Common questions

Are broad shoulders genetic?

Are broad shoulders genetic?

Shoulder width can be changed to a certain degree. You can’t change your bone structure, which is determined mostly by genetics. This includes the width of the collarbones, an important part of shoulder width. However, you can build up and develop muscular shoulders.

What dresses make your shoulders look smaller?

Scoop-necks, V-necks and collarless blouses are great as these shift attention toward your collarbones and chest area instead. Sleeves are fine too – plain, fitted sleeves and loose and long drop-shoulder sleeves can make shoulders appear smaller.

Is there a way to make your shoulders less broad?

You can’t spot reduce your shoulders, but you can work out other muscles so that they aren’t as pronounced. While you might think broad shoulders can be altered with diet and exercise like other parts of your body (abdomen, arms, legs, etc.), the size of your shoulders is primarily based on genetics.

Are broad shoulders rare?

This shape is the classic ‘swimmer’s physique’: broad, developed chest and shoulders taper down to a narrow waist and hips. It’s a rare physique to have, with just five percent of the population naturally having this figure. Look for v-neck shirts and jumpers, as they draw the eye away from the chest.

Are strapless dresses good for broad shoulders?

The strapless style will make you look less broad while highlighting your best features. It will allow your collarbone to stand out more which also diffuses some of the attention from broad shoulders.

How to choose tops to flatter broad shoulders?

There are a few key traits to keep in mind when selecting tops to flatter broad shoulders. First, you will want to stray from tops that have a LOT of detail at the shoulder area. Think of details like puffed up shoulders, cap sleeves, ruffles, etc.

What’s the best way to dress a broad shouldered girl?

Avoid tops with detailing at the shoulders, or balance them out with volume on your lower half. If you have a beautiful top with detail on the shoulder, pair it like this blogger with a flowy skirt that balances out your shoulders and lower body. 3. Embrace the skater skirt, she’s your friend.

What kind of necklines should you wear with broad shoulders?

In general, avoid wearing off-the-shoulder and boat necklines. These style necklines can be tricky to wear when you have broad shoulders, because it can bring too much focus to your shoulder area which can lend to them appearing even broader, creating lack of balance within your body shape.

What kind of sleeve does a broad shouldered girl wear?

Sign yourself up for a drawer full of dolman sleeves. A dolman top’s sleeve has a dropped seam and usually a wide top and narrow wrist opening. Due to the natural slouchiness of this garment and the dropped seam line, shoulders appear slouched downward, not outward.