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How to Dress a Body Type With a Flat Butt

author image Mimi Bullock
Mimi Bullock's writing reflects her love of traveling the back roads of small towns and sampling the local cuisine. As a regular feature writer for "Southern Hospitality Traveler" and journalist for "Beachin' Magazine," she gets to experience the rich heritage of the southern culture. She is also a licensed cosmetologist who has her own skin care line.
How to Dress a Body Type With a Flat Butt
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Everyone wants to have a shapely figure that fills out an outfit in all the right places; but for some body types, padding on the bottom does not come naturally. By making a few wardrobe changes, you can create the illusion of a curvier, fuller bottom. Whether you have an apple or a triangular body type, you can dress to hide a flat butt.

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Dressing an Apple Shape

Step 1

Wear a pretty A-line dress with wedge shoes. An A-line dress flairs slightly at the waist and creates fullness around the lower torso. When you wear medium and high heels, it raises the bottom, making it appear lifted and fuller. Similarly, an empire or maxi dress to camouflage a flat bottom.

Step 2

Pair a tunic-length shirt with an asymmetrical skirt. Select a tunic that has a ruffled edge around the hem. This will add some fullness to the bottom.

Step 3

Select wide-leg jeans and pants. Buy denim with decorative back pockets and double stitching. Pay attention to where the pockets rest on your rear. The pockets should lay right over the center of your jeans.

Step 4

Choose V-neck and embellished tops. These take the eye away from your lower half and put the focus on your shoulders, neck and chest.

Dressing a Triangular Shape

Step 1

Wear skirts and dresses with full, ruffled skirts. Or, opt for a pencil skirt to give you a slim look while padding the rear.

Step 2

Wear skinny jeans with Lycra or spandex to add lift and to give the illusion of your hips and top half being in balance.

Step 3

Layer long shirts to cover your lower half. For example, wear a long, fitted tank top under a sheer, ethereal top or a fitted jacket.

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