It’s no secret that women love to discuss fashion and I love that our would you wear it posts allow us to dissect an outfit without hurting another woman’s feelings. I enjoy reading your styling ideas and know I’m not alone. They help other women visualize options and inspire us to try new things.
Yesterday’s mannequin garnered some interesting comments. I keep my ideas to myself on Saturday because I want to hear what you think. Today I’m sharing my thoughts and if I would wear it.
Here’s what I see:
The length of the jacket is one third the length of the jeans which follows 1/3 – 2/3 Golden Ratio and makes the outfit visually pleasing. Do you know the rule of thirds? I have a post coming soon which explains how to apply it to make your outfits pop. The cropped jacket makes the legs look longer and the mannequin look taller…although I’m pretty sure that worry never entered her head:)
The nipped-in waist causes the jacket to flare which creates an hourglass shape. This jacket would give the illusion of curves on a straight figure. The flap pockets draw attention to the hip so it may be less than flattering on a pear shape.
The jacket isn’t hanging straight on the mannequin which makes the top buttons appear uneven. Since the jacket is close to $700, I assume they’re sewed on symmetrically;)
The lapels point outwards which makes the shoulders appear wider.
The jacket buttons are at an unfortunate place for a large busted woman. Double-breasted garments are often a challenge for the well-endowed because the double layer of fabric adds bulk and the buttons are at nipple height.
The button fly of the jeans seems like a misfire because there are so many buttons on the jacket. The outfit would be improved with a front zip jean or pant.
The pointed boot elongates the leg.
Would I wear this look?
Absolutely! With some modifications.
- Because I’m short, I’d switch to a darker denim flare without the fabric insert, been there done that and not revisiting this trend;)
- My shoulders are wide and I don’t like to wear things that make them look even wider so I’d choose this tweed jacket which has softer lapels.
- I love the pointed toe to make my legs look longer and my feet demand comfort so I would choose a comfort boot like this.
Did you notice these things about this outfit?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.