Many Design For You!
Many designers design for this body shape as these clothes look good on a clothes hanger.
Be That Movement
The world is a complex place for you, full of movement and complexity. You thrive in that complexness and view the world in constant movement and change. As you look for the truth in your body shape you will find it in that movement. Sweeping lines circling and caressing your figure enhances you like nothing else. Like someone questing for the truth your goal is to keep everyone’s eyes moving when they look at you. That movement will create visual curves and bring out your beauty.
To do this, use strong blocks or color. Use those blocks of color to keep eyes moving around you. Use stripes that curve around your figure moving viewer’s eyes from the bust, into the waist and on out to the hips or up from the waist and bust towards your shoulders. Feel free to move the eye to any and all parts of your figure. There is nothing that needs to be hidden or changed. Be dramatic in your angles.
To give your outfits a firm foundation, put the darker colors on the bottom and use the lighter and brighter colors on top.
Curves and Complexity Are Your Thing
Have fun with the complexity of curves and stay away from straight lines and boxy squares. They are too static and are not who you are.
Three quarter length hems allow for the complexity in your garment and doesn’t cut it off as a mini skirt would. Asymmetrical and pointed hems belong right in the flowing curves you are creating.
Go for the skirt and dress styles that have the flowing curves in their lines such as flared and mermaid skirts or ones with asymmetrical gores below the hips. Skirts with asymmetrical inserted pleats will also create flowing curves. Empire waisted dresses create curves high on the body as well as flowing skirt that adds to the complexity.
Stay with defined curves and avoid the long amorphous skirts that go everywhere and straight skirts that have not a single curve. The squareness of box pleats and dropped waists will defeat the beautiful complexity of the curves you are seeking.
Jerseys and chiffons will aid you in creating the complexity and movement in curves that you are seeking. They are your allies.
Fussy trim anywhere will detract from the dramatic curves you are creating especially around your neckline. Ruffles around the shoulder are too soft to make the statement that is you. On the other side, knotted fabric makes a strong statement and will add the complexity that you seek.
Low diamond and v necklines create the dramatic curves as do wide necklines.
Play With That Complexity
Play with moving the horizontal lines of your garments to non-standard locations. Who says your waistline has to be at your waist?! Move it around by using short fitted tank tops and high waisted pants. If you do want it at your waist, add the curves there with single button waist closures, belted garments, hip pockets and designs that point to the waist.
Pleat your tops. Add tie sashes at your waist. Wear fitted vests and drapey tops that bring the eyes to your bust. All these add movement and interest to your look.
Play with complexity and movement. Stay away from the boxy jackets, unstructured t shirts and formless or heavy double breasted jackets. They do not allow the real you to shine through.
Keep those complex movements going in your sleeves as well. Make use of flared and fluted sleeves. Why use a one part sleeve when a two part one is so much more interesting? Three quarter length sleeves create interesting dynamics with the lines.
That Complexity Goes All The Way!
Don’t ignore your slacks. Your entire figure can be a playground of complexity and curves as you look for the truth. Slacks with hip pockets add a curve to your hips. Cropped pants or capris, like the three quarter length sleeves, create interesting lines and proportions. Floppy pants and jersey pants create a flow and swirl around your legs.
Why go to the blandness of stiff tailored pants when there is so much interest to be created.
In all your garments, have fun with the curves and movement and add the complexity of unique angles and proportions that only you can bring to an outfit.
Now – Let’s go shopping!