A Waist (Before & After)

Tunic Top Two Ways

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.

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Tunic Top Two WaysTunic Top Two Ways

Tunic Top Two Ways

Top: Madewell, Jeans: JBrand, Shoes: BC, Glasses: Tortoise&Blonde

October 4, 2011

8 Responses to A Waist (Before & After)

  1. laura says:

    I love it!!! I tie my button ups a lot now because I find it creates a different shape!

  2. Andrea says:

    Looks cute! I usually tend to use belts to define my waist, but may have to try your trick here.

  3. I love your shirt!! :) You look gorgeous! x

  4. Jennifer says:

    Lovely! I found myself in a similar situation yesterday–tying the button-down shirt in front solved that problem right away!

  5. Emily Keen says:

    Cool trick!! I love the way you brought the vibe of 60s to your outfit.

  6. I always tie up my shirt when my outfit needs something extra. I have to keep myself from doing it with all my button-downs though! You look great in these pics! I especially love your blue shoes!

  7. Jamie Rose says:

    Yay! I love it! The top looks great tied up like that and I really enjoy your cuffed jeans. I’ll have to try the cuffed jeans look sometime this fall!

  8. Senta says:

    I also just tie up the shirt when the shirt really has a loose shape. Doing this with a heavily patterned shirt also creates a late 60s appeal. Like it 😉

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