In their irrepressibly direct style, Trinny & Susannah help you discover the best clothes for your unique body shape.

Thick ankles and calves

It's nice to show a bit of leg. Find shoes and skirt lengths that will flatter you and be your friends.

Worst Skirt: Calf Length
Why: A thick calf in a medium-length skirt reminds us of an iceberg, only in this case it's the disproportionately large underbelly of it that's on display,

Best Skirt: A-line to the knee
Why: The wider the skirt, the slimmer the calf and ankle will appear.

Short legs

If your legs are short there is no surgical solution. There is however an art of magical illusion that will add inches to your pins.

Worst Jacket: Short-waisted
Why: These hit the hipbone, which leaves the crotch area deep and uncovered.

Best Jacket: Three-quarter length
Why: This is a great length as long as it is worn with trousers and heels, otherwise it will swamp you.

No waist

How to create a curvaceous outline.

Worst Dress: The Shift
Why: Think back to the Princess of Wales' worst looks and they will surely be one of those ghastly, mannish shift dresses she wore.

Best Dress: Fitted, made in soft material with small print.
Why: The busyness and movement of the fabric draws attention away from the real story of having no waist underneath it.

Flabby tummy

Your tummy is a wonderful sign of your womanhood - but not one that you always want on full display.

Worst T-Shirt: Skin-clinging
Why: There is nothing worse than a too-tight bra strap being shown slicing through excess fatty tissue in a spray-on T-shirt.

Best T-shirt: Shirt-tail hem
Why: These scoop down and gently cover the tummy at the front, while lifting at the side to reveal a hopefully slimmer hip bone.

Saddle bags

An affliction common to millions of women.

Worst Trousers: Tapered
Why: We despise tapered trousers beyond all other garments, for the narrowness of the ankle only magnifies your hips by earth-shattering proportions.

Best Trousers: Flares
Why: Bring back the seventies - even if flares become unfashionable, they are the only trousers that can reduce your saddlebags to relative insignificance.

Big bum

Clever dressing will transform your rear end from hippo to J-Lo.

Worst Trousers: Tapered
Why: We despise tapered trousers beyond all other garments, for the narrowness of the ankle only magnifies your hips by earth-shattering proportions.

Best Trousers: Flares
Why: Bring back the seventies - even if flares become unfashionable, they are the only trousers that can reduce your saddlebags to relative insignificance.

Big tits

How to play them up and play them down.

Worst T-Shirt: High neck and sleeveless
Why: Makes your tits look like balloons semi-filled with water.

Best T-Shirt: Wide-open neckline
Why: A low, wide neckline breaks up the chest and prevents your tits looking like they are an extension of your chin.

No tits

Loads of clothes look better worn by flat-chested women.

Worst T-Shirt: Low Scoop Neck
Why: Accentuates a bony chest which looks more like a deflated balloon than a swelling cleavage.

Best T-Shirt: High neck vest with cut-away sleeves
Why: Attention is drawn to the arms which are invariably slim in tit widows.