You don’t have to be a size 10 to look good. Fashion is architecture and creating a functional wardrobe is an investment of time and $$$. Make your money work for you not against you.
REMEMBER SOME FASHION BASICS
- Garments that skim over the body give a slim look. Those that cling will make even a slim person look fat.
- Skirts are most slimming when they fall close to your body and are longer than they are wide.
- Over gathering or excess pleating on any garment is fattening
- Don’t confuse quality with price.
- Never sacrifice comfort for style.
- A well co-ordinated wardrobe creates many different looks giving you confidence about your overall appearance.
ARE YOU BOTTOM HEAVY?
Your shoulders and rib cage are quite a bit narrower than your hips and thighs. Any extra weight settles below your waist and your bust is usually average to small, with face and neck slender. This is a common balance discrepancy. Try these remedies.
- Add extra dimension to the top. Use scarves, shoulder pads, boat neck necklines.
- Reduce dimension of the bottom. Avoid gathered skirts/pants. Try a straight cut skirt in a dark colour.
- Redirect attention from the broadness below to the slimness above. Use bright colours on the top half to draw attention away from the bottom. Use jewellery and accessories as well to draw the attention to the top half.
- Try tailored and semi tailored tops and jackets. No round shouldered twin sets and no raglan sleeves.
- Layering – Soft Vests, hip length or longer worn open over a blouse or sweater.
- Scarves and shawls worn around the shoulders add dimension to the top for balance and direct the eye to the top.
- Boat necks, slightly wider lapels and subtle horizontal trim across the top.
USE COLOUR TO LOOK SLIMMER
- One colour will always make you look taller and thinner.
- Colours should please the eye and not overwhelm it. They should enhance the physicality of the person.
- Keep the outer silhouette one solid colour and introduce your uplift colour on the inside. The second colour is the uplift colour, use it sparingly.
- A brighter or contrasting colour near your face draws attention up and adds interest to the outfit.
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