Many of the women I work with have two primary concerns when choosing clothing:
There are several ways to hide those trouble areas, but my favorite is ruching your clothing (this is where the fabric is sewn and gathered). Just be sure it is subtle, as too much will have the opposite affect and add visual weight. Ruching is universally flattering for everyone and can be easily found in many styles and sizes. Whether it’s to one side, over the torso, running the length of the body or up a sleeve, it not only adds interest and femininity to a garment, it’s pure magic when it comes to hiding trouble spots.
My second favorite trick to looking thinner in seconds is to show off your skinny bits! And yes ladies we all have skinny bits. Wearing or pushing up your sleeve to a ¾ length instantly takes pounds off and as a bonus makes you look taller!
Next, is to emphasize your waist. You can using the ruching method as stated above or simply make sure that you do not have too much excess fabric hanging around your waist. Creating a strong silhouette by wearing tailored to fit clothing, not too big or too tight, will take pounds off instantly and make you look more polished.
Lastly, avoid external patches, pockets and large scale prints. To create the best visual harmony, you should choose a print size by comparing them to your features. The smaller the scale you are, the smaller the scale of the patterns you should choose. Look at the size of your eyes, apple of cheeks and tip of your nose. Also consider your bone structure and size. The more your reflect what’s naturally you, the more your clothing showcases you, not you showcasing the clothes.
Each of us has a style, or fashion personality, that we are most comfortable with. A fashion personality should be looked at as exactly that - a personality. It can be dynamic, expressive, daring, anything you want it to be! My task as your image consultant is to help you figure out your fashion personality and how to make it work for you.
The most common problem clients mention is figuring out how to spruce up their style, and which look is appropriate for which event. Our Fashion Personality Quiz helps determine the type of look that you’re drawn to, and how to assess your particular needs based on your goals.
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