How to Create a Waist with What you Wear

Dying for an hourglass figure? Gok Wan shows you how to create a waist whatever your shape.


Already having a defined waist, make the most of what you’ve got with a smart belt around your smallest section.


For pear-shaped problems, an empire line places the waist at the narrowest point, at the ribcage, streamlining and lengthening the torso.


Go for the trapeze or smock-shaped dress which hangs from the shoulders and leaves your waist up to the imagination.


For boyish birds create the illusion of curves by choosing soft, drapey fabrics, then draw them in at the waist with a belt.

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