figure-hugging dress lets your shape shine.
A belted sundress will help showcase your curves and highlight your waistline. If you go for anything above the knee, wear with flats instead of heels to keep the look sophisticated yet youthful.