Teen Vogue's Shape Issue What Teens Should Wear If They Are Curvy, Short, Tall or Athletic

Oct 12, 2004, 01:00 ET from Teen Vogue

    NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent poll conducted at
 TeenVogue.com, readers told us that their favorite body part was their eyes,
 and least favorite was their behind.  Amy Astley, Editor in Chief of Teen
 Vogue, then says, "We all have bits we like and bits we don't but my feeling
 is that unless you are unhealthily overweight, there is no reason to struggle
 against your natural body type.  Forget impossible to sustain diet and
 exercise regimes and let fashion be your friend:  Find the clothes that
 flatter your figure and just say no to trends that don't look good, no matter
 how 'in' they are."
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     In 12 pages of fashion, Teen Vogue provides proof that every shape can
 look great -- whether you're curvy or slender, an hourglass or athletic. ("Go
 Figure," page 94)
     ATHLETIC:  Allyson Felix, who sprinted to a silver medal in the 200 meter
 dash at the Athens Olympics, softens her frame with feminine clothing.  "I
 love feminine clothes because they're the opposite of what I wear on the
 track."  Other tricks for the athletic girl:  cuffed jeans show off the
 shapeliness of well-defined legs; also fitted jeans and heels.
     SHORT:  High hemlines and tiny jackets are a petite girl's best friend.
 Go for the mini-skirt.  Also, ankle slimming jeans with beaded ballet slippers
 or flat shoes.  Subtle accessories let the petite girl show off her
     TALL:  Slouchy blue jeans are made for long limbs.  Another tall-girl
 trick -- wear a minidress as a tunic over jeans; tiered ruffles fill out a
 lanky torso.  Swingy skirts give lanky girls extra curves.  Knee-length
 knickers and flats are also flattering.
     CURVY:  Go for bright colors and fun prints on top and slimming, dark
 pieces on the bottom.  A slim-cut, mid-length coat streamlines curves, while a
 wrap top and necklaces draw the eye upward.  A trumpet skirt makes the most of
 a va-va voom figure.  Leave the baggy clothes behind and flaunt what you've
     HOURGLASS:  Accentuate an hourglass figure with a waist-cinching belt.
 Also, high rise jeans are super flattering on a slim waist.  Wear looser
 shirts and tuck in with slim jeans.
     The November issue of Teen Vogue is on sale in New York and Los Angeles on
 October 6th and nationwide on October 12th.

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