Planning for Your Upcoming Fall EventsNovember 2nd, 2012
Planning for Your Upcoming Fall Events
by Nicole Brewer
Fall has arrived! Now it’s time to start planning your special occasion looks for the upcoming holidays. We all know that each body is unique, but the right style can make all the difference—here are ways to shop based on your body type.
If you’re 5’2” or shorter, avoid voluminous shapes and stick with fitted dress silhouettes that offer just enough dress to flatter your figure and reveal enough leg to help you appear taller. You can’t go wrong in this embellished little black dress for any special occasion.
If you’re curvy all over, look for dresses that provide structure and support, leaving you with an hourglass shape. This fit and flare silhouette instantly flatters by opening up the neckline, cinching the waist and gently skimming the hips.
Minimize a fuller bust with a one-shoulder silhouette designed to offer support while showing off your neck and shoulders at the same time. This metallic stunner offers both fashion and function, with an eye-catching cascading ruffle that works to balance out all your assets.
Define your mid-section with high waisted details like color blocking or empire waist ruching. Size doesn’t matter when waist defining design details work their magic to create curves even where there aren’t any.
When you’re fuller on the bottom, more room for your curves is sometimes all you need – instead of slim-cut skirts that might pull or tug in the wrong place and draw attention to your bottom line. Minimize full hips with this easy A-line jersey dress that also has eye-catching details way above the waistline.
I am fuller on the bottom than I am on the top. To balance out my silhouette I wear a bra with light padding and look for ways to define my waistline. Most often, I go for empire waist dresses because the cinching begins at the highest and smallest part of my mid-section, instantly making me feel (and look) like I have a smaller waistline. Works every time!