Happy Sunday ladies. Yesterday’s mannequins were very unique and I loved to read your take on them. I thought I’d share my thoughts today, including how and if I would wear any of them.
Here’s what I see…white splotches caused by the reflection on the window:)
The gal on the left appears to be wearing a puffy white shirt. It’s hard to tell if the shirt has dolman sleeves, is poet style or is just an oversized boyfriend shirt. Pushing the sleeves up like this makes the shoulders poof up and look wider. This would add balance for wider hips and be great for women with narrow shoulders.
The high low skirt is shaped and slim through the hips so it would be flattering on a woman with an hourglass shape. The bottom flounce draws the eye away from the hip so it would help balance a wider hip. The flounce would also give the illusion of curves for straight figures and slim hips. The higher than average waistband makes the legs look longer so the mannequin appears taller.
The jacket has extended, exaggerated shoulders with padding which is flattering on a woman with narrow or sloping shoulders. The lapels also point outward making this a great look for women with a triangle figure as it provides balance for wider hips. The front hemline is a cutaway shape that adds curves. The long darts in front are meant to slim the torso but the jacket is too large on the mannequin so it doesn’t show. The belt adds shaping.
The shorts appear to have a pleated front which is a tough shape for most women. Pleats add bulk through the tummy which few women like to intentionally add. The most flattering length for these shorts is the same as for your skirts. They should be hemmed at a place where your leg narrows, either above or below your knee.
So, would I wear any of these items?
Although I adore a crisp white shirt, this look is out of the question for me because it would accentuate my wide shoulders. I do have several white boyfriend shirts on order and will share when I find the great ones.
I love the waistline and hip slimming shape of the skirt for me. I have a long torso and short legs so this proportion would be flattering on me. The coral is too warm for my coloring but I could wear it with a flattering colored top near my face. I probably wouldn’t wear this skirt because I’m not a fan of high low hems. There’s just something about seeing the inside back of a skirt that bothers my eye.
The jacket is a great color for me and I love the cutaway front hem. I wouldn’t wear it because it would enlarge the width of my shoulders which I never intentionally do.
The shorts are out because I don’t wear pleated pants or shorts.
I would wear the belt in a cooler beige and the scarf is perfect:)
Sometimes I break all these proportion suggestions and wear large over narrow because it’s so easy to do with my shape. It may not be my best look but in the end, we need to wear what makes us feel happy and confident.
Did you notice these things too?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.