Every woman I know, no matter how beautiful, wishes she could change some part of her body. The trick to loving your body is learning how to work with what you've got. Knowing how to dress your body type will not only help you look great, it will also make you feel better about yourself – and who doesn't want that?
You've got: A small bust
How to work it: Forget about faking it. Embrace slinky camisoles and thin-strapped tanks and dresses without the nuisance of visible bra straps and lines. Ditch your padded bras or rubber inserts and add visual volume in other ways. Look for tops that have interesting fabric details in the chest area such as ruffles, lace trim or bright prints that will distract the eye.
You've got: A large chest
How to work it: Keep an eye on your neckline. V-necks are always a good choice; scoop and boat necks will also help draw attention to your décolleté and balance your proportions. You may be surprised to find that wrap tops and dresses also complement a large bust. Fit is key for successfully dressing this area. A top should fit comfortably and be snug, but with no fabric straining across the chest especially if you're wearing a shirt or cardigan with buttons!
You've got: A bit of a booty
How to work it: Display it discreetly in a pencil skirt. This slim style accentuates the shape of a great behind – just stick to one that's fitted but not too tight. If a skirt isn't your first choice, try a pair of wide-leg gaucho pants. A pair in a lightweight wool or cotton blend will show off your derriére without being too clingy.
You've got: A little extra around your middle
How to work it: Fake a waist and no one will be the wiser. The idea is to use clothing to visually create two distinct halves of your body, preferably with more length on the bottom half. Tops with graphic prints, asymmetrical details or an empire waist will help camouflage a tummy. Belted single-breasted jackets that end just below the hip are another good choice.
You've got: Womanly hips and thighs
How to work them: Show them off with an A-line or full skirt, or wide-leg pants. Anything with a bit of volume and swing that grazes the outside of your shape will flatter you (and be super-comfy). One word of caution with the full skirt: you want some volume, but not too much. Stick to soft or inverted pleats so you don't look as if you're drowning in fabric.