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Symmetrical Variations from the Standard Figure

A careful evaluation of the figure may reveal one or more symmetrical figure variations from the standard figure. These variations occur identically on both sides of the body, front or back, and they can occur singly or in combination. Examples include narrow shoulders; full bust; broad upper back; long arms; small waist; high hips; sway-back; rounded upper back, hollow chest, and prominent abdomen; and long midriff, short legs, and high, full hips.

Symmetrical figure variations can cause clothing to fit poorly and uncomfortably when wearing certain clothing styles. Not every style will emphasize a variation or create discomfort. Care in the selection of styles can camouflage a variation or direct attention away from the area. Whenever clothing style selection can be used to minimize the variation, the need for alteration is reduced.

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