Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Dress For Your Shape

What do we mean when we say a woman looks chic?
Coifed with no hair out of place?
Ideally she should look as though her appearance just happened. Make it your goal to spend as much time as necessary to groom while looking as if you woke up that way.
Chic is a French word that we can't find a match for in the English language.
A woman who knows her type and intensifies it,
who wears clothes that dramatize her good points and conceals her faults,
a woman who looks amazing without looking self conscious or too eager to please,
a woman with spirit, mystery and charm.
Chic is the visual side of charm.
Learning to wear lines appropriately can drastically affect appearance.

Clothes can make you look taller or shorter, thinner or rounder... to your advantage or disadvantage.
Let's look at a few common shapes and how they can dress becomingly to accentuate the positive and conceal the negative.. ;)
Shorter women
Short women often feel inferior to taller women which is silly. Men adore petite women. The trick is to know how to dress for your size. Smaller women should not carry large handbags or overpowering pieces of jewelry. Do not wear large hats, they make a small girl look like an umbrella. Small petite hats are quite becoming.
Smaller women need to watch their weight more. A tall woman can add a few pounds, but a short woman can't. Keep slim. That helps to create an illusion of height. Watch carriage, head should always be erect, shoulders back... a slouch can steal inches.
Clothes? crosswise lines will cut you off so look for defite up and down lines. Choose long coats rather than flared, avoid large bulky fur collars or neckpieces. For fur collars, use flat fur. Or go collarless and wear a small silk scarf.
In prints, choose small prints (tiny dots or flowers). Avoid large splashy patterns or or too-vivid colors. Do not wear skirts too short.
An extra half inch (at least) on a skirt adds height.
 

 
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Tall Slender Women
Wide belts are perfect for you. Scarfs can be generous,
Always work to widen a part of your body...preferably your shoulders. Ideally seek a look with broad shoulders, a sinched in waist and a slender not too full skirt.

Jewelry should be large and important looking. Heavy chains, wide bracelets, large rings. Not to many at a time however.
Do NOT wear little jewels. Several strands of pearls will be more becoming on you than a single strand and you look great with a very large handbag.
 

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If you are thick around the middle or stoutly built
You have two options
1. you can lose weight ( I recommend our course lessons on weight loss if you need help in this area)
2. Make the most of the figure you have
Do you notice that many woman who are stout wear overly tight clothes? They look like they have been stuffed into a sausage skin. Nothing makes you look fatter than overly tight clothing. This is true in the fit of all parts of your dress...the sleeves, even your corset or bra! pouches around bra straps. This is not fashionable and definitely not slenderizing. A large woman MUST go to a reliable corsetiere.
Instead of trying to subtract inches by compressing yourself, use optical illusion. Try to make your lines go up and down, not out. Bulky clothes, horizontal lines etc will not flatter on you.
Study the lines of everything you buy. NEVER choose anything because it is pretty or a "sweet" color or just like your friend has. Be sure it is right for you before spending a single dollar.
Every vertical line will help your figure, every horizontal line will hurt it.
DO NOT FORGET THIS!
Keep to simple, flowing, vertical lines always. Your most becoming neckline is always a V.


This gives your neck a longer look. A slightly draped cowl neckline is good. Be careful of any necklace that you wear. Avoid chokers or any necklace that merely encircles the neck. They will make you look heavier. Your necklaces should be longer.
Be careful with belts. Either make sure they match or blend them into your frock. Contrasting belts especially wide or bright ones emphasize the width you want to hide. Never wear a contrasting belt that fastens in a little bow. Leave those X-marks the spot details to slender gals.

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I hope this was helpful. Review your wardrobe today! Write down the rules for your body type and keep them where you will have them to reference. I believe in you!
Veronique

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