They lift the booty and focus on the curves. They’re effortless and complement any body type. Denim cutoffs are my go-to and I have a drawer full of them: slashed, distressed, slouchy, detailed with exposed pockets, etc.
However, as easy as it might seem, there is an art to finding the right top to highlight one’s best features, be it your long and lean legs, petite frame, flat mid-riff, athletic form, or your full figure and alluring curves. We’re starting off with the best denim foundation to any summer outfit right here. This assortment hopefully provides some pointers in the right direction!
The grounded style of denim shorts makes for the best companion to even the most over-the-top resort-style separates. Case in point is this cross-detail floral blouse. It pairs wonderfully with high-waist denim shorts. I’d go for shredded and ripped details to add an extra effortless edge.
This blouse works especially well for those with rounder shoulder lines, as its breezy, slouchy silhouette and decorative straps draw attention away from your frame. Its polished look would contrast nicely with a super-frayed hemline, and look just on-point with bottoms that are cut with a slightly loose silhouette.
I’d recommend this dainty number with tiny shorts for those blessed with petite frames. The halter neck easily elongates one’s figure in flattering ways. Just make sure the bottom fits well enough to hug the curves and balance out the top’s voluminous shape.
Speaking from the experience of dressing my own long torso, this off-the-shoulder number adds dimension and the illusion of curves. Its low neckline visually enhances the figure, and the bared shoulders help deflect attention. Just make sure to wear it tucked into shorts that hit mid-thigh. (The goal is to make the thighs look longer than they are.)
Those blessed with a long and lean frame will appear even more toned and svelte in form-fitting blouses and effortless Bermuda shorts. Hence this simplistic ribbed number that guarantees to highlight a tall girl’s figure gracefully.
For the athletic type looking to flaunt her toned body, going for a racerback top is a no-brainer. This color-block number comes with a keyhole back for added drama, and will emphasize your body, especially the shoulders, from all angles.
As a borderline pear shape myself, I have a penchant for great peplum designs that draw attention to my narrow waistline and away from my slightly broader hips. Along with the wide lace panel that creates a higher waist, this top effortlessly conjures up the illusion of longer legs. It’ll work well with a ripped pair of shorts with exposed pockets to toughen up a weekend look.
The wrap-front blouse is a personal favorite of mine to help flatter curves as well as balance out fuller hips discreetly. The low neckline does a great job of elongating the figure, so it’s easily an essential for girls with short upper torsos.
Striped tops are a universal short-waisted solution, so experiment with slouchy cutoffs. The subtle narrow stripes and eye-catching lace-up detail are perfect for disguising where the waistline is.
The crisp button-down and shorts combo works wonderfully for casual outings. The colorful, painterly print on this open-placket style pairs effortlessly with fun bleached cutoffs – a classic way to elongate and show off your stems.