I noticed some styling mistakes that I will never repeat while updating the links on my Fifty, not Frumpy website. Please keep reading to learn why I will not wear certain items and combos again.
Shoulder seams should line up with the edge of my shoulder. See arrow 1. Dropped shoulder seams make my top half look larger than it is. See arrow 2 above.
Three-quarter length sleeves end at a more flattering level. Short sleeves draw a line (and unwanted attention) to the bust. See arrow 3 above.
Khaki or tan items do not flatter my skin tone. Capri pants are not the right choice for my thick calves. They bring attention to the widest part of my leg. See arrow 4 above. Ankle pants stop at the most slender part of the leg above the ankle bone. They are a much more flattering option and almost as cool as capris in hot weather.
Instead of khaki, I now wear white pants with white sneakers or nude shoes. I weigh about the same in both the photos above but look more slender in the second photo.
Pants are trending toward fuller legs in ankle-length (here) and slight flare (here), so I’ll happily wear more of those this year.
Nude or light-colored shoes are a flattering choice with white pants because they visually extend the leg’s length. High strappy stiletto heels are out for me. Sleek sneakers, loafers, low block-heeled short boots or sandals, pumps, and slides are in.
Skinny jeans and soft knit pants are not good choices for me. Long tunics are never the right proportion with flat shoes. Better options include straight or slight flare jeans, tailored pants in sturdy fabrics, mid-hip length tunics, and tops in solid colors and materials that skim the body.
The pearl lariat necklace above is here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
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