Yesterday we talked about the main body shapes and the ways to balance them.
This post is about balancing proportions in an outfit, no matter your body shape. So, when you’ll think about how to get dressed you will have to take into account your body shape and then mix the items guiding yourself by the rules of proportions. Sounds a little bit SF, isn’t it? 🙂
Here are the main guidelines:
Create hourglass shape. The easiest way to do that is by using belts. I for one have tens of colored belts and I use them on t-shirts, cardigans, dresses, etc.
Balance volume with slim cuts
You can wear slim both to your upper and lower body (if your body allows you to), but avoid volume in both areas at the same time.
Simple & complicated
Wear simple clothes in your problem areas and draw attention to the other parts of your body through color, cuts, details, patterns, sparkles, and embellishments.
Dark vs light
Dark colors minimize and take away attention, while light colors maximize and enhance.
Taller & slimmer?
Use the V-neck. If you dont’t have a V-neck, you can create the illusion of V-neck with statement jewelry.
Useful use of prints
Prints draw attention.
Prints with darker base – minimize & prints with lighter base – maximize.
Use small – medium prints on small – average body figures.
Use medium – bigger prints on bigger body figures.
Hope my articles on “Balancing your look” will make dressing up a little bit easier and if they helped you in any way I can’t wait to hear about it.