When selecting garments to wear consider the effect you are trying to create. Are you wanting to appear taller, leaner, more balanced, more curvaceous etc.
Design influences such as fabric prints, zipper, pocket placement, colour panels, even contrasting stitching all affect the way your body will be perceived.
Our gorgeous Ann dress below has a very strong vertical geometric print that will cause the eye to move up and down the body following the pattern. This effectively will create the illusion of height by elongating the wearer.