Finding the ideal garments for your shape and coloring means you will always look your best. For example, a dress can be a beautiful work of art, but if it isn’t suitable for your shape and coloring, it will not be a good choice. So when I saw this dress, I knew it was a winner, but you may ask how I knew without even trying it on. Since more than ninety percent of what is offered online and in stores would not flatter me, I’ll share how I skim through it to find what is suitable.
I needed a well-made higher-quality dress to wear to special summer events, so I looked for a versatile style that would be appropriate to wear with different accessories for many occasions.
V-necklines elongate a roundish fleshy face. Seams that stop at the shoulders and a smocked or fitted bodice minimize a large bust since they do not add extra fabric. Emphasizing the waistline or wearing an empire waistline avoids the tent effect that happens when the dress or top falls straight from the bust. Three-quarter puffed sleeves make the arms look more slender. Tiers that start at or below the knee do not add bulk around the hips. Clear, cool jewel-tone colors are always best with my cool coloring. Small prints that read as a solid from a distance do not overwhelm my frame. Cotton and other natural fabrics are always cooler than polyester.
I hope that sharing what I’ve learned will help you have more success when shopping online. It is always challenging to imagine what the garments will look like when we look nothing like the model.
The beautiful young model is Milan. She is wearing a size XS – Height 5’9.5″, Waist 23″, Bust 32.5″, Hips 33.5.” I am wearing a size medium – Height 5’6″, Waist 31″, Bust 39″, Hips 37″.
The Mint Trellis Isabel dress is here, and the natural Mia mini clutch is here. A similar large straw tote is here. The rattan and shell earrings are here. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.) I would not look as slim and fit without the Shapeez bra here.
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