Well, it’s not rocket science, the Column body shape is long and straight! Generally Columns don’t have broad shoulders but their busts are the same width as their slender hips and they don’t have much in the way of a waist, tummy or bottom. Coupled with long legs this body shape is very much straight up and down so, not surprisingly, the key to making Columns look good is to try to introduce a little shape and emphasise (or indeed create) some curves.
The good news for all Columns is that this look is actually not at all difficult to achieve and you lucky ladies will get wonderful results for the minimum effort. Go for dramatic cuts for your upper body, anything angular or bold that draws the gaze to its extreme edges and gives the illusion of shape. Avoid like the plague anything that just hangs straight down or is shapeless and has no detail.
Keep away from:
Anything shapeless, particularly long coats and dresses.
Take a look at:
Round neck pullovers.
Belted coats with hip pockets.
Flared trousers (but don’t overdo it!)
Big accessories to add shape.
You Columns are in very good company with many celebs sporting this body shape and it is very easy to dress to impress. Just emphasise the waist and avoid anything that just hangs shapelessly and it’s job done!