Happy Sunday ladies. It’s all too easy to just look at an outfit and say yay or nay, without understanding why you feel the way you do. I want our would you wear it conversations to have more value than that so I encourage you to figure out why you feel as you do.
I was thrilled to see you looking objectively at the outfit yesterday, and dissecting its components to determine if it would work for you. This skill will help you going forward as you decide what to keep, let go, or add to your wardrobe.
Here’s what I see in this outfit:
Because the ruffle stands up, it creates a mock(ish) neck that would flatter a smaller bustline and look great on a woman with a long neck. The peplum sits above the waistline so it would help disguise a slightly wider hip and backside for a triangle figure. It would give the illusion of curves to a straight figure or inverted triangle figure. It provides balance for broader shoulders and can help to camouflage a tummy.
My photo doesn’t show, but if you click through to the website, you’ll see the jeans have a wide self-belt. This sort of knotted belt is always tough to wear under a top. It looks best with your top tucked in or half tucked in front. The combination of the stiff tie belt under the soft fabric of the peplum creates an unfortunate bump, as many of you noticed. The jeans also have a deep hem which makes the legs look shorter. Some hems are invisible, this one is noticeable.
The ribbed sweater has a cutaway front and swingy shape which would be flattering on straight, round, and inverted triangle body shapes. The shawl collar is a soft, elongated shape that flatters most. If the sweater ended at the widest point on a triangle figure it would make her hips look wider.
The top and pants split the body in half which is less flattering than a 2:3 ratio. A longer sweater would help with that balance.
Would I wear this outfit?
I don’t think so and here’s why:
The top is described as “sweet” and I don’t do sweet. Although I love and wear peplums, I don’t wear ruffles and seldom wear patterns so the top wouldn’t work for me.
The visible hemline would shorten the look of my legs, which I don’t need. If they had a wider and longer leg that covered the top of my foot I would try them but I would replace the self-belt with a buckle belt and tuck in my top.
I would wear the sweater but would opt for the gray color because the last thing my wardrobe needs is another black sweater;)
Did you spot these things?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.