I will let you in on a few secrets. These are things I have learned over the years…I have dressed a lot of people and have learned from their and my own mistakes!
First one is common sense; always accent the smallest part of your body. This will in most cases be your waist but can also be your ankles. For example; if you are more of an apple shape show off those legs. Pears: put the emphasis on the neck and shoulders. Overall you should try to put the focus on your best asset. In my case, I am blessed with legs. No too much going on in the boob area but a little junk in my trunk. I am not complaining.
Second: when you have boobs avoid a-lines. (unless you are that 60% leg girl!) Shoes Even when you’re smaller on top; do not wear a push up under your flowy A-line top, it will make you look heavier. Keep in mind that with anything flowy and/or oversized top, go with tight or short on the bottom. Tops with high necks will also make your chest appear bigger. Simple logic: bigger chests look better in V’s and drop necks as where us smaller endowed ladies may want to resort to halters and wear a push up with our V necks.
Thirdly: One solid color will always slim and elongate your body, as will dark colors. I am all for keeping the base one color and then adding a jacket or blouse to spice it up a little. The more you color block, the more you break your body up in pieces. I know this doesn’t always work but it is a good rule of thumb. Colors like fuchsia and orange will give any complexion a bit of a glow. White will obviously brighten since it will reflect the light to your face.
Fourth one has to do more with style than styling. My golden rule is that if you bare legs, cover the top, or when you wear a revealing top; cover your legs. Unless it is a 100 degrees out of course, then shorts and tank tops will be just fine. I also don’t like having prints near the face, but I am a sucker from loud pants and skirts.
Five: Jewelry overloads. What women often don’t realize is that a necklace can break up the line….you got it: breaking the elongated flow. In addition, it can take away from your beautiful face. Chokers can be tricky for the same reason but they are even trickier because they can accent the turkey neck! Big earrings in combination with a big necklace can mess things up too. Earrings are like shoes, they can make or break your look. That’s why don’t wear them at all, too much to think about! You can never go wrong with bracelets, I am guilty of overloading them.
I will leave you with this. One thing considered “fashion” today are little shoulder pads in shirts and dresses. Hop on this since they will make your shoulders look fab, hide that little boob flab and give you an optical illusion of a smaller waist. You’re welcome!