Hello Stylish Ones!
One of my favorite fashion quotes is by Coco Chanel, who said: “Fashion is architecture, it’s a matter of proportion.”
a. the latest Hollywood gossip
b. the season cliffhanger of your favorite TV show
c. if you should eat that second piece of chocolate cake
Remember, this isn’t about being critical or picking yourself apart, it’s about using clothing as a tool to highlight your assets and bring balance to your overall look, top to bottom!
Top Endowed: Find clean, simple tunics and blouses with V or scoop necks that don’t add extra volume to your va va voom area. Stay away from ruffles, fringe, embellishments, or heavy textured fabrics in this area to avoid looking too chesty.
Bottom Endowed: Choose clean, simple lines in your trousers, and if possible, get a boot cut leg to bring that balance to your bottom half. A-line skirts or dresses skim over heavy thighs and derrieres. Avoid pockets and embellishments on the bottom half, and textured fabrics that add weight. Matte fabrics minimize, while shiny silks and satins show every little lump or bump.
Small Bust: Go for ruffles, lace, textured fabrics and knits to add weight. Avoid anything too loose, instead choose items that show off your shape and use belts to create more of an hourglass figure.
Short Waist: Avoid belts, and choose longer tops and tunics that balance out your top to bottom ratio.
Buddha Belly: Don’t we all have a happy Buddha belly at some time or another? To hide lower belly goodness, wear tops or dresses with waistlines that sit higher up, or just below the rib cage. These show off the smallest part of your waist, allowing the rest of the fabric to disguise your lower belly. Don’t wear big, boxy items in hopes of hiding this area, these do nothing for your shape.
Petite: To elongate your body, wear one color or print head to toe. Avoid contrasting belts that chop you in half (such as a wide black belt with a white dress). Nude pumps or wedges give the illusion of longer legs.