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    19 Dressing Tips Every Broad-Shouldered Girl Needs To Know

    If you were gifted with broad shoulders but want to play them down a bit every now and then, these tips and tricks will help you out.

    1. Emphasize your waist while balancing out your figure.

    2. Avoid tops with detailing at the shoulders, or balance them out with volume on your lower half.


    If you have a beautiful top with detail on the shoulder, pair it like this blogger with a flowy skirt that balances out your shoulders and lower body.

    3. Embrace the skater skirt, she's your friend.

    4. Say yes to scoop and v-necks.


    Wearing lower cut tops keeps the attention away from your shoulders, leading the eye down instead of from left to right.

    5. Avoid structured shoulders and pads.

    6. Sport a long necklace.

    7. Pair a dark top with light bottoms, creating the illusion of a narrower upper-half.


    This doesn't have to mean sticking to black on top and white on bottom, as long as the top is darker than the bottoms, your figure will appear more balanced.

    8. When choosing tank tops and halter necks, the thicker the strap, the better.

    9. Know the types of tops that will accentuate the broadness of your shoulders.

    10. Make sure the seam lines on your shirts and jackets actually fall on the edge of your shoulder.


    The seam lines on your shirts and jackets are made to fall on the edge of your shoulder, so if they're anywhere closer in toward your neck, it will make your shoulders appear further extended.

    11. Go for a diagonal cut sleeve, rather than horizontal.

    12. Choose jackets and cardigans that elongate your figure.

    13. Sign yourself up for a drawer full of dolman sleeves.


    A dolman top's sleeve has a dropped seam and usually a wide top and narrow wrist opening. Due to the natural slouchiness of this garment and the dropped seam line, shoulders appear slouched downward, not outward.

    14. Puffy sleeves, though adorable, will definitely draw eyes to your shoulders.

    15. Invest in a kimono top.


    The extra material in a kimono sleeve flares out past your shoulders to minimize them.

    16. Choose dresses and tops with an empire line.

    17. When sporting a collar or lapel, go for something thin and narrow.

    18. Trick an observer's eye downward with detailed bottoms.


    Embellished skirts or patterned pants paired with a plain top will bring the attention down low instead of up top. Ruffles, pleats, beading, lace, and patterns all fit the bill on this one.

    19. If you're going to wear skinny jeans, pair them with a plain top.

    But honestly, do what works for you, girl.


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