These are my favorite tips to flatter every figure, no matter what season of life or time of month it is!
I’ve been short on words this week because I finally checked out Polyvore. This is my new favorite place to spend my writing time. Ahem. Look at this graphic I made for you!
It doesn’t matter where you’re shopping or how small your budget, there are principles of line and drape that can be applied to your choices that will aid in flattering every figure.
Tips to Flatter Every Figure:
- What for longer skirts, shirts, cardis, and vest-style pieces that go past your waist.
- Choose fabrics that drape and flow (not bunch or strain to cover you!)
- Know what colors and textures YOU love (not just what’s on trend) and accessorize with your favorites to give every look confident style
Most of my wardrobe consists of the above style of items–longer skirts, drapey tops, and color and textures that can make me smile. You can tell from the graphic that I love black, grey, and navy, with a pop of pink or purple, and just a bit of glitz to help my foundational pieces work for special occasions, too.
The best part about these pieces is that they hang with me through thick and thin…I’ve got a maxi skirt like the one in the graphic and I’ve worn it all the way through a pregnancy and down to my normal waist size again. It’s a total workhorse in my wardrobe. The drapey, metalic blouse has similar super powers: it accents the assets while and skiming down past whatever wait gain or bloating may be going on around my middle that week. Its flowy style is also great for when I’m nursing.
It’s important to know what you love and what works for you in the season of style you’re in. For more help with finding and rocking your style (especially in the challenging season of motherhood) check out my book, Embracing Beauty!
Watch for more great style-guiding graphics as I play with this new toy, and don’t miss all the fun inspiration I’ve been pinning to pinterest lately…
Have a great weekend! I love your style!!!
Dana Brown Ritter says
THANK YOU for sharing this website! It looks like SO much fun! I tend to just make fashion up as I go, and I get stuck in ruts of wearing the same thing over and over, so I’m looking forward to playing with this. Thank you for the inspiration! Even though I’m not a mother yet, I’m still learning so much!
Dana, woot! another polyvore convert! 😉 I don’t know why it took me so long to check it out, but I know that being willing to learn more about fashion and find what works for you and inspires you is so important. Thanks for joining me on the journey!
Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake says
You used my personal neutrals! 😀 I ended up with three actually . . . pink, gray, and navy. I love your graphic, I can’t figure out Polyvore for the life of me!
Claire, a friend has asked me to create a tutorial for polyvore, and I think I will after I play with it a little more. So, watch for that 😉