Personalise your outfit and stamp your style on it. Besides being trendy, you also end up wearing clothes that suits you.
To convey the impression of being slender, lengthen vertical lines. Look for styles with pressed pleats, vertical tucks, front-buttoned openings, V-necklines and princess seams.
If you are way too tall, you can create an illusion by shortening vertical lines. Look for styles with yokes, wide waistbands, extended shoulders, boat necklines, dropped waists, or empire waists.
Balance the plus or minus of your figure. If bottom is broader, choose styles with detail that broaden your top and vice versa.
Minimise large areas by choosing styles with virtually no details. Avoid pockets or ruffles.
Accentuate your attractive points. If you have slim hips, drape a sarong or a hip yoke.
If you have the perfectly shaped contours, try subtle styles with traditional close fit for a classy look.
And if you have something to conceal, choose styles with relaxed fit that emphasises the flow of fabric rather than the figure underneath.
Choose styles with seams or other details in areas needing adjustments. The more seams, darts, pleats, or gathers in a figure area, the more opportunities to correct the fit without extensive changes to the pattern pieces.