Do you know what works best for your shape? I use myself as an example and blog about this subject often because this knowledge is most helpful in putting together winning looks. I hope to help you to discover your magic formula as well. Knowing your shape and your style personality makes getting dressed and shopping so much easier.
“Why don’t you wear dresses or skirts?” My thighs are one of my best body features. A dress covers the thigh area, and because of my larger top, I look larger all over when I wear a dress. Only my thick calves show in a dress, so that also makes me look heavier. To keep the proportions balanced for my body, I would need to wear a mid-thigh length dress and very high heels or a very long dress since I have short lower legs. Narrow pants are usually a much better and more comfortable choice for me. I still enjoy wearing my high heels when we go out to dinner, but this may be the last hurrah for these beauties. They are a bit too high even for me now. The shoes and bag are more than two years old.
When we attend any special event, I wear slim, more fitted pants such as these Lior Paris pants from ShopMyFairLady.com. The black Clara Sunwoo top with sheer sleeve panels pictured here is also from ShopMyFairLady.com.
An elegant top that is long enough to cover at least half of my behind is best for my shape. Mid-hip is the best proportion for me when it comes to tops and jackets. I enjoy wearing a statement necklace if the neckline and other details of the top are not eyecatching. The necklace I am wearing here is by Petra Meiren from Germany. I found it at Caravans in Asheville. A scarf folded on the bias is also often part of my look for daytime. I like the long and lean look they give me, and the color and pattern near my face is very flattering without having to wear a print or bright colors on my body.
I have been wearing this tinted moisturizer lately, and I love the sheerness with just enough coverage to even out my skin tone. It has some SPF, and it doesn’t gather in my laugh lines or wrinkles. Hooray! You can find it on my site here.