flatter figure

flatter one's figure

Fig. [for clothing] to make one look thin or to make one's figure look better than it is. The lines of this dress really flatter your figure. The trousers had a full cut that flattered Maria's figure.
See also: figure, flatter
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Both flatter figures, hiding any bits you're unhappy with.
Trapeze styles flatter figures with heavier thighs and V-necks with wide straps are good for concealing bra straps and large busts.
Hiding the tummy" is the most important way sweaters flatter figures for the sweater lovers we surveyed (58 percent).