Fall Fashions for Every Body
February 5, 2009
Navigating the fall fashions when you’re not built like the runway models can be a daunting task, but there’s a way to pull most everything off for every body size and shape. First of all you have to carry yourself with confidence— it’s the best accessory for every fashion no matter the season.
Let’s start with full, knee-length skirts. It can be a flattering look for both day and night, but done wrong can make even a skinny minnie look plump. Pair the skirt with heels— flats can make your legs look short— and a belted waist to balance the volume. The nipped in waist on this BR black-and-white silk a-line is flattering and balances volume perfectly.
And what about bow blouses? Can a bigger bust pull it off without looking like a school marm? Yes, but the secret lies in picking one that is delicate but not prissy, and pairing it with dark jeans or a pencil skirt. And don’t forget to tuck it in—not only is this a tailored look but the definition at the waist will help draw attention away from the bow at your bust. Bow blouses that trick the eye like this BCBG Max Azaria Ruffle shirt where the bow is off center or this BR v-neck tie top are also flattering to larger busts.
No fall wardrobe would be complete without The Statement Necklace. This is one case where bigger really is better, and the supersize necklaces are a great fashion short cut. You can slip one of these giant stunners over last season’s