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Fashion: Playing with volume
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Adapt volume to suit your shape

Adapt volume to suit your shape
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First principles: when you’re playing with volume, it’s all about moderation.

If your look is OTT, you’ll end up looking as if you’re wearing a sack, so balance it out: if you’re wearing volume on your top half, go for fitted trousers or a skirt, and vice-versa. Voluminous trousers and a baggy top spell fashion disaster; baggy trousers with a short, fitted jacket look the business.  

Second golden rule: choose the right style for your shape. If you have thick legs, mini bubble skirts are never going to look great on you! Draw attention to your best assets: if you want to draw attention to your chest, go for a pretty flowing blouse with puffy sleeves.

Finally, remember that volume is a great form of camouflage! Use it to your advantage, to hide skinny or heavy legs, a pre-gym stomach or bingo wings. 

Browse our selection of key styles that are big at the minute and get inspired with our examples.   

Photo: XL trousers, Chanel


Sarah Horrocks
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