7 Tricks for Girls with Broad Shoulders

When Mean Girls‘ Queen Bee Regina George complained about her broad shoulders, we definitely felt her pain.

GIF from Mean Girls via Giphy.com

But the thing is, you don’t have to shy away from sleeveless outfits or feel hiya every time you wear them. Here are easy tricks on how to draw attention away from those man shoulders:

Screencap from Mean Girls courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Screencap from Mean Girls courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1. Find the right neckline.

The eternally flattering scoop neckline and v-neckline work well for those with square shoulders. These types of necklines fashion a vertical look and naturally pull the eyes downward. Halter necklines, contrary to what Regina George said in the movie, is also a good choice.

Gareth Top, P1,299 from CLN via zalora.com.ph

Cotton-Blend Bodysuit Shirt, P1,950 from Mango via zalora.com.ph

2. Go for vertical details.

Go for those that have a vertical detail, like ruffles or pleating.

Short Sleeve Top, P1,199 from Susto Manila via zalora.com.ph

Carey Top, P899.75 from Anya via zalora.com.ph

3. Look for flattering sleeves.

Dolman sleeves (those with deep armholes) and raglan sleeves soften those wide shoulders. As you already have that broad shoulders the ’80s wanted to create, it would be best to stay away from shoulder pads.

Raglan Sleeve Top, P549 from Folded and Hung via zalora.com.ph

Bonille Top, P1,298 from Kamiseta via zalora.com.ph

4. Create curves.

When choosing dresses, go for A-lines and fit and flared hems, as they provide proportion to your body.

Gigie Dress, P649 from Huxley via zalora.com.ph

Fit & Flare Dress, P1,795 from Freeway via zalora.com.ph

5. Give wrap dresses a try.

Wrap dresses are very flattering (think: Kate Middleton). They usually have a v-neckline, and they also define your shape, thanks to the A-line hem. It brings attention to your middle, therefore distracting those sharp edges.

Palm Print Kimono Dress, P2,759 from Closet via zalora.com.ph

Jenaiah Wrap Dress, P1,299 from Chloe Edit via zalora.com.ph

6. Don’t shy away from big bottoms.

Create balance with a voluminous bottoms, such as wide-leg pants to A-line skirts. Another option is the mullet hem, which draws attention away from your shoulders, thanks to its unique cut.

All I Want Skirt, P1,580 from Apartment 8 via zalora.com.ph

Printed Palazzo Pants, P999 from Something Borrowed via zalora.com.ph

7. Accessorize

Scarves and long necklaces are the way to go, as these lead the eyes up and down.

27485 Scarf, P189 from Pink Tequila via zalora.com.ph

Stone Pendant Necklace, P999 from Mango via zalora.com.ph

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