Fashion photos: How to play up your shape

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(PIX11) -- Fit makes fashion, so playing up your shape is key to pulling off a killer look.

Scroll through the photos below for ways to make your clothes work best on your body type.

> Body Type:  Busty

Model: Emma

emmaIf you are busty, look for tops or jackets that are structured, with shapes that show off the waist. This top hits right above her waist so you can really see it. Try pants in bold prints or colors to balance out your top half.

H&M faux leather front top: $34.95 at H&M

Calvin Klein printed pant: $69.50 at Macy’s

French connection bag, Noir bracelet 18k bracelet:  $120 at

Badgley Mischka sandal

> Body Type:  Plus

Model: Bernadett


If you are plus sized, go for well-fitted pieces that show off your figure. Don’t try to hide it! This color blocked top with a scoop neck really shows off her top half, with a skirt that nips at her waist and hits above knee. She has great legs so show them! Avoid clingy fabrics and pieces that are too boxy.

Eloquii color block top: $58 at

Eloquii faux leather skirt: $88 at


> Body Type: Pear

Model: Johanna


This is a great look for more of a bottom heavy, or pear shape figure.  Go for colors that are really bright and bring the eyes upward. This skirt/shorts combo skims her silhouette just right, without being too fitted or tight.

Rhyme Los Angeles cobalt blue top: $79 at

Calvin Klein skirt/short, with zip detail: $69.50 at Macy’s

L.A.M.B. sandals


> Body Type:  Curvy

Model: Alexis

alexisThis is  great fitted dress to show off a curvy figure. A skimming dress or a pencil skirt work great here as you want to show off your hourglass figure. The top has good support and a neckline and it’s not too low cut. You want to avoid super flimsy fabrics that won’t offer any support.

Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection sloan sheath dress: $140, available beginning Aug. 7 at Banana Republic stores and

Badgley Mischka shoe

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