We all have garment shapes that we’re attracted to and ones that don’t interest us in the least. It may be because it’s not a style we like or because we inherently know it looks unflattering on our body. I have an inverted triangle shape which means my shoulders are much wider than my hips. That’s one reason why I would never wear yesterday’s outfit.
- It doesn’t have set-in sleeves so there’s no armhole seam to draw a verticle line. The drop shoulder style creates deep armholes. Its stiff fabric combined with a folded cuff makes the short sleeves stick out, which extends the shoulder line. This is the last thing I want with my wide shoulders. It would make me look top-heavy.
A wide, full skirt or wide-legged pants could help balance the visual width of the shirt, but I still would never wear it.
- The sleeve ends in the widest part of upper my arm, which accentuates its size.
If I unbuttoned the top few buttons it would lengthen the neckline and could help offset the sleeves sticking out, but it would not narrow them enough to be flattering on me.
I’m seldom a fan of self belts, but I like that this one resembles a sash. I’d tie the sash off-center to slim my torso and would only make one loop, then leave a long tail to draw the eye vertically.
This shirt would be wonderful on a woman with narrow shoulders. Be aware that your bra would likely show through the wide armholes so you might want to wear a cami underneath.
Do you know why this would or wouldn’t flatter your shape?
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