Understanding your shape helps you dress best. If you are an Hourglass read on!
You have a great shape! Regardless of your weight you have balanced proportions with great curves. You may be considered voluptuous and you are the easiest shape to dress to look terrific!
Because of your curves it may be hard for you to find clothes that fit. Jackets that fit in the shoulders and chest likely are too big (and add weight) to your waist. Pants that fit in the derriere, gape open in the back at the waist. Your mindset regarding tailoring may have to shift. Consider purchasing fewer, higher quality items, and investing in the alteration services of a tailor to get a perfect fit.
Your larger breasts demand extra support. Realize that you need well constructed properly fitted undergarments. Try this – stand in front of a mirror dressed exactly as you are now – and hoist up one bra strap about 3 inches above your shoulder.
What just happened? Did your waist on that side of your body suddenly appear? Point made!
Pencil skirts and fitted blouses are a great shape for you. Don’t wear your clothing too big – your clothes should absolutely follow your natural lines. Jackets that are tailored to cinch in at your waist (your smallest part) are a must have staple in your wardrobe. Skirts should hit just above, at, or just below the knee at the slimmest part of your leg, never longer.
Choose accessories in scale with your body – if you are larger, choose chunkier jewelry. Handbags can be carried, rest at the hip or under the arm but not at the waist. A belt at the waist is perfect – one at the hip can be too wide.
Elongate your silhouette with monochromatic outfits, avoiding capri trousers and shoes that have ankle straps that cut off the line of your leg. Wear straighter tailored skirts and dresses rather than fuller styles. Wrap dresses are a fabulous look on you.
Skinny jeans can create a look that is too slim in the leg and too broad in the beam. “Whiskering” and rear pocket details on jeans draw the eye to your hips and bottom, so keep jeans simple and lines clean.
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- What looks best on you and WHY
- What belongs in your closet and what doesn’t
- How clothing can influence how you are perceived (think at the office, or on a date?)
- Ensure you make the highest and best use of your wardrobe investment dollars.
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