Do you know which surfaces look best on you? The surface of the fabric you wear near your face can be the thing that is throwing off your look and the reason you never reach for that expensive jacket hanging in your closet.
A few years ago, stylish women started wearing short boxy Chanel inspired boucle jackets with faded jeans. I thought that looked fabulous! I immediately wanted to replicate that look, but I didn’t understand how important it is to consider texture. The same look on me was a total styling fail because the texture absorbs light rather than reflecting it. I look even more top-heavy in those boxy jackets, but also, the surface texture is all wrong for me. The nubby boucle texture adds volume to an area where I do not need it. Smooth, slightly shiny, sleek surfaces and long, lean lines balance my roundish face and ample bust much better.
The lengthening lines and soft flowing smooth fabric of this IC Collection jacket are much more flattering near my “fluffy” hair, roundish face, and top-heavy shape. The material reflects light instead of absorbing it. Reflective sleek surfaces are much better on me than dull nubby textures with bulk. For example, I look three sizes larger in a Fisherman style cable knit sweater. You will never see me wearing one of those! Instead, I opt for thin cashmere sweaters that do not add bulk. I hope that sharing my dressing tips helps you to work out what looks best on you. There is no right or wrong body shape, but learning to dress yours to look your best is life-changing.
The oversize long silver earrings are old from Chico’s. (I never wear noticeable earrings with a necklace because that is just too much going on in the same place.) The slim-fitting pull-on style dressy pants are a couple of years old from Chico’s. The booties are a couple of years old, and they are by Gianni Bini via Dillard’s. The gunmetal clutch is old from T.J.Maxx. The IC Collection jacket is current and was a gift from my friends at ShopMyFairLady.com.