Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer Slim Down

Britt looks adorable in this cool summer dress and Gladiator sandals. However, she has chopped her 5'4" frame off at the ankle with those black straps! By wearing a similar style sandal in flesh tone, she has visually added length to her legs. The heels also extend her legs by adding physical height. Defining her waist with a thin belt has a slimming effect. She re-created her 5'1" appearance to an actual 5'7" and trimmed 15 pounds in under a minute!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stripes for Spring!

Coco Chanel first made stripes chic - despite those challenging horizontal lines. If this bothers you, notice that the narrow stripes create a "ladder" effect, drawing the eye up and down. A jacket worn over the top can instantly divide a wide upper body. 

The traditional nauticals are usually found in black/white or navy/ivory combinations. Choose the one that best suits your complexion - even if you need to find a red/ivory version. You can also try Natalie's trick from the French and wear a scarf against your face! http://what2wear.us/Services.html

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Emerald in March

Jewel tones flashed in abundance on Fashion Week's 2013 runways. You don't need the luck of the Irish to carry off this rich shade of green! Enjoy a fashionable nod to The Great and Powerful Oz, March, and Spring itself in Emerald, the color of the year!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pop of Color

Try adding a pop of color - one that works for YOU.  Brighten up a drab outfit, break up boring neutrals, or warm yourself whimsically on a cold winter day!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Winter Coats

It's not too late to get a dynamite winter coat - at a fabulous price! For those of you brave enough (& with the right coloring) try Winter White, shown here. I went with the golden warmth of Brown Sugar;  Lord & Taylor is having the right size delivered to my home with free shipping! www.what2wear.us

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pants Primer

Here's a photo from Elle's 'Street Chic' section, showing us what fashionable women on the street are wearing today. This skinny leg pant has been around for several seasons now and often looks best on the very young and models who barely have hips. This beautiful young woman (with a lovely figure) is wearing a patterned version which only EMPHASIZES what skinny pants can do. The SKINNIER the ANKLE, the WIDER ones HIPS are in proportion. So, if you'd like to create some shape - go for it! Otherwise, a flare can help for balance, and a trouser can diminish hips and elongate a leg!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Petite Proportion

Contrary to popular belief, petite women do NOT look good in everything! A petite figure can easily get lost in over-sized clothing or disproportionate pieces! What a way to drown a beautiful body! 

Wearing tailored pieces will complement, not overpower a petite figure. All one color (even in varying shades) will elongate the body instead of cropping it. Showing more leg - even down to a lower vamp on a shoe can extend length as well!