Our November Membership event was all about style. Our very own Sue Scharf gave us great tips, hints and ideas for fashion and our looks. She talked about “A Life of Style” by Rebecca Moses. (The book was illustrated and written by Rebecca, it’s a piece of art on all its own.)
First, make the most of your body shape. By the way, don’t google body shapes, you’ll be overwhelmed. Stick with the four shapes Sue shared with us: Rectangle, Triangle, Inverted Triangle and Hourglass.
If you’re a Rectangle (your shoulders are about the same width as your hips and your waist is basically undefined): create shape on top with empire cuts, add volume below the waist like a tunic that lands on your hips, find pants with narrow legs which will make your hips look wider in comparison or try color blocking with a contrasting belt.
If you’re a Triangle (you have fuller hips and bottom, your shoulders are narrow and you have a defined waist): go strapless or off the shoulder, wear jackets with strong shoulders, look for knee length pencil skirts made of a firm fabric that will hold in curves, wear a textured top to accentuate your top and offset curvy hips, and wear dark colors on bottom.
If you’re an Inverted Triangle (you have a swimmer’s physique with wide shoulders and narrow hips): wear v-neck in a darker color than your bottoms to minimize your shoulders, choose tops with straps close to your neck to shift focus to your center, wear fuller skirts, and pick pants with pockets.
If you’re an Hourglass (you have well-proportioned shoulders and hips with a defined waist): stick to your shape with a fitted blazer or belted trench, show off your waist with any skirt or wrap dresses with slender belts, show off your shoulders with v-necks or sweetheart necklines, and wear tailored blouses with a few buttons undone.
Actually, it is. Stick with your own style and make it yours.
And if you have questions feel free to ask Sue. She would be happy to share her expertise with you.