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je-ne-regrette-rien
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Hi

I love wearing dresses, but I think I have quite broad shoulders in comparison to my waist, hips etc, so should i avoid halter necks or strapless dresses? what types should i go for?
I'm 5ft2, shoulders 32 inches, waist 24, hips 27.

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You should go for dresses which are fitted at the waist and then flare out at the hips to balance it out. I think you could wear strapless, I don't know about halter necks. Avoid dresses with really thin spaghetti straps though.
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OK . Why should I avoid spaghetti straps tho? What does it do?
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I have rather broad shoulders and love halter neck dresses...I am 5ft 10 if that makes any difference :/
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Your hair is important in this one! Is it long? Long hair (coming down by the boobies) helps to make shoulders look smaller.
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(Original post by je-ne-regrette-rien)
OK . Why should I avoid spaghetti straps tho? What does it do?
Avoid spaghetti straps (including the halter variety) as the very thin line only serves to emphasise the width of your shoulders. A broad halter style would work, or tapered halter (where the strap starts broad at the top of the bodice and narrows as it goes behind your neck.

Dresses with wider shoulder straps work, also dresses with a V type neck as this draws the eye in.

Avoid 'off the shoulder' at all costs...especially with a sweetheart neckline - they'll make you look huge.
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I know nothing about dresses but how can you have 32 inch shoulders? Did you double the measurement or something? 16" would make more sense measured from shoulder to shoulder across the back.
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Yeah, I doubled it lol, like you measure your waist, chest etc! Yeah, I have long hair, half-way down my back.

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