Above: Dress by John Zimmermann.
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Gallery: dressing for your shape
Slim: A slim frame suits a style that gives the illusion of curves, such as one with draping, pleats or a peplum waist. Try a trumpet skirt that flares out at the bottom, or highlight your waist with an A-line skirt. If you’re tall and thin, the simpler the style, the better. To enhance your statuesque proportions, opt for a floor-sweeping hem.