One of my favorite tricks to make my clients super excited and happy is to show them where their natural waist is hiding. But sometimes I forget where my own waist resides, as seen in these photos. I was so excited about my Tortoise & Blonde glasses, that I didn’t realize that this untucked, unbelted tunic top was doing me no favors. So, to make my point I decided to take a few before and after photos!
Now, this isn’t to say that tunics can’t be flattering. They are excellent with narrow, cropped pants, especially on ladies who have boyish figures (smaller hips than shoulders). It’s all about proportion. In my outfit here, however, the top is too boxy and not quite long enough to achieve the most flattering effect, and sort of acts to make my legs appear shorter (especially when combined with the cuffing of my jeans). So when I noticed the error of my ways, I tried to tuck, but the shirt was a little too long to not get all kinds of bunchy. So I tied it! I went from slouchy to 60’s in mere moments! I can keep the cuffed jeans because my legs are now long enough to carry off the proportions of my outfit.
Want to discover your natural waist? Contact me for a styling session and I will find the most flattering clothes for your frame!
October 4, 2011