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How to Broaden Your Shoulders

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

If you’re an A shape with narrow shoulders or even an 8 shape or X shape or just have more sloping shoulders rather than square shoulders, how can you make them appear broader to create more balance?

How to broaden shoulders How to broaden shoulders by imogenl featuring long sleeve knit tops

Necklines – horizontal necklines like boat necks, square necks or wider v-necks can help to broaden.

Shoulder detail – bling or other shoulder detail can work well.

Construction – look for horizontal yokes or even breast pockets (if you have a small bust).

Sleeves – either puffed sleeve or ruched sleeves will add broadening detail. Set-in sleeves are also much more flattering.

What to avoid - narrow shoulders
What to avoid – narrow shoulders by imogenl featuring long sleeve tops


Raglan sleeves
Dolman sleeves
Dropped shoulders

Of course, if you are a V shape or have very square shoulders you will find this Avoid list is your “what to wear”!

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