This body shape fashion tip is all about using clothing elements like texture and detail to maximize or minimize the appearance of various parts of your body. So, since the eyes have it, let's learn to use body shape fashion tips on clothes to strategically create illusions with fabric and things like darts, pockets, ruffles, etc.
The selection of texture and detail placement impact how the eye reacts to our casual, special occasion and professional clothing. Even though the smart use of it isn’t rocket-science, it can help launch your career or fashion style savvy to higher heights.
Exactly, adding volume in the upper body…the sheen and texture of the cashmere do double volumizing-duty. If you’re wearing a darker color on the bottom, the light color on the top, adds to the appearance of more volume.
Maybe when wearing it, you’d be trying to de-emphasize your hips…the dark color recedes, the smooth texture of the fabric and minimal detailing on the skirt add no volume in the hip area.
Or Emphasize Classic Style
On the other hand, you might simply be leveraging the tip on clothes about how people tend to hold more respect for business people who wear “traditional business” colors like navy blue, black and dark gray.
It's another strategy for adding volume in the bust area. When a woman with a larger bust wears a high neckline, it can give the appearance of one large uni-boob (see image at the top of page). A v-neck minimizes fabric bulk and can help to visually separate the bust avoiding the appearance of uni-boob.
Women body types of all sorts and sizes can look their best simply by utilizing these body shape fashion tips on clothes. For quick tips related to your specific body shape, check out True Style Studio's: Woman Body Type Fashion Advice Women's Business Clothes Matrix.
Let's revisit this dress and analyze the dresses texture and details:
Neckline - more suitable for woman with smaller breasts, this high neckline makes the model appear to have uni-boob
"Belted" waist - even though there is a little sheen on the "belt", the darker color causes it to recede and minimizes the appearance of the model's waist
Horizontal seaming in hip area - helps to balance the fullness of the bust with the appearance of the hips since horizontal lines tend to carry the eye around the body, making things appear wider...the appearance here is minimal though because the horizontal lines are not spaced too far apart
Ready to learn how to build a wardrobe and put these tips to use? Let’s do it!
Other pages that may interest you...
Body Shape Fashion Tip #1: Illusions with Lines
Body Shape Fashion Tips: Overview
Body Shape Fashion Tip #2: Illusions with Patterns & Color
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