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You may like to minimize the size of your hips by using detail at the shoulders to balance.
Puffed sleeves on tops
Gathered/ruched sleeves on tops
Fluted/flared sleeves that end just below your bust
Shoulder details - from epaulets to sequined shoulders, these details rock on your body.
Wide necklines also flatter as they draw a line out and up. Try boat necks, sweetheart necks, large cowls and wide v-necks.
Avoid tops that have narrow v-necks, dolman sleeves, raglan sleeves and heavily gathered necklines, which can all reduce the width of your shoulders.