NARROW SHOULDERS are a problem for many many women - but fortunately it's one of the easiest problems to correct.
Narrow or sloping shoulders spoil the way your clothes look and hang, it's ageing and it distorts the figure in general.
Follow these style tips to disguise or correct this area and not only will you feel more comfortable but your overall silhouette will be much improved.
Everyone's favorite cook Mary Berry often wears a boat neckline that admirably suits her and flatters her narrow shoulders.
A firm shoulder line...
provides the best support on which to hang your clothes. Models tend to be tall and rectangular with broad shoulders because garments look better hanging from the top of the body - rather like on a clothes hanger!
Narrow shoulders usually go hand in hand with curvy hips and in particular a pear shaped body. If the hips are naturally wider then the top half of the body will be slight and the shoulders can be sloping.
When your shoulders are narrow or sloping your clothes will droop and cling to the curves of your figure which tends to shorten and widen your silhouette.
I have narrow and sloping shoulders and my answer is a little bit of magic called Shoulder Pads! Now I know it's fashionable to avoid shoulder pads altogether these days and that's OK but if you're like me, they can be your salvation!
Slightly padded shoulders give a more balanced slimmer figure and a more youthful appearance. They don't have to be large, we're not talking 'Dallas' but once you realise what a difference they make to your overall silhouette you won't want to be without them.
There are several different types, go for what suits you or get a variety for different outfits.
pair of shaped foam pads hug the shoulders and give a very natural
outline under knitwear. Alternatively, you can choose a foam pad that
fits in with a little bit of velcro to hold it in place.
Choose a rounded shape to sit over the edge of the shoulder or a squared off edge to sit comfortably into a set in sleeve top. It's trial and error to find which is best for you and they're very inexpensive so keep a set of both black and white.
If you are wearing a t-shirt and a shirt jacket over the top, you won't want to wear shoulder pads in both and the Velcro means you can whip them in and out at will!!
Do you have any queries or comments about what you've read on this page or perhaps you'd like to share an experience of your own?