Some of you asked to see a picture of the pants with the new top when it arrived. The proportions are much better with this shorter banded top because it is more fitted and shorter. Wearing this top with the fuller Palazzo pants cuts my body in thirds instead of in half. I will save all my wonderful long tunics to wear with slim leg pants and leggings and boots. This shorter top is also by Clara Sunwoo via ShopMyFairLady.
When the top ends under your tummy, it hugs and draws more attention to it than if it stops at about half way. The same is true with tops that end below your bottom. We may feel that we are covering it when in fact we are drawing more attention to it, especially when we are wearing a lighter color top. Study what you see other people wearing, not to criticize them but to learn what looks nice on a body shape similar to yours. I do this a lot. It is the best lesson of all. When I see a lady who looks great, I break apart her look in my mental notes to learn what made the whole look so pleasing to the eye. Balance and proportion along with color and textures are almost always the magic combinations that make the look a winner.
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I will be the first to tell you that I am not a professionally trained stylist. Some of my combinations are better for my shape than others. As I publish this blog and see pictures of my looks almost every day, it is obvious (afterward) that some silhouettes work for me and others, not so much. I share all of that with you here, because that is part of the learning process and we are in this together.
We recently attended a meeting at the dinner hour held in an event facility on a friend’s farm. It certainly wasn’t a cocktail party so business casual was appropriate. I have been asked what this means for women many times. That seems to be a moving target for us. Given that the weather was still very warm and the event was conservative in nature, I wanted to dress for comfort in the heat but to look appropriate.