Personal profile for Mandy F.

Outfits

Outfits, October 2016 Password: Mandy2.0

Style keywords

  • Sophisticated

  • Effortless

  • Fun

  • Interesting/Distinctive Pieces

  • Aggressively whimsical

Silhouette

Hourglass figure. Naturally balanced.

Style approach

 

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Control your curves. Play them up or play them down and highlight your midsection. It should be your focal point. Elongate your frame by minimizing your curves.

 

Pieces

Tops

  • Tailored shirts or blazers

  • Form fitted tops with darts

  • Cinched, banded or belted blouses

  • V-necks and open necklines

  • Three quarter length sleeves

  • Diagonal cut sleeves and flutter sleeves.

  • Leave tops untucked to lengthen torso.

Avoid: Loose blouses that billow or flare from the bust line, trapeze tops which add bulk.

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. 

To minimize the bust line: 

  • Vertical or diagonal stripes or details

Pants

Keep it classy. Your voluptuous figure offers enough sex appeal. 

  • Cropped trousers

  • Slim fit bootleg cuts

  • Wide leg pants that balance out your top half (wear with heels to keep it streamlined)

  • Pant creases lengthen.

Avoid: Short shorts. 

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

Skirts

  • Pencil skirts

  • Tulip skirts

  • Maxi skirts

  • Hemlines just above to just below the knee are flattering

Avoid: Shorter hemlines and gathered raised or pleated skirts which add volume.

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

  • Fit and flare styles including A-line

  • Belted options

  • Sheath and tailored cuts

  • Anything that highlights your waist.

  • Color blocking with light or bright colors at your waist and darker colors overall.

  • Well tailored options.

  • Empire waist also lengthens your torso

Avoid: Drop waist and shapeless shifts which create a boxy look. Especially low cut dresses with a shorter skirt. Baggy options.

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

  • Tailored blazers that button under the bust line

  • Jackets that highlight your waist

  • Cropped jackets that show off your waist

Avoid: Baggy, untailored jackets

To elongate your frame: Color blend, jackets and pants/skirts. 

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

To minimize the bust line: 

  • Solid jackets in neutral or deep colors

  • Vertical or diagonal stripes or details

  • Wrap styles and tailored jackets with darts

  • Deep shawl collars

Shoes

  • As long as you are maintaining balance with your top half, you can wear most shoes.

  • You can pull off heavier or rounder shoes as they visually balance a fuller bust.

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

  • Calf high boots that are angled at the top are elongating.

To elongate your frame: Go a shade darker on your shoes than your pants, wear colors of similar intensity, match your boots to your skirt hem, match shoes to tights, wear knee high boots.

Accessories

  • Belts are your best friends. 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.

  • Bold accessories

  • Long necklaces and scarves.

  • When your shoes are the same color as your pants and/or hosiery/ skirt- you elongate your frame.

Avoid: Accessories that throw off your natural balance. If wearing a bulky scarf, wear attention getting shoes.  

To Maximize the bust line:

  • Wear a delicate necklace

Recommended Retailers

Wishlist recommendations

Want personalized, ongoing recommendations for items to extend your wardrobe? Set up a wishlist program and I will post 8-10 must-have pieces here every month. 

Uber Wishlist, August, 2016 Password: Mandy2.0

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