Personal profile for Lauren W.

Style keywords

  • "I would never wear that; but it works for her."

  • Costumey (your clothes convey your mood)

  • CEO (you look like you are in charge)

Silhouette

Rectangle shape. Your hips and bust are balanced but your waist is not very defined.

Celebrities with a rectangle silhouette:

  • Katie Holmes

  • Kerry Washington

  • Nicole Kidman

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

Celebrities with a petite rectangle shape and similar style: MaryKate & Ashley Olsen

Style approach

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Add dimension to your frame and create curves. Show off your slender arms and legs. 

Colors

Pieces

Tops

  • Corset type designs

  • Belted tops

  • Cowl necks and draped tops

  • Bustier and feminine fits

  • 3/4 length sleeves

  • Flare sleeves

  • Off the shoulder

  • Asymmetrical tops

  • Boatneck, V, U and sweetheart necklines to create a visual V to your waist

  • Embellished or ruffled blouses with shoulder detailing to create curves.

  • Maximize the bustline with: bright and light tops, details at the bust, high necklines, horizontal stripes and prints

Avoid: Square cut tunics which create a boxy effect. 

To minimize your stomach:

  • Seams should hit at the outside edge of your shoulder

  • Draping across the belly

  • Wear a cami or long tank top

  • Ruching on the sides

  • Prints

  • Empire waist or tunics

  • Avoid tight garments over your belly

To maximize the bust line:

bright and light tops, horizontal stripes and prints, ruffled and pleated blouses, details at the bust, boat, crew and high necklines and asymmetrical tops. Shiny fabrics that reflect light

Pants

  • Pleated and tapered trousers

  • Joggers

  • Skinny jeans

  • Cigarette pants

  • Bootleg cuts

  • Relaxed wide leg pants

  • Belted options

  • Ankle length pants

  • Pants with detailing or pockets to create curves

  • Culottes

  • Flowy shorts

  • Cuffed or cropped pants create curves, although they minimize height

  • Multiple shades of the same color in your outfit creates depth. (elevated monochromatic)

Avoid: You can wear most any pant. The styles above are your most flattering, but no need to vehemently avoid any styles. Although, It's best to go with options that don't hide your shape.

To minimize your stomach:

  • High waisted pants

  • Jeans with a higher rise, wide band and higher in the back.

  • Leggings with spandex to provide shape

  • Wide leg pants or bootcut options

  • Stiff fabrics such as wool or denim

Skirts

  • Belted skirts or those with a clearly defined waist

  • Bubble hems

  • Tiered designs

  • Trumpet and flared styles

  • Maxi skirts with a clearly defined waist or that show your shape

  • Just above the knee to just below the knee is flattering but you can wear any length depending on your shoe pairing.

Avoid: Short boxy minis, square cut skirts which are shapeless. 

To minimize your stomach:

  • Draping across the belly

  • Darker colors, less contrast

  • Shapers, bike shorts or tights

  • Peplum styles

  • Wear your skirts higher

  • Wear a belt

  • Wear a full length cami

Dresses

  • Wrap dresses

  • Halter dresses

  • Lower necklines

  • Fitted shapes with curved elements (cut, stitching, piping, lace, zippers, leather accents, etc.)

  • Dresses that create shape and the illusion of a more defined waistline

  • Body con dresses with patterns or elements that create curves

  • Peplum dresses

  • Tapered tulip designs

  • Horizontal lines, seems or patterns help create curves although they minimize height

  • Deep plunging necklines elongate

  • Tailored cuts

Avoid: Boxy shift dresses or baggy options that make you look shapeless. 

To minimize your stomach:

  • Seams should hit at the outside edge of your shoulder

  • Draping or ruching across the belly

  • At the knee or below will elongate your frame

  • Shapers, bike shorts or tights

  • Peplum

  • Prints

Jackets

  • Wrap styles and tailored jackets

  • Belted options to define your waist

  • Shoulder detailing or deep necklines to create curves

  • Clean lines that show your shape

  • 3/4 length sleeves

  • Fabrics that add visual interest (brocade, leather, boucle, etc.)

  • Details that add visual interest (zippers, stitching, multiple fabrics, prints, other interesting design elements)

  • Avoid: Boxy options or those that are ill fitting.

To minimize your stomach:

  • Seams should hit at the outside edge of your shoulder

  • Draping across the belly or draping at the neck and loose fitting at the waist

  • Peplum style

Shoes

  • Narrow, sleek or pointed shoes

  • Ankle straps and booties are great for you

  • If you are wearing an over the knee boot, aim for them to reach the thinnest part of the thigh

  • Options with visual interest (buckles, design elements, zippers, texture, perforated leather, etc.)

  • Heels

Avoid: Square, overly round or heavy toes that an create a boxy effect. 

Accessories

  • Belts. Cinch them around the hips to lengthen your torso or at your waist to show off your midsection.

  • Anything that highlights your midsection: contrasting skinny belts, bold wide belts, scarf at the waist.

  • Eye catching accessories (bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, watches)

  • Gloves

Recommended Retailers

Need Supply

Baby & Co

Garmentory

Rebels Market

Opening Ceremony

Coclico

Fluevog

Nordstrom & Nordstrom Rack

Topshop

Magnolia Pearl

All Saints

Club Monaco

Outfits

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Wishlists

Uber Wishlist : December 2016

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